Detox Symptoms

woman with hand over her face dealing with detox symptoms

When it comes to detox symptoms, the severity and length of symptoms depend on the substance you are using, the amount used, and how long you have been addicted. For instance, withdrawal symptoms during heroin detox can be severe and last up to five days. Withdrawal from some medications can cause seizures and last for several weeks. Alcohol withdrawal can trigger delirium tremens and last for a month.

Since the degree of severity or length of your symptoms is relatively unknown, it is best that you get help from a drug and alcohol detox center in Florida. A detox center can provide a range of treatments, as specialists monitor your progress until your symptoms go away. Plus, you are more likely to complete this first stage of recovery in a detox center than you are on your own.

What Determines Your Symptoms?

There are numerous factors that determine what type of withdrawal symptoms you may experience and how bad the symptoms will be, such as:

  • How long you have been using the substance
  • The type of substance you used
  • Your method of consuming the substance
  • The amount you consumed in each sitting
  • Your current health including any medical conditions
  • Any mental health problems you may currently have

Before you begin to detox, a treatment specialist can meet with you to go over the details of your condition. You may answer several questions from our staff as well as ask your own questions, and we’ll address any concerns you have. While it is impossible to know for sure what type of detox symptoms you can expect, your drug and alcohol addiction treatment specialist can help prepare you for detox.

How Long Do Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

The timeline for withdrawal symptoms can vary depending on the circumstance of the addiction. In most cases, withdrawal symptoms emerge between six and twelve hours of your last consumption. They can be as light as a headache or as intense as vomiting and heaving.

By hour 24, you may enter into moderate or severe symptoms that bring you discomfort and pain, as well as psychological instability. You may feel a bit irritated or go through a period of anxiety. Don’t be surprised if you feel sick or get emotional. This period of moderate to severe symptoms can last between one to five days.

After the fifth day, most symptoms finally start to fade away. You will not feel great; however, you will feel better. Your cravings may still stick around for a few days or weeks even after your most intense detox symptoms go away.

Common Withdrawal Symptoms During Detox

Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms during detox include:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Clammy skin, chills, or temperature fluctuations
  • Sudden changes in appetite or sleep
  • Digestive problems, nausea, or vomiting
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

You may also feel an overwhelming sense of fatigue and go through extreme mood swings.

Have Questions About Detox Symptoms? Contact Summit Detox Today

Summit Detox is here when you are ready to take the first step to lifelong recovery. To find out more about what detox symptoms you can expect or about your treatment options, contact us by calling (888) 995-5265.

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