The duration of abstinence

Many people are interested in the question of how long the withdrawal syndrome lasts. Is it dangerous or not? However, there is no unequivocal answer, since each organism is individual and differently tolerates a refusal to accept substances that caused dependence. The duration of the syndrome is also affected by the time that the body needs to remove toxins. Despite the fact that there are no exact figures, nevertheless, scientists were able to calculate the approximate duration of abstinence.

The results of the observations are as follows:

  •  with the refusal of alcohol, the duration of withdrawal may range from one week to several months;
  • withdrawal syndrome for refusing to take drugs takes several weeks;
  •  with smoking cessation abstinence can last from several days to several weeks, depending on the length of the smoker’s experience;

withdrawal syndrome, caused by the use of antidepressants, can be felt for three weeks. According to doctors, abstinence is much more easily tolerated with the support of the family. The substituted shoulder of close people adds determination and increases the strength of the patient’s will. Therefore, the probability of complete elimination of the dependence increases.

Abstinence in refusal of alcohol

The alcohol withdrawal syndrome can significantly worsen the patient’s well-being. This is accompanied by mental, neurological and somatic abnormalities. The clinical manifestations of abstinence begin 3 days after the complete refusal of alcohol, and the first manifestation is a hangover. In some cases, withdrawal can cause hallucinations, which, in turn, increase the aggressiveness of the patient.

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