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Cocaine drug treatment - How do you help a cocaine addict help themselves?
Because of the way cocaine works on the brains reward system, it can gain a powerful hold on a person very quickly.
Treatment and loving support are the key weapons in the fight against cocaine dependency. However, getting a loved one to seek treatment in the first place can be difficult. Confronting a family member about their cocaine dependency has to be done sensitively. Sue Allchurch, research director at alcohol and drug dependency treatment specialist Linwood Group, says: "A person struggling with cocaine dependency issues has to seek treatment because they want to change. They can only come to this realisation, when they see that their habit is costing them more than just money. There is no point in trying to make them feel ashamed of their behaviour, as this will only be met with resentment. They are more likely to respond if family members take the approach of showing them just how loved they are, how damaging their drug dependency has become, and inspiring them to seek help to regain control of their lives." Once a person begins to see how their behaviour is impacting both them and the people around them, there needs to be a treatment programme lined up, ready to assist them in working towards a positive lifestyle change.
If you would like more advice on how to help a loved one confront cocaine dependency, seek help and advice from qualified experts. Appropriate cocaine dependency help can offer you and those you love hope and support and a future free from the worry and pain of addiction.
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