Because cocaine makes users feel so energetic, stopping can leave them feeling lethargic. Everyday tasks may seem overwhelming, and users can struggle to function without the drug.
Cocaine withdrawal can also cause symptoms such as chills, tremors, muscle aches, and nerve pain. Users can often cycle between feeling exhausted and bouts of extreme agitation and restlessness.
Unlike tranquilizers and opiates, no substitute drugs for cocaine are currently available. However, during the first days of detox, sleep medication or benzodiazepines may be used to ease withdrawal symptoms.