Timeline of Drug Withdrawal
Withdrawal timelines are typically divided into stages as follows:
Initial or Acute stage: This stage begins relatively soon after you stop the drug usage and lasts for a short time. During this phase, the drug detox withdrawal symptoms peak in intensity.
Protracted stage of withdrawal: In the case of the protracted stage of withdrawal, the symptoms start declining their strength and will typically last for more than two weeks.
Post-Acute: Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS can be felt like a ‘rollercoaster of emotional symptoms’. In most cases, patients exhibit a series of withdrawal symptoms that are common in nature.