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How Long Does Withdrawal Last?

How Long Does Withdrawal Last?

Infographic Text: How Long Does Withdrawal Last?

The length of a withdrawal period depends on the drug and the individual. Light green represents the minimum withdrawal time. Dark green represents the maximum withdrawal time. Substance abuse treatment can reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms.

  • Alcohol: 3-10 days
  • Caffeine: 2-9 days
  • Cannabis: 7-14 days
  • Cocaine: 7-14 days
  • Heroin: 5-10 days
  • Nicotine: 14-28 days


  1. NSW Drug and alcohol withdrawal clinical practice guidelines [PDF]. (2018, April 18). NSW Department of Health. Retrieved from
  2. When does caffeine withdrawal stop? (n.d.). Retrieved from

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