Has cocaine use created problems in your life? Is it affecting your job, your family, or your health? Are you ready for a change? 

Wolf Creek Recovery’s team is ready to empower you or your loved one through our cocaine addiction treatment programs. Our staff has been where you are now, and we know what it takes to achieve recovery. It takes programming tailored to you, that meets you wherever you are in life. It takes addressing every aspect of your cocaine use disorder, including any underlying mental health conditions. We’re equipped for all of it and can help you build a life you love.

What We Treat at Wolf Creek: Cocaine Use Disorder

At Wolf Creek Recovery, we help individuals heal from cocaine use disorder. We’re dedicated to treating our clients like the complex people they are, and we’ll customize treatment to what works best for you. Our holistic approach ensures we treat every component of your cocaine use disorder, including any contributing trauma or mental health conditions. Treatment at Wolf Creek will empower you to conquer cocaine use disorder and build a life you love in recovery.

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How Does Cocaine Addiction Treatment Work at Wolf Creek?

Evidence-based therapies and treatments are at the core of what we do. We believe addressing mental health alongside cocaine use disorder is vital, so our therapies address both, too. The therapy models we use include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)

We also offer alternative therapy options, such as:

  • Outdoor Adventure 
  • Outdoor team sports 
  • Life skills

The therapies you participate in will depend on your unique needs. We care about what you want to do, not just what we think will be best for you, too. For example, we won’t force you to play any sports you don’t like, though we do ask you to remain open-minded. Through our alternative therapies, you may discover a new hobby to carry with you during your recovery and make some friends while you work together to achieve your goals.

Residential Treatment: Consistent Care That Fosters Long-Term Recovery

A traditional residential program involves staff on standby 24/7 to help you with anything you need. You spend all hours of the day at a facility, focusing fully on your recovery and participating in therapy.


Wolf Creek’s spin on residential treatment is a little different. Instead of spending all day at our facility, we provide and transport you to housing after a full day of treatment. You’ll still have 24-hour supervision and take part in evidence-based and holistic therapies. Group therapy is another facet of our treatment. There, you’ll focus on healing alongside others who are also in treatment. Our staff are in recovery, too. During group therapy, you’ll learn about substance use disorders and build the skills you need to thrive in a cocaine-free life.

Wolf Creek Recovery’s treatment with supportive housing lasts from 30-90 days, but we have an extended care program that lasts beyond 90 days. It all depends on what you need to succeed in your recovery.

Outpatient Rehab: Continued Care After Full Time Treatment

Outpatient treatment is a great option for individuals who need treatment for cocaine use disorder, but require a freer schedule than those in our partial hospitalization program. Outpatient rehab treatment is more customizable to your busy schedule. For less intensive levels of care, you can still choose to use our supportive housing, and most do because we accept clients from all over Arizona and the US.

Outpatient treatment is also the natural step down from our PHP. It can be difficult to return to your previous life after focusing so intently on your recovery from cocaine use disorder without further support. We recommend anyone leaving our PHP continue with an outpatient program if they can, to help with relapse prevention.

What is Cocaine and Why is it Addictive?

Cocaine as we know it now is a chemical substance derived from the coca plant. In the early 1900s, it was used to treat illnesses. It was also used to lessen pain during surgery before proper anesthesia was invented. This changed once research came out and showed cocaine’s negative impact on the body and brain when used over time.

Cocaine can still be administered for some medical purposes, but this is rare now. Most people know of cocaine as a street drug people snort, inject, or inhale. 

When used, cocaine brings about a feeling of euphoria. This is due to the substance’s interaction with dopamine, a reward neurotransmitter, in the brain. It interferes with the brain’s natural process of recycling dopamine to be used again later and instead makes dopamine build up. This makes dopamine signals far stronger than they naturally would be.


The “high” that comes with cocaine is what makes it so addictive, and what usually draws people into developing a cocaine use disorder. 

Dangers of Cocaine Use Disorder

While cocaine induces some favorable effects, it also comes with dangers. Cocaine is the hardest on the cardiovascular system and can cause changes in heart rhythm or heart attacks. It can also cause headaches, strokes, seizures, and comas. Nausea and stomach pain are also possible. Death can also occur after just one time using cocaine, though this is rare. 

The majority of cocaine-related deaths are due to mixing substances. Mixing cocaine and alcohol makes negative effects on the heart more severe, and pairing cocaine with heroin makes an overdose significantly more likely. 

