Withdrawals symptoms and detox also carry with them the chance of a fatal reaction depending on what type of substance is used and the severity of the addiction. For those suffering through the pains of withdrawal, it can seem like it will go on forever, but long-term addiction recovery is possible with the right team at your side. At Discovery Place, we’re committed to helping you through the early stages of the detox process so you can focus on your path to an addiction-free future.

Common Withdrawal and Detox Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms are not the same for everyone. Some individuals may not experience any withdrawal symptoms, while others may undergo mild psychological effects, and some may experience a plethora of physical and psychological detoxification symptoms. The effects of stopping the use  of a substance one has been abusing can differ depending on the amount of the substance and the frequency it was used, the length of time the drug or alcohol was abused, the individual’s tolerance levels, substance combinations, and physical and psychological preexisting factors.

Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Perspiration, restlessness, changes in appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches are also frequently common. Other symptoms like muscle spasms, increased heart rate, and blood pressure are commonly seen during opiate detoxification cases.

Common Withdrawal and Detox Symptoms

Upon abruptly stopping alcohol or drug use, seizures can often occur if the detox is not properly cared for. During the detox process, patients can also suffer from extreme physical weakness, tremors, and Delirium tremens (DT’s). Irritability and hallucinations have also been noted detox side effects for those who are in alcohol withdrawal.

When quitting taking a legal or illegal substance, you may face some or all of these symptoms. Withdrawal and detox can be a potentially fatal bodily reaction if not closely monitored and treated. Being in an environment that has the training to handle one’s detoxification symptoms can mitigate these risks and is a user’s best option for sobriety.

Treatment for Detox Symptoms

Everyone deserves the opportunity to recover from the use of addictive substances, but It is important to do so in a safe environment. To decrease the chances of complications when one stops their substance use, many choose to attend substance abuse treatment in a specialized addiction treatment center. On its own detoxification is not treatment per se, though it is a wonderful first step to take.

If you are willing to take this first step, you will not be facing the pains of detox and withdrawal alone. Medications are utilized in eighty percent of addiction detox programs to aid with safety.  For those suffering from alcohol or drug addiction in Tennessee, Discovery Place is ready to start your journey of a substance-free life. Contact us at 1-800-725-0922 to learn more about our treatment programs and the unique techniques personalized for your own recovery. You are not alone and our trained professionals are ready to help!


  • Discovery Place was the answer for my son. He did the 90 day and then the step down program and sober living. We give this organization 10 stars. They met my son where he was …emotionally, mentally, physically. They helped him put his life back on track. Discovery Place employees care about their guests. If your son, brother, nephew, grandson or husband needs excellent supportive care THIS is indeed the facility.

    Kim Morton
    Alumni Parent
  • I have remained sober and it is because of DP. DP is the best place there is, hands down. I keep everyone there in my prayers, and I encourage everyone there to take what they are practicing and do it in their lives, after.

    Roy Mantelli
  • Over the past year, I’ve been putting into actin what Discovery Place taught me, and I have experienced a complete perspective change of the world, and the people in it. I get to be a man of service and love today, and for that I am grateful to Discovery Place.

    Matt Kassay
  • Discovery Place means the world to me. They showed me the tools that I’ve tried to use everyday in my life to think less often of myself, and more frequently of others. I am learning to lend a hand when I am able and to have a honest and humble relationship with God and the people around me. Not only am I clean and sober, but also I am happy and fulfilled.

    Tommy Parker
  • Discovery Place and the men who work there made recovery attractive, and more importantly, fun. There is strength in the struggle. I am forever grateful for my time at Discovery Place.

    Creed McClellan
  • When I got to Discovery Place my whole life was in shambles, but I didn’t know it. I spent 6 months in their programs, participating in all three phases, and was met with kindness and love all along the way. It is unbelievable to me, where I am now relative to where I was when I arrived at DP.

    Lance Duke
  • I can never say enough good things about Discovery Place and the people who work there. Before checking in to DP, I was out of options and out of answers. Fortunately, Discovery Place has a solution. Taking suggestions from the staff at DP saved my life, and as a result, I’m now more content and hopeful about life. I’m grateful for Discovery Place showing me how to live a healthy life so that I can become a better man and help the next guy.”

    Tyler Buckingham

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