Benzo Fury Withdrawal and Detox

Benzo Fury is a new psychoactive substance (NPS) once popular in the UK (around 2010). It was banned in 2014 as it is a research chemical not designed for human consumption. The substance’s base chemical, benzofuran, is used for various manufacturing applications such as isolating coal from tar sands. However, this chemical was developed into an intoxicating version taking the form of 6-APB or 5-APB.

These new forms of the chemical are known as Benzo Fury and bear a chemical resemblance to MDMA, producing similar psychoactive effects. However, this NPS is riskier to consume than methamphetamine and MDMA because it is more potent than either, as studies have shown. It also has stronger hallucinogenic properties than MDMA, so withdrawal can be expected to be more of a challenge.

Like most other drugs, the best way to detox and get through withdrawal is to do so in a detox clinic or rehab centre where you’ll have access to all the professional medical care needed. Medically managed detox is even more important when treating withdrawal from this drug due its potency and the likelihood of experiencing a difficult withdrawal.

What Is Benzo Fury Withdrawal?

Withdrawal refers to the process by which the body struggles to return to a state of homeostasis or balance of internal conditions when detoxing from an addictive substance. It goes hand in hand with detoxification, which is the process by which the body rids itself of the toxins of drugs. Detoxification is a necessary first step in addiction treatment and is best managed in a treatment facility where withdrawal can be properly managed by medical professionals.

The longer you use an addictive substance, the higher your tolerance levels and the greater your dependence upon it. Dependence can morph into addiction, at which point you would be unable (or at least find it extremely difficult) to stop using even if you are aware of the negative effects of substance abuse. Withdrawal occurs when you drastically reduce or abruptly stop your intake of Benzo Fury when you are dependent upon or addicted to the substance.

The effects of withdrawal may be physical or psychological in nature, including symptoms such as chest pain and fever to hallucinations and dizziness. The severity of withdrawal depends on factors such as how long you have been engaged in substance abuse and the amount you take in every dosage.

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Causes of Benzo Fury Withdrawal

Withdrawal is caused by your body’s response to the sudden removal or drastic reduction in doses of an addictive substance. If you have been abusing Benzo Fury for a prolonged period of time, your body and brain gradually build up a tolerance to it. The more tolerant you get to its effects, the more of the substance you will have to take in order to continue enjoying its pleasant effects, however, it can get to a point where you feel like you need it to feel ‘normal’.

Over the period of continuously building tolerance and then compensating for it over and over again, a chemical transformation takes place. If you attempt to detox at this point, you will be forced into withdrawal because your body would no longer be able to compensate for the chemical imbalance.

The state of homeostasis your body has been accustomed to is thrown off, causing issues with the levels of neurotransmitters and hormones. Essentially, your system is thrown into a chaotic state, causing you to feel psychologically out of balance and physically ill. Sometimes, symptoms can be so dangerous as to require emergency medical care.

The Phases of Benzo Fury Withdrawal

The first phase of withdrawal is the ‘come-down’ phase, which occurs about 3 to 6 hours after the substance stops exerting its effects on the brain. The body discovers that the desired effects are lacking and to signal its cravings, it causes sudden and unpredictable sensations or behaviour. This stage of withdrawal can be particularly challenging because it immediately follows the ‘high’ phase, producing a stark contrast between pleasant and unpleasant effects.

During the next 3 days after the initial come-down, your system would work to rid itself of all drug toxins. The side effects that you experience might include anxiety, depression, paranoia, insomnia, mood swings and irritability. During this stage, you may feel weak and tired as your body uses up its energy to restructure its functioning without the substance. You may lose your appetite, be unable to concentrate, and lose sleep.

The phase that follows lasts about a week following the expulsion of all traces of the substance. During this period, your body will try to return to its normal state before it started running on Benzo Fury. Your symptoms are likely to peak and in addition, you may experience hallucination and muscle rigidity. After the first 10 days or so, your symptoms should begin to fade gradually.

Psychological symptoms such as depression may persist for months afterwards in a phase known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Eventually, such symptoms will pass too. Not everyone experiences PAWS, but there is a good chance you will if you have been abusing substances for an overly extended period of time.

