We assessed cocaine abstinence symptomatology in a sample of 100 cocaine-abusing, methadone-maintained patients who completed an anonymous questionnaire retrospectively rating the intensity of 18 symptoms at six time points, from 30 minutes to 2 weeks, post-cocaine use. We found that a majority of patients endorsed symptoms related to dysphoria 24 hours post-binge. However, these symptoms tended to be mild to moderate in intensity and relatively short-lived. Principal components analyses extracted four factors accounting for 64% of the variance: psychoticism, exhaustion, agitation, recovery. Early post-binge period was dominated by psychoticism and agitation, followed by recovery for the duration of the period assessed.