Common Withdrawal Symptoms & How to Treat Them

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As addiction and alcoholism progress, many people wind up using just to stave off withdrawals.

So, what do withdrawal symptoms look like? Drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms will vary, and they often need professional treatment. We offer medically monitored detox in Stuart to help patients make it through withdrawals as they work towards recovery. Here are common withdrawal symptoms and how to treat them without compromising your sobriety.

What Are Common Symptoms of Drug Withdrawals?

While some withdrawal symptoms are similar to signs of drug overdose, there are different symptoms experienced during withdrawals. The exact symptoms will vary depending on the type of drug that the patient is withdrawing from. For example, heroin withdrawal symptoms will differ from cocaine withdrawal symptoms. [1] Depressants tend to have similar withdrawal symptoms, as will most stimulants. The most common drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Restlessness
  • Depression
  • Dehydration
  • Runny Nose
  • Delirium
  • Seizures
  • Irritability
  • Paranoia
  • Raised Blood Pressure
  • Raised Body Temperature
  • Vomiting

These symptoms of withdrawals will vary from patient to patient, but professional detox programs are the safest and most comfortable option for recovery. Call 888-280-4763 to learn how our team at Banyan Detox Stuart can help you safely detox with minimal withdrawals.

How to Get Through Drug Withdrawals

As with many challenges in life, the best way out is through. You need to work through your withdrawals to reach the goal of sobriety. But you don’t have to work through drug withdrawal symptoms on your own. Depending on the severity and symptom type, doctors may prescribe medication to treat withdrawal symptoms. Common alcohol withdrawal treatment meds include antipsychotics and benzodiazepines to limit seizures associated with severe alcohol withdrawals. [2] Other medications given during detox are aimed at treating withdrawal symptoms to help patients stay comfortable during the detox process.

In addition to medical detox, some patients may benefit from meditation for drug detox. Meditating during detox helps patients better control their emotions and responses to the world around them which can be invaluable during the challenging steps of detox. Meditation helps reduce many of the anxieties and mood disorders that patients can experience as a result of withdrawals.

Getting Help for Detoxification

Withdrawals are more likely to occur when a person tries to detox without medical support. This is because deficiencies and other issues caused by addiction are highlighted during detox, and medial care can help prevent these issues and minimize their severity. Going to a treatment program to detox can be the best choice a person makes for their health in recovery.

If you or someone you love needs help detoxing from drugs or alcohol, contact our detox team by calling 888-280-4763.


Sources:

  1. NCBI – Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment
  2. NCBI – Physical Detoxification Services for Withdrawal From Specific Substances
 

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Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.