Benzo Fury Withdrawal Symptoms: What to Expect

As this substance leaves your bloodstream, the levels of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine in your system drop, leading to the emergence of the initial withdrawal symptoms. In particular, serotonin production can suffer extensive damage when you engage in substance abuse and may not return to normal for a long time after quitting. Withdrawal from Benzo Fury is likely to be more psychological than physical.

Some of the symptoms you might experience include paranoia, mood swings, hostility, decreased interest in sexual relations, insomnia, memory issues, attention issues, irritability, anxiety, psychosis, depression, depersonalisation, panic attacks, fatigue, mental confusion, delusions and hallucinations. You may also lose motor control and the appetite for food.

Timeline of Benzo Fury Withdrawal

Withdrawal is different for everyone, so there is no universal timeline of withdrawal that applies to everyone. You may begin to experience some symptoms as soon as the substance becomes inactive and while some will last days, others will last weeks. Below is a general timeline of what withdrawal could be like for you:

First 12 hours after last dose: During this period, the first symptoms of withdrawal are likely to emerge.

Day 3 to 5: After the first few days of the onset of withdrawal, your symptoms are likely to peak. It is normal to experience a combination of psychological and physical effects. While physical symptoms should be generally manageable, the psychological symptoms can be particularly draining.

First week and beyond: After the first week, your symptoms should begin to fade, depending on how long it takes for your brain to stabilise itself. Your system will need time to normalise the levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Depending on the dosages you have been taking and how long you have been engaged in substance abuse, symptoms my last for a few weeks or months. Regardless of how long they last, they will fade eventually.

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What is Benzo Fury Detoxification?

Detoxification is the process by which your body gets rid of all traces of Benzo Fury in your system. The process begins shortly after you take the substance as your body begins to process it, but is not completed until after all traces of the drug have left your system. It can take days for detox to be completed.

If you are not dependent on the substance, detox won’t be a problem because there will be no withdrawal. However, if you have become dependent upon or addicted to it, withdrawal will be problem because detox would deprive your body of a substance it has come to rely on to function normally.

It is best to detox in a formal setting such as a detox clinic or a rehab centre where you will have access to round-the-clock medical care and supervision. You may be placed on a tapering schedule whereby you will be gradually weaned off the substance. The treatment team may also administer some medications to help manage your withdrawal symptoms. The goal of managing detoxification is to ensure that you get through withdrawal safely and with minimal discomfort.

Benzo Fury Detox Process

Once you have consumed the substance, your system gets to work breaking it down. The time needed to complete this detoxification process depends on a number of factors such as physical or mental health issues; if you abused other substances along with Benzo Fury; total duration of use; frequency of use; amount used; and additive contained in the substance.

The process of breaking down and eliminating the drug from your system typically takes several days, but withdrawal can last for weeks after last use. The detox timeline cannot be pegged at a specific figure because it is different for everyone, but you can expect the first symptoms of withdrawal to appear within the first few days of detoxification.

Detox and withdrawal could be complicated and unpredictable if you mix Benzo Fury with other substances like cocaine, ketamine, ephedrine, methamphetamine, dextromethorphan, and caffeine. It is even possible to take a product containing any of these substances, believing that you are using Benzo Fury.

Home Detox?

Depending on the severity of your substance dependence or addiction, detoxing on your own can be dangerous. In theory, you could detox from home if you are not too dependent on the substance, but the question is ‘how do you know how dependent you are?’ We don’t recommended attempting to detox on your own because symptoms like insomnia, anxiety and depression can drive you right back to using.

You may end up getting discouraged from detoxing at all if you try to detox at home and have a painful experience. At home, you will have to deal with the maximum effects of withdrawal because there is no one with medical expertise to help you manage the symptoms. If you must detox at home, please speak to an addiction treatment expert or a medical practitioner first. You may be considered to detox from home if:

  • You don’t have prior history of severe detox symptoms.
  • You are in general good health.
  • Loved ones can support you in an environment free of drugs.
  • You are not diagnosed with any underlying mental health conditions.
  • You are highly motivated to go through with the process of detoxification.

