Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal: An Insight

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In the context of withdrawal from drugs and alcohol, it is crucial that the concept of addiction and dependence is first acknowledged. Prolonged or excessive use of a substance can lead to tolerance and physical dependence. This process in itself is complex and depends on many factors.

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Withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs is the set of clinical features that occur when a person cuts out or cuts back the addictive substance after a period of prolonged or excessive use.

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Sophie Kirkman
23 Jul 2021
Good distinction between psychological and physical dependency. Importance of safety in withdrawal needs emphasis; I’ve known unsupervised alcohol withdrawal to cause serious seizures, which could have fatal consequences. Harm minimisation is well covered. References could’ve been stronger, but the material is remains very sound.
Amany Baalash
08 May 2021
It seems precise, fruitful and helpful.
Irene Henry
08 Sep 2022
Registered Nurse
Very good
Barbara hattam
27 May 2021
An interesting read
Lynn Hancock
31 Jan 2020
this article was educational and informative. I gained a better understanding of addiction.
Lucinda Orange
28 Apr 2020
Straight forward and easy to understand. Look forward to learning more.
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stanley catts
19 Feb 2020
Mandatory knowledge these days with drug abuse commonly known.Seen throughout the work force
Eilis funder-wright
15 Feb 2020
This article was succinct and provided clarity on the basic principles of withdrawl and substance abuse.
Julianne Forbes
12 May 2021
Interesting knowledge gained
Sourav chawla
05 Jan 2020
Very informative.
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