What is the Abstinence Syndrome ?
The Abstinence Syndrome is characterized by untoward physiologic changes that occur when the drug or alcohol is discontinued or when its effect is counteracted by a specific antagonist.
The use of drugs and the consumption of alcohol develop dependence and tolerance. Many addicts continued using them to prevent the discomfort of withdrawal. Drugs use and alcohol drink have became a part of our culture. Recreational use is often accompanied by ritualization with a set of observed rules and is seldom practiced alone.
Most of the addicts people abuse alcohol or another drug at the same time and may have hospital admissions for overdose, adverse reactions, or withdrawal problems.
(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)