The Basics of Drug Withdrawal

The Basics of Drug Withdrawal

Understanding Drug Withdrawal


When a person has been abusing drugs for a sustained period of time, they are likely to experience symptoms of withdrawal when they stop. Some withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, progressively becoming worse unless cravings for drugs are satisfied. This can lead to a person becoming even more addicted if they use substances to reduce the effects of withdrawal when they stop.


Dealing with Drug Withdrawal

The severity of drug withdrawal symptoms varies according to a number of factors including genetics and the type and duration of drug used. There are a few withdrawal symptoms that characterize abuse of certain drugs, such as:

  • Heroin and prescription opioids: flu-like symptoms last around a week or so
  • Benzodiazepines: episodes of anxiety or seizures lasting from weeks to months
  • Cocaine: irritability and agitation lasting 7-10 days
  • Alcohol: tremors and seizures lasting several weeks


Because it is not possible to accurately determine the severity of a person’s withdrawal symptoms, it is always recommended to detox in a specialist facility. Casa Recovery offers an exclusive environment at its detox and rehab center in San Juan Capistrano, CA, where patients are supervised throughout the process.


Detox is the very first stage of treatment once a person has made the decision to seek help. It is essential to cleanse the body of all influences from substances before treatment can begin. Many people fear the severity of withdrawal and this can sometimes present a stumbling block to them getting treatment. However, detoxing in a rehab center ensures you are supported throughout the process and withdrawal symptoms are treated as and when they emerge.

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