Crack Cocaine Rehab: A Guide to Treatment

Crack cocaine is an extremely powerful and highly addictive stimulant that has brought devastation and heartbreak across the UK. The exceptionally intense “high” produced by consuming crack (typically by smoking it through a pipe) produces feelings of great euphoria and physical pleasure in the user – but its very short duration means that users often crave more of the drug even only a few minutes after consuming it. An addiction to crack cocaine can, therefore, mean consuming many doses of the drug, at great financial cost to the addict (with all the ramifications for them and their loved ones that entails); however, the financial cost can pale into insignificance against the impact of crack addiction on the addict’s health. Continued abuse of crack cocaine over an extended period of time can easily lead to serious, permanent damage to the addict’s body and brain.

If you or a loved one has been abusing crack cocaine and you find yourself unable to stop or are experiencing withdrawal symptoms whenever you attempt to quit, our addiction specialists at Primrose Lodge can help you.

Our Crack Cocaine Rehab Clinic

At Primrose Lodge, we are an addiction treatment centre in the UK that specialises in the treatment of a variety of substance addictions, including addiction to crack cocaine. If you have been abusing crack cocaine for some time in increasingly large doses and are experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you don’t use the drug, you have developed an addiction and require professional help. We can provide you that professional help.

We are a CQC-registered crack cocaine dependency treatment facility that is easily accessible in Surrey. We offer holistic therapy and around-the-clock care to all our patients, to guide them safely into a drug-free life.

If you are in need of a full-service facility with compassionate staff who have the necessary training to keep you safe and make you healthy again, give us a call today on 0203 553 9263.


As part of our crack cocaine addiction treatment at Primrose Lodge, we offer addiction counselling therapy. Addiction counselling is an important part of the rehabilitation process, as it gives you the chance to explore the psychological aspects of your addiction and uncover its root causes. Discovering and treating the causes of your addiction is the key to lasting recovery.

Our addiction counselling process can also enlighten you about what stressors trigger your need to abuse crack and how you can avoid or combat these stressors. Our highly qualified experts provide one-to-one and group therapy, allowing you to develop your understanding of your addiction from various different perspectives as well as learning from the experiences of others who have been down similar paths to addiction.

You can trust us to provide all the care and support you need to help you retake control of your life. Call us now on 0203 553 9263.

Medical Detoxification

An important first step on the path to recovery from crack addiction is detoxification. Drug detoxification involves ridding your body completely of all traces of crack; this process begins naturally a few hours after your last dose of the drug, but it can be very uncomfortable and painful to go through on your own because of the withdrawal symptoms that may manifest. In order to minimise your discomfort and make the detoxification process as easy and effective as possible, we can provide you with a personalised medical detox plan.

Medical detoxification for crack addiction involves using a variety of medications and other therapies to ease your withdrawal symptoms and make the detoxification process as comfortable as possible. Aside from minimising your physical and psychological discomfort, our medical detoxification can speed up the detoxification process.

We have a highly experienced clinical medical team that will be at your side for the entire duration of your detox, providing therapeutic support as well as 24/7 care. To have your crack addiction treated by professionals who care, call us today on 0203 553 9263.

Detox Timeline

How each individual experiences the crack detox process varies due to numerous factors such as your physiology, mental health, and the severity of your addiction before quitting. Nonetheless, you can generally expect the detoxification process to progress according to the following timeline.

  • 1-2 hours: Cravings for more crack can begin to kick in only minutes after the last dose, thanks to the short duration of the “high”. These cravings may be intense, and an inability to consume more crack might see your mood plummet to a very low level.
  • 2-24 hours: Cravings will persist and intensify, and violent mood swings will begin to manifest. You may display extreme irritability and aggression.
  • 24 hours to 5 days: The worst of the withdrawal symptoms are likely to manifest between one and five days after your last dose. You may experience paranoia and body pains, extreme restlessness, muscle spasms, and possibly visual and auditory hallucinations. Sleep and eating patterns will be severely disrupted. Your mood will continue to oscillate (although you are more likely to experience depression). Cravings will continue to be very strong.
  • 5 to 14 days: The worst of the symptoms are likely to subside, although insomnia (accompanied by extreme fatigue), irritability and mood swings are still likely to be a significant challenge. Apathy and depression will be felt strongly. Cravings will still be felt although they will decline in intensity and frequency.

