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Cocaine is classified as a stimulant drug.  Stimulant drugs also include amphetamines.   The use of cocaine can cause dependence.  Addiction occurs after just a short time and in some cases only one use.  The highs are often short lived and therefore require returning frequently to the drug to maintain levels of the drugs in the system. 


Withdrawal symptoms from cocaine addiction may include:

  • Exhaustion and fatigue

  • Anhedonia – the inability to feel pleasure

  • Challenges in concentration

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Cravings for cocaine

  • All-over body aches and pains

  • Tremors and shaking

  • Chills

  • Helpless thoughts


While highly unpleasant, cocaine withdrawal symptoms are rarely medical emergencies.

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