When someone suddenly stops or sharply reduces their intake of an addictive substance, they are likely to suffer from a predictable set of symptoms known as withdrawal. These symptoms will generally fall under one of two broad categories—emotional withdrawal symptoms and physical withdrawal symptoms.
Emotional symptoms of withdrawal may include but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, restlessness, instability, feelings of loneliness or social isolation, poor concentration, irritability, insomnia or exhaustion, mood swings, nightmares, and memory loss. Physical symptoms of withdrawal may include but are not limited to, elevated heartbeat, sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heart palpitations, muscle aches, difficulty breathing, headaches, unsteadiness, dizziness, and tremors.
The set of symptoms experienced during withdrawal will be unique to the substance, of course. Even for a specific substance, certain symptoms may be more or less pronounced based on a variety of factors unique to the individual including genetics, family history, and the length and intensity of use. Where symptoms of withdrawal are particularly severe, it may be recommended to enroll in a supervised detoxification program.
The Asana Recovery Center offers a supervised detoxification and residential treatment program in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. Call us today at (949) 438-4504 to find out whether our drug and alcohol addiction treatment program may be the right fit for you.