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How to stop taking cocaine

Are you ready to face a cocaine habit?

Many people do not realize that cocaine is a highly addictive drug that directly targets the central nervous system. Cocaine’s addiction liability is one of the reasons that it has been scheduled as a narcotic, illegal drug in the U.S. And  people who use cocaine frequently are at seriously high risk of physical and psychological dependence.

So, how do you stop using cocaine? Can you just quit on your own? What happens once you stop taking cocaine? Find out what to expect after you stop a cocaine habit and how to safely do so here. Then, we invite your questions and comments about quitting cocaine at the end.

Can I just stop taking cocaine?

It depends.

In general, it is advisable to consult a medical professional before quitting cocaine. There are many factors involved when deciding on a course for cessation, the major one being your level of dependence and/or addiction. If you are highly addicted to cocaine, the answer to this question would be, “No,” as severe cravings are very likely to occur. Heavy users find it difficult to just stop, as they battle the strong urge to use to relieve the symptoms.

If you are an occasional user, it might be more likely that you can just stop taking cocaine, however, keep in mind that you will need to modify behaviors and be aware of triggers in order to avoid future use. So how should you get off cocaine? Let’s first explore what happens in the brain and body after you quit using cocaine.

What happens when you stop taking cocaine?

If you’ve been taking cocaine for a longer period of time, chances are that your body has gotten used to its presence and will protest when you stop. Why?  Cocaine works on the brain as a stimulant and causes the body to over-produce depressant effects in order to balance out. So once you stop using cocaine, these effects become noticeable. And when cocaine is no longer in the system, the central nervous system’s adapted functions only gradually normalize over time.

During the period when cocaine starts to exit the body – also known as withdrawal – you can expect to experience a set of symptoms commonly referred to a withdrawal symptoms. After a period of regular use, the body needs time to “figure out” how to regain homeostasis. So, when you stop taking cocaine… symptoms follow.

Side effects when you stop taking cocaine

Getting off cocaine is a good thing, a great decision!,  but it comes with a set of adverse side effects. The common side effects that occur when you quit taking cocaine can include:

  • depression
  • disturbed sleeping
  • fatigue
  • feeling agitated
  • increased appetite
  • slowing down of activity

Even though the effects are not physically tormenting, they should not be underestimated since they can still cause cravings and provoke relapse. This is why experts strongly recommended you consider emotional-psychological support during the first week or so of quitting cocaine until the side effects wear off.

Stop taking cocaine suddenly

Suddenly stopping cocaine is certainly not pleasant for your body or mental health. In fact, this method can increase the likelihood of relapse, as side effects can be more severe and intense. Instead, get your body physically and mentally ready to cope with the absence of cocaine by means of slowly tappering down your dose. However, there are some cases when quitting cocaine cold turkey may be best.

Stop taking cocaine cold turkey

Heavy users may want to consider a cold turkey cocaine detox if there are not other viable options available for a controlled taper. However, going cold turkey off cocaine can provoke the so-called “crash period,” which is manifested by accompanied by a strong craving for more cocaine. When severe cravings occur, people often reach for other abusive substances or can even consider extreme ideas like suicide. This is why medical supervision is crucial during cocaine detox.

How do I stop taking cocaine?

Consult a medical professional such as a medical doctor, psychiatrist, or an addiction therapist (licensed psychologist) before you try to quit cocaine. While it is possible to quit without professional assistance, doing it on your own isn’t recommended, as it can be dangerous due to unstable mental health issues. A doctor can determine if a treatment facility may be best for you, or not, and will advise you on how to address withdrawal symptoms and be most comfortable during the process.

How to stop taking cocaine safely

Simply, the best way to stop taking cocaine safely is to seek medical assistance. Medical and mental health professionals can help you determine what is the safest way for your individual case, as all cases are unique and depend on a number of factors such as:

  • age
  • co-occuring disorders
  • general health
  • gender
  • medical history
  • level of dependence

If you are determined to quit cocaine on your own, stay surrounded by close and positive people. And seek help though support groups, psychotherapy, and/or people who your trust.

