Meth and Cocaine Addiction Treatment in Northern California

March 3, 2021
Stimulant Addiction Treatment

Elevate Addiction Services is one of premier providers of MDMA, meth and cocaine addiction treatment in Northern California. These drugs fall under a class of drugs called stimulants, and they are highly potent and habit-forming, with the potential to alter a user’s brain chemistry and physical appearance over time.

As opposed to prescription stimulants such as amphetamines (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.) and stimulant substances found in food and beverages (caffeine, nicotine, guarana, etc.), this page will focus on how we treat illegal stimulants, meaning:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack cocaine
  • Methamphetamine (in all of its forms, such as crystal meth)
  • MDMA (known as Ecstasy or Molly)

Stimulant Abuse and Facts

Before we get into how we treat stimulant abuse, let’s take a quick look at the size of the issue nationwide with a few eye-opening statistics:

  • Cocaine overdose deaths were steadily decreasing each year in the U.S. after reaching a high in 2006, but they began climbing again from 2012 to 2014, when more than 5,000 such deaths occurred, according to the NIDA.
  • In 2015, roughly 968,000 Americans of age 12 or older used cocaine for the first time, the highest number of new users since 2007, according to SAMHSA.
  • In 2013, stimulants such as methamphetamine were the primary source for admission into a U.S. treatment center in 139,345 cases, while cocaine was cited as the primary drug in more than 102,000 additional cases.
  • Emergency department visits related to methamphetamine in the U.S. climbed from just under 68,000 in 2007 to nearly 103,000 in 2011, according to SAMHSA. In 2011, 16 percent of those individuals were admitted to the hospital, rather than being treated and released.

California Stimulant Abuse Stats and Facts

And here’s a look at some California-specific stats and facts regarding stimulant abuse:

  • Nearly 6 percent of Californians from ages 18 to 25 reported using cocaine within the past year, according to a 2014-2015 survey by SAMHSA. This percentage was higher than the national average.
  • In California, cocaine was the primary source for admission into a treatment center in more than 7,600 cases in 2013. Meanwhile, amphetamines (counting methamphetamine) were cited as the primary drug of admission in more than 46,000 cases, making it the leading drug class in California. Another 36 people were admitted for “other stimulants” that same year.
  • Crack cocaine users in California appear to be predominantly African-American, while amphetamine and methamphetamine users seem to be primarily white, at least according to treatment center admissions data.
  • In the San Francisco area alone, methamphetamine-related emergency department visits ranged from 1,700 to 4,300 each year from 2004 to 2011. During that same span, cocaine-related ED visits ranged from 3,100 to 7,000 each year, while MDMA ranged from 188 to 399.

How We Treat Meth and Cocaine Addiction at Elevate

Elevate Addiction Services takes a comprehensive three-step approach to treating MDMA, meth and cocaine addiction in California. Our three phases of inpatient treatment consist of:

  • Detoxification
  • Physical Healing
  • Emotional Healing

Aftercare follows the emotional healing period and is considered the unofficial fourth phase of treatment. Each stage of treatment is flexible, meaning that you don’t have to move on to the next step if it doesn’t appear that you’re ready. In total, the Elevate inpatient program lasts roughly 90 days for most clients.

Getting Started

Before treatment begins at Elevate Addiction Services, we start the new client off with an intake assessment soon after their arrival to our facility. This is the time we review their patient history, their current symptoms, and what led to their MDMA, meth or cocaine addiction.

The client then quickly enters the detoxification phase, which is important to outlast the aches and anguish of withdrawal. Detox is particularly mentally crucial if the addiction involved cocaine or methamphetamine. The client’s detox process typically includes long periods of rest and sleep, something sorely missing while abusing stimulants. Once the client’s physical body has recovered and their mind has begun to recover, they will move out of detox and prepare to begin treatment.

Two Northern California Locations

We boast two large facilities in Northern California: one that flanks the Santa Cruz Mountains near the coast, and another across the state in South Lake Tahoe near the Nevada border. Both properties are roughly the same size – hosting at least 50 clients – and they are spread out and fraught with amenities such as:

  • Outdoor basketball and volleyball courts
  • Exercise gyms
  • Saunas
  • Easy access to hiking trails

We combine a clinical and holistic approach to recovery, helping clients heal physically and mentally while preparing them for a life of long-term sobriety. Our holistic services include mindfulness, breathing exercises, art therapy, physical training, experiential therapy and much more.

To find out if our Santa Cruz or our South Lake Tahoe program is more suitable for your situation, talk to our admissions counselors, who will listen to your needs and make a final recommendation. So whether the stimulant addiction in question pertains to you or a loved one, give us a call or fill out the easy form below to get in touch with our admissions specialists!

This page does not provide medical advice
Written by Elevate Addiction Services | © 2021 Elevate Addiction Services | All Rights Reserved

Medically Reviewed by

Scott Friend, MSW, M.S.

December 1, 2020

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