Once a person quits drugs, the body takes time to adjust to the change and get rid of the drug. The person may experience a range of withdrawal symptoms during this process. Drug detox or withdrawal symptoms depend on the nature of drugs abused, and the extent of addiction.
Some common drug detox symptoms are –
Physical – Diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, nausea and vomiting, increase in heart rate, sweating, aches and pains etc.
Mental/Psychological – Anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation, headaches, irritability, restlessness, even suicidal thoughts
Here are the symptoms for some specific drugs.
Cocaine withdrawal symptoms include depression, extreme fatigue, sleeping problems, vivid and unpleasant dreams, and agitation.
Drug withdrawal from heroin includes cold flashes, involuntary leg movements, and muscle and bone pain.
Meth detox causes intense cravings. Anxiety, fatigue and depression are also common.
Many people feel muscle and bone pain, insomnia and most of the common symptoms listed above.
The safest way to detox off any drug is under medical supervision at a specialized clinic, also known as Medical Detox or Systematic Withdrawal. Leading drug detox centers have extensively trained detox specialists who are skilled in the physical and emotional support required during the detox process.