How to stop taking crack questions

In this article, we tried to cover the most common ways people quit cocaine and deal with the associated withdrawal symptoms. If you have additional questions about how to stop taking cocaine, feel free to ask us in the comments section below. We will try to respond to you personally and promptly.

Reference Sources: NIH: Drug Facts on Cocaine
Medline Plus: Cocaine withdrawal

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74 Responses to “How to stop taking cocaine
Tucker
11:28 am September 21st, 2015

How does my friend quite smoking crack she wants her life back but needs it even to get outta bed???

4:18 pm September 23rd, 2015

Hello Tucker. She can detox on her own without serious risks, but staying sober is the difficult part. She will need structured recovery treatment to help her deal with cravings and triggers that can be expected to hit hard in the following period, as well as occasionally in the future. If withdrawal symptoms are too harsh don’t hesitate to take her to the hospital. As for the period that follows, she will need to join a therapy group or attend counseling sessions to learn how to cope with all the challenges that await ahead and stay sober.

Debbie
8:42 am January 17th, 2016

I started occasional cocaine use in February/March of 2015. Am I considered a chronic user? i need, want, and am going to stop. I’m afraid of the physical side affects and what will happen to me. I do take blood pressure medicine. I know I will need support through this although I’m afraid to go to a group as someone might know me, but I know I’ll need help.

ian
12:06 am November 18th, 2016

iv tried your other sites but got no reply please help with advice i have been injecting rock and heroin at least 4 times a week. i have got a last chance alcohol detox. my liver and kidneys are not well due to hep.c.is my anxiety down to the coke? i have got a 70ml methadone script per day & when i get out of detox i will stick to it. after 20 odd years im ready but am realy scared the anxiety wont stop. iv got no chance of any sort of benzo script. what can i do? please reply thanks. E

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:52 pm December 22nd, 2016

Hi Ian. Call the helpline you see on the website to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

Kaylee
8:24 pm January 1st, 2017

Hi guys,
I know nothing about drugs and hope I can find some help here.
My neighbor’s adult son has started to come round our building and cause bother, and I am wondering if his behaviour indicates cocaine use?
This man storms in at all hours of the day and night, though he is not a resident, slamming doors, racing up stairs and so on.
I need to stress here that this is WAY, way beyond any normal noise caused by coming and going. He is of slight build but sounds more like a 300lbs football player, please trust me on that. It’s as if he has power surging through him way beyond his size. I have never heard anyone make so much noise, it’s like something you would hear on a construction site not an apartment building.
I am a young single female and would not be able to intervene if he became violent, and I cannot get advice on what might be behind this but from reading your blog and other sites I am thinking it could be cocaine.
He talks very loudly and excitedly – almost to the point of shouting – while others are having normal conversations.
This usually lasts for about 30 minutes at a time, and resumes following a lull.
The man appears highly agitated and upset – and angry – for no reason, yet on other (rare) occasions comes and goes more or less normally.
On one visit he suddenly started talking about people being decapitated, and out of the blue, through gritted teeth threatened to stab his parent in the head, before continuing his meal as if he had commented on the weather. He was not fooling around or joking on this, trust me.
I could see from the non-reaction of other members of the family there that this sort of outburst is not unusual for them to hear.
Anytime he stays over he doesn’t go to bed but, makes the sort of noise I outlined above until until he leaves, which is at 2am or later. We live in a small town and he doesn’t work the nightshift so I can’t think of where he would be going to, nor do I care about his private business but because of all of this sleep is impossible for the rest of us.
Can someone offer me some advice on whether these are likely symptoms of cocaine use or would it be some other drug?
I am pretty sure alcohol is NOT involved in this case, incidentally.
I don’t want to go into too many details on this person.
All his family know about the way he goes on, and I suspect approaching any of them about this would only make matters worse, particularly for me. A friend of mine is a recovering alcoholic and I know from her that families often ‘normalize’ even the oddest behavior which seems to be what is going on here.
Any comments on this would be welcome guys. I really need some of your expertise here.
I want to have some insights so I can follow up and get this sorted out. Thanks in advance.

