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Center For Cocaine Dependence

Freeport, New York - USA (Nassau County)

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Find Help for Cocaine Dependence at Center for Cocaine Dependence in Freeport, NY
New York residents who live in Nassau County and Freeport may know that cocaine is an addictive drug and that it is illegal, but for most of them, that may be the extent of their knowledge. The Center for Cocaine Dependence located at 73 Guy Lombardo Avenue Ste. 4 would like to provide additional information on cocaine, which may help residents to understand better how it can be abused or become addictive.

As mentioned earlier, cocaine is an addictive drug. It is made by harvesting the leaves and other parts of the coca plant (Erythroxylum coca) and processing them so that pure cocaine can be extracted. From there, the cocaine product is generally ground to a fine powder.

It is very rare for pure cocaine to be sold "on the streets" in Freeport. Rather, the product is mixed or "cut" with other substances, which can include baking soda, baking powder, sugar, or flour, just to name a few. It is not unusual, though, for pure cocaine to be mixed with poisonous substances such as strychnine (commonly found in rat poison).

This is one thing that can make cocaine use and abuse so dangerous. One does not know what is in the cocaine that was acquired, illegally of course, since cocaine cannot be purchased or sold legally.

Cocaine powder can be "snorted" (inhaled through the nose) or dissolved in liquid and injected. However, many Freeport residents may have heard of a substance called "crack". This is cocaine that has been mixed with liquid and heated until all liquid has evaporated and only a hard rock-like substance remains. This substance contains pure cocaine, as all impurities were burned away.

"Crack" is most often smoked, which means the body is taking in pure cocaine. Smoking crack leads to instantaneous addiction, whereas "snorting" or injecting cocaine may take a little longer to become addictive. No matter how cocaine is taken, the important thing is that immediate help should be sought. This help can be obtained at the Center for Cocaine Dependence. Nassau County, NY, residents who choose Center for Cocaine Dependence can receive inpatient and outpatient treatment at this facility. As an inpatient, a person will not leave the facility for any reason for a specific amount of time. This has many benefits. For one, the patient is unable to obtain cocaine in any form, which means there is no chance of him smoking, snorting, injecting or otherwise introducing cocaine into the body. For another, it separates him from those who may have contributed to the cocaine addiction.

However, once this phase has ended, instead of having to find another place for outpatient treatment, the patient will simply transition into the outpatient program. This makes it easier on everyone involved, and can often lead to better success for cocaine addiction.

For more information on the inpatient and outpatient treatment programs at Center For Cocaine Dependence, Nassau County residents can write or 73 Guy Lombardo Avenue Ste. 4, Freeport, NY, 11520, or call 516-252-1762 or 1-888-565-6401.

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