Withdrawal Management


Many commonly abused or misused substances have dangerous or life threatening effects if they are stopped suddenly. In fact, abruptly quitting a drug on your own is likely to lead to relapse, and could even be dangerous. For example, cardiac arrest is a possible reaction for severely alcohol-dependent patients who suddenly stop drinking. More common physical symptoms of withdrawal may include nausea, sweating, and seizures. Psychological symptoms; such as, anxiety and mood swings may weaken your resolve to continue abstaining.

Crossing Recovery Services is able to provide medically assisted treatment to those cases in which it is appropriate. These medications ease the suffering associated with withdrawal symptoms and provide medical assistance to overcome any dangerous side effects.


Withdrawal Management provides patients with a safer and more comfortable withdrawal experience by monitoring and stabilizing risks, medical conditions and complications. This begins with a careful assessment of your dependence and an in-depth physical examination that accurately measures the extent of your addiction. Among the most common substances used that require withdrawal management are drugs such as MDMA, cocaine, crystal meth, opiate painkillers, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and alcohol. Once we know which substances have been used and the state of your health, we will discuss our findings with you, and recommend a precise treatment plan.

Withdrawal Management Goals:

  • Provide a safe, compassionate, and respectful environment
  • Monitor, decrease and stabilize withdrawal symptoms
  • Empower patients with education on substance use disorder and treatment
  • Identify and treat associated emotional, psychiatric, and behavioral conditions