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Crack Cocaine Rehab
If you or a loved one is struggling with crack cocaine addiction, you have come to the right place. Residential crack cocaine rehab at Sanctuary Lodge allows you to detoxify safely with medical assistance while receiving intensive therapy to overcome your psychological addiction to crack cocaine. Rehab is the most effective way of achieving and sustaining addiction recovery because of the intensive and specialist nature of our treatment programme.
Crack cocaine is a highly addictive drug that comes in the form of smokable rocks (1). It is associated with an intense but short-lived high, as little as five or ten minutes. Crack users often experience a crash after the effects wear off, leading to intense psychological cravings to use more. Have you ever thought that it may be impossible to stop thinking about the next hit? Rehab can help you break the cycles of destructive thinking that result in crack use.
How Does Crack Cocaine Rehab Work?
At Sanctuary Lodge, we offer inpatient crack cocaine rehabilitation – this means you stay within our treatment centre for the duration of your detox and rehab programme. This gives you the safest and most effective means of recovering from your addiction with intensive professional and peer support.
The most important thing to know is that you will be surrounded by expert help in rehab. Our psychiatrist will oversee your detoxification protocol. Addiction nurses will administer all medications you require and monitor your drug withdrawal. Highly qualified therapists and support workers deliver a range of psychological treatments to help you face and overcome your addiction to crack cocaine. Beyond your residential programme, you will also be able to access free aftercare and our peer support network.
Your medical assessment will help us establish the facts about your crack cocaine use and whether you use other drugs or alcohol as well. We’ll also ask you about other health conditions and all medications you take.
We’ll carry out a thorough health assessment including, if required, tests to determine the substances in your system. Please tell us as much information as possible, including what and how much you’ve been using before your admission to rehab.
Please don’t worry if the precise detail of your drug use is hazy. We understand the nature of addiction, and that crack cocaine usage often results in chaotic behaviour, disordered mental states and difficulty recalling all the facts. Our clinical team are very experienced at managing detox protocols, and you will be monitored very closely to ensure you are physically stable and emotionally comfortable.
Crack cocaine detoxification
If you’ve been using crack continuously before your admission, we will ensure you are medically supported to withdraw safely. We may prescribe short term medication to help you sleep, for example. Our aim is always to make you feel safe and supported during your crack cocaine detox, whilst also ensuring you can participate in our rehabilitation programme.
If you haven’t used crack cocaine for several days or weeks before admission, then you may not require any medication to support the detoxification process. However, we always assess you thoroughly on arrival, as every protocol is tailored to individual circumstances. If you’re using other drugs and alcohol along with crack cocaine, we will assess your need for medication to assist detoxification from those substances too.
At Sanctuary Lodge, our crack cocaine rehab programme comprises a wide range of therapeutic treatments. Our programme gives you access to therapies that are proven to facilitate addiction recovery including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and 12-step treatment.
The main therapeutic work takes place in group therapy sessions, alongside your peers in rehab. Professional staff, including addiction therapists and recovery workers, facilitate all sessions. The dynamics within group settings can be particularly helpful for recovering addicts, to build insights into their disease and learn how to manage cravings to use drugs.
All our clients benefit from individual therapy with a focal counsellor throughout their residential stay. One-to-one therapy helps you to settle in, establishes trust in the therapeutic process and provides a way for you to raise issues you find hard to discuss in group sessions.
Our treatment philosophy at Sanctuary Lodge is abstinence-based. We believe the best way to beat crack cocaine addiction is to stop taking drugs entirely and learn how to live life without dependence on addictive substances (2). For this reason, relapse prevention strategies are a key part of the work we do alongside you and your family members, friends and loved ones, whilst you are in treatment with us.
Every treatment intervention and therapeutic session we offer is designed to build your awareness about addiction and insights into how to recover. Most importantly, therapy builds your emotional resilience, helping you to manage uncomfortable or painful emotions without the need to take drugs.
Whilst in residential rehab, family support is available too – where clients and their close relations can work together with a therapist, to gain awareness into addiction and how best to support each other.
We help all of our clients make plans for when they leave rehab – including attending free aftercare sessions at Sanctuary Lodge and where to access ongoing addiction support in the community. Our Alumni programme is open to all clients who complete their treatment with us, which offers positive ways to stay involved with the treatment centre and keep in touch with peers.
The Benefits of Crack Cocaine Rehab
Inpatient crack cocaine rehab offers the best success rates for people who wish to achieve abstinence from crack and build a new life in recovery. If you can stay in treatment for four weeks or more, you give yourself a reasonable amount of time to detox entirely and learn what you need to do to stay well. Shorter programmes can also be effective if you are willing to participate fully and apply ongoing recovery strategies.
Benefits of residential rehab
Whilst some people may consider the cost and time commitment prohibitive; there are many advantages of residential crack cocaine rehab at Sanctuary Lodge. These include:
- Fast access to treatment – admission can be arranged very quickly after your first call or email for help
- Privacy and confidentiality in residential treatment – you won’t need to worry about walking in and out of a drug treatment facility each day
- Tailored detoxification with 24-hour monitoring – if you’re feeling uncomfortable at any time, medical staff are on hand to support you
- Daily, structured therapy – including traditional addiction therapies and beneficial holistic treatments
- Time and space to focus exclusively on your recovery – without external pressures including work, education or relationship concerns
- Support for relatives – family therapy sessions can foster greater addiction awareness, reduce conflicts and promote wellness in the whole family
- Nutritious and tasty meals prepared by our chef
- Comfortable and secure en-suite bedroom – cleaned by our housekeeping team
- Ongoing support beyond treatment – including free aftercare sessions every week and access to our alumni programme.
How long does crack cocaine rehab last?
The length of your crack cocaine rehab depends on your health needs and personal circumstances. Typically, people stay for around four weeks, but we do offer shorter and longer programmes that are successful for clients too. Ultimately, it’s your decision how long you stay. As long as you can commit to the time it takes you to detoxify safely; then we can provide tailored support for you.
There are clear reasons why it’s beneficial to stay longer in treatment, including evidence of more successful outcomes. A 28-day programme gives time for the effects of rehabilitation to accrue and for you to experience the positive impacts of recovery. As you begin to feel better physically and you discover you can overcome your cravings (3) to use drugs with the right support, your confidence will grow that you can sustain recovery when you return home.
The Cost of Crack Cocaine Rehab
Crack cocaine rehab does require an investment of time and money. Residential rehab is more expensive than outpatient treatment because there are costs associated with round-the-clock clinical staff, skilled therapeutic staff, catering and housekeeping, as well as maintaining the facilities.
If you’re unsure about residential crack cocaine rehab, then consider the long-term savings of being cocaine-free. This isn’t just about financial costs and savings – though that’s one place to start. It’s also about physical and mental health, educational opportunities, employment prospects and relationships with your family and friends. If crack cocaine is damaging these areas of your life, then please consider getting help – whether that’s by choosing rehab treatment with Sanctuary Lodge or accessing another form of addiction support.
Crack Cocaine Rehab FAQ
Sanctuary Lodge is registered with the Care Quality Commission (4), which means that the CQC inspects, monitors and grades all critical aspects of our service. Their reports are available to the public on the CQC website.
Once your treatment is approved, our finance team can liaise with your medical insurance company to arrange payments so that you can focus fully on your detox and rehab treatment.
Depending on your circumstances, there may be long waiting times for NHS drug treatment. Choices about where you can access treatment may be limited in your area to where the NHS has contracts, although some areas do facilitate more choice and involvement for service users in their treatment. It’s always worth asking if you can be referred to a provider of your choice.