WITHDRAWAL SIDE EFFECTS
Going through drug withdrawal side effects can be a harrowing experience, especially
attempting detoxification without proper monitoring. These side effects usually materialize
in the mind and the body and can be highly uncomfortable after relapse. There hasn’t been
a way to temper withdrawal side effects until recently.
Addicts admittedly avoid treatment and detoxification because they fear the withdrawal
side effects. Most addicts want to stop their addictions, but the knowledge of significant
withdrawal side effects is a powerful deterrent.
To the addict who has been through withdrawals before or who has heard from other
people, it’s easier to manage the consequences than to manage the detoxification side
Drug addicts’ withdrawal side effects
A drug addict who abruptly stops taking their addictive drugs will normally encounter drug
withdrawal side effects. Because their bodies are so accustomed to the drug’s effects, its
absence results in severe physical reactions. Withdrawal side effects develop because the
drug’s absence stimulates the nerves.
Different drugs have different drug withdrawal side effects because they affect each
individual differently. For example, opioids or narcotics typically have painful side effects,
while barbiturates and benzodiazepines withdrawals have different and worse side effects.
Stimulant drug withdrawal side effects include excessive fatigue and feelings of depression.
Whereas side effects for opiates or narcotics include anxious feelings, dilated pupils,
hypertension, sleeplessness, feeling nauseous, and vomiting.
On the other hand, barbiturates withdrawal side effects include muscle pain, shakes,
convulsions, hallucinations, and delirium. Additionally, hallucinations, delirium, light
sensitivity, and numbness are withdrawal side effects for benzodiazepines.
These withdrawal side effects should not be ignored. While many side effects are
manageable, many others can be lethal.
The severity of the side effects i