Starting down the road of addiction recovery means going through detox that helps you transition to initial sobriety. When done alone, detox can be extremely difficult to get through and even life-threatening in severe cases. The range of symptoms felt during detox due to withdrawal is so varied that it takes a team of experienced clinicians and psychologists to properly administer medical detox.
What Are the Different Withdrawal Symptoms?
The driving force behind which withdrawal symptoms a person feels during detox is the type of substance being abused. Alcohol and different drugs each come with their own set of withdrawal symptoms with some overlapping with each other. Typically those suffering from addiction and substance abuse will use multiple substances regularly, further complicating the process.
As far as the most common withdrawal symptoms go, it will vary between substances but you can typically expect the following:
- Headaches and migraines
- Nausea and diarrhea
- Enlarged or pinpoint pupils
- Depression and anxiety
- Flu-like symptoms such as runny nose and fever
- Muscle cramps
Detox Has To Be Individualized
Aside from the substance at the center of the addiction, a person’s personal and family health history is another one of the most impactful forces behind withdrawal symptom severity. Even two people with similar backgrounds and health can experience different lengths of withdrawal symptoms due to small differences they may not even be aware of.
An individual’s personal and family history can also play a role in how they experience cessation from a given substance. Two people with a similar history of substance misuse can experience different lengths or severity of withdrawal. New medical issues that arise during substance abuse will also change how detox unfolds.
What To Expect in Medical Detox
America’s Rehab Campuses is committed to making addiction recovery as safe and comfortable as possible. You can expect 24/7 supervision from and access to top clinicians, therapists, and recovery specialists to help treat symptoms as they arise. FDA-approved medication is administered to reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptom severity while mental health support walks you through the emotional changes that happen as your brain starts functioning in a sober state again.
After medical detox has safely gotten you through the most severe parts of withdrawals, the next step is to transition into treatment. Depending on how severe the case of addiction is, treatment may be residential rehab where the guest stays on site for the duration of the program. As they heal and grow during treatment, the intensity is reduced and guests can even start returning home in between sessions.
Start Recovery Today With ARC
Admitting that there’s a problem and seeking out detox and treatment is one of the hardest, but best decisions someone battling addiction can make. We want to make our guests confident in their decision by providing world-class treatment from experienced professionals. Residential rehab guests will live in resort-style accommodations with outdoor sports, indoor hobby supplies, and quiet retreats to always give them something enjoyable to do with their peers.
It doesn’t matter if it’s you or someone you know, the first step in recovery is reaching out to the ARC team today. With a no-obligation consultation, you can ask any questions or even schedule pickup to carry the momentum of choosing to start treatment.