Cocaine detox is relatively short, typically lasting about one week. However, the process is very unpleasant, and the amount of time it takes can lengthen exponentially depending on the user’s history with the substance.
Often times, those who abuse cocaine also abuse other substances as well, making addiction treatment for cocaine a bit more complicated compared to others. In most cases, those who enter treatment for cocaine have other issues as well, and not just restricted to substance abuse. Behavioral therapy as well as a multitude of treatments for other similar substances are used.
It is uncommon to abuse cocaine and nothing else. Detoxing from cocaine alone has not been proven fatal. However, cocaine perpetuates the effects of other harmful drugs, making it potentially fatal if one’s body has taken too much damage from other substances. Overall, cocaine treatment largely depends on the individual, and a medical professional will be able to determine the correct course of action.
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