A Cocaine detox (or detoxification) is the first step in overcoming an addiction to cocaine. It is the process of abstaining from cocaine until all traces of the drug and toxins leave the body. This process can take a while and depends on factors such as the last time used, amount used, your height, weight, gender and metabolism, but this normally takes 1-2 weeks of abstinence.
Withdrawing from cocaine
Depending on the severity of the addiction to cocaine, withdrawal can be severe.
Like stopping the use of any stimulant, the effects are both physical and psychological and can include:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Strong Cravings
- Trouble with concentration
- Sexual Arousal problems
The best way to deal with these symptoms is to be in a facility where the staff are used to helping people through these issues and a trained therapist to ensure the psychological symptoms are dealt with the a comfortable and productive way.
Withdrawals from Cocaine can start within 24 hours of last use. They can start relatively mild but can progress and get stronger pretty quickly. The physical effects can last for a week or two but the psychological symptoms can last for months which is why being around a strong support network of peers and therapists is the best way to overcome the addiction.
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The detox process
Cocaine is highly addictive so finding the right place to detox from cocaine is as important as taking the step to stop using it.
We work with cocaine detox facilities around the country who will monitor, medicate where necessary, support, and offer therapy to ensure you have the best chance of overcoming your addiction to cocaine.
At Findrehab, we offer a number of solutions to help with the process of quitting cocaine for good. We would always recommend a minimum of 2 weeks treatment for cocaine use going up to over 28 days.
We can also help you get onto an online, intensive, outpatient programme.
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Frequently asked questions
- What is cocaine detox?
Cocaine detox involves supervising and managing a person's withdrawal from cocaine use. It is the first step in recovering from cocaine addiction. Medical supervision during detox can improve outcomes and safety as well as comfort levels.
- What are the symptoms of cocaine withdrawal?
Withdrawal symptoms can include: • Depression • Anxiety and panic attacks • Fatigue and insomnia • Paranoia and restlessness • Appetite changes • Cravings to use cocaine again
- How long does cocaine withdrawal last?
Physical withdrawal from cocaine usually peaks within 1-3 days after use and subsides after about a week. However, psychological cravings and mood symptoms can persist for months. A cocaine detox program typically lasts about 7-10 days.
- Is cocaine detox dangerous?
Yes, cocaine withdrawal can potentially be dangerous due to potential medical complications. Conditions like high blood pressure, seizures, or irregular heartbeats may occur. Medical supervision during detox is important to monitor vital signs and manage any potential complications.
- What medications are used during cocaine detox?
Medications may be prescribed to: • Lessen withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and insomnia • Reduce cocaine cravings • Stabilise vital signs and treat any medical complications Common medications include: benzodiazepines, antidepressants, antihypertensives and antipsychotics. But a large percentage of people need no medication
- What can Find Rehab UK do to help with my cocaine detox?
Our addiction specialists can help you choose the safest and most effective cocaine detox program to meet your individual needs. We consider factors like: medical history, drug use history, budget, and location preferences to match you with the best fit program. Call us today to get started.