Related Mental Health Concerns
Cocaine withdrawal symptoms may vary from person to person.
Things like the length and frequency of abuse can alter your symptoms. These factors can also alter the degree to which you feel them.
Unlike many other illicit drugs, the majority of cocaine withdrawal symptoms are not physical. For example, some illicit drug withdrawal symptoms include shaking and vomiting. Cocaine withdrawal symptoms are typically more emotional than physical.
Some of the most common are:
- Agitation or anxiety
- Restless behavior
- General feelings of discomfort
- Increase in appetite
- Vivid, unpleasant dreams
- Slowing of activity
Intense cravings and depressive episodes are two of the most common. After long-term or heavy use, these may last longer than many others.
Over time, more serious risks appear, such as a heart attack, stroke, or brain damage.
When it is an illicit substance as strong as cocaine, accidental overdoses are another concern.
Combining cocaine with other substances heightens the risk of an accidental overdose. In 2017, 19.8% of all drug overdose deaths involved cocaine. This percentage accounts for 13,942 overdose deaths.