Cocaine and its metabolites typically can stay in your blood for up to two weeks after use.
It takes longer for your body to get rid of cocaine if you frequently take high doses. The elimination time can also be extended by other factors, such as metabolism, weight, mixing cocaine with alcohol, and mixing it.
What is Cocaine? How long does cocaine remain in your body?
Cocaine, a stimulant drug that is addictive and powerful, comes from the leaves of coca plants.
Cocaine can be inhaled, snorted, smoked, or injected to produce feelings of alertness and confidence.
Cocaine is a Schedule II controlled drug, and its possession is against the law in the United States. Schedule 2 drugs are highly addictive and can lead to physical or psychological dependence. Although doctors may prescribe cocaine for medical reasons, they are restricted.
What are the short-term effects of cocaine?
The effects of cocaine are felt almost instantly and can last up to an hour.
You may feel tiny amounts of cocaine can make you feel energetic, euphoric, and hypersensitive to your surroundings.
Some users report an increase in cognitive ability after taking cocaine. Others claim the opposite.
There are a few short-term side effects of cocaine, including:
- Strict blood vessels
- Dilated pupils
- An increase in body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure
- Bizarre, unpredictable, and sometimes violent behavior
- Paranoia, restlessness, anxiety, panic, and irritability are all symptoms of paranoia
- Tremors, vertigo, and muscle twitches
How long does cocaine stay in your body?
Cocaine quickly absorbs into the bloodstream.
The liver and blood enzymes metabolize cocaine. First, they transform it into metabolites such as benzoylecgonine, which is then eliminated from your body through your urine. As your hair grows, your blood also deposits cocaine and its derivatives.
Tests of blood
How long is cocaine in your system? Half-life is the time a substance remains detectable in blood or urine. Half-life is the time the drug’s concentration takes to decrease by half.
How long does cocaine stay in your blood? The average half-life for cocaine in blood plasma is approximately one and a quarter hours. Therefore, a blood test can be positive for about two days after the last use.
Studies show that regular use of cocaine can lead to a buildup in your body. This could increase the time cocaine, and its metabolites remain in your body.
What factors can affect how long cocaine lasts in your system?
Many factors affect the amount of cocaine in your body and how long it remains there. These are:
- Frequency of usage
- pH of urine
- Concentration of urine
- Liver or kidney impairment
- Body mass
- Type of drug test performed
How does your body metabolize cocaine?
Your liver and blood can metabolize cocaine. The main metabolites in urine are benzoylecgonine, ecgonine-methyl ester, and benzoylecgonine.
Because benzoylecgonine has a concentration in urine that is up to 100 times higher than cocaine, it is often detected by urine drug tests.
Is cocaine more stable when you combine it with alcohol?
Your liver creates a new metabolite when you combine cocaine and alcohol, called cocaethylene.
The plasma half-life of cocaethylene is three to five times that of cocaine. As a result, cocaethylene can cause liver damage, seizures, impaired immune system functioning, and liver damage.
Drinking alcohol after taking cocaine can lead to an increase in cocaine blood levels of up to 30%. This can lead to a slower elimination rate and longer detection time in drug tests. In addition, it is extremely dangerous to mix cocaine and alcohol.
Mixing cocaine with alcohol can cause your heart rate to rise faster than when you take the drug alone. This could lead to more violent behaviors.
Cocaine Detox: How long does it take cocaine to get out?
A process to eliminate a substance or its toxins from the body is called cocaine detox.
You may feel uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when you stop using cocaine. This is because your body adjusts to life without the drug.
You may experience depression, psychosis, and suicidal thoughts in severe cases. To prevent any harm, 24-hour medical supervision will be necessary.
Hathaway Recovery offers luxury detox under the supervision of highly trained medical professionals. Our staff is available to help you with any questions or concerns. If necessary, our medical team might prescribe medication to ease withdrawal symptoms.
Treatment for Cocaine Addiction
Although detoxification can temporarily remove cocaine from the body, it is not a permanent solution. Long-term recovery often requires additional treatment.
Addiction treatment is the treatment of addiction. It involves diagnosing and treating the root causes of your addiction using various therapeutic and medical treatment options.
Hathaway Recovery offers a personalized treatment program incorporating evidence-based therapies such as behavioral and experiential therapies. Our holistic healing program helps you to grow as a person and makes it possible for you to make a fresh start in your life.
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