How Long Will Cocaine Stay in Your System?


Created On: Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On: Saturday, 07, December 2019

The length of time that cocaine will remain in the body will primarily depend on the method of use, but cocaine levels will reach a peak in the blood on average 30 minutes after it has been used. Some other factors will include the amount of cocaine being used, the type of body chemistry, and how heavy of a user the person is. It can take, however; roughly an hour for half of the cocaine that was used to leave the body, but long-term use of cocaine will cause the drug to begin to accumulate within the fatty tissues remaining there until an actual detox is done.

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The single use of cocaine can be detected in the urine on average 2 to 4 days after use. The heavy use of cocaine will result in it being detected in the urine on average 12 to 14 days after use, which can also extend up to three weeks. When blood and saliva are taken, cocaine can still be detected after 12 to 48 hours, but the drug can remain in a cocaine user's sweat for an extended period. Cocaine can lastly be found in the user's hair follicles for years after they have used, unless a fully body detoxification or cleansing it done to remove the cocaine from the fatty tissues within the body. If someone is genuinely concerned about being tested for cocaine frequently they may have an addiction to the drug, and will require some type of help.