Drug withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable, and sometimes agonizing Physical, emotional, and mental changes that occur when the body is deprived of a drug that it had become accustomed to getting on a regular basis, particularly on a heavy usage routine. The symptoms of drug withdrawal can last for a few days or linger for a few weeks. Without professional help, drug withdrawal symptoms can be extremely unpleasant for the person addicted.
Withdrawal symptoms from drugs may be at times be severe, and can even be life threatening. The type of drug, length of drug abuse, and quantity of regular use all factor into the how intense or mild the drug withdrawal experience will be. Every drug produces a different withdrawal experience as does every person.
There are hundreds of drugs that can cause addiction and withdrawal. Some of the most common are amphetamines, antidepressants, barbiturates, alcohol, benzodiazepines, antipsychotic, sleeping pills, and narcotic pain medications. You may have heard of some of these drugs by the names of Xanax, Meth, Opiate, Valium, Cocaine (Crack), Heroin, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and more.
Types of Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
Generally, drug withdrawal symptoms are classified into two main categories: emotional (or mental) withdrawal symptoms and physical withdrawal symptoms.
Regardless of drug used, practically every individual that goes through drug withdrawal experiences one or more of the following emotional or mental withdrawal symptoms:
- Inability to focus
- Poor concentration
- Severe drug craving
- Social isolation
- Mental Confusion
- Obsessive thoughts
- Physical Withdrawal
The extent of intensity of physical withdrawal varies by type of drug, length of use, and quantity of use, but physical withdrawal affects both the cardiovascular and nervous system. The most common physical withdrawal symptoms are:
- Increased heart rate (rapid heartbeat)
- Chest tightness
- Heart palpitations
- Abdominal cramping
- Muscle Aches
- Breathing difficulties
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dilated pupils
- Blood pressure abnormalities
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
Dangerous Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
Suddenly stopping taking certain drugs can lead to dangerous and even life-threatening conditions. These include seizures, heart attack, delirium tremens, and stroke. Without proper care, monitoring, and supervision, drug detoxification can be extremely dangerous.
Drug Detox, Recovery, and Rehabilitation
A medically supervised drug detoxification program can minimize the uncomfortable nature of both the mental and physical withdrawal symptoms, including the risk of dangerous complications. It can also mean the difference between living and dying.
Blue Water Detox provides a supportive, caring, and most importantly safe environment to not only assist you in drug withdrawal, but returning to a substance-free and healthy lifestyle. Our serene location in Delray Beach, Florida, spa-like facilities, and trained and caring professionals make for an ideal setting for you or your loved one to accomplish the goal of a substance-fee lifestyle.
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If you or a loved one has concerns over drug withdrawal symptoms due to of a drug dependency, please contact Blue Water Detox today so that one of our caring specialist can talk to you about our medically supervised and customized drug detox and rehab program. Please call our toll-free number listed above or fill out your name, phone number, and email address on the form above.