What is the timeline of Drug Withdrawal?
The Drug withdrawal timeline varies with each person and the addictive substance used.
- The first symptom appears within 6 hours after the last drink.
- Between 12 and 24 hours after the last drink, the person may experience an abnormal heart rate.
- Delirium tremens happens after 2 days of the last consumption.
Short-Acting Opioids: A person experiences agitation, restless leg syndrome, and anxiety within 8 to 24 hours after the last intake.
Benzodiazepines: Ranging from 1 to 4 days, withdrawal symptoms like Heart palpitations, Tremor, and Insomnia occur.
Longer-acting opioids: Within 2 to 4 days, various symptoms like emotional agitation, fatigue, and extreme sleepiness start to develop.