After two weeks, most of your withdrawal symptoms will almost certainly have disappeared; however, your sleep and eating patterns may still not have normalised. Moreover, you may still feel profound depression. If these symptoms persist beyond two or three weeks you may be suffering from post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) which might require ongoing therapy or even medicinal treatment (for example, with antidepressants).


After you have completed detoxification, your treatment isn’t complete yet: you need immediately to follow it up with therapy. This is because detoxification only treats the physical aspects of your addiction; therapy is vital to treat the psychological aspects.

We have a wide range of therapies – both group and one-to-one – available to ensure your rehabilitation is comprehensive and its results effective and long-lasting. We offer a variety of behavioural therapies to help you look inward and find the strength to attain lasting sobriety.

Our rehabilitation programme can be tailored to suit your unique needs, but we typically provide a 28-day programme (if your addiction is particularly severe and you require more help, we can put you through a more extensive programme). Rest assured that our rehabilitation programme will help you recover physically, mentally and spiritually.

Rehab Programme

At Primrose Lodge, we provide a comprehensive, inpatient crack cocaine addiction treatment programme. Going through our rehab programme will help you develop a strong foundation that the rest of your recovery can be built on, thus minimising your chances of suffering a relapse. Not only is our rehab programme comprehensive, it is also highly structured and can be personalised to suit your unique needs.

We make use of a variety of crack addiction treatment methodologies which have been tested and proven with powerful results. Your recovery will occur in our safe, nurturing and supportive environment at the hands of our compassionate and experienced medical team, counsellors and therapists, who will provide you therapeutic support and much more.

Throughout your stay in our facility, you will be supervised and cared for around the clock by our staff and your treatment adjusted as necessary to meet your changing needs. You will also be guarded against triggers and stressors that may distract you from recovery.

For more on our rehab programme and how it can guide you towards the recovery you seek, talk to us on 0203 553 9263.

Detox & Rehab Benefits

Some of the benefits of our detox and rehab treatment include:

  • Medical detox will cleanse your system of all elements of crack, giving your body the fresh start it needs to make a full recovery.
  • Rehabilitation will help identify the root causes of your drug abuse problem and guide you towards lasting recovery.
  • Emotional and therapeutic support is available whenever you need it.
  • Comprehensive care that covers all aspects of your addiction will be provided by experts.
  • You will experience a safe and smooth recovery process with the aid of medication and therapy.
  • You will have a reduced likelihood of suffering a relapse during and after treatment.

Treatment for Young People

If you are between the ages of 16 and 18, or have a young loved one with a crack abuse problem, he/she urgently requires specialist treatment that will prevent lasting damage that may affect them later on in life. Our sister centre in Banbury, Oxfordshire can help.

Crack addiction at a young age can lead to physical and psychological development problems. Our sister centre specialises in treating alcohol and drug addictions among teenagers and can help your teen turn his/her life around and avoid the horrific damages of long-term crack abuse.

Call our confidential helpline now on 0203 553 9263 for more information.

One Year Free Aftercare

Studies have shown that recovering addicts who participate in aftercare stand a higher chance of avoiding a relapse. In light of this, we provide one year’s free aftercare. You can be a part of this important programme immediately after your discharge from our facility.

While attending our free aftercare is completely optional, we strongly recommend it to all our patients. By attending, you will have access to outpatient support as you try to reintegrate into normal life. We provide weekly sessions and one-to-one therapy. We also offer phone support so you can have someone to talk to whenever you want.

Get Help Today

If you or a loved one have been abusing crack cocaine and want to quit, we can help. Call our confidential helpline today by dialling 0203 553 9263 to get started on the safe and effective path to recovery.

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