How Long Does Stimulant Psychosis Last?
There is no set timeline for the length of stimulant psychosis. When someone is experiencing a cocaine psychosis, they could feel the effects as long as they are intoxicated.
Several factors dictate how long the intoxication will last, including:
- Intoxication Length Factors
The type of drug consumed
The dose or amount used
The route of administration (snorted, injected or smoked)
The person’s tolerance to the substance
Alcohol or other drugs being used in combination
Generally, someone smoking a small dose of crack cocaine will have an intense intoxication. However, this effect won’t last as long as the effects caused by snorting large amounts of powder cocaine. This difference is due to the drug’s ability to get into the blood and brain quicker when smoked.
Most of the time, cocaine psychosis effects end a few hours or days after the last use. People must practice caution, though, because these unwanted symptoms can last for a month in some cases.
Cocaine and other stimulants are problematic drugs known to create many troublesome effects. If you are struggling to manage the consequences of cocaine use, it might be time for professional treatment. The experts at The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health are able to identify and treat substance use disorders as well as other co-occurring mental health conditions. Contact us today to learn more about treatment programs that can work well for you.
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