You can expect symptoms of extreme fatigue, depression, and restlessness during the acute phases of cocaine detox. How long do they last and how can these symptoms be treated? We review here.
Should you just stop taking cocaine? Or should you seek medical help? We review the recommended steps for stopping cocaine use here.
Cocaine interferes with the activity of the neurotransmitter, dopamine. It acts upon a part of the brain called the ventral tegmental area (VTA). More here on the chemistry behind the cocaine high.
What happens to the body and mind when you stop taking cocaine? A review of primary and secondary side effects during cocaine withdrawal here.
Signs of cocaine withdrawal include a “crash” period of fatigue, dysphoria, and decreased interest followed by changes in mood and possible mood disorders. More on cocaine withdrawal and its signs here.
It takes a little under a week to recover from the acute effects of a cocaine binge. What can you expect during this time? We review a common timeline of cocaine detox effects here.
As you detox from cocaine, expect intense cravings. Problems with sleep and mood disorders are also common. What else can you expect? We review here.
No medications are currently used during cocaine withdrawal. So how can you ease symptoms? We explore here.
It is possible to quit cocaine without the help of a detox or rehab, but the do-it-yourself method isn’t recommended, because it can be dangerous. More on safe ways to get off cocaine here.
Dependence on cocaine is diagnosed during withdrawal; symptoms include intense drug cravings, mood disorders, extreme fatigue, and dysphoria (inability to experience pleasure). More on cocaine dependence here.