The Cocaine Withdrawal Timeline Chart

Anxiety, confusion and depression are only few cocaine withdrawal symptoms. What are the others and how long do they last? Explore our infographic to find out!

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Duration of Cocaine Withdrawal

It can take weeks for acute cocaine withdrawal to resolve. In fact, this stimulant manifests withdrawal symptoms that usually start just a couple of hours after stopping cocaine use. But, how long do cocaine withdrawal symptoms last…over the long term? We review the answers in this visual presentation.

Cocaine Withdrawal Timeline

Cocaine withdrawal can last from several days… to few weeks… to months after last use. However, the general timeline of withdrawal from cocaine is around a period of one month. Here’s a list of detailed cocaine withdrawal symptoms BY TIME PERIOD to easily guide you on what to expect.

The Cocaine Withdrawal Timeline Chart

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24-72 hours after last dose:

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Disorientation
  • Cravings
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Remorse
  • Sleep deprivation

4-7 days after last dose:

  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Decreased cravings
  • Depression
  • Dysphoria (general dissatisfaction with life)
  • Irritability
  • Paranoia

Week 1 Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Agitation
  • Decreased cravings
  • Increased appetite
  • Feeling better
  • Unpleasant dreams

Week 2 Coke Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Anger
  • Cravings return
  • Depression
  • Vivid dreams

Week 3-4 Withdrawal Symptoms from Cocaine:

  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Problem sleeping
  • Stress

How long to withdraw from cocaine?

Moreover, people who have used cocaine for a long period of time may experience post acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS). These symptoms may appear three to six months after quitting cocaine, and they include:

  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Mood swings

KEEP IN MIND: Prolonged cocaine withdrawal can last from six month up to two years. The length of this period depended on the period that cocaine was used, which will also determine the severity of cocaine withdrawal period. Further, is it best to seek medical supervision during cocaine withdrawal so that you can receive psychological and emotional support.

While cocaine withdrawal is difficult…you can do it!

Cocaine withdrawal timeline questions

If you or a loved one have a cocaine problem and would like to receive more information about cocaine withdrawal, call our 24-hour helpline at 1-888-497-6879 today to speak with a knowledgeable consultant.


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Reference Sources: NHTSA: Cocaine
PubMed: Cocaine withdrawal
NCBI: Cocaine withdrawal
VA: Treatment of Acute Intoxication and Withdrawal from Drugs of Abuse
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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