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Withdrawal Symptoms explained

Withdrawal symptoms is the term used to describe the activity that takes place when after a person’s body has adapted to a particular drug or alcohol or activity, he/she cannot seem to do without such activity and as such removes his/her self both physically, emotionally from an activity or a group. Withdrawal symptoms are not dependent on a particular gender or specific group of people; it is found either in young or old, male or female. It comes when after a lengthy period of time that the brain has been accustomed to a particular drug or activity, it ‘misses’ the presence of such drug or activity and as such rebounds by producing a surge of adrenaline that causes withdrawal symptoms.

Mental and Emotional Symptoms include;

  1. Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Restlessness, and irritability.
  2. Depression
  3. Insomnia
  4. Poor concentration or poor memory.

Physical withdrawal symptoms include dizziness, difficulty in breathing, racing heartbeat, stomach ache, tingling of the skin and sweating. The most dangerously produced withdrawal symptoms are from the usage of alcohol and tranquilizers. It has been established that once a dependence on a substance has been established, withdrawal symptoms will start once the substance has been removed. The severity and duration of withdrawal are influenced by the level of dependency on the substance and a few other factors including; Length of time abusing the substances, Type of substance abused, Method of abuse, Amount took each time, Family History and genetic Makeup and also Medical and Mental Factors.

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