If you're dreading detox, chances are that addiction withdrawal symptoms are your biggest fear. Even though these sick feelings are hard to bear, seeking a quality rehab facility is important. You shouldn't underestimate the value of having a medical team guide you through detox. Holistic services also help you feel more comfortable, making the whole process of withdrawal much easier.
What Type of Withdrawal Symptoms Should You Expect?
Keep in mind that your detox experience will be unique. This is partly because you may be using a drug that others in detox may not be using. Every drug affects you differently and presents different withdrawal symptoms as well.
Emotional detox symptoms may include anxiety, irritability, restless, and insomnia. You may get headaches, have trouble concentrating, or feel depressed. Wanting to stay in your room alone is common for people going through withdrawal.
Physical withdrawal symptoms usually include sweating, changes in heartbeat rhythm, muscle aches, breathing problems, and tremors. You will also feel sick and feel a range of symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and diarrhea.
Regardless of the substances you’ve abused, having a professional medical team available 24/7 during your detox makes the experience much more comfortable. Medications, holistic methods, and other detox services soothe your early journey to sobriety.
Timeline of Withdrawal Symptoms
During active drug addiction, you may have gone through withdrawal, or felt “dope sick”, after an extended period of time without drug use. You may already be familiar with feeling anxious, angry, and easily agitated. The withdrawal process during detox is an extended version of this.
The timing and severity of your withdrawal will depend on many factors. The type of drug you used, how you used it, your average dosage, family history, duration of your use and your health conditions all affect your detox experience. Staying healthy, well-nourished and hydrated in detox also play a significant role in the severity and timeline of your symptoms.
Some average expectations of drug detox are:
- Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms: Withdrawal starts 12 hours after your last dose and peaks within one to two days.
- Prescription Painkillers Withdrawal Symptoms: Withdrawal starts within eight to 10 hours and peaks in 12–48 hours.
- Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms: Withdrawal starts within one to two days and peaks after about two days.
- Benzos Withdrawal Symptoms: Withdrawal starts within one to four days and peaks at two weeks.
- Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms: Withdrawal starts a few hours after your last dose and peaks in a few days.
- Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms: Withdrawal starts about eight to 48 hours after your last drink and peaks within three days.
In general, withdrawal usually lasts between five to 10 days. For substances like benzos, withdrawal symptoms may appear for weeks or even months.
Why You Need Medical Detox
You won’t know what your withdrawal experience will be like until you go through it. Each person is so different that one person may get through detox quickly and easily while another suffers longer or experiences the worst side effects. This is why you need the help and support of a quality medical detox.
Located in Spring Hill, Florida, Spring Gardens Recovery provides private, upscale medical detox in our secluded, 4.5-acre facility. At our professional facility, you’ll benefit from our staff’s experienced, compassionate care. Aspects of our addiction therapies include:
Spring Gardens Recovery also offers the following amenities:
- Luxury environment
- Renowned medical director
- Amino acid IV infusions
- Pediment IV infusions
- Medication for easier detox
- Private TV, headsets, chef, housekeeping and more!
Going through detox doesn’t have to be the worst experience of your life. Instead, it can be the beginning of your journey to lasting sobriety. If you’re ready to end your addiction to drugs, call Spring Gardens Recovery now at 866-244-9556.