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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in San Diego, California

San Diego, CA has a multitude of treatment options including: 19 medicaid treatment centers, 17 inpatient rehabs, 18 drug rehabs that take private insurance like UnitedHealthCare, 11 detox centers, 23 outpatient rehabs.

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Alcohol and Drug Rehabs Serving the San Diego, California Area:

    alcohol rehab program - El Dorado Community Service Center CA
    1733 Euclid Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92105

    Phone: 619-263-0433

    El Dorado Community Service Centers, part of American Health Services, has locations throughout California and Texas. Their San Diego location, known as Euclid Medical Services, offers narcotics replacement therapy to adults within the San Diego area. Their bilingual program accepts walk-ins and offers extensive open hours every day of the week for their clinic, counseling services, and dosing services. The integrated, non-profit organization is community-focused and designed to support the health of their patients and the San Diego area as a whole.

    alcohol treatment facility - San Diego Treatment and Recovery Ctr CA
    6244 El Cajon Boulevard
    San Diego, CA. 92115
    888-547-6116 x1

    Phone: 888-547-6116 x1

    San Diego Treatment and Recovery Center provides addiction treatment to adults within the San Diego area. Their flexible treatment schedules provide enhanced access for busy patients and are offered on an outpatient basis. The center also provides services to individuals who suffer from a dual diagnosis and can serve individuals suffering from both alcohol and drug addiction. The center's outpatient program delivers treatment on a customized basis for individuals who may not be able or willing to attend a residential treatment program and also offers a sober living component.

    drug rehab program - Lasting Recovery CA
    6046 Cornerstone Court West
    San Diego, CA. 92121

    Lasting Recovery has been offering addiction rehabilitation to people who live in and around San Diego, California and who are fighting with substance use issues. As such, Lasting Recovery provides a wide variety of services including couple/family therapy, contingency management/motivational incentive, individual psychotherapy, behavior modification, relapse prevention, dual diagnosis drug rehab and others using its unique philosophy of evidence based approaches to addiction treatment.

    This rehabilitation facility also believes that results are best achieved by providing individual services to each client. Because of this, it has been specializing in a wide collection of personalized treatments like seniors or older adults, persons with eating disorders, clients referred from the court/judicial system, social skills development, veterans, programs for the hearing impaired and more. In the same way, this addiction treatment center provides these services in the following settings - outpatient substance abuse counseling, short term rehab facilities, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs, detox facilities, long term drug addiction treatment and more.

    It also has aftercare programs designed to replicate its treatment methods in the creation of a level of stability, abstinence, and sobriety that is permanent and lasting. Lastly, Lasting Recovery accepts these payment forms - including private pay, private insurance, medicaid, medicare, payment assistance, state welfare or child and family services funds, county or local government funds and others.

    drug treatment program - Mental Health Systems Inc CA
    6244 El Cajon Boulevard
    San Diego, CA. 92115

    Phone: 619-287-8225

    Mental Health Systems Inc.'s Center Star ACT treatment program offers Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for individuals who suffer from severe mental illness. This program focuses on individuals who have been involved in the justice system and offers its services 24 hours a day. Patients must meet a number of requirements to attend, due to its focus on those who require intensive support that goes beyond that offered by many other recovery programs. The program's treatment approaches include a psychiatric assessment, medication management, dual diagnosis treatment, individual and group counseling, and a wide range of case management and supportive services.

    alcohol rehab program - Substance Abuse Evaluation CA
    3505 Camino Del Rio South
    San Diego, CA. 92108

    Phone: 619-206-5503

    The Substance Abuse Evaluation Resource Center in San Diego offers a continuum of care for individuals suffering from substance use disorder. This program includes treatment for co-occurring disorders, as well as sober living support and aftercare for individuals who are leaving active treatment and seeking to maintain their recoveries over the long term. They also offer a number of specialized services to patients, including treatment tailored to pregnant and postpartum women, older adults, members of the LGBT community, military families, those who have experienced trauma, and those who have experienced domestic abuse.

    drug treatment facility - ABC Sober Living LLC CA
    5330 Soledad Mountain Road
    San Diego, CA. 92109

