TMS treatment for cocaine addiction

Cocaine in all its forms is a dangerous, illegal drug. Its powerful highs are extremely addictive, and its effects can cause numerous problems – not just with your mental health, but with your family, relationships, even your job. TMS can rid you of the unbearable cravings, helping you get your life back.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an innovative approach to treating cocaine addiction. It’s a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic pulses to calm the areas of your brain that cause cravings and reset the chemical levels within the brain that had been upset by the use of cocaine.

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug, which can quickly turn occasional use into an addiction. Your body will crave the short but intense high that cocaine gives and will need more and more of the drug to experience the same effect.

Signs of cocaine addiction may include:

• Finding that you need more and more of the drug to feel the same high you first experienced
• Agitation or restlessness when not using the drug
• Thinking a lot about the drug when you should be concentrating on something else
• Putting cocaine before friends, family and work commitments
• Feeling unable to stop taking the drug, even though you know how harmful it is

You might feel as though you're alone in fighting your addiction, but Smart TMS can give you the support you need to win the battle.

You know you need to stop, but we know how hard it is

Unlike heroin, there’s no substitute medication to treat cocaine addiction. Although the withdrawal symptoms are difficult to live with, the craving is often the most difficult part of stopping using cocaine. Breaking the habit is tough and it’s likely that this is the reason that many methods of giving up cocaine, from psychotherapy to rehab, prove unsuccessful.

TMS could be the answer.

Research has shown Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to be a safe and effective way to tackle cocaine addiction.

With no anaesthetic, no medication, no need for hospitalisation and no recovery time, this non-invasive treatment uses a repetitive magnetic pulse to stimulate the parts of the brain that cause cocaine cravings and dependence.

We use the same treatment programmes as psychiatrist and toxicologist Dr Luigi Gallimberti, as seen in the National Geographic and keep up to date with all new research.

How does TMS treatment work for cocaine addiction?

TMS helps reduce the craving for cocaine, with the majority of patients scoring their craving as 0/10 by the end of their treatment course.

TMS treatment for cocaine addiction is prescribed as one course of treatment, containing 15 sessions, which target the area of the brain that causes the urges associated with addiction. These sessions must be booked once per day (Monday to Friday) for three weeks.

 

What our patients say

Around my 7th session, I found waking up easier, I walked to the clinic without any of my usual cravings and managed to sit in the pub with friends without giving in to their offers. I felt settled and comfortable within myself, which is something I haven't felt for a long time.

Mr T

Going cold turkey had left me anxious and irritable in the past, but I have absolutely none of these feelings associated with quitting. TMS took that all away.

Barbara

During treatment, I felt like I was struggling to even think about my addiction. I couldn't remember how it made me feel or associate with it at all. A moment of grieving the addiction that had carried me through hard times was replaced by elation - I could finally start to live my life.

Mr F

Is TMS right for me?

Cocaine addiction is treatable, and Smart TMS can help.

Most people are suitable to receive TMS treatment.

To help you make up your mind about treatment, our practitioners offer pre-arranged clinic visits to answer any questions you have and show you the TMS machine.

If you would like to arrange a clinic visit, call the team on 0345 222 5678.

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