How to Overcome Withdrawal Symptoms

Deciding to make a change and try to quit using drugs or alcohol can be a challenging and major life decision that will, in the end, do nothing but benefit the user’s health and personal relationships. The beginning of this change will no doubt be one of the hardest stages of their life but, in the end, leave them feeling better. 

Withdrawal affects everyone differently depending on various factors like how their body reacts to different substances or how long the substances were being misused and abused.They could potentially quit and feel immediately better without facing almost any withdrawal symptoms. But sadly, this is not the case for many people looking to quit abusing substances. 

The Symptoms:

  • Depressive Symptoms

Depressive feelings of doom and low self-worth can easily take over someone’s mind. Therefore, it is essential that before someone decides to quit using that they set up a reliable support system for themselves to help them get through the most demanding parts emotionally.

  • Anxiety

Anxiety is also a prevalent symptom of withdrawal and can vary in severity depending on why or how they used the substances. If they used substances to self-medicate and help them relax, then when they stop using those substances, they will probably feel immediately physically and mentally anxious.

  • Fatigue

Anytime your body is recovering from a sickness or ailment, you might feel fatigued. This is very much true for those recovering from addiction and going through withdrawal.

  • Mood Swings

Having rapid fluctuations of significantly different moods is also very common but varies in extremities. If you are experiencing severe mood swings resulting from withdrawal, you must have a support system in place to help you adjust and handle the back-and-forth.

  • And sometimes more severe physical symptoms that require medical attention and oversight.

Sadly there is no cookie-cutter way to manage everyone’s different and varying symptoms of withdrawal. The only real way to consistently and successfully manage people’s withdrawal symptoms is to rely on a trusted support system consisting of close family or friends and maybe even professionals. 

Going to professionals to better help you get through your withdrawal symptoms may feel unachievable.. American Treatment Network provides life-saving support and immediate access to care for those in need. Located in Havertown, PA, and Wilmington, DE they specialize in assisting in opioid treatment withdrawals and even offer medication-assisted withdrawal treatment to help in more severe cases. 

So if you or someone you know requires withdrawal support or assistance, give us a call today to speak with a representative and help us help you make the proper steps to a healthier and happier life. 


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