Last Updated on by Dr. Ronaye Calvert-Conley
Few things are more frightening than losing control over your drug addiction, but there is never a reason to give up. The United Nations estimates that roughly 17 million people across the world use cocaine each year, and the drug contributes to over 6,000 deaths annually in the United States.
Many people question how to detox from cocaine because their overpowering addition to the substance makes it so difficult to imagine life without it.
However, the good news is that recovery from cocaine is entirely possible with the right detox and rehabilitation strategy.
If you are wondering what it will take to put the intense cravings of this habit-forming drug to rest for good, this article will walk you through the process of how to detox from cocaine.
What Is Cocaine Detoxification?
The process of cocaine detoxification involves a medically supervised period of withdrawal from cocaine to help you safely and efficiently master your cravings for good.
While no pharmacological drugs currently exist for combatting cocaine addiction, numerous medications can help you manage the withdrawal symptoms, which can range from depression to anxiety and an inability to feel like you can function in regular life.
How Long Does Cocaine Detox Take?
Cocaine lasts in your body for up to 72 hours after you take it, and the strongest symptoms of cocaine addiction can take over one to three weeks to recover from.
In fact, trace amounts of cocaine can be found in your system up to three months after you give it up if you were a habitual user.
This means that giving up the drug for good is a long process, and you can’t expect results overnight.
The longer you’ve been in the habit of taking the drug the stronger your cravings will be, and the more intense your withdrawal symptoms will seem as well. Most binge users can expect their crash feeling after giving up cocaine to last between 9 hours to 4 days, while long-term users might deal with symptoms for weeks, even months after their last hit.
Common Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms
Once you decide to make the commendable decision to kick cocaine from your life, you can expect to experience a variety of physical and mental withdrawal symptoms, including the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Extreme cravings for the drug
- Severe mood swings
- Inexplicable exhaustion and fatigue
- Crawling sensation on the skin
Learn How to Detox from Cocaine at Revive Detox
To combat these symptoms and experience a strong chance of making a full recovery, it’s crucial to get inpatient treatment at an inpatient treatment center.
Because there isn’t a standard medical detox process for cocaine like other drugs, you will need to work directly with your doctor to help them determine the best ways to help you beat your addiction.
At Revive Detox, we will work with you to give you the best chance possible of keeping cocaine out of your system. Please contact us today to discover what we can do to help you become sober for good.
Dr. Ronaye Calvert-Conley is the CEO and Founder of Revive Detox, a Joint Commission Accredited and Legit Script Certified Addiction Treatment Center in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in Los Angeles in 2007 and has extensive experience working in the addiction and recovery field and the LGBT community. To learn more about Dr. Calvert-Conley click here.