According to recent report released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, cocaine is currently the most abused major stimulant in America and it has recently become the drug most frequently involved in emergency room visits, and it’s abuse is rapidly increasing amongst all demographics in the United States. Cocaine abuse is a complex problem because it actually causes biological changes in the brain, and recent research has uncovered a process in the brain that more thoroughly explains addiction to cocaine.
In addition to the amount of people using cocaine, an enormous increase has occurred in the number of people going into treatment for cocaine addiction during the last several years. This widespread abuse of cocaine has been a catalyst for many treatment centers to develop new programs specifically customized for individuals addicted to cocaine. Treatment of cocaine or crack dependency is complex and is most effective when it involves a number of different and diverse treatment methods, such as individual psychotherapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, and so on. Passages Malibu’s treatment program is tailored to treat the physical, emotional, and psychological damage caused by cocaine.