woman holding head and stomach with post acute withdrawal syndrome

What Is PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)?

Post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) is a condition that occurs in substance abuse patients who have already gone through detox and treatment. PAWS is a whirlwind of emotions that arise periodically, without warning, and generally lasts several days. Episodes of PAWS can continue to occur for up to two years after treatment. Recognizing these symptoms can help…