Kaylee.

Prateek
6:31 pm February 20th, 2017

hi i want to quit cocaine i usualy do cocaine on weeksends just to party longer…..please help me

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:05 pm March 2nd, 2017

Hi Prateek. I suggest that you call the helpline displayed on the site to speak with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find the best treatment options for you.

Frankie
7:32 am April 19th, 2017

Hi there. So i’ve been injecting cocaine for about 3 yearrs but stopped when i found i was pregnant however, tnis was hard and stopped about 4 months pregnant. Life was great i had money i was happy until 8 months pregant the creator took her back and i gave birth to my beaurtful stillborn daughter. I startwed using a month and a half after and have been going for the passed 2 months again and i hate where i am headed for. Help me :,,,(

11:07 am April 19th, 2017

Hi Frankie. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I’ve been through a miscarriage and I still mourn for that little soul. Cocaine is a very powerful drug…and one that requires help to quit. THe cravings can come out of nowhere, even months into sobriety. Have you thought about asking for help from a treatment center? Some states offer help with treatment in the form of vouchers…call your State’s Department of Health and Social Services to learn more. I wish you peace.

Jodie
12:19 am April 28th, 2017

Hi my boyfriend has recently told me he’s addicticed to cocaine an has been for about a year. Will I be able to help him come off it. As he’s not really confident enough going to therapy groups I’ve looked for some advice online on how to come off it yourself. What would your recommendations be please

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:58 pm May 8th, 2017

Hi Jodie. Call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

Pickle
9:20 pm May 2nd, 2017

Hi 👋🏻 Haloo have a great day thumbs up 👍🏻

ayanda
2:50 am June 25th, 2017

i think you have sent from heaven just to help me lydia, i have taken your advices and my wife has seen progress. God bless you for comitting to help us online. i’m sticking to your principles, i’m not trying but do as you have said it.

Ron
1:47 pm July 8th, 2017

I use cocaine about twice a week I have been trying to quit I also have a gambling problem it seems like I use cocaine to gamble online poker I will only gamble when I’m using this addiction is destroying my family how I been doing this for about 3 or 4th years how can I quit please I need help

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:46 pm July 11th, 2017

Hi Ron. Call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

LKK
9:52 pm August 1st, 2017

Someone I love is doing cocaine they don’t see it as a problem. I knew this person for three years before I knew that they was doing this kind of drug. How do I get him support how do I help him understand why he needs support.
Is there anything I can do for this person

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:24 pm August 11th, 2017

Hi LKK. You may need to stage an intervention for your friend. I suggest that you look into the CRAFT model for families and interventions. One NGO called Allies in Recovery has some online reading that can help: http://alliesinrecovery.net/about-craft/

Jim
5:24 am August 9th, 2017

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you guys know that there is hope, you can quit cocaine, it is hard at first but the first step is the desire and will to want to quit. I was hesitant to try rehab at first but it wasn’t that bad at all. I stopped going to places that brought on the urge to use cocaine like bars & nightclubs, I quit drinking and other drugs (marijuana & hallucinogens) so I can think on a clear head and I confessed my situation to my friends, workmates, boss and my family so they would understand my reactions during withdrawal and support me through my journey. Rehab isn’t that bad, I see a psychologist and a psychiatrist and I continue going to work and living a regular life while doing rehab. It’s been 11 weeks since I’ve been off cocaine, I’m being treated with drugs for a condition my psychiatrist believes to cause my relapse and so far so good. My advice to anyone is to try to get help, because from my own experience I only got constant relapses after five weeks on abstinence.

