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.

If you have questions about the duration of coke withdrawal…send us a lone! You may also leave a comment in the section below. We try to respond t all legitimate questions promptly and personally.

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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  1. Hello everyone . i was a cocaine and ecstasy addict for about 2 years . but the last Two mounth i toke only cocaine but very heavly every night i take 2 grams. then i tried 3 times to stop it. but the last one I succed now i quited cocaine for about 4 mounths . sorry for my my bad english expression . i want just help others

  2. My son-in-law’s last usage was 5 weeks ago. He is on color coded urine test + some cocaine showed up. Is this possible? I have been in the substance abuse field for 33 years + I believe he is telling me the truth. He relapsed after being clean + is on prescription meds.

    Thank you…Sandra

  3. Hi, can I have some advice on how to deal with my situation please? My boyfriend was strongly addicted to cocaine before we got together and took it daily until he was in a bad way and went to rehab tried hypnotism etc etc so many things and eventually he was doing well and seemed like he was over it (how niave of me). He seemed to hate it didn’t wanna touch it etc etc and was really doing well. He has done really well compared to what he used to be but since I have since got pregnant and am now 4 months. For the last 3.5 he has been taking cocaine again weekly every single week when he is on the lates at work only like once a week but still he shouldn’t take it at all….I can tell by his face immediately he tries to play it down promises it won’t happen again but it just keeps happening. He lies he gets defensive he kicks off I kick off it’s constantly hanging over us. I can’t believe I’ve been so stupid thinking he was over it and I’m pregnant and I don’t know what to do. I get so angry I can’t help my reaction: I’ve tried all ways to talk to him to try and understand get him to go back to counselling before the baby arrives I refuse to have that around my child.. he doesn’t want too said it looks like he has failed hates all that etc but it’s not the case he just needs support he can’t do it himself clearly…but I wish I could control the anger he said he can’t see why I get angry about it and it’s like I take it personally and it’s not against me. I get that but we are supposed to be having a family a baby and it’s just going to get out of control. Even more if it carries on. It’s so worrying. How should I handle it? I hate it so much. Every time he is at work on the late shift I’m anxious for him coming home and seeing if he’s high. It consumes me. And I know he will be. He just can’t help himself. What would others do in this situation. I love him so much I just want him to stop.

  4. hi,
    I have been using cocaine, benzos, ketamine on a daily base over the last 4 years. I quit 38 days ago and have been totally sober since then. Until today. Tomorrow is my 38th birthday and I was feeling a bit depressed I guess. I did one line of cocaine and nothing else. I felt regret right after doing it. And now I’m worried that I messed up the healing process of my body… Can you tell me how bad one line of coke is? Am I right at the beginning again? thanks in advance for your reply.

    1. Hi Eli. Relapse is a part of your recovery. Stay strong, and whenever you feel craving or depressed I suggest that you go to support meetings, or call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7.

  5. Need help over coming a coke problem been on and off of it 1year and half. Lately every day using only at night. Getting sick of it. Help me to over come this ideas medications…. Please

    1. Hi Lucile. 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.

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