Drug abuse rewires the brain’s grey matter causing fundamental long-lasting changes. Over the years, as the brain regions continue to adjust to the presence of a drug, they experience altered neural connectivity that forms new connections and eliminates older ones. Drugs, alcohol, and other intoxicants also disrupt the regular flow of neurotransmitters that could lower the production of key brain cells. Research further suggests that some brain regions may even shrink over time due to chronic drug use.

Given the way in which drugs and alcohol impact the brain, it is not surprising that once the user stops taking the drug, their bodies struggle to regain equilibrium. As a result, they experience withdrawal symptoms and may require professional substance abuse treatment in a medically supervised environment to manage them.

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What are withdrawal symptoms?

When drug users quit using addictive substances, they often experience withdrawal symptoms that include uncomfortable physical and mental side effects. These symptoms vary depending on the drug in use. Here are a few examples of drugs and their withdrawal symptoms.


  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches and cramps


  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucinations
  • Disorientation
  • Loss of consciousness


  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Increased appetite
  • Vivid nightmares
  • Agitation


  • Dizziness
  • Hallucinations
  • Aches and pains
  • Insomnia
  • Coma
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Psychosis

What is detox treatment?

A detox treatment process includes a set of interventions that remove toxins from the body with the help of medications and 24/7 supervision by a nurse while detoxing. This also helps effectively reduce withdrawal symptoms and ensure medical stabilization of the patient.

At Invictus Health Group, we partner with detox services with state-of-the-art drug addiction treatment centers for:

  • Alcohol
  • Illicit drugs
  • Prescription drugs

The main objective of a detox treatment center is not only to eliminate these harmful substances from the system, but also manage the symptoms associated with withdrawal. Invictus Health Group offers its patients a wide range of detox programs based on the severity of their addiction. These can range from the least intrusive to the most intensive.

Beyond Detox

In addition to professionally administered detox programs, Invictus Health Group’s partners also offer comprehensive treatment programs for addiction, dual-diagnosis, and mental health disorders at our partner’s behavioral health centers.

Our partner’s team of drug recovery specialists at their residential detox treatment rehabs is trained to identify the underlying causes of the problem and prescribe personalized treatments as well as group psychotherapy based on the patient’s requirements. Additionally, patients can opt for alternative therapeutic activities such as yoga, meditation, exercise, and nutritional counseling to embark on the journey to wellness.

For more information about world-class detox programs through Invictus Health Group facilities, please contact our 24/7 detox treatment helpline 866-548-0190. Our team of representatives can help find the best recovery plan according to your needs. You can also chat online with a representative for further assistance.

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