Severe Detox Symptoms
When a person who is addicted to alcohol or drugs stops taking the substance they have been using, severe detox symptoms often come into play.
Detox happens when the mind and body have become so chemically dependent on something that they react with emotional, psychological, and physical withdrawal symptoms when the substance is taken away.
Depending on the object of addiction, detoxification symptoms can be as mild as slight tremors or insomnia or as serious as a severe heart attack, stroke or grand mal seizure.
Severe detox symptoms can occur in withdrawal from alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, and many other addictive substances.
These symptoms, particularly those from alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawal, can become fatal. Those who’ve experienced severe detox symptoms have said it’s as if having the worst flu imaginable multiplied by a thousand times.
Without proper medical care, the sickness can be unbearable, and witnessing a loved one suffer through withdrawal (whether by choice or not) can be excruciating. Many people who are addicted feel ‘sick’ until they can get their ‘fix’ to feel well again. It’s a vicious and deadly cycle.
The good news is that if one has the deep desire to recover, severe detox symptoms can be medically managed in a treatment center or hospital under the care of professionals.
Addiction is a vicious cycle, and these substances are extremely hard to wean off of. If you or someone you know is in need of help, we urge you to seek medical care immediately and seek a treatment center to start recovery. You’re not alone in this disease. People who have understand what you’re going through are waiting and ready to help.
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