Stimulant Withdrawal & Timeline

When someone goes on a binge and uses a stimulant drug, like methamphetamine or cocaine, the withdrawal is commonly called coming down or a crash. This form of withdrawal comes in different stages:

Early stage Middle stage Late stage
  • Anxiety
  • Intense craving for the drug
  • Aggression or quick temper
  • Emotional agitation
  • Delusions
  • Lack of focus
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Waking with extreme hunger
  • Sleeping for long periods of time
  • Extreme sleepiness

Usually these symptoms start within 36 hours of stopping the drug, and last for a couple of weeks.

At Recovery Centers of America, we usually offer comfort medications for stimulant drugs, such as cocaine or meth. Often, people addicted to stimulants directly enter our residential program. Regardless of the path you take at Recovery Centers of America, we center all of our treatment around your comfort. You or your loved one can rest assured you’re getting exceptional care and treatment to support a healthy road to recovery.

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