Why Detoxification at Home can be Harmful

When you realise that it is time you stopped engaging in substance abuse, the natural step to take may seem like simply stopping your intake of the drug. This can be problematic if you have gotten extremely dependent on the drug or are addicted. You may even try to wean yourself off by cutting back your dosages, without having prior knowledge of the underlying dangers of detox.

We don’t recommend attempting to detox on your own because troubling symptoms like anxiety and depression, among others, can cause you to go back to using the substance again. As you detox and experience withdrawal, your tolerance level reduces, meaning you could overdose if you use similar or higher doses than what you normally do. Overdosing is dangerous and can even be fatal if care is not taken.

While it may seem unlikely, you could actually hurt yourself badly due to feelings of extreme anger or suicidal thoughts. There is no way to say for sure whether your withdrawal symptoms will get this bad, but the possibility is there. It is best to opt for detox in a treatment facility where medical practitioners can ensure you safety and comfort. Plus, you’ll be around people who can relate to you and you would not be likely to relapse.

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Medically Supervised Benzo Fury Withdrawal Detox

Unlike home detox, medical supervised detox is carried out under the care medical and mental health professionals. They provide constant supervision in order to make sure you can get through withdrawal in safety and comfort. This type of treatment is particularly useful where withdrawal symptoms are painful and there is the possibility of having medical complications.

If needed medications may be administered to lower strong cravings and ease the process of withdrawal. Medically supervised detox often happens in an inpatient setting where you will take up residence at the treatment facility for the duration of treatment. You will have a stable environment to recover in, as well as round-the-clock medical care and supervision.

Medically supervised detox can also be done via an outpatient arrangement, but this approach is not as intensive as inpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment permits you to maintain your normal routine while living at home and commuting to detox treatment at a substance abuse facility, doctor’s office, or community centre. Regardless of whether you opt for inpatient or outpatient treatment, the detox treatment centre will help create an effective substance abuse treatment plan.

Medications Used During Benzo Fury Detox

Benzo Fury is still a new substance in the market and there has not been sufficient research into how it affects the brain. For this reason, there are currently no medications available specifically for easing the body off dependence on this substance.

To ensure a safe and comfortable withdrawal process, it is important to work with a medical practitioner who will place you on an evidence-based treatment plan. Any medications used to help you cope during withdrawal may include drugs to manage symptoms such as depression, anxiety, or any other symptoms that can be controlled using medications.

Treatment for Withdrawal

Withdrawal can be a challenge, especially if you have been abusing substances for an extended period of time or have been using high doses. To safely detox, it is crucial to work with a medical professional and follow an evidence-based treatment plan.

Take the first step by speaking to a medical practitioner or addiction treatment expert about your addiction. You’ll need to be honest about your substance abuse and how it has affected your health and life, as well as those closest to you; unfortunately, the effects of addiction tend to extend to loved ones and close friends.

Based on your specific challenges, the addiction treatment expert should recommend a treatment programme. They may consider factors like the severity of your substance dependence and the nature of any co-occurring conditions, among other factors, when deciding the most appropriate treatment programme for you. For instance, you may be referred to a dual diagnosis treatment centre if you have a mental or physical condition co-occurring with your substance use disorder.

Withdrawing from Benzo Fury Treatment Methods and Options

One of the most popular methods of treatment for withdrawal is the tapering method. Rather than stop using the substance abruptly, you will be placed on a tapering schedule. Your dosage will be gradually reduced over time until you have been completely weaned off the drug. The reasoning behind this approach is to lower the occurrence and severity of withdrawal symptoms.

Even while you are on a tapering schedule, you could be given medications to help with any difficult symptoms that emerge. The best place to detox is in a detox clinic or addiction treatment facility where you can be certain of getting the required medical attention needed. Professional detox is even more important if you have been abusing Benzo Fury for an extended period of time or using particularly high doses.

There are two major options for withdrawal treatment: inpatient and outpatient detox. Inpatient detox is done at a residential facility where you would have to live for the duration of treatment. It is possible to undergo inpatient detox in a hospital, especially if you wind up there due to an emergency related to substance abuse. Outpatient treatment through a detox facility or physician’s office is another option and may be ideal if you need a greater degree of flexibility.

