Cocaine Withdrawal and Detox

Withdrawal is an important sign of physical dependence on a drug. If you experience these symptoms when not using cocaine, it is crucial that you get professional support. Trying to detox and get through these symptoms without help can lead to a relapse. Withdrawal from stimulants like cocaine causes severe fatigue and lethargy, insomnia or oversleeping, vivid dreams or nightmares, increased appetite, and either agitation and restlessness or slowed movements and reflexes.1

Detox from cocaine will cause you to have intense cravings, and this is why you shouldn’t try to do it alone. There is no standard treatment for cocaine withdrawal, but having professional support can make the process go more smoothly and keep you safe with medical supervision.2 Depending on your symptoms, you may be given medications, for example an anti-anxiety drug to help keep you calm.

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

The symptoms of Cocaine withdrawal will vary from person to person. There are a number of factors that can effect the intensity of your withdrawal symptoms. Consequently, the length of time you’ve used cocaine, the amount of meth you’ve used, how frequently you’ve used, and lastly whether you’ve abused other substances at the same time.

  • Increased appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Agitation
  • Restless behavior
  • Nightmares
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts

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  1. Medscape. Cocaine-Related Psychiatric Disorders Clinical Presentation.
  2. MedlinePlus. Cocaine Withdrawal.
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