Withdrawal symptoms

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with·draw·al symp·toms

a group of morbid symptoms, including excitability and irritability, occurring in an addicted person who is deprived of the accustomed dose of the addicting substance.
See also: withdrawal.
Synonym(s): abstinence symptoms

with·draw·al symp·toms

(with-draw'ăl simp'tŏmz)
A group of morbid symptoms, predominantly erethistic, occurring in an addict who is deprived of the accustomed dose of the addicting agent.

Withdrawal symptoms

A group of physical or mental symptoms that may occur when a person suddenly stops using a drug to which he or she has become dependent.
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Sessions were carried out in individual format once per week during the treatment time (6 months), and patients also received medical assistance and pharmacological treatment where required (for example, for addressing abstinence symptoms at the beginning of the treatment period).
The good news, he said, is that by feeding your brain the exact nutrients that are needed to make its own feel-good chemicals, the abstinence symptoms and craving go away.
Table 7 describes the main abstinence symptoms reported, with the main one being "craving," followed by "restlessness," "nervousness," and "irritability." "Craving" was the only symptom described as severe; the others were generally described as mild to moderate.
Patients with high levels of severity should begin their treatment with a detoxification programme, so as to alleviate the alcohol abstinence symptoms and facilitate their withdrawal from drinking.