Drug treatment for withdrawal

Currently, there are no drugs available to ease the body off dependence on Benzo Fury. The substance is still a new one on the market and researchers are still looking into what effects it has on the brain. However, there are drugs that can help minimise symptoms of withdrawal, especially common ones like depression and anxiety.

While many psychological symptoms may not be treatable using a pharmacological approach, there are a few which can be controlled with the use of drugs. For instance, medications can be a great help if you have trouble sleeping. If you happen to suffer severe anxiety or depression, or experience suicidal thoughts, antidepressants may be prescribed.

Regardless of how withdrawal manifests, it is important to work with a medical practitioner who can place you on an evidence-based treatment plan.

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Guided Benzo Fury therapy

Therapy can be and in fact, often is an indispensable aspect of any addiction treatment programme. It is so useful because many of the symptoms associated with withdrawal are psychological and emotional in nature. Therapy can help get to the root of the addiction and tackle the problem from there in order to reduce your chances of falling into substance abuse again.

One particular psychotherapy approach that has been proven to work time and time again is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). It has been used for a long time to treat addiction is popular for its ability to help patients recognise and fight triggers. You may never be able to guess that your addiction is tied to a mood disorder or past trauma, but CBT can help unearth that.

Further, there are individual and group therapy sessions, which are combined within a single course of treatment Group therapy sessions can be a great for fostering a sense of community as you work through your substance use disorder with others who are in similar positions.

Live a Sober Life Again

No matter how deep you are in your addiction, never give up hope. Addiction may be a deep hole, but it is one you can dig yourself out of if you have the right help. Every day that passes by is another day of destruction and pain caused by addiction, not just for you but for your family as well. Taking the first step to seek help today is the best possible decision you can make for yourself and your loved ones.

It is possible to live a sober life again, but you need to make a move now. Speak to an addiction treatment specialist or counsellor about your substance abuse problems and getting treatment. If you would rather speak to your family doctor, please go ahead and do that. Family support is crucial as it can provide the boost you need to push through till you have attained full recovery. Speak to your closest family members about providing you with support.

We understand if you are worried about detox and withdrawal, but please don’t let that hold you back from seeking treatment. Once you have professional help, you most likely will have a safe and comfortable detox and withdrawal process. You might not even need to be admitted into an inpatient treatment programme and may qualify for the more flexible option. Take that important first step and talk to someone today.

Preventing relapse

Relapse happens when you return to abusing substances after having completed treatment. The risk for relapse is always there and it can happen to anyone soon after rehab or much later. Falling into substance use again is problematic because it can take you right back to square one or result in an overdose. Any rehab centre worth its salt will engage you in planning a relapse prevention strategy in order to reduce your chances of relapsing.

There are a number of changes and practices you can adopt once you leave treatment. First, you may need to change your friends if they are linked to your substance abuse. While it may not be easy to do, it is for the best. Make new friends who will be supportive of your recovery and are willing to do whatever they can to help you maintain long-term sobriety. In addition to avoiding people linked with your previous drug use, avoid places and situations that could be triggers too.

One of the best ways to safeguard yourself and make new friends is to attend support group meetings. Narcotics Anonymous is an option, but there may be others around you where you can enjoy the support of a community of people who understand your struggle. Do your best to manage your stress levels by doing activities you love and exercising. These can also help take your mind off drugs. It’s a struggle, but you can win.

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Tips to Handle Cravings

Cravings are the major reason for relapse and they can come anytime, both during and after detox. While it may be tough, you can overcome cravings once you know how to handle them. First, you need to learn how best to distract yourself when those unwanted feelings come. You can try to redirect your attention to something else or avoid thinking about cravings at all. Using healthy distraction, you can diffuse a dangerous situation quickly.

There are several ways you can distract yourself; you can call a friend or relative who has been supportive of your recovery and talk to them to help clear your mind. You can head out to a friend’s place for video games, start a new project, take a walk or drive to a new environment right way.

Another way to handle cravings is to use a technique known as creative imagery. When you think of images related to your old addiction, try to swap them out with images connected with your new support network. It also helps to exercise and maintain a physically active lifestyle. When you do so, you are less likely to suffer depression, stress, anxiety or moodiness. Be sure to throw in some meditation and relaxation into the mix as well.

Find a treatment centre

Addiction should not be left untreated as only tends to worsen over time, leading to potentially dangerous long-term effects. It may feel overwhelming trying to find the right treatment option for you or a loved one, especially if you have never had to do so before. There are several options available and it can get confusing which one to choose or where to begin your search from.

The more popular option for treatment is inpatient detox, which may take place in a detox clinic or rehabilitation facility. This option is preferable if your addiction is severe or you are likely to have complications. You will have to live in the treatment facility, where you will enjoy medical supervision, until you have completed your course of treatment. Outpatient treatment, on the other hand, may be ideal if your doctor believe to can safely detox from home.

We suggest that you speak to a local counsellor or addiction treatment expert who can help to connect you with the most ideal treatment options for you. They should be able to walk you through the various options available and help you make a choice based on your requirements. You will most likely have to consider factors such as your budget, the severity of your drug problem and whether you would like to receive treatment close home or abroad, among other considerations.


FAQS

How Long Do Benzo Fury Withdrawals Last?

Withdrawal is different for everyone and you may not notice the onset of withdrawal as soon as someone else might. However, in many cases, the process could start about 12 hours or so after the last dose.

There are a number of factors that can affect withdrawal, including the kinds of drugs you may have used with Benzo Fury, the volume of usage, and how long you have been using the substance. If you have been using multiple drugs together, there is a good chance withdrawal can be long and troublesome due to a dependence upon several drugs at the same time.

Are There any Home Remedies for Getting Clean Safely?

If your doctor has certified you okay for safe detox at home, he or she may have prescribed medications to help with symptoms of withdrawal. In addition to those, there are a number of home remedies that can help as you slowly taper off the drug.

It is important to keep hydrated, especially if you have to deal with symptom like vomiting and diarrhoea, which can leave you dehydrated. Water is great, and so is fresh fruit juice. Green leafy vegetables and herbal supplements can also be a great help, providing the nutrition your body needs to get through withdrawal.

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Benzo Fury?

There is no fixed time for the completion of detox for everyone. It may last for a couple of hours or a few days, or it may take weeks for the body to be completely clear of the substance. The length of detox may be affected by factors such as your health condition, the detox setting, the presence of any poly-substance abuse, the duration of use and the dose you have been using.

Generally, the average duration of detox is below eight days. If you use the tapering method of detox, you could detox for weeks because you will have to continue using the substance, but in smaller doses.

Can Medications Help?

Yes, medications can help to manage the effects of withdrawal. You may experience a range of symptoms which may be physical or psychological and can be treated with drugs. For example, depression can be managed using antidepressants and you may be given medications to help you sleep you sleep better if you experience insomnia.

What Is Benzo Fury Withdrawal?

Withdrawal refers to a set of symptoms experienced when you suddenly stop using or significantly reduce your doses of a substance you have become dependent upon. Withdrawal occurs during detox when your body rids itself of the drug. Some of the symptoms of Benzo Fury withdrawal include paranoia, mood swings, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, and fatigue, among others.

Is Benzo Fury Withdrawal Dangerous?

Withdrawal from this substance can be dangerous if you do not have adequate medical attention to handle complications if they arise. It is for this reason that medically supervised detox is the best way to detox. With medical assistance, you’ll be able to get through withdrawal safely and comfortably.

Can I Find Help?

Yes. There is a good chance you’ll be able to find a local addiction expert or counsellor who can guide you through finding an appropriate option for treatment. You can also reach out to an online addiction helpline where you’ll be able to access all the help you need finding a treatment centre anywhere in the UK and abroad.

Are there ways to prevent or reduce withdrawal symptoms?

Yes, there are. One of the most common ways to do this is to detox using the tapering method. What that means is you will continue using the substance, but in progressively smaller doses until you are completely weaned off the drug. The goal is to prevent withdrawal symptoms, but if any do occur, they may be managed using medications. For instance, you may be given antidepressants if you experience depressive symptoms or sleep meds if you are unable to sleep.

Can You Die from Benzo Fury Withdrawal?

Death during withdrawal is possible if complications arise. One of such complications that may arise is an overdose, which is may result from a relapse. During withdrawal, your tolerance level is lowered and taking the same dose or higher can lead to an overdose, especially if you combine it with alcohol or some other drug.

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