Detox From Cocaine With Banyan Stuart

Cocaine, or coke, use is a growing problem nationwide, with adults aged 18 to 25 at the highest risk of developing such an addiction.1 While a person may begin using cocaine in social settings, such as at parties or gatherings, the drug’s manipulative effects on the brain’s limbic system can result in the quick development of addiction. As with any drug, cocaine addiction can result in a series of negative health effects that damage a person’s happiness and put their future at risk. If you or someone you love needs help getting sober, our cocaine detox program at the Stuart, Florida, Banyan Treatment Center can help.

The Importance of Professional Cocaine Detoxification Services

The cocaine detox process can include withdrawal symptoms that vary in intensity from patient to patient. For some, symptoms are mildly uncomfortable, and for others, the process can be overwhelmingly difficult. Detoxing is a crucial first step toward breaking free from addiction, but it must be done under the supervision of professionals. As symptoms of cocaine withdrawal can be harmful and potentially life-threatening, a medically monitored detox is imperative for a successful outcome. Our coke detox program provides the support and supervision patients need to safely withdraw from harmful toxins.

These programs aim to treat the mental and physical withdrawal symptoms often associated with cocaine detoxification, including:

  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Increased appetite
  • Unpleasant dreams
  • Slowing of activity
  • Muscle pain
  • Insomnia
  • Congestion
  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety

With medical detoxification in Stuart, our professionals are able to help patients safely manage these and any other effects of cocaine withdrawal. While a detox from coke can be difficult on one’s physical health, it’s especially challenging on mental health.

Cocaine achieves its results by causing an artificial buildup of dopamine in the brain, resulting in a flood of dopamine to the limbic system, which is responsible for emotional responses and the linking of emotions to memories.2 This makes cocaine detox especially tough on one’s mental health, as the limbic system is attempting to equalize, and memories can often be skewed by cocaine’s influence. The professionals at our Stuart rehab can help treat the mental health issues and physical health problems associated with cocaine detoxification.

How Long Does Cocaine Withdrawal Last?

Cocaine withdrawal can last for different lengths of time depending on various factors, such as the frequency and duration of use, the amount of cocaine used, and individual differences in physiology and metabolism. Typically, the acute phase of cocaine withdrawal lasts for about 1 to 2 weeks, during which time the user may experience physical and psychological symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, depression, cravings, and sleep disturbances. These symptoms can be very uncomfortable and can make it difficult for the user to function normally.

After the acute phase, some users may experience a protracted withdrawal phase that can last for several months or even years. During this phase, the user may still experience some residual symptoms, such as irritability, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. These symptoms may be less severe than in the acute phase, but they can still interfere with daily life and make it challenging to maintain sobriety. It is important to note that the length and severity of cocaine withdrawal can vary greatly among individuals, and professional medical and psychological support is often necessary to help manage the symptoms and support recovery.

After Cocaine Detox – The Next Step

Detoxification is an important step in getting sober, but it’s not the only step. After completing cocaine detox, patients are encouraged to continue treatment at residential or outpatient treatment programs. Our Banyan family of facilities provides care for every step of recovery, from detox to alumni support and everything in between.

After completing programming at our detox center, patients are matched with the Florida addiction treatment program that will provide their best route to recovery. For instance, someone who has just detoxed from cocaine will require a treatment program that specializes in addressing such an addiction. This can be accomplished with varying levels of care, including inpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs.

Contact us today to learn more about our detox programs, levels of support, and additional treatment opportunities that can help you or a loved one achieve the way of life that you deserve.


  1. NIH - What Is the Scope of Cocaine Use in the United States?
  2. NCBI - The Neurobiology of Cocaine Addiction

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