    Phone: 858-204-1304

    ABC Sober Living LLC's Soledad House is a residential addiction treatment center for women. Their faith-centered treatment programs incorporate both evidence-based practices, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and holistic practices, such as yoga and meditation. Their women-focused therapies are delivered on a continuum of care that includes inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. They also offer sober living, extended care, and relapse prevention services for residents. Soledad House also provides life skills training to support patients in the practice of essential daily life skills once they leave.

    alcohol rehab facility - Mission Treatment Services Inc CA
    8898 Clairemont Boulevard
    San Diego, CA. 92123

    Phone: 858-715-1211

    Fashion Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center is an opioid disorder treatment program located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. Part of Acadia Healthcare, the center provides medically-supervised medication management for individuals who are at least 18 years of age. Their treatment program addresses addiction to a wide variety of substances, including heroin, prescription painkillers, and a variety of other opioids. They also offer intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment for patients using evidence-based practices such as individual therapy, group therapy, and the use of buprenorphine, methadone, suboxone, and vivitrol.

    drug rehab facility - Golden Hill House I CA
    2410 E Street
    San Diego, CA. 92102

    Phone: 619-234-3346

    CRASH, Inc.'s Golden Hill House is a short-term residential treatment facility for adult women. This 90-120-day program delivers individualized treatment plans that include individual counseling, group problem-solving, and relapse prevention. The center also offers residents job support, addiction education classes, and regular social activities. Golden House provides residents with ongoing connections with loved ones through regular family nights and supervised parent/child visits. The program's focus on returning individuals to their daily lives includes preparing them for jobs and helping them to meet their individual goals for life after active recovery.

    alcohol rehab program - Veterans Affairs Medical Center CA
    3350 La Jolla Village Drive
    San Diego, CA. 92161

    Phone: 858-552-8585

    The San Diego VA's Jennifer Moreno Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center provides a number of mental health and primary care services. These include mental health care, pain management, women's health services, suicide prevention, spinal cord injury care, and substance abuse treatment. The program offers same day appointments and offers treatment 5 days a week. Their treatment program includes the evaluation and treatment of a patient's addictive behaviors or mental health problems and focuses primarily on individual therapy as its treatment approach.

    alcohol treatment facility - House of Metamorphosis Inc CA
    2970 Market Street
    San Diego, CA. 92102

    Phone: 619-236-9492

    The House of Metamorphosis' residential treatment program offers inpatient treatment of substance use disorder. Available to adults within the San Diego area, this program is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They offer evidence-based treatment practices and recovery support. In addition, they provide recovery services and a number of ancillary services to further support patients in living a healthy daily life.

    alcohol rehab program - US Marine Corps CA
    4025 Tripoli Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92140

    Phone: 619-524-1912

    The US Marine Corps Substance Abuse Counseling Center offers its addiction treatment, education, and prevention services to individuals serving aboard the Marine Corps Depot in San Diego and to the dependents of those personnel. They offer comprehensive assessments followed by appropriate diagnoses and referral to treatment as needed. Treatment may include individual counseling, outpatient treatment, skill training, group therapy, and 12-step programs. Some patients may also receive aftercare group support to provide them with a successful transition to daily life after treatment.

    drug rehab program - North Central Womens Recovery Center CA
    8665 Gibbs Drive
    San Diego, CA. 92123

    Phone: 858-384-6284

    McAlister Institute's North Central Women's Recovery Center in San Diego is an outpatient treatment program for adult women who suffer from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Their wraparound services include treatment of individuals who suffer from co-occurring disorders. Patients receive an assessment, individual and group counseling, and an array of other services designed to support a healthy daily life. These services include case management, mental health services, vocational support, housing assistance, connections to community resources, and more. The center is certified by the California State Department of Health Care Services.

    drug rehab facility - Confidential Recovery CA
    7071 Consolidated Way
    San Diego, CA. 92121
    619-452-1200 x3

    Phone: 619-452-1200 x3

    Confidential Recovery is an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol abuse treatment program that attracts many professionals from the San Diego area. Their program is designed both for individuals who are moving from a more intensive treatment program, such as a residential setting, or for individuals who are seeking support for their addiction without attending an inpatient program. Treatment approaches include mindfulness, dialectic behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step programs, individual therapy, and holistic approaches such as music therapy. They also offer medication-assisted treatment combined with counseling for some patients.

