As the body slowly becomes accustomed to the lack of drugs in its systems, withdrawal symptoms generally decrease or weaken. This generally occurs within a few days to a week after detox begins. For some addictions, especially alcohol, this is often the most dangerous part of detox, because it is when some of the most severe symptoms set in. Relapse is somewhat less common during this stage because individuals have already been through the worst part and are beginning to see improvements in their condition.
At Recovery Centers of America, we usually offer comfort medications for stimulant drugs, such as cocaine or meth. Often, people addicted to stimulants directly enter our residential program.