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Post Acute Withdrawal or PