Withdrawal symptoms come in all shapes and sizes. It depends on what substance was abused, for how long, at what quantity. Some substances require a definite medically supervised detox or the results could be fatal. Especially with alcohol and benzodiazepine addiction. Other withdrawals, though not potentially life threatening, can be extremely uncomfortable.
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS) has a number of distinct symptoms:
- an increased heart rate
- high blood pressure
Treatment typically lasts a week or less, severe cases potentially longer.
Our Clinical Director, an HIV specialist who holds two masters degrees from the US, works with local psychiatrists and hospitals to ensure the safest and most comfortable detox process available.