First 1-3 Hours
The moment you stop taking cocaine physically and realize it mentally, withdrawal symptoms start to surface. During the first few hours you will already feel exhaustion, irritability and have an increased appetite. What’s more interesting, is during this period cravings are not as severe as in the upcoming stage.
The first week of detox is when you will start feeling an intense need and strong cocaine cravings. This period is characterized by symptoms such as insomnia, nightmares and abrupt mood swings.
The symptoms that appeared during the previous period continue for the next couple of weeks, to which concentration problems, emotional breakdowns, irritability and agitation are added.
After having overcome the difficult withdrawal symptoms during the first month of recovery, the healing of the mind and body can begin. During this time the previous cocaine withdrawal symptoms will gradually disappear. However, even after detox some may still feel the need for cocaine at times, which can cause anxiety and uneasiness but with time these feelings will leave you as well.