Drug withdrawal symptoms can vary based on the person’s substance of choice, addiction history, and other health factors. No matter what substance you’re deciding to get clean from, it’s always important that you seek a medically monitored detox program. Many believe they can detox on their own. Not only does this often lead to relapse, but it could also lead to serious long-term consequences. After completing a detox program at our partner facility, Serenity Lodge helps people seamlessly transition into continuing care.
Understanding Drug Withdrawal
We understand how dangerous drug withdrawal can be. Therefore, we want you to receive the medical attention you need before transitioning to our program. When you first arrive at detox, you’ll go through a medical evaluation so you can receive the best care possible.
Withdrawal occurs because your body has developed a physical as well as a psychological dependence. The body is doing its best to maintain balance at all times, and that has changed greatly from your long-term substance abuse. Addictions make the body begin to need the drugs in order to feel well, so it reacts harshly when you decide to get clean. If you’ve ever run out of drugs, you’ve probably already experienced some symptoms of withdrawal.
Opioid or Benzo Drug Withdrawal
While quitting most forms of drug use will lead to withdrawal symptoms, opioids and benzodiazepines tend to create the most discomfort. In fact, the symptoms can be so uncomfortable and painful that many people relapse just to ease the pain. Some of the most common symptoms of withdrawal from these types of medications include:
- Aches and pains
- Flu-like symptoms
When it comes to benzodiazepines, there can be more severe symptoms that involve seizures. This is one of the primary reasons why we want you to start with detox when you decide to get clean. Whether your drug of choice was opioids or benzos, the medical staff at the detox facility will give you medications that help. Different medications will help prevent seizures, lessen your anxiety, and ultimately limit your discomfort.
Drug Withdrawal from Uppers
If you’re coming to Serenity Lodge due to an addiction to cocaine, meth or prescription amphetamines, the symptoms will be different. Cocaine, amphetamine and meth withdrawal symptoms are more psychological than physical. Due to the way these drugs affect the body, you’ll mainly struggle with issues like anxiety, insomnia, and irritability. You may have experienced some of these symptoms before when you were coming down from these types of medications.
These types of withdrawal symptoms can be just as dangerous though, and some people have high blood pressure as a result. When you’re abusing uppers, your heart is doing much more work than it should. As the drugs leave your system, your heart rate and blood pressure increase. When you’re at a qualified detox facility, you’ll be monitored at all times to ensure you’re safe.
Getting Treatment at Serenity Lodge
Serenity Lodge is a facility that’s here to help you learn how to stay sober once you finish the detox process. It’s important to go through treatment after detox to get down to the root causes of your addiction. Once you learn why you turned to drugs in the first place, you can begin to use tools to avoid relapse.
Serenity Lodge also prides itself as an amenity-rich facility because we want you to be as comfortable as possible. When you come to treatment, you’re going to be getting the clinical care that you need, but you should also feel at home. Because of this, we have a variety of different amenities for your convenience such as:
- Movie Theater
- Professional Recording Studio
- Meditation Pyramid
If you’re ready to begin on the road to recovery in a peaceful environment where you’ll get the care that you need, allow us to help. Call Serenity Lodge today at 866-379-4365. to find out more about our addiction therapy approaches.