Long-term cocaine use can lead to withdrawals when not using the substance, which can create a vicious cycle of seeking, taking, and craving cocaine. Those who use cocaine to improve their mood in the beginning will eventually find their mood even worse than before, because cocaine changes reward pathways in the brain. Cocaine can take a serious toll on mental health in general, and long-term use is associated with many cognitive problems.

Smoking cocaine can cause lung problems, and inhaling it can damage the nostrils. Weight loss is common.

If people with cocaine disorder are experiencing all of these adverse effects, it makes sense that they may face difficulties in other areas of their lives. Their job and school performance may decline, causing them to lose opportunities. They may lose relationships, and lose interest in activities that were once meaningful to them. Cocaine use disorder can take over entire lives.

How Common Is Cocaine Use Disorder

If you have cocaine use disorder, you’re not alone. Around 180,000 people in Arizona had a cocaine use disorder in 2021. While that’s only about 3% of the population of Arizona, 180,000 people have been in your shoes, and that’s significant. It’s estimated that 1.5 million people in the United States meet the DSM-5 criteria for a cocaine use disorder diagnosis, too.

Who Is at Risk for Addiction to Cocaine?

Ultimately, anyone is at risk for a cocaine use disorder. It doesn’t discriminate. Certain factors make a cocaine use disorder a little more likely, like the following:

  • Trauma, especially during childhood
  • Undiagnosed mental health conditions
  • Genetics
  • Growing up in an environment where cocaine use was common

It’s important to note that no single one of these characteristics guarantees a cocaine use disorder. Someone may have two parents with cocaine use disorder, trauma, and an undiagnosed mental health condition, and still not end up with cocaine use disorder themselves. These are only some of the factors that make cocaine use disorder more likely.

How Is Cocaine Addiction Diagnosed?

Cocaine use disorder falls under the umbrella of stimulant use disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Edition 5 (DSM-5). This is the manual mental health professionals use to diagnose mental health conditions. A person can officially be diagnosed with a stimulant use disorder if they exhibit two or more of the following criteria:

  1. Using more of the stimulant than intended, or using it longer than intended
  2. Being unable to reduce/stop using stimulants even if you want to
  3. Devoting excessive time and resources to obtaining, using and recovering from stimulants
  4. Cravings
  5. Neglecting responsibilities due to stimulant use
  6. Continuing to use stimulants despite negative effects on relationships
  7. Missing out on activities because of stimulant use
  8. Using stimulants in a dangerous way (such as driving, operating machinery, etc)
  9. Using stimulants despite negative effects on the body and mind
  10. Tolerance
  11. Experiencing withdrawal

The stimulant use disorder is considered mild if two to three criteria are met, moderate if four to five are met, and severe if more than five are met.

Get Treatment for Cocaine Addiction at Wolf Creek Recovery in Arizona

Cocaine use disorder can take over lives. At Wolf Creek Recovery, we know that firsthand, which is why we take a compassionate approach to treating cocaine addiction. We encourage you to take the first step in your recovery and seek treatment.

Wolf Creek Recovery is a substance use disorder treatment center in Prescott, Arizona. Our holistic approach focuses on every aspect of the clients in our care to promote full healing and recovery. Call us today at 1-833-732-8202, and build a life you love.


Frequently Asked Questions About Cocaine Rehab Treatment

What are the most effective treatments for cocaine use disorder?

The goal of a partial hospitalization program is to provide effective, comprehensive treatment for substance use disorders and mental health conditions without needing to stay at a facility full-time.

Can someone recover from cocaine use disorder on their own, or is professional treatment necessary?

While some individuals may attempt to quit cocaine on their own, professional treatment is often recommended to increase the chances of sustained recovery. Professional treatment can provide a structured environment, medical supervision, and access to therapies that address not only the addiction itself but also any underlying mental health issues. Additionally, treatment centers offer support networks through group therapy and meetings, which are critical components of the recovery process.

How long does treatment for cocaine use disorder take?

The duration of treatment for cocaine use disorder varies widely among individuals, depending on the severity of the addiction, the presence of co-occurring mental health disorders, and the individual’s response to treatment. Some treatment programs may last 30 days, while others might extend to 90 days or longer. At Wolf Creek, our program is 90 days with longer stays optional. After residential treatment, other outpatient programs are usually recommended and can vary in duration based on progress and need. Ongoing support, such as participation in support groups or continued therapy, is recommended for long-term recovery.