You may think withdrawal from substance abuse only refers to the immediate physical symptoms experienced when your body is trying to adjust to NOT having drugs and/or alcohol in its system. We are all mostly aware of some of the more obvious signs of withdrawal: shaking, sweating, racing heartbeat, muscle twitches, insomnia and acute anxiety.
But did you know PAWS symptoms can occur 7-14 days after your last drink, even after the acute withdrawal symptoms recede? Did you know recovery from nervous system damage requires 6-24 months in a healthy program of recovery?
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