Cocaine withdrawal is not usually accompanied by the dizziness, nausea, and shaking that most alcoholics experience. However, following prolonged use or an intense binge, cocaine users may experience a "crash" that is characterized by anxiety, irritability, fatigue, and depression.
The malaise and agitation associated with cocaine withdrawal can persist months after cessation of use, and can be accompanied by thoughts of suicide. Because studies have indicated that as many as half of all cocaine addicts also suffer from mental disorders such as depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the mental health aspects of cocaine withdrawal can be particularly acute.
Because of the severity of the symptoms that can follow withdrawal from cocaine, we advise that the process not be undertaken without the supervision of a qualified physician or addiction specialist.