Teen Cocaine Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles
Understanding Teen Cocaine Addiction
What is Cocaine?
- Crack: This type of cocaine is processed into a rock crystal.
- Powder: This type of cocaine is a white powder. Drug dealers could mix it with other stimulants such as synthetic opioids and amphetamines to produce a highly effective substance.
Understanding Cocaine Use and the Brain
What are the Effects of Cocaine on the Teen's Brain?
Teen Cocaine Use Effects
Signs and Side Effects of Teen Cocaine Use
Given the euphoric effect of cocaine, it is easy to identify the effects on the body. The intensity and duration of the effect depend on the potency of cocaine and the method of consumption. While these are the most common signs, it’s important to remember that every teen is different and other side effects may occur. If your child’s behavior is becoming increasingly difficult to manage, you might want to explore troubled teenager programs.
HIGH BODY TEMPERATURE
Teen cocaine users often experience an abnormally high body temperature and lowers the body's ability to cool itself down.
Cocaine abuse can cause the pupils to become larger than normal, even during periods of low lighting. Eyes may also appear red due to expansion of blood vessels.
NOSEBLEEDS AND SNIFFLES
Cocaine is typically snorted or inhaled, so prolonged use can cause nosebleeds and sniffles due to nose irritation.
APPETITE AND WEIGHT LOSS
The appetite of teen cocaine users may decrease, leading to rapid weight loss. Teens may also forget to eat due to hyperactivity and restlessness.
HYPERTENSION AND INCREASED HEART RATE
Cocaine increases blood pressure and heart rate due to a rush of adrenaline in the body, which can lead to chest pains and even a stroke.
SENSITIVITY TO SOUND, TOUCH, AND SIGHTS
The senses of teen cocaine users may become heightened, causing excessive sensitivity due to interference with the central nervous system.
Teen Cocaine Addiction Treatment by Key Healthcare
Teen Cocaine Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles, CA
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Our teen intensive outpatient program for cocaine addiction takes place 9 hours per week over the course of 4-12 weeks. Your teen will participate in therapy sessions that help them work through the reasons for their cocaine use.
Partial Hospitalization Treatment (PHP)
Our teen partial hospitalization treatment for cocaine addiction takes place 8 hours per day, 5 days a week, for 3-4 weeks. Teens will attend therapy sessions where they will develop the coping skills needed to stop using cocaine and treat underlying mental health issues.
Teen Residential Treatment Program
Our male-only teen extended treatment for cocaine addiction is a combination of our partial hospitalization program and sober living. Your teen will have around the clock support to treat all mental health and substance abuse issues related to his cocaine use.
Individual and Group Therapy
We utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches for teens, including individual therapies for young adults and youth group counseling to treat mental health conditions and dual diagnosis cocaine addiction, including cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, and acceptance and commitment therapy. During sessions, teens will learn coping skills and how to process their emotions.