- Motivational Interviewing (MI): This is a method where random negative drug tests are rewarded with prizes or vouchers. A study published by the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment reported that 54.4 percent showed a reduction in drug use with MI as opposed to 38.7 percent in the control group.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This research-based therapy model focuses on the relationship between thoughts, actions, and behaviors. It helps individuals learn new and more effective ways for managing stress, and it is noted by NIDA as being effective at preventing relapse.
- 12-Step programs: Support and 12-step groups exist for family members as well as those addicted to cocaine. These groups include Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous.
- Pharmacological treatment: There are no specific drugs to treat cocaine dependency; however, topiramate, primarily an epilepsy drug, has shown promise in a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
An assessment is generally done before entering treatment and then periodically in order to ensure that the right level of care is being administered. Individuals may move between levels of care as needs may change during treatment. Professionals trained in substance abuse and dependency can help families decide on the best treatment method and model for your loved one.