Typically found either in the form of a white powder or a crystal known as “crack,” cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug that produces feelings of euphoria and excessive energy when ingested. Because of the pleasurable feelings resulting from use, people who abuse cocaine often find themselves unable to stop even when they begin experiencing severe negative consequences of use. When a person develops a cocaine use disorder, it can often be all but impossible to stop using without attending a rehab center to receive professional help.
At Mirror Lake, we have extensive experience providing rehab to help people overcome cocaine use disorder, and our caring and compassionate staff members are eager to give you the best possible chance at living a life free from the influence of cocaine.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Cocaine is a powerful drug, and watching a loved one succumb to its effects can be a profoundly painful experience. Though you may feel powerless to help, there are a number of ways you can remain an active participant in your loved one’s rehab and recovery journey, including:
- Research the signs and symptoms of cocaine intoxication and overdose. Learn all you can about cocaine and how it may be affecting your loved one. It can also be helpful to talk with substance abuse treatment professionals about the effects of cocaine use disorder.
- Investigate options for treatment. Learn about various rehab centers and make a list of a few that may be a good fit for your loved one.
- Talk openly and honestly with your loved one. Let him or her know that you are aware of his or her struggle with cocaine, and that you want to help. Try your best to remain open and nonjudgmental even if your loved one pushes back or becomes angry. Do what you can to ensure the conversation does not become an argument.
- Take care of yourself. Keep up with your hobbies and relationships and make sure to eat healthy, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep.
Why Those in Tennessee Should Consider Treatment at Mirror Lake Recovery Center
Cocaine is a powerful drug with the potential to devastate all areas of a person’s life. If left untreated, cocaine abuse can cause tension in relationships leading to social isolation and separation, divorce, and loss of child custody. Cocaine abuse can also derail one’s career, interfering with on-the-job performance and resulting in demotion or job loss. Depending on how one uses the drug, it can also damage one’s organs and lead to an increased chance of contracting diseases such as HIV through sharing used needles. As with all other drugs, the potential for a fatal overdose is an ever-present danger. Despite all of the negative effects associated with cocaine abuse, it is possible to overcome the disorder and reclaim one’s life from this insidious drug, with proper treatment from a rehab center.
Types of Treatment Offered at Mirror Lake Recovery Center
Mirror Lake has been providing transformative rehab that has changed the lives of men and women who had been battling addiction. Located in Burns, Tennessee and situated on 75 peaceful acres of land, Mirror Lake is one of the oldest treatment centers in the state, and has become known as a provider of high quality addiction rehab.
The tranquil setting in which rehab occurs at Mirror Lake is highly conducive to the treatment process, and we utilize only the most effective methods of care to treat our clients. The foundation of our treatment is the 12-Step philosophy, and we strive to help each person who is entrusted into our care to achieve a truly sober life, free from the grips of a cocaine addiction. With the help of our staff of dedicated and credentialed professionals, which includes an addictionologist, a psychiatrist, therapists, case managers, nurses, and clinical technicians, men and women who choose to heal at Mirror Lake become empowered to live healthier and happier lives, free from the chains of addiction.
With a license to operate as a sub-acute hospital, our rehab center is equipped to care for individuals with complicated medical histories. Our 146-bed center offers a three-phase rehab program that includes detox, residential, and partial hospitalization programming. Depending on the individual needs of our clients, the following are among the elements that may be included into a client’s customized treatment plan while participating in rehab at Mirror Lake Recovery Center:
Medically monitored detoxification: When clients come to our rehab center addicted to cocaine, they may require detox prior to engaging in our residential programming. When this is the case, men and women benefit from our medical staff’s expertise during the process of withdrawal by receiving the rehabilitation they need as their bodies are cleared of the harmful substances that cause their addictions. Mirror Lake employs various protocols for delivering detox services, and the particular protocol used will be dependent upon the type of addiction that a client is battling.
Medication management services: While in cocaine detox, clients may receive daily medication management services. Monitored by our psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and nurses, these services are also available on an as-needed basis to clients in our residential programming when medication is deemed necessary to manage the symptoms of an addiction and/or mental illness.
Individual therapy: Intended to be intensive and brief, individual therapy sessions are scheduled for each patient on a weekly basis. Our expertly trained counselors work with clients one-on-one and assist them in establishing short-term goals, solving problems, and processing their addictions to substances such as cocaine. Additionally, if a client was seeing a counselor prior to admission, that counselor can participate in these sessions with the client’s consent.
Family therapy: In order to help clients repair and restructure their relationships with their loved ones, our center facilitates family therapy sessions on a weekly basis. These sessions take place at our rehab center here in Tennessee, and are led by our dedicated counselors and allow our clients, their family members, and other loved ones to heal together. By including these sessions as part of our treatment, we help our clients and those closest to them to move forward in a healthy and unified manner.
Family Program: Every Sunday, Mirror Lake is pleased to provide invaluable care and support to those in our clients’ primary support networks through our Family Program. This program, which allows family members and other loved ones to partake in therapeutic activities that emphasize family recovery, includes the following treatment methods:
- Lecture series
- Video tapes
- Experiential exercises and conjoint groups
- Shared meals
- 12-Step based meetings
- Non-denominational worship services
Group therapy: At our rehab center, we believe that there is much to be gained when men and women are able to support one another in a constructive and safe environment. Group therapy sessions provide forums in which clients are able to support and learn from one another, and are an important facet of the rehab we offer for an addiction to cocaine. The following are among the variety of groups that may be provided during an individual’s time receiving treatment at our rehab center:
- Relapse prevention
- Gender-specific groups
- Living in Balance
- Recovery principles
Experiential therapy: We believe that a holistic approach is the best method for treating individuals who are battling an addiction to cocaine. Part of our holistic approach includes the use of experiential therapies in our programming. The following types of experiential therapy may be included in a client’s personalized rehab plan:
- Art therapy
ReNew Program: Our faith-based program, ReNew, is for those men and women who would like to have their faith incorporated into their treatment for cocaine addiction. This program is available to any Mirror Lake client, and allows participants to strengthen their faith through the following activities:
- Daily journaling
- Daily worship and prayer
- 12-Step meetings
- Meeting with chaplains
- Celebrate recovery meetings
- Bible study using Life Recovery Bible and workbook
During the admissions process, our staff will determine which of the above treatment methods will benefit you most, and will help you to meet your needs and goals while participating in rehab. Throughout your time at Mirror Lake, treatment methods can be added if they will enhance your rehab experience.
When you complete rehab at our treatment center, our dedicated staff will provide you with a detailed discharge plan that will outline the resources and additional treatment recommendations that will help you continue to be successful in your recovery from an addiction to cocaine. We want nothing more than to see our clients reach the goals they set, and we make a concerted effort to ensure that you will continue your recovery success long after leaving our rehab center.
At Mirror Lake, a new life, free from the grips of addiction, is on the horizon. To learn more about how we can help you or someone you care about that is struggling with an addiction to cocaine, call us today.