Cocaine Detox

Withdrawal from cocaine may not be as physically intense as withdrawal from some other substances, but it does present a series of serious mental challenges for the user. The side effects of cocaine withdrawal are primarily psychological and can be extremely difficult for the user to deal without professional support.

Pine Tree Recovery Center

As they say, making the decision to stop using is the first step towards recovery, and the statement holds true in the case of cocaine use as well as any addiction. Knowing that the road ahead may not be easy at times, but well worth it in the long run, deciding to take part in an inpatient cocaine withdrawal program at Pine Tree Recovery Center may very well be your best decision made. Our professional staff treats our clients as individuals. We understand that no two cases are exactly alike. The programs that we create for our patients take each person’s drug history, mental health, well-being and individual circumstances into consideration to ensure future success.

Our team creates an appropriate plan for each resident from the moment the client arrives, into the detoxification stage, and well onto long-term recovery.

Cocaine Withdrawal – What to Expect

Cocaine has a short life (activity) within the body, therefore the effects of withdrawal can start as soon as 90 minutes after the last dose is taken. During an unsupervised withdrawal, the user is at high risk for relapse because it sometimes seems that going through the process is just too difficult to manage for the seven to 10 days that it takes for the substance to be rid from the body.

At Pine Tree, users are medically monitored throughout the process and beyond. As the brain begins to adjust to the absence of the drug and the cocaine cravings subside, patients are likely to feel restless, anxious and achy at times. Our professional medical staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make sure that you are progressing well and are as comfortable as possible throughout the process. Having medical and emotional support at this crucial time can make all the difference in reaching the goal of long-lasting recovery.

Co-occurring Disorders

A co-occurring disorder is when the patient has an additional or underlying issue that may or may not be directly related to the initial drug/cocaine use. It can be that cocaine was initially used, although wrongfully so, in an attempt to combat an anxiety disorder or to assist with an eating disorder. Often, during withdrawal from cocaine, the underlying issues may seem intensified which can complicate the acute phase of the cocaine withdrawal process. Co-occurring disorders are common for many substance users and is another reason why inpatient detox is so often medically recommended.

After the Acute Withdrawal

Within seven to 10 days patients typically start to feel better. Although the cocaine is physically out of a user’s system, patients may very well continue to feel the psychological and emotional symptoms for as long as 10 or more weeks. Mood swings, irritability, anger, cravings and even unpleasant dreams are all possible during this phase. Support is provided by our professional staff to help patients get through this secondary phase of the processes – without the proper support, it may just seem like the process of getting clean will never end.

Pine Tree Therapies

Our case managers and medical staff will devise a support program for each individual in order to ensure continued sobriety. With the tools needed to avoid life’s stresses and your own personal triggers, patients can move on from our facility with piece of mind that they are not alone in their journey. We educate our patients about the cause and effect of drug use, and offer an in-house 12-step meeting curriculum, as well as provide our patients with the support resources they need once they leave our care.

Understanding why drug use began, the effects it has on the human body, and how to successfully avoid future triggers through education and support make a real and tangible impact on long-term sobriety.

Case Management

Cocaine addiction is real and can have a strong impact on an addict’s psyche. At Pine Tree Recovery, an individual case manager, which is assigned to each patient upon arrival, will become your very own advocate. They will help you through the withdrawal and recovery process by communicating your progress to concerned family and friends, coordinate care with the medical team, and help connect the client with the after-care resources they need to stay engaged in their recovery.

Whether you return home, into a sober living community or a half-way house, your case manager will help you coordinate ongoing treatment and therapies once outside of our center.


Making the decision to stop using cocaine is a courageous act and our mission is to set you up for a successful drug-free future. With the right medical help and emotional support, you can be on your way to a life full of good-health, self-confidence, pride, and future ambition. Pine Tree Recovery Center provides the just help you need.

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