    alcohol rehab program - McAlister Institute for Trt and Educ CA
    5156 Santo Road
    San Diego, CA. 92124

    Phone: 858-277-4633

    McAlister Institute's Teen Recovery Centers, including their North Central Teen Recovery Center, are designed for adolescents who suffer from addiction to a wide range of drugs and/or alcohol. Offered around students' school schedules for greater accessibility, and also available in schools throughout the area, these programs offer individual and group counseling. In addition, teens have the opportunity to participate in structured activities. The programs are certified by the California State Department of Health Care Services.

    drug treatment facility - Vista Hill Foundation CA
    220 Euclid Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92114

    Phone: 619-795-7232

    Vista Hill Foundation's Bridges North Central Regional Recovery Center offers 6 to 9 months of structured addiction treatment for adults in the San Diego area. The center offers an assessment and then sets a required program participation length based on the patient's individual needs. Treatment approaches include individual counseling combined with case management services, individualized treatment plans, support groups, educational programs, and aftercare support. Groups are divided by gender, and 12-step programs are also available. The center also refers patients to additional resources on an as-needed basis.

    alcohol rehab program - Way Back Inc CA
    2516 A Street
    San Diego, CA. 92102

    Phone: 619-235-0592

    Way Back Inc. is a non-profit, 24-bed residential treatment program for men who suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol. Tailored specifically to the needs of men, this program offers a number of evidence-based treatment approaches, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and narrative therapy. Additional services include some holistic approaches, such as mindfulness meditation, and services designed to support a lasting recovery, such as relapse prevention, anger management, and emotional regulation support.

    drug rehab facility - Downtown Family Health Center at CA
    1250 6th Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92101

    Phone: 619-515-2300

    The Downtown Family Health Center at Connections is part of the Family Health Centers of San Diego. Co-located with PATH Connections Housing, this program offers a number of medical and behavioral health services to anyone within the San Diego area, with an emphasis on the homeless. Their wide range of services offer support for both children and adults. The center also offers a substance abuse treatment program and medication management at this location. It is open every weekday during regular business hours and conveniently located in downtown San Diego.

    drug rehab facility - San Diego American Indian Health Ctr CA
    2630 1st Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92103

    Phone: 619-234-2158

    The San Diego American Indian Health Center is a community health center that provides a number of services targeted toward San Diego's American Indian population and those who are members of other underserved communities. Their services are delivered with sensitivity to the culture and practices of their target demographics. Their behavioral health services include outpatient treatment that incorporates whole-person care, including medical care for individuals and families. These services include a Spiritual Solutions Talking Circle, Elders Circle, and other group therapies. Some of these are led by American Indian elders. Services are available at no charge to American Indians.

    drug treatment program - Pacific Bay Recovery CA
    4095 Jackdaw Street
    San Diego, CA. 92103

    Phone: 619-220-9099

    Pacific Bay Recovery is a holistic addiction treatment center in San Diego. They offer a continuum of care that most often consists of the following: Medical detox, 90 days of inpatient treatment, and 21 months of outpatient treatment. Their assessment and therapy approach considers the individuals as a physical, mental, and emotional whole. Treatments consist of yoga, aqua therapy, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, counseling, and additional services designed to treat prescription drug addiction, alcohol addiction, drug abuse, and dual diagnoses.

    alcohol rehab program - La Jolla Recovery CA
    2140 Hartford Street
    San Diego, CA. 92110

    Phone: 858-877-3422

    La Jolla Recovery in San Diego offers a continuum of addiction treatment and mental health care for adults. Their programs include detox, residential programs, intensive outpatient programs, medication-assisted treatment, IV therapy, and family programs. Their residential programs are tailored to specific demographic groups, including women, couples, LGBTQ+ individuals, and a program designed to allow patients to bring their pets with them. Their treatment approaches include evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a holistic nutritional treatment approach.

    alcohol rehab program - Teen Challenge CA
    5450 Lea Street
    San Diego, CA. 92105

