Designing Your Detox Plan
Drug withdrawal is the group of symptoms that occur upon the abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of medications or recreational drugs. In order for the symptoms of withdrawal to occur, one must have first developed a form of drug dependence. This may occur as physical dependence, psychological dependence or both. Drug dependence develops from consuming one or more substances over a period of time. Dependence arises in a dose-dependent manner and produces withdrawal symptoms that vary with the type of drug that is consumed.
Withdrawals can cause pain, sickness, anxiety, depression and a whole laundry list of withdrawal symptoms that can be extremely hard to push through.
Steps to Recovery
Design a detox plan
Design an aftercare plan
Start tapering and stabilizing your doses
Set long term goals