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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) Discovery Place

11.23.2017 | Logan Blare

Post-acute withdrawal syndrome, known as PAWS, is one of the leading causes of Roughly 90% of those addicted to opiates, like heroin or prescription pain medication, Anxiety and insomnia seemed to be two sides of the same coin.

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Insomnia. I’ll start with some common symptoms and also relate some of my experience with post-acute withdrawal.

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6 Natural Remedies For Crippling Opiate Withdrawal

9.21.2017 | Jennifer Bargeman

Find out how to beat opiate withdrawal naturally, and for good. remedy for insomnia, and has been found to be especially powerful in treating.

Opiate withdrawal symptoms usually include:

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How to deal with insomnia during withdrawal

5.17.2017 | Logan Miers

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<https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/some-assembly-required/201505/detoxing-after-detox-the-perils-post-acute-withdrawal>. Mager, M.S.W., Dan. “Detoxing after Detox: The Perils of Post-Acute Withdrawal.” Blog. 24 January 2017. Psychology Today, 26 May 2015.

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According to the National Sleep Foundation, insomnia can be caused by:

Withdrawal from all of these drugs is considered chronic —as opposed to transient or short-term— because it affects people with substance use disorders in post-acute withdrawal at least three nights a week for a month or longer.

There are some substance-specific treatments available for those experiencing insomnia.

Consult a doctor before beginning any medication regimen for insomnia.

“Safe Use of Sleep Aids.” Insomnia.

How to deal with insomnia during withdrawal

4.16.2017 | Jennifer Bargeman

Benzodiazepines– Post-acute withdrawal begins within 1-4 days of continuation and insomnia is one of the first symptoms. Opioids and opiates– Insomnia is usually present in the early part of withdrawal, which can start within 12-30 hours of the last use.

There are also some medications that are recommended for insomnia regardless of substance:

Medications, vitamins, supplements, and behaviors can all help you get the sleep you need so you can make your way through withdrawal more smoothly. Many drugs can cause insomnia during post-acute withdrawal, but luckily there are many available ways to treat it.

Anticonvulsants like carbamazepine and gabapentin may also be helpful. Benzodiazepines and Ambien can be helpful, though some patients with alcohol use disorders are at increased risk for benzodiazepine abuse.


8.20.2017 | Jennifer Bargeman

Opioids, Opiates, Narcotics: Abuse, Addiction, Withdrawal, energy, anxiety and insomnia can last for a few months after stopping high doses.

These are some of the common opioids and their generic names. They are listed in order of increasing strength.

The important thing to remember is that opioid withdrawal is not life threatening if you are withdrawing only from opioids and not a combination of drugs. Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable. (Withdrawal from alcohol and some drugs such as benzodiazepines is potentially dangerous).

Suboxone is supposed to be taken as a tablet and held under the tongue. But if Suboxone is dissolved and taken intravenously, the naloxone reverses the effects of the buprenorphine, which blocks the high.