Cocaine Withdrawal

in Addiction
Olivia Pennelle
Published Dec 14, 2020
Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that is taken illicitly and medicinally. It is highly addictive and can have severe adverse effects. Prolonged use of cocaine leads to dependence, addiction, and a number of negative and potentially harmful effects.

What is cocaine?

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant (Erythroxylum coca). The purified chemical — cocaine hydrochloride — is isolated from the plant over 100 years ago. It has been used medicinally to block pain, and for anesthesia. It is also a popular illicit drug, which comes in a powder (cocaine) or mixed with other substances to form crack cocaine. It can be inhaled, smoked, or injected intravenously.

Like other stimulants, cocaine affects the body’s central nervous system and enhances neurotransmitter activity in the brain. Stimulants increase alertness, attention, and energy. Adverse effects include elevated blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. 

Cocaine withdrawal

Depending on the type of cocaine, severity and frequency of use, detoxing from cocaine may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Cocaine withdrawal symptoms

Symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Slowed movements
  • Impaired memory and cognition
  • Heart problems
  • Loss of interest
  • Increased appetite
  • Body aches
  • Cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Intense or unpleasant dreams
  • Lethargy
Coping & relief from withdrawal

We can help overcome uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms through effective, safe, and comfortable medical detox provided by addiction experts. Our patients are rarely uncomfortable because we provide an individualized plan for each patient and their needs.

Gallus Medical Detox provides the comfort of a residential facility, but with clinical expertise that is far superior to most detox facilities. We offer safe, effective, and personalized treatment. We are so proud of our proprietary method that we named it The Gallus Method.

The key features of Gallus Medical Detox include:

  • Individual treatment plans
  • Psychological, physical, and social assessments
  • IV Therapy Program
  • 24/7 medical supervision
  • Cardiac telemetry and video technology
  • Adjustments to treatment plans to suit our patients’ needs
  • An individual recovery plan identifying resources and next steps toward a long-term recovery

If you, or your loved one is struggling with cocaine and don’t know how to, or can’t stop, call us to see how we can help. 

At Gallus Medical Detox Centers, we bring compassion to the commotion. Peace to the pain. Empowerment to the powerless. If you or someone you know needs support with addiction problems, bring us your battle. Call us today and take the best, first step towards recovery: 720-704-1432