    Phone: 619-265-0337

    San Diego County Teen Challenge is an induction facility designed to support adult males in the first 3-4 months of the 1-year Teen Challenge program. During this period of time, participants will acclimate themselves to Teen Challenge's rehabilitation model of biblical discipleship through new believer classes, worship services, chapel programs, and other group activities. Sharing their recovery journeys by visiting churches is also a central aspect of this programrecovery approach. After the induction portion of their rehab, participants transfer to the Riverside facility to complete their year of recovery.

    alcohol treatment facility - Sober Life Recovery Solutions CA
    1446 Front Street
    San Diego, CA. 92101

    Phone: 619-542-9542

    Sober Life Recovery Solutions is an addiction recovery and mental health treatment center in downtown San Diego. Their addiction rehab program specializes in the treatment of adults ages 18 and above who struggle with dependence on drugs and/or alcohol. Their highest level of care is a partial hospitalization program that offers services up to 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. They also offer an intensive, 3-month outpatient program for individuals stepping down from partial hospitalization or inpatient treatment and an outpatient program that offers treatment 1-3 days a week. A virtual outpatient program is also available to patients who need it.

    alcohol rehab program - Boardwalk Recovery Center CA
    1940 Garnet Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92109

    Phone: 858-888-0101

    Boardwalk Recovery Center in San Diego is an intensive outpatient therapy program designed for adults who struggle with addiction to many types of drugs, including alcohol, heroin, OxyContin, fentanyl, opiates, and meth. The program's evidence-based treatment practices include individual and group therapy, mindfulness meditation, acceptance and commitment therapy, family therapy, and more. They also incorporate some holistic practices. Each patient undergoes a number of assessments to determine their individual treatment needs.

    drug rehab facility - Hope Canyon CA
    2821 Lange Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92122

    Phone: 855-497-2312

    Hope Canyon is a comprehensive addiction treatment center in San Diego. Its continuum of care includes detox, residential, partial hospitalization, relapse prevention, medication-assisted, and aftercare programs. In addition, they offer specialized faith-based and smoking cessation programs and intervention support. They structure treatment around individualized treatment plans which can include evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy and holistic approaches such as creative expression. They serve individuals suffering from drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and co-occurring disorders.

    alcohol rehab facility - Fashion Valley Comp Treatment Center CA
    7545 Metropolitan Drive
    San Diego, CA. 92108

    Fashion Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center provides methadone, suboxone, Subutex & Vivitrol therapy in San Diego for addiction rehab from opiates: heroin, oxycodone, Percocet & painkillers.
    drug rehab program - Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) CA
    3288 El Cajon Boulevard
    San Diego, CA. 92104

    Phone: 619-521-5720

    The Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)'s New Leaf Recovery Center is an addiction treatment facility for adults who suffer from co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. They offer culturally sensitive group and individual counseling and utilize evidence-based treatment practices such as EMDR, dialectic behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The center also supports patients in obtaining day-to-day necessities through case management services. They support patients in their job searches and offer medication management and education to patients who need it.

    drug rehab program - Veterans Village of San Diego CA
    4141 Pacific Highway
    San Diego, CA. 92110

    Veterans Village of San Diego has served all veterans since 1981 and is dedicated to ?Leave No One Behind.? VVSD is the only program of its kind in the United States and is nationally recognized as the leader in serving homeless military veterans.
    alcohol rehab facility - Stepping Stone of San Diego Inc CA
    3767 Central Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92105
    619-278-0777 x100

    Phone: 619-278-0777 x100

    Stepping Stone of San Diego is a nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment center that emphasizes evidence-based treatment for addicted individuals and those with a co-occurring diagnosis. Their residential program is progressive in nature, beginning with an acclimation period, moving through an acute stabilization phase, and eventually reaching supportive and extended care where individuals prepare for and begin to live their recovery out on their own. They also implement guidelines to assist patients in interacting positively with their families during their recovery.

    alcohol rehab program - Tradition One CA
    4104 Delta Street
    San Diego, CA. 92113

