The more common symptoms associated with synthetic drug withdrawal include:
- Extreme fatigue and sleepiness coupled with sleep-related issues like insomnia.
- Severe psychological symptoms, namely anxiety and depression.
- Persistent headaches.
- Extreme paranoia (which is tied into anxiety) and can be coupled with auditory and visual hallucinations.
- Loss of appetite, which can lead to noticeable weight loss over time.
- Difficulty concentrating or staying focused on anything for longer than several minutes at a time.
- Body tremors and uncontrollable shaking.
- Intense psychological cravings, which often lead to relapse if not effectively treated.
When it comes to treating the symptoms of synthetic drug withdrawal, the most effective methods include a combination of non-narcotic pain relievers, sleep aids and intensive therapeutic intervention. In many cases, men and women who are admitted to our facility after a long stint with synthetic cannabinoids or cathinones need to undergo intensive psychiatric care because of the psychological withdrawal symptoms they are experiencing. At Pine Tree Recovery Center we treat each client comprehensively, focusing on physical, emotional and mental health and well-being.
It is important to note that withdrawal symptoms vary in severity depending on the length and severity of use. Even those who have been abusing synthetic drugs for several months are likely to experience severe, life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.