A Guide to Cocaine Detox & Withdrawal - Substance

Cocaine withdrawal typically lasts only a few days, but people who have used cocaine heavily may have symptoms for many weeks. Symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include:



Studies show that residential rehab is the most effective form of treatment for those abusing alcohol or drugs. Research conducted by our partner establishment, Castle Craig, demonstrates that the vast majority of patients completing our treatment programme report abstinence or reduced drug and alcohol use in the years following treatment.


Our Detox Process.

The only guaranteed way to treat cocaine withdrawal is time. The body must readjust to normal levels of neurotransmitters and their matching receptors. The adjustment process is what causes the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, so it cannot be avoided.

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant used by people around the world. People can become addicted quickly because of how it impacts brain cells (neurons).

Health Effects of Long Term Cocaine Use.




Those poisoned with cocaine may also undergo anhedonia, a condition in which the brain does not receive enough dopamine. Cocaine detox does not relieve anhedonia. A connection exists between coca abuse and depression. It cannot be told whether this results from depression and people trying to self-medicate themselves or whether it is the result of addiction to cocaine which creates various brain changes that cause depression.


Stopping cocaine can cause withdrawal symptoms like fatigue, sleep disturbances and agitation. Cocaine withdrawal is one of the primary reasons people have trouble quitting the drug. People often report that cravings to use cocaine are strong during the detox process. Cravings can quickly hijack the recovery process, resulting in a relapse.