There are many drugs that people abuse in the modern world. Substance abuse is a public health crisis. Many of the drugs people use have withdrawal effects, whether they are psychological or physical. Some opioids, as well as alcohol, have severe withdrawal effects for many users. Cocaine, methamphetamine, and other stimulants also have withdrawal effects as well. Many of the symptoms that people feel are based on what and how much they used.
Withdrawal Effects of Opioids
Many opioid medications have unpleasant withdrawal effects. This is one of the reasons it’s so difficult for users to quit using them. Cramping, stomach problems, anxiety, sweating, and even fevers or seizures are possible for long-term opioid users.
In detox, there are many options available to ease these symptoms. Doctors monitor people with opioid use disorder to judge the severity of their symptoms.
Alcohol Addiction and Withdrawal
Alcohol addiction also features withdrawal effects, ranging from a mild headache to delirium, high fevers, and seizures. A person who is physically addicted to alcohol needs to been monitored carefully because some withdrawal effects can be life-threatening.
Alcohol use disorder is dangerous the longer it goes untreated. People who can get sober can avoid health complications from long-term drinking, such as liver damage or dementia.
Meth, Cocaine and Other Drugs
Other drugs that are addictive don’t necessarily have a specific treatment. Methamphetamine is one drug that still goes without medication-assisted treatment. However, there are current studies that are exploring a combination therapy.
Otherwise, for stimulants, doctors will typically help people get proper nutrition and treat any withdrawal symptoms through traditional medicine. People in detox generally are supported to stay comfortable while their body begins to heal from addiction.
People may experience anxiety, headaches, and stomach upset, for example, while detoxing from various drugs. If appropriate, medication can be prescribed and administered to help with these symptoms.
Getting Help for Addiction
Addiction is a disease that wears down your body, mind, and spirit.
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