4:17 pm August 17th, 2017

Hi Jim. Thanks for your message of hope and sharing your input with other readers. I am sure people searching for answers and motivation in this comments section will find your story inspiring.

Mike
2:36 am September 8th, 2017

Hey, guys, I need help with life, I have been injecting Krokodil for about 2 months and I can’t stop, please help me, I’m so scared

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
4:30 pm September 11th, 2017

Hi Mike. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

John
8:53 pm September 11th, 2017

I am 54 years old and have been using cocaine since i was about 20. I have tried quitting multiple times but it or I never seem to stay clean. I had a quadruple bypass 3 years ago due to diabetes. I have no health insurance. I am so tired of feeling like crap and am on the edge. I have a wonderful wife that i feel i have ruined her life. Nobody knows how difficult it is when the cravings take over and there is nothing i can do about it. I try to fight it but it controls me. I really feel like i will never win this fight. I am so close to giving up on life but i could never do that to my wife. What the hell do i do i hate it. What do you do when that person you hate being around is yourself. 💔

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:47 pm September 13th, 2017

Hi John. There’s always a way out, you just need to ask for help. Call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7.

Melissa
5:50 am September 22nd, 2017

Why is it every time I come down from cocaine I promise myself it will be the last time only for me to use again next chance I get? I’m so tired of it. Also the person I live with is the one bringing it home. Do i need to leave him?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:23 pm September 22nd, 2017

Hi Melissa. If you want to get clean, you need to work on your recovery. Eliminate all things that can trigger your cravings for cocaine. Also, call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

Melissa
6:02 am September 22nd, 2017

Can support groups help me kick the stuff for good?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:15 pm September 22nd, 2017

Hi Melissa. Support groups is a good start to remain you sobriety. First, I suggest that you enroll into cocaine rehab program. Call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7.

woodey
10:42 pm September 28th, 2017

Hi bin on coke for 10 years my life is one big fcking mess i bin with my girl for 16 years we have 4 kids she never tuck a drug in her life and i no its hard for her i realy want stop i hate the shit but each day i seem to find money for it its tuck over my life and at the min a just want end it all so my kids and my partner can have a better life with out me plz help

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:52 am October 12th, 2017

Hi Woodey. Call the Cocaine Helpline at 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

Gene
11:36 am October 28th, 2017

I have a cocane Addison and I have gone days week even 2 mouths with out doing any but all asonden I feel like I just want to go get a little I don’t put the drug befor my bills kids or family or work I just get it fryday and stop satersay rest Sunday and not think about it no more untill week later or long I don’t understand it no running my life it like drinking a beer after work what might help me pen Point why I some time think or want to get some so I know when or what to do hat y’all think

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
7:25 pm November 9th, 2017

Hi Gene. Call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

Greg
8:47 pm October 30th, 2017

I have been pretty much on a bender for about 3 months I need help bad, the problem is I have 4 kids and can’t go into a program because i am a single dad I need to stop so bad I’ve sold everything and I don’t want to ruin their lives does anyone have any suggestions for me to stop

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:26 pm November 1st, 2017

Hi Greg. Call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

Michael
6:10 pm October 31st, 2017

Hello and thank you for this article, I can not afford medical treatment but it’s very important that I stop using everything on my own I understand that I will have withdrawals but for long and am I ever going to be normal again? And what kind of over the counter meds can be taken for the withdrawals? How much sleep should I get at the start and will my body ever get back healthy?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:14 pm November 3rd, 2017

Hi Michael. It depends. It’s different for each individual. I suggest that you download our free, printable guide to quit cocaine for good: https://addictionblog.org/ebooks/the-definitive-guide-to-quitting-cocaine-for-good/
Also, if you have any problems, call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7.

Scott
10:05 pm November 1st, 2017

HELP me I have been struggling for 3 years.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:31 pm November 2nd, 2017

Hi Scott. Call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7.

