Stimulant Treatment

Miracles In Action provides treatment for cocaine addiction and treatment for methamphetamine addiction in Burbank and Northridge, California.

Miracles in Action provides treatment for methamphetamine and/or cocaine addiction. Cocaine is typically seen in the form of a white powdery substance, while methamphetamine looks like glass fragments or shiny, bluish-white rocks. Both substances act as a stimulant to the body’s central nervous system.

Cocaine is commonly snorted, but can also be smoked or dissolved in water and injected into a vein. There are two forms of the drug, a water-soluble powder that can be snorted or injected, and a water-insoluble base which is typically smoked. Cocaine in its water-insoluble form is known by the street name crack, referring to the crackling sound it makes when it is smoked. Cocaine is more commonly used in coastal areas and larger cities where it is more readily available through shipping ports.

Methamphetamine is commonly smoked, but can also be snorted as a powder, swallowed in pill form, or mixed with water and injected. Unlike cocaine, methamphetamine can be manufactured nearly anywhere in the U.S. due the wide availability of its key ingredients. This makes methamphetamine much more affordable and available than cocaine, and more popular in rural landlocked areas of the U.S.

Recent studies show that as many as 1.3 million Americans struggle with cocaine addiction, and as many as 1.5 million Americans are addicted to methamphetamine. As much as 25% of all overdose deaths involve cocaine or methamphetamines, second only to opioid overdose deaths. Only about 10% of people who need treatment for methamphetamine or cocaine will receive it.

Problems Associated with Methamphetamine and Cocaine Use

Cocaine and methamphetamine addiction is defined as a pattern of using that causes individuals to have problems controlling the amount they use, being mentally preoccupied with cocaine (or methamphetamine), continuing to use even when it causes problems, needing to use increased amounts to get the same effect and/or having withdrawal symptoms when using stops.

Methamphetamine and Cocaine Addiction Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person and can set in within hours after reduced or completed consumption. Signs and symptoms can include:

  • Agitation and irritability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue and oversleeping
  • General feeling of discomfort
  • Increased appetite
  • Vivid and unpleasant dreams
  • Cravings
  • Slowing of activity
  • Chills, nerve pain, muscle aches

Risks Associated with Prolonged Methamphetamine and Cocaine Addiction

Methamphetamine and cocaine addiction can cause serious health problems including:

  • Headaches
  • Convulsions and seizures
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Mood problems
  • Sexual trouble
  • Lung damage
  • HIV or hepatitis if injected
  • Loss of smell
  • Nosebleeds
  • Runny nose
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Overdose and death

Miracles in Action Provides Treatment for Methamphetamine and Cocaine

At Miracles In Action, we offer monitored outpatient detox, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs. Our guests will meet one-on-one with a counselor to make a treatment plan that fits their needs best. Our programs offer the latest evidence-based treatment practices solidly rooted in 12-step principles. Our treatment center is staffed by caring and compassionate licensed professionals who are in recovery themselves and have mastered the art of living sober.

How to Get Help

If you or someone you know is in need of treatment for methamphetamine or cocaine addiction, a compassionate counselor is waiting to answer all of your questions. Life in recovery is so much better than life in addiction; we can show you how. We’re just a phone call away.

(818) 403-3790

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