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Cocaine Addiction Treatment Program

Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to

the whole person. We take a holistic approach to cocaine addiction and can include using medications under the supervision of a medical doctor while detoxing from the drug. We find that it tends to be more successful, especially since it can affect every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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What is Cocaine Addiction?

Cocaine is a drug that is a potent central nervous system stimulant and is associated with a high risk of addiction. It can be sold in powdered or crystalline formats and be smoked, swallowed, or sniffed. Some even shoot up the drug. When the drug enters the bloodstream, it quickly shoots up to the tissues of the brain, altering the chemical content in certain parts. Brain cells then release the neurotransmitter dopamine to induce a pleasurable feeling.


Cocaine disrupts this pattern in a few ways: it augments the amount of dopamine released and keeps it from being recycled so that happiness can last longer. Enough times and the brain gets used to the feeling and needs a higher dose to get the same amount of dopamine. This means people can get immune to the drug and may not feel anything when they take it. Over time, they stop feeling pleasure in reality as well.


Additionally, cocaine affects the body tissues in which it comes in contact. So, if you sniff it, it can cause the blood vessels in the nose to tighten and shrink be damaged, leading to bloody noses and loss of smell. It can also lead to tumors, lesions, and trauma to the nose, mouth, and palette, which may require surgery to correct the issue. According to the Mayo Clinic, those individuals who swallow cocaine can experience intestinal problems that can be life-threatening.

Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Addiction from cocaine has some telltale signs that get better after stopping and continuing the drug. These include:

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Increased appetite
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Sedation
  • Agitation
  • Behavioral changes

If these signs disappear and are replaced with energy and euphoria, you can be suspicious of cocaine addiction.

Cocaine Addiction Treatment Program

It’s imperative to ensure someone completes an addiction treatment program that is customized for the person. There are inpatient and outpatient programs, depending on the severity of the addiction and whether a co-occurring mental disorder is involved. If inpatient care is recommended, the person moves into a residential treatment center temporarily and undergoes a detox program to eliminate the drug from their system. From there, counseling, nutrition, behavioral modifications, stress-reducing techniques can be implemented. 


Because of the health contradictions with detoxification, it’s best to be under complete supervision at a recovery center. If any adverse issues occur, they can be swiftly addressed with professionals. From the support of their family and friends, addicts can achieve the confidence needed to complete a cocaine addiction treatment program that helps prevent relapse and enables the person to develop coping skills to guide them through life.

Although the temptation to relapse can be strong and linger, people can recover from these addictions daily. It takes time, patience, willpower, and determination, but with the tools learned in recovery, people can take back their life from the addiction beast.

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Joy Downen

10 weeks ago

This place is so wonderful and all of the staff care so very much! They are very professional and they know what they are doing. Absolutely amazing facility and staff!!!
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Nathan Frame

28 weeks ago

Steps Recovery is the place you go if you want a caring and understanding program. They have helped me gain knowledge about myself and what I want/need to do. The staff there can relate and help you through core issues and they push you to do better because being in this program you know you can do big and amazing things. Also the therapists there are awesome and walk with you through struggles of life and give you the tools you truly need. Overall this place is an amazing opportunity and you’d be missing out on a lot if you chose to not at least try this program.
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Shaylesa Stulce

46 weeks ago

Steps Recovery in St. George has been amazing! I’m so excited to use the tools that I’ve learned here! The staff is amazing, and very understanding! I would recommend them to anyone struggling with addiction!
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Adam Kelly

47 weeks ago

What I liked most about my time at Steps is the atmosphere that was presented during my whole stay. I have done a lot of treatment centers and this one is by far the one I have felt I gained the most from. I would highly recommend Steps to anybody struggling with addiction!
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Gary Hanson

47 weeks ago

Steps saved our daughter’s life as well as her kids!
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Natalie Painter

Jan 1, 2019

The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn’t ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loved ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
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Nov 13, 2018

This place saved my life! The therapists were very helpful, friendly and really cared about the clients wellbeing. The tech’s were alway helpful with meds and anything that was needed. House manager was amazing, had high expectations on job duties, and kept a very clean organized atmosphere. Food was always amazing. I never went hungry! The information and skills that I have learned and applied to my life are priceless. If you’re not willing to put forth the work to change your life this is not your place, but if you are this is the first Step to take. I Love everyone at Steps. Thank you for all your help
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Matthew Cromar

Aug 10, 2018

I’d been to other recovery centers before but this one was the best, it stuck because I was willing to do the work, and with the help I received from staff I am now celebrating a year of sobriety in a couple of days. Update; I’m now 18 months sober as of yesterday and I still keep in touch with my steps family. The lessons I learned at steps will stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Steps Recovery Centers guarantees that any person who completes the prescribed program is welcome to come back at any time for any reason for additional support at no charge for life. Nominal residency fees may apply. Please call for details.

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