    Phone: 619-264-0141

    Tradition One is a non-profit, residential, drug and alcohol abuse treatment center for adult men in San Diego. As an accredited Drug Medical Residential 3.1 facility that is licensed and certified in California, the program offers intensive case management services on top of rehab therapies. These services connect patients, many of whom are homeless, with community resources that can support their ongoing recovery. Their treatment programs include the following: Individual counseling, referrals to psychiatric and healthcare providers, education on STIs, relapse prevention, aftercare groups, social activities, domestic violence prevention, anger management, and case management.

    drug rehab program - Rejuvenations Outpatient Facility Inc CA
    4101 University Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92105

    Phone: 619-602-9405

    Rejuvenations is an outpatient treatment facility offering outpatient drug and alcohol addiction services to both male and female adults. People from all walks of life area welcome: those struggling with co-occurring issues, Active Duty Military, Veterans, LGBT, and more.

    alcohol treatment program - CRASH Inc CA
    4161 Marlborough Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92105

    Phone: 619-282-7274

    CRASH, Inc.'s Golden Hill House II is a short-term and long-term residential treatment facility for both men and women. Their short-term program lasts 90-120 days, while their long-term treatment program lasts 120-180 days. This conveniently-located program in San Diego assists residents in creating and implementing individualized treatment plans. These can include individual counseling, group problem-solving, and relapse prevention, along with vocational support, addiction education classes, and social activities. Residents can also take advantage of family nights and supervised parent/child visitation to stay connected to loved ones during their recoveries.

    drug rehab program - Healthcare Services Inc CA
    3380 Rosecrans Street
    San Diego, CA. 92110

    Phone: 619-515-0243

    The Lighthouse at San Diego is a behavior modification facility for male parolees. Run by Healthcare Services, Inc., and located on Rosecrans Street in San Diego, this program offers behavior modification services designed to keep participants out of prison long-term. They also focus on family reunification, emotional education and vocational training, and on reintegrating participants into their communities. The program is part of Healthcare Inc.'s chemical dependence rehabilitation programs for men and women throughout southern California.

    drug treatment program - MAAC Project CA
    1127 South 38th Street
    San Diego, CA. 92113
    619-262-4002 x1701

    Today, MAAC provides life-changing services to over 35,000 individuals annually throughout San Diego County. Collaboration with community partners ensures MAAC remains on the forefront of the community ever-changing needs, while strong relationships with funders foster strategic planning around emerging trends. MAAC Pathways of Service Advocacy & Leadership Development, Economic Development, Education, Health & Well-being, and Housing support our mission of maximizing self-sufficiency with families and individuals through high-quality programs and advocacy in our communities.
    alcohol rehab program - Episcopal Community Services CA
    4660 El Cajon Boulevard
    San Diego, CA. 92115

    Phone: 619-597-7335

    The Central East Regional Recovery Center, run by the Episcopal Community Services (ECS) and funded by San Diego County Behavioral Health Services, is an outpatient substance abuse treatment program for adults. They provide both court-ordered and voluntarily-sought addiction treatment services to individuals within San Diego and are equipped to provide specialized treatment to those with co-occurring disorders, those experiencing homelessness, those who suffer from unemployment, and individuals who require additional community resources. Treatments available include individual and group counseling.

    drug treatment program - Progressive Medical Specialists Inc CA
    4974 El Cajon Boulevard
    San Diego, CA. 92115

    Buprenorphine is a relatively new medication. Initially buprenophine was used as a medication for pain. After its introduction buprenorphine (the active ingredient in suboxone), was found to have ideal properties in the treatment for opiate dependence. These include its long duration of action and a ceiling effect which makes the drug have a high safety level. In some people with opiate addiction the properties of buprenorphine are not capable of giving them the emotional and physical strength of refraining from using illicit opiates even when the dose is raised to the maximum. In these people methadone seems to be a better drug for them.
    alcohol treatment facility - Crossroads Foundation CA
    3594 4th Avenue
    San Diego, CA. 92103

    Offering Women a Path to Recovery Since 1957
    drug treatment program - San Diego VAMC CA
    8810 Rio San Diego Drive
    San Diego, CA. 92108

    Phone: 619-400-5199

    The VA San Diego Healthcare System's Mission Valley Center is also known as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. This location provides both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment focused on veterans. In addition, this facility supports veterans who struggle with homelessness, mental health issues, and unemployment. Programs available at this facility include community support and maintenance in addition to rehab services. Their treatment approaches focus on evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing and on the treatment of opioid use disorder.

