Addiction withdrawal

Addiction withdrawal

People sometimes tend to take certain drugs and substances so much that their brains adjust and tends to be dependent on those substances to feel normal. However, if the person suddenly chooses to stop taking drugs or these substances, he or she goes into withdrawal.

Withdrawal happens when a person does not take a substance he is addicted to and they experience unpleasant symptoms, which are usually the opposite of the addictive symptoms.

Drugs withdrawal can be harmful if not managed properly

Types of Substances people get addicted to

  • Heroine
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Barbiturates
  • Methamphetamine
  • Nicotine
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy
  • Benzodiazepine
  • Synthetic cannabinoid

Symptoms of addiction withdrawal

The symptoms of addiction withdrawal could be emotional or physical, depending on the type of substance abused or addicted to includes:

Irritability, insomnia, changing moods, aches and pains, anxiety, vomiting, social isolation, night mare, goose bumps, runny nose, dilated pupil, nausea, hallucination, agitation, abdominal cramps, depression, cravings, fatigue, sweating, muscle aches, seizures, memory loss, increased appetite, paranoia, changes in appetite, decreased sex drive, dizziness, digestion problems, diarrhea, cold and hot flashes etc.

Medication for detoxification

It is important that before one sets on a journey of detoxification he should see a doctor because withdrawal management is an important aspect of the medical detox process.

The medical detox process is the safest and most comfortable way to withdrawal management.

The goal of medical detox is to reach a state of safety and comfortable mental physical stability.

 Withdrawal medications: the drug that will be prescribed to  a patient depends  on the type of substance you are addicted to , they include;

  • Catapres
  • Librium
  • Buprenex
  • Valium
  • Ativan
  • Methadone

Other medications to manage withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Anti anxiety medications
  • Anti convulsants
  • Anti psychotics and other drugs designed to treat nausea or sleep problems.

How to cope with withdrawal symptoms

– Drink plenty water

– Sleep well

– Purchase over the counter relief symptoms

– Exercise

– Eat well

– Ask for help from professionals

– Yoga

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