Drug Abuse and Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms

Recovering from drug abuse presents many obstacles, especially those that come during treatment and life after. Many users might feel that the hardest part of their battle is over once they have come through to the other side of their abuse, where they are able to understand why they were addicted and how to prevent further addiction in the future. However, the buck doesn’t stop there. Many recovering users suffer from post-acute withdrawal symptoms, where the cravings just never seem to...

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How Long Do Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

Anyone who uses narcotic drugs, whether by prescription or recreationally, can become dependent and eventually addicted. Narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin and OxyContin, as well as street drugs like cocaine, heroin and marijuana, can alter how the brain perceives pain and produce euphoric sensations. Each of these drugs carries a risk of addiction and, after an addiction is established, can cause uncomfortable and dangerous withdrawal symptoms when the drug is withheld. Understanding the...

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