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Cocaine Rehab Costs

Cocaine Rehab Costs

Cocaine Rehab Costs

Cocaine has been around for many years. Millions of people all over the world are addicted to this drug. It is a highly addictive stimulant derived from the cacao plant that grows in Peru and Bolivia.

Due to the apartheid, this drug was not readily available in South Africa for many years. When South Africa became part of the global society, the availability of this drug, with its social problems, became part of life in South Africa.

The cocaine user is affected both physically and psychologically. Physical symptoms are: raised blood pressure, increased heart rate, diluted pupils and increased body temperature. Because these symptoms affect the heart, this addiction can lead to cardiac arrest and possibly death.

Psychological effects can be long lasting as well as deadly. The cocaine user can get to a stage where immoral acts are committed to sustain the habit. These crimes can lead to jail time or death. They experience very low periods when the high wears out and go into a state of depression.

The treatment for cocaine is no different than with most other drugs. It is the detox process that differs from other drugs. Each patient has to be evaluated both physically and psychologically in order to find the best treatment. This is done by highly skilled medical staff. Cocaine rehab costs can never be too high when compared to the relief experienced by the addicts themselves and the family who was mentally damaged due to his addiction.

Many medical aids pay for either the full treatment or a substantial part thereof. Some of the medical staff that treat the patients are rehabilitated addicts themselves and give treatment to patients not for the monetary reward only, but as a gesture of giving back for what they once received.

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World Drug Day 26th June

Drug Rehab Costs

Drug Rehab Costs

The state health care system in South Africa is under tremendous pressure. With the coming of the new democratic era in 1994 the state had to reach out to the previously disadvantaged population. It was virtually impossible for the state to handle the new social problem that came with the flood of drugs reaching the country.

The private sector stood up to the challenge and drug rehabilitation centres were established to cope with this new problem. Johannesburg became the drug capital of South Africa virtually overnight and it was here where world class facilities were established at very high costs. It is a known fact that medical and other professional drug rehab costs that go with the rehabilitation of drug addicts are expensive.

The facilities established in Johannesburg attract patients from all over the world because of the value for money they offer and success rate with the highly trained staff in these facilities. The rehabilitation centres in Johannesburg are up amongst the best in the world and that is the reason why foreigners choose them for their rehabilitation.

It is difficult to quote an amount for the rehabilitation of patients as not one single patient will need the exact same treatment. Each patient is evaluated to establish the best treatment for that patient. It is obvious that the rehab centres in Johannesburg are attractive for overseas patients because of the value for money they offer.

The best would be to phone some of these centers to get an idea of basic charges and the type of care they offer for their patients. Some medical aids cover all the drug rehab costs and others only for some of the treatment at the centre. Remember that to join a program is like an investment for the future and in this case the life of a suffering addict. Can it ever be too expensive?

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