Cocaine is a stimulant. Stimulants make people feel more alert and energetic. Street names for cocaine and crack include blow, C, coke, crack, flake, freebase, rock and snow. Not everyone who uses cocaine becomes addicted, but if they do, it can be one of the hardest drug addictions to break.
Withdrawing from cocaine and crack can cause symptoms that may include exhaustion, extended and restless sleep or sleeplessness, hunger, irritability, depression, suicidal thoughts and intense cravings for the drug.
If our evaluation determines that it is safe for you to withdraw in our Centre, you’ll be assigned a bed in the observation unit, where we will offer continuous support and monitoring. Most people begin with an observation period of 4 to 24 hours. When the worst of your symptoms have settled, you can begin a treatment program that includes counselling, acupuncture, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) sessions and meetings with other groups. A counsellor will be available to discuss your long-term treatment goals and plans. After your stay, you may call us any time (24/7) to talk about your recovery or ask for more support.
For more information, visit the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health website.