Detox and Withdrawal from Prescription Drugs
The amount of time withdrawal from prescription drugs will last depends on how long the user has been taking the drug, how much of the drug, and how they took it. After only a few hours or days they may start to feel the beginning stages of withdrawal which will last a few days. They may have trouble concentrating, drug cravings, mood swings, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle spasms, hallucinations, and even seizures. This can last for a couple weeks to several months. The support from the Master level clinicians at Recovery Ways will aid in the withdrawal process and help them overcome the drug cravings so that they do not relapse during this time. They will also be able to help them with any co-occurring disorders or any resulting anxiety or depression.
Detox from these drugs shouldn’t be conducted alone or without medical supervision because of the difficult withdrawal symptoms that can be life-threatening. Another reason to be medically supervised is because of the overwhelming cravings the user will feel during this time can cause them to relapse and even overdose.