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Understanding Different Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Doctor and patient talking about different drug withdrawal symptoms

Woman Therapist Addressing Drug Withdrawal Symptoms with Male Patient

Drug withdrawal symptoms are the body’s way of adjusting to sobriety. When trying to get sober, you need to go to a quality facility that provides safe and comprehensive detox services. Without an understanding of different withdrawal symptoms and how to treat them, the consequences could be dangerous—and even deadly.

Drug Withdrawal From Downers

Also known as depressants, downers are substances that bring you down when you use them. You may use opiates and benzodiazepines in an effort to calm yourself down or even to help you unwind and relax. These drugs are especially dangerous because they slow down the central nervous system, which leads to shallow breathing. Individuals who use these drugs can experience physical and psychological side effects when attempting to quit.


These effects include:

  • Anxiety
  • Aches and pains
  • Nausea
  • Cold sweats
  • Insomnia

Those who have an opiate or opioid addiction have probably experienced withdrawal when they went an extended period of time without the drugs. If you have, then you know how painful these symptoms can be, which is why drug detox can be helpful.

Benzodiazepine withdrawal can also be extremely dangerous. In fact, some people can experience seizures. Often, a person will turn back to benzos simply to prevent going through these harsh symptoms.

Withdrawal from Uppers

Uppers, or stimulants, are drugs like prescription amphetamines, cocaine, and methamphetamines. Unlike depressants, the withdrawal symptoms from these drugs are strictly psychological, which can also be dangerous. Psychological dependence can be difficult to deal with, especially without medical supervision. Common issues include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Excess sleep

The Heart and Drug Withdrawal

Long-term substance abuse overworks the heart and gradually damages it in the process. When you’re going through drug withdrawal, the heart is trying to work even harder to help your body regain balance. This extra work can lead to high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, and potentially cardiac arrest.

When you’re ready to make the courageous step towards getting clean, Spring Gardens Recovery is ready to help. We provide a supervised medical detox to keep you safe and comfortable during withdrawal. Our experienced, professional staff understands withdrawal and will respond appropriately if any complications arise. You’ll have access medications that help lessen your withdrawal symptoms and keep your heart under control.

We want your stay with us to be as comfortable as possible, which is why we provide numerous amenities. Along with private rooms with TVs and Bluetooth headsets, we also have professional chefs, beautiful grounds, housekeeping, and numerous amenities so you can use this time to recover.

Don’t go through drug withdrawal alone. Call Spring Gardens Recovery today at 866-244-9556 to start down the path to lasting sobriety.

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