Elaine
8:32 pm November 26th, 2017

Please help I’ve just found out that my 33 year old son is using cocaine how much I don’t know he’s still holding a full time job but his losing a lot of weight I’ve just faced him and asked him he lied about it at first but eventually told me the truth how do I go about at helping him do I take him to the doctors or what
Please help he’s from a loving family and I really want to help but not sure how
Thankyou

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:32 pm November 28th, 2017

Hi Elaine. Maybe you’ll need to stage an intervention with a help from a professional. You may look into the CRAFT model for families and interventions. One NGO called Allies in Recovery has some online reading that can help: http://alliesinrecovery.net/about-craft/
Also, you may call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7.

Danny
6:31 am January 2nd, 2018

Jesus Christ what am I doing with my life! I could have everything a man could want from life yet I choose to do Cocaine instead, every penny I earn gone without a second thought! I’m a smart lad yet I’ve really let it get the better of me. I’m writing this now on a comedown! A cry for help! But tommorow I’ll think everything is normal and that my habit is not that bad, how do I get out of this vishus cicle??? anyone I just need to talk to someone even by text, DRUGS ARE EVIL

11:10 am January 2nd, 2018

Hi Danny. Your ambivalence towards quitting is quite understandable. Cocaine delivers a powerful euphoric feeling…but the long-term effects are devastating. For more on quitting, you might find this ebook helpful:

https://addictionblog.org/ebooks/the-definitive-guide-to-quitting-cocaine-for-good/

Danny
12:00 am January 4th, 2018

Remember people stay strong 💪 the thought of it is better than it actually is

Brendon
5:29 am January 11th, 2018

I have bin addicted to cocaine for 30 years. I have used everyday. I have stolen and did crime to support my habbit. To go to rehab they say you have to be clean for two weeks. I cant do 2 days. What can i do to get into a program. I am 50 and just want it to stop

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:04 pm January 11th, 2018

Hi Brendon. Call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

Jay
4:41 am January 21st, 2018

I just want to say this ,cocaine is the worse drug out there it’s so fuckin expensive you can’t eat have sex you can’t sleep you lose weight I’ve been doing it for 10 years I fuckin hated it if ur reading this and u ever come across coke don’t ever fuckin take a line it will destroy you don’t even try it

Jay
4:45 am January 21st, 2018

Tucker if that s the case u need to admit her asap to a rehab facility

R
7:18 am January 21st, 2018

I need help been through everything. Groups, inpatient you name it. I wish and pray that I can beat this addiction. I’m a good person but it’s destroying my life. Wish there was medication to help me get through it

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:49 pm January 22nd, 2018

Hi R. Call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

Kyle
7:49 pm February 3rd, 2018

I have been doing coke pretty regularly since September and I’ve hit rock bottom and realize I need to quit I’m looking for just I guess positive suggestions.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:51 pm February 5th, 2018

Hi Kyle. Call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

Sarah
4:28 pm March 2nd, 2018

Hi would just like to get my story out there, it feels good to admit to addiction. I am addicted to covaine. I first started using it after meeting my boyfriend. He did it before he met me but I didn’t know he was a user, then after a few months he introduced it to me. We can’t go more than a week without it. I tend to feel resentful towards him and put all the blame on him. I wouldn’t have started using if he didn’t. We moved to a rural location away from my friends and family. I’ve told him I think the only way we can both quit is to stop hanging out with his friends, which is super hard for us cause literally all his friends do it and I know they would do it around us if we were to hangout with them and I know I wouldn’t be able to say no to it. My bf is kind of in denial. I told him I just don’t want it in the house when I have to work the next day; fair enough request? Can’t do that, so obviously I’m going to do cocaine if he brings it around and not get any sleep and go to work. It’s dangerous, it’s starting to affect my job. Now on my days I’m asking for him to get it for us, we’re both enabling each other. I know the easiest way for me to quit is to just leave; get away from everyone, but I love my bf and don’t want to leave, but now it’s jeopardizing my job and everything I’ve worked for. I’ve become depressed, actually gained like 20 pounds, not sure why. I’m a super bitch when I don’t have it, our relationship is failing and I blame the cocaine and my bf for introducing it to me. But really I know it’s my fault, my decision, and I’ve become to hate myself. I’ve never in my entire life hated myself, I have always loved myself. I am now a different person. It feels good to get that all out. Thanks for listening

Bev
8:17 pm March 17th, 2018

Cocaine as ruined my marriage..my story is long and depressing ..when a man chooses drugs over his wife..im really in a deep state of depression..

