Do You Need Cocaine Detox?

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Medically reviewed by:

Audrey Grimm, PMHNP-BC

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Sequoia Detox Centers

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Audrey Grimm is one of Sequoia’s original founders and Chief Executive Officer. Audrey has spent her career working in behavioral health. She has over 10 years of nursing experience, half of that working in inpatient psychiatric and detox facilities. She graduated as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 2023. 

Cocaine is a drug that stimulates the central nervous system by acting on the dopamine receptors of the brain. The most common forms of use are snorting, injecting, and smoking. When someone uses cocaine, the drug enters the bloodstream rapidly. The brain releases large amounts of dopamine. The central nervous system becomes overstimulated. The heart beats faster, pupils dilate, respiratory rate increases, and the user becomes extremely alert. Cocaine causes bodily disturbances that can last a long time. The sooner a cocaine user can recover from their addiction, the easier it is to recover with minimal side effects. Do I need cocaine detox? Help is available with a medical detox for cocaine. Take the cocaine detox assessment to get started. 

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Can You Overdose on Cocaine?

Overdosing on cocaine is possible. Overdosing on cocaine causes the body to experience drug toxicity because the body can’t metabolize the large amount of drugs in the system fast enough—the risk of overdose increases when cocaine is mixed or used along with other illicit drugs or alcohol. 

Cocaine use can also cause cerebrovascular disease that affects the cardiovascular system of the body. Early onset of this disease can be characterized by frequent headaches. This disease can cause strokes, aneurysms, and blocked arteries.

That’s why it is so important that a person utilizes a medical detox for cocaine.

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What are the Symptoms of Cocaine Withdrawal?

Cocaine withdrawal is characterized by a strong dysphoria and physical discomfort from stopping cocaine abruptly. It is not a substance that can be tapered down. It must be stopped at once and abstained from completely for a person to detox safely and effectively.

The initial phase is called the Crash Phase, a fitting name because that’s how it feels. Symptoms include hunger, insomnia, irritability, headaches, and cravings. This phase normally lasts from a few hours to a few days. 

The second phase is the Craving Phase, lasting from one to ten weeks, where recovering from cocaine causes symptoms like lethargy and irritability.

The third phase is the Extinction Phase, lasting thirty or more weeks, where one will experience various, mild side effects. Take the cocaine detox test.

At any point, a cocaine addict will experience a new kind of phase that results from personal growth and a better way of living. This phase can develop alongside and regardless of the other chronic and acute cocaine withdrawal symptoms. There is much to look forward to. In a medical detox for cocaine, the patient will undergo a treatment plan specifically tailored to them, designed to teach them coping skills and positive behaviors.

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What are the Signs You Need
a Cocaine Detox Program?

If you are asking yourself, Do I need a Cocaine Detox? you are now in a spot where you can be honest with yourself. Cocaine addiction is a whirlwind of illusions that cocaine will help and delusions that nothing is wrong. It is time to realize that something is entirely wrong, and that’s why addicts use it in the first place. They may already be dealing with mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, unresolved trauma, and more. 

Whatever it is, a person who is constantly ridden with feelings of inadequacy, a general dissatisfaction with life, and an inability to cope with life on life’s terms, takes cocaine and finally feels good. They feel energized, confident, and invincible. Those feelings come and go very fast, and while cocaine temporarily seems to be a solution to the problem, it’s actually not, and the problem is still getting worse. An addict will continue to chase and maintain their high. Even though the addict is aware of the damage this is causing, they have lost all control in the amount and frequency that they take. Using cocaine becomes a compulsion. Does this sound like you? Take the cocaine detox quiz.

In the midst of a cocaine addiction, a person will experience mood swings, irritability, and paranoia. They may experience sleep deprivation, exacerbating these symptoms. Furthermore, alienation, isolation, and estrangement from friends and family are sad and lonely consequences of cocaine addiction. How did you do on the cocaine detox quiz?

All it takes is a little willingness and honesty. Let go of all the other burdens and let yourself be treated in a medical detox for cocaine. Start your healing journey today, and give us a call.