      Commonly Asked Questions about Addiction and Treatment

      Is substance abuse recovery a life long process?

      Substance abuse recovery is often described as a lifelong process. This is due to the chronic nature of addiction, which is a brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. Like other chronic illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease, addiction often requires long-term or repeated care to manage symptoms and prevent relapse.

      Here are key reasons why recovery is often a lifelong process:

      • Changes in Brain Function: Substance use can cause long-lasting changes in the brain that persist even after the substance is no longer used. These changes can lead to cravings or triggers for drug use, which can potentially lead to relapse.
      • Behavioral Changes: Substance use often involves habits and behaviors that become deeply ingrained over time. Changing these behaviors and developing new, healthier habits can take time and ongoing effort.
      • Coping Mechanisms: Many individuals use substances as a way to cope with stress, trauma, or other underlying issues. Recovery often involves learning new coping mechanisms and addressing these underlying issues, which can be a long-term process.
      • Support Systems: Recovery often involves building or rebuilding supportive relationships and social networks, which can take time.
      • Maintenance of Physical and Mental Health: Substance use can lead to a variety of physical and mental health issues. Managing these conditions and maintaining overall health can be an ongoing part of recovery.
      • Relapse Prevention: Relapse rates for substance use disorders are similar to those of other chronic illnesses. Ongoing care, support, and strategies for managing cravings and triggers can help prevent relapse over the long term.

      What is smart recovery?

      SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is a global community of mutual-support groups that provide a structured, scientifically grounded program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior, including substance abuse and behavioral addictions.

      SMART Recovery's approach is different from other recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, which are based on the 12-step model. Instead of focusing on the concept of "powerlessness" over addiction, SMART Recovery emphasizes self-empowerment and self-reliance. It promotes the ability of individuals to change their own thoughts and behaviors to overcome addiction.

      The SMART Recovery program is based on principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing. It is designed around a 4-point program:

      1. Building and maintaining motivation: This helps individuals to build their motivation to change and avoid relapsing.
      2. Coping with urges: This gives individuals the skills to deal with urges or cravings as they arise.
      3. Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors: This is about developing healthy thoughts, emotions, and actions in place of the destructive ones that can lead to addictive behaviors.
      4. Living a balanced life: This involves individuals identifying what they truly value in life and building their lives around those values, leading to satisfaction and fulfillment beyond their addiction.

      SMART Recovery meetings, both in-person and online, are facilitated by trained volunteers and are free to attend, though donations are appreciated. The program also offers a variety of tools and techniques for self-empowerment and self-directed change, available in various formats such as handbooks, worksheets, and online resources.

      How long do drug withdrawal symptoms last?

      The duration of drug withdrawal symptoms can vary widely depending on several factors, including the type of substance used, the duration of use, the degree of dependence, individual metabolism and health status, and whether one quits cold turkey or with medical assistance.

      Generally, withdrawal symptoms can be divided into acute and post-acute phases:

      Acute Withdrawal: This is the initial phase of withdrawal, where physical symptoms are typically the most severe. Depending on the substance, acute withdrawal symptoms can begin within a few hours to a few days after the last use and can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. For example, alcohol withdrawal symptoms often start within 8 hours of the last drink and can last up to a few days or weeks, while opioid withdrawal symptoms usually start within 12-30 hours of the last dose and can last approximately a week.

      Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS): Some individuals may experience a second phase of withdrawal known as Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. PAWS refers to a group of symptoms that occur after the acute withdrawal phase, predominantly psychological, such as anxiety, irritability, mood swings, depression, and sleep disturbances. PAWS can last from a few weeks to a year or more after the cessation of substance use.

      It's important to remember that withdrawal can be dangerous and even life-threatening in some cases, especially when it comes to substances like alcohol and benzodiazepines. Therefore, withdrawal should always be done under medical supervision. The support and treatment offered by medical professionals during detoxification can also help to mitigate withdrawal symptoms and make the process safer and more comfortable.

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