Mark
2:07 pm March 20th, 2018

I use coke pretty much every day, my left arm feels constantly numb lately, I don’t know if it’s the blow or anxiety. I have no problem working, but after work I need my fix. I don’t want to die , I don’t know how to quit, I don’t want to call the hotline, I don’t trust people. Live fast die young?

Mike
12:53 am April 30th, 2018

so i’ve been using for about a month maybe a little more. I started using following a really, really rough break up with my ex girlfriend who happened to be my best friend of 10 years as well. A serious loss for me and for us because she means so much to me even still. I found myself falling into cocaine use to, i guess, feel better when i was down, thinking of her, or just wanted that positive boost. But now i feel the side effects that i’ve read about and researched , and now i find myself truly scared for myself. I have a family friend whose struggled with this demon for a long time and has now stopped as well(so his family claims). I just don’t know how to combat this. Im afraid to confide in my parents cause i know they will detatch themselves from me, and who knows, throw me out of the house. I honestly don’t know how to go about this, and can really use some effective guidance

Bob
6:18 pm April 30th, 2018

Hi,
I’ve started to get into a bit of a habit of cocaine use. Have atleast a line most weekends, probably getting through 1.5grams a month.

Typically only done it on a Friday or Saturday. Had 0.5gs on Friday and reached the position where I feel like the lows outweigh the high.

The trouble is I find nights out so much better with it and after a couple of drinks the seed gets sown in my head.

How do I know when it’s becoming a problem?

Have a gram left, thinking when that’s gone I should call it quits…

ByersM
4:01 am May 1st, 2018

His guys, I’m Martin I’ve been taking cocaine three and a half years now really bad every weekend and during weekday even in work I’m spending every last penny I have on drugs even weed when I don’t have the money for cocaine I’m only 22 years of age I really need help to get off it everyone I surround myself with has it when I’m with them also my mum had a heart attack just before Xmas 2017 but she is OK I really don’t want to go out the same way as my dad

12:25 pm May 1st, 2018

Hi Mike, Bob, and Byers.

Each of you has a different situation, but a similar problem. The bottom line is this: the earlier you get help, the better. Cocaine is habit forming in the brain…which means that it can become the only way you feel pleasure…it dysregulates the VTA and basically “hijacks” the pleasure center of the brain.

I’d suggest that you find an addiction therapist in your area…and the sooner the better. Talk therapy is really the only way to quit cocaine for good. Cocaine is super-effective but it covers up the underlying issues of depression and sometimes, trauma. Talking it out with a psychotherapist trained in behavioral change can help. You can check out the APA’s (American Psychological Association) website for more. They have a direcory online, as well, so that you can find a therapist close to you, or one that can consult via video chat.

Lin
10:50 am May 26th, 2018

I cannot stop using cocaine I have everyday for a year now c, I recently went to rehab and stopped cold turkey and I go to grouo everyday but after a month I started occasionally use once a week again … I just can’t stop and I don’t know what to do clearly rehab didn’t work it only worked for s period of time and I went back everytime I use it I jus get extremely sad and tell my self I’ll never use again and then I go right back knowing that is how I will feel I use but I still seem to do it knowing it doesn’t make me happy anymore it just makes me feel depressed and sad and worse off everytime I use even tho I don’t use everyday anymore I’m not sure what to do I’ve tried wverything to the point to where everytime I used I wanted to die and I wanted to kill my self but I sill use knowing it makes me feel like that how can I stop compeletly and never use again I feel like I am running out of options and I want to be sober so bad I think about it so much everytime I use and still do it again and again and again I feel like I will never stop and everntually maybe hurt my self but wanting to stop so bad everytime I use

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:59 am May 29th, 2018

Hi Lin. Maintaining sobriety is a long and hard-working process. You may need to resolve the underlying issues for your addiction. I suggest that you call the helpline displayed on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find the best rehab program for you.

