If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to quit on your own because of how severe addiction withdrawal symptoms can be. Detox withdrawal symptoms can start within a few hours of your last dose and progressively worsen over several days. You can safely overcome addiction withdrawal symptoms with proper detox treatment at a licensed medical facility.
Liberty House Recovery is a drug and alcohol rehab center in Michigan that can help you overcome your substance use. Contact us today to learn more.
What Causes Withdrawal During Detox?
Addiction withdrawal symptoms are what happens to your body when you stop abusing a substance. When you abuse a substance, you build up a tolerance. The more often you abuse that same substance, the more likely you are to have residual toxins or compounds from that substance in your body.
When you stop taking something entirely, the build-up of toxins or compounds has to be flushed from your system. At the same time, changes to your brain and body can result in changes to normal hormone or chemical production, leaving you to experience detox withdrawal symptoms of increased pain or decreased pleasure.
People can experience signs of withdrawal from:
You might not realize that you have experienced signs of withdrawal. The common hangover after a night of heavy drinking represents common withdrawal symptoms like headache, nausea, gastrointestinal problems, dizziness, and fatigue.
What Are Common Withdrawal Symptoms?
Signs of withdrawal can take many forms. Common withdrawal symptoms include sleeping problems, mood swings, muscle and bone pain, nausea and vomiting, appetite changes, depression or anxiety, confusion, seizures, and tremors. What you experience depends on your addictions.
Cocaine withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Problems concentrating
- Slowed thinking
- Slowed physical abilities
- Inability to feel pleasure
- Suicidal thoughts
- Vivid nightmares
- Increased appetite
- Muscle aches
- Nerve pain
With cocaine, you will experience a crash with depression, irritability, and exhaustion within ninety minutes of your last dose. The next phase can last ten days or more, with irritability, problems concentrating, lethargy, and cravings. Ongoing cravings can last up to thirty weeks after your detox but can be safely managed with FDA-approved medications.
Addiction to certain substances comes with severe withdrawal symptoms and the risk of medical complications. As such, it’s important to receive treatment from a licensed medical facility that can monitor your recovery. For example:
Common alcohol withdrawal signs can include:
These signs can begin within a few hours after you stop drinking and peak within a few days.
Common withdrawal symptoms for prescription benzodiazepines can include the following:
- Panic attacks
- Muscle pain
Symptoms often start within twenty-four hours but can last several days, with ongoing cravings lasting for weeks.
Opioid withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Muscle pain
Opioid withdrawal symptoms can begin within six hours of your last dose, leaving you with cramps, spasms, nausea, sweating, and shaking. Within the first three days of detox treatment, your symptoms peak but subside within ten days.
How To Manage Withdrawal at a Professional Detox Center
You can manage signs of withdrawal at a professional detox center like Liberty House Recovery Center under medical supervision. Liberty House Recovery Center offers detox services at our fully licensed medical facility.
Common withdrawal symptoms will be treated with over-the-counter and prescription medications during detox. We have doctors, nurses, counselors, and personnel on duty twenty-four hours per day to:
- Explain what detox withdrawal symptoms to expect
- Monitor your vitals
- Provide medication or IV treatment to manage addiction withdrawal symptoms
Common withdrawal symptoms can ebb and flow during the course of your detox. This means some of the symptoms you experience mildly within the first twenty-four hours of your detox might intensify over the span of several days and then go back to mild. Other symptoms might jump back and forth between intense, mild, and intense again.
What you experience will differ because of what substances you have abused, how much you have abused, what substances you have mixed, and your physical and mental health. At our luxury drug and alcohol drug treatment facility, you undergo an initial assessment so that our staff understands your history of substance abuse and can prepare for common symptoms you might experience.
For detox from opioids, alcohol, or benzodiazepines, you need medication-assisted treatment, which includes FDA-approved prescription drugs. Our licensed Michigan detox center facility can provide medication-assisted treatment and help reduce the severity of your withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Contact Liberty House Recovery Center today to start your detox.