Drug and alcohol withdrawals can be manifest in both mental health and physical health. Withdrawal symptoms will differ from person to person. Everybody will react differently. Every drug is different. Drugs and alcohol suppress the brain’s production of neurotransmitters. Certain drugs will cause more mental withdrawal, whereas others will cause more physical withdrawal. When the brain has adapted to drug or alcohol use, and it is then cut off, it can create a surge of adrenaline and cause withdrawal symptoms. 

Withdrawals will be influenced by many things, including the history and longevity of the substance abuse, the type of substance, the method of use, genetic makeup, and other medical and health factors. 

The amount of time you experience withdrawals also differs on the substance and the person. For example, according to American Addiction Centers heroin withdrawals typically begin within 12 hours of the last dose and peak within 24-48 hours whereas cocaine withdrawals start within a few hours of the last dose and peaks in a few days but can last up to 10 weeks. The size of the dosage will also lead to more prolonged lasting withdrawals than a smaller dosage. 

Some of the ways that withdrawals may impact a recovery addict include: 

If you’re dealing with drug and alcohol addiction or withdrawal, join us at Ardu Recovery Center. You can change your life and kick this addiction. We’ll help you get started on the road to recovery with a few simple steps. Take the first step today by giving us a call. At Ardu, we use multiple methods of therapies that are catered to the individual to ensure their success. We’ll help you work through withdrawal symptoms and come out the other side as a happier, healthier individual, free from addiction. Begin your journey to recovery today.

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