Many people confuse the medical condition of experiencing drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms with psychological addiction. Withdrawal symptoms occur when abruptly stopping use of a substance after a period of heavy, chronic use. Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the substance used. Alcohol, benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Valium and Klonopin, opiates, including methadone and Suboxone, sleeping pills and antidepressants are all associated with causing dangerous withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. These symptoms can range from mild stomach upset, irritability and difficulty sleeping to severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, hallucinations, seizures and even death.

Amphetamines and other stimulants such as cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, and Adderall do not typically cause withdrawal when stopping use, however heavy use can lead to health issues which may need to be addressed. That is why it is strongly recommended that if you are a heavy, chronic user of any substance and you are ready to stop using, that you consult a medical professional to be evaluated for medical detox.

The safest and most efficient way to detox from any substance is in a medical facility that specializes in providing detoxification services. Inpatient medical detox typically takes 3 – 5 days for alcohol, 5 – 7 days for benzodiazepines and opiates, and 10 – 14 days for methadone and suboxone. While in a medical detox facility you will be closely monitored for any medical complications arising from withdrawal. And you will be provided medication to alleviate many of the withdrawal symptoms. This will keep you safe and comfortable as you progress through the withdrawal period.

The primary goal of a medical detox is to help you to safely and effectively transition to being free from the substance with which you were struggling.

Are You ready to Leave Addiction Behind You for Good?! If so, call Danny Wike, your Freedom Model Consultant directly at 888-973-9596, and he will get you in contact with the professionals at Gallus Medical Detox Centers for your free consultation today.