Abstinence syndrome: what is it? Symptoms and Treatment
Alcohol and drug dependence is unlikelycan be considered a rarity. And it's no secret to anyone that stopping the use of a certain substance that has caused addiction is accompanied by severe symptoms. Why does an abstinence syndrome occur? What is it and what are its signs? How dangerous is this condition? These questions will be interesting to many.
Abstinence syndrome: what is it? The mechanism of the emergence of "breaking"
This condition occurs against the background of terminationreception of substances that caused dependence. The presence of such a condition indicates chronic alcoholism or drug addiction - in healthy people there are no such problems.
But why there is an abstinence syndrome? What are these mechanisms responsible for physical changes in the human body? The fact is that prolonged use of a narcotic substance (or ethyl alcohol) leads to a breakdown in metabolism. Over time, the body becomes so addicted to the toxin that it turns on the metabolism. Accordingly, stopping the use of the drug affects the work of almost every organ. In fact, the withdrawal syndrome is an attempt by the body to restore the natural state.
Abstinence syndrome and its symptoms
As a rule, the first signs of "breaking" appearafter 6-48 hours after the last use of the drug. Symptoms in this case depend on the stage of alcoholism. Nevertheless, we can identify some common features.
There are other symptoms that accompanyabstinence syndrome. What are these violations? For example, with a severe form of dependence, changes in the CNS are observed. Patients suffer from hallucinations (visual or auditory), display an inadequate response to habitual stimuli. In some cases, this condition is accompanied by convulsions. Help with withdrawal symptoms is simply necessary. Yes, in some cases, people with addiction manage to survive such a violation. But more often "breaking" leads to either a breakdown, or to the appearance of a severe psychosis, popularly known as the "white fever".