Jo
2:48 am May 31st, 2018

I have started taking it but my boyfriend has been taking for many years he is addicted again and I want to help him get off

Chris
7:52 pm June 2nd, 2018

Hi, I don’t even know how to start but I’m a regular user of cocaine, spend up to £300 a week on it, it’s really bringing me down, it messed up so much of my life and I still continue to do it. I’m not looking to go into rehab just a bit of support would be good. Anybody recommend anything?

Carol
9:03 am June 20th, 2018

My sons life has fallen apart, he’s lost his partner and is son, he is back living at home with myself and family, but he is using cocaine very frequently, I know that every penny of his wages are spent on cocaine, he promised that he would stop and turn his life around, but he is still using and spiralling out of control, I want and need to help him stop but I don’t know how. PLEASE help

attar
3:17 am August 10th, 2018

I need help for stop.cocain

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:38 pm August 13th, 2018

Hi Attar. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find the best rehab for you.

Shahrzaf
10:18 pm October 2nd, 2018

my problem is that I can’t stop eating and my weight from 49 kilo up to 57

Shahrzaf
10:19 pm October 2nd, 2018

And i use heavy sleep peals for my sleeping at night

riya
8:00 pm November 1st, 2018

sir please help me my boyfriend take cocin from 1year 4 months now what should i do how can i help him to quit this his parents are not supporting they are not agreeing to send him rehab centre

2:13 pm November 5th, 2018

Hi Riya. Thanks for reaching out. We would love to talk with you more about how you’re feeling. We suggest that you speak with a social worker or doctor who knows addiction to learn more.

Some Guy
11:11 pm November 3rd, 2018

If I began using on a daily basis again of cocaine for like a couple weeks. What would be the best way to quit? Cold Turkey? Tapering? Also, for tapering would that be like longer and longer time between doses of the substance? Or like trying to insert whole days of abstinence like 24 hours and just keep increasing that time to like 48 hours 72 hours between re-use events? I take anti-depressants, I have an as needed medication for anti-anxiety, but not enough prescribed to take every day. I see a therapist, getting a new doctor, have a support group, but can’t be completely honest with all supporters about steps backwards, although they see step forwards from therapy treatment and other factors. Let me know what you think. I understand you aren’t giving medical advice and I will ask my primary physician before enacting any of your suggestions. Thank you.

Ruben
4:39 am November 22nd, 2018

Hi, I’ve been using cocaine for about a year now. Snorting up to 1-2 grams a day, it’s really what I use all my money on.. I live in Norway where coke is very expensive 100-150$ for 1 gram. I choose coke over food always and I gotta stop.. I’m sure this finna kill me soon if I don’t stop. What should I do?

2:04 pm November 22nd, 2018

Hi Ruben. Admitting you have a problem is a good sign and a first step towards recovery. I suggest you consult a therapist or a rehab specialist, so they can help you choose the best treatment program for you.

Alex
4:16 am November 23rd, 2018

I only ever took cocaine when I drank alcohol so nearly every weekend for 10 years but never ever thought about it when I was sober until 8 months ago I’ve been doing it every day since, between £200 to £300 a day sometimes, I still have a bought house and own business, but my girlfriend recently became pregnant n I want to stop before the baby’s here, I know I can do it on my own i just need some advise

2:02 pm November 27th, 2018

Hi Alex. There are people who can help you. Call the helpline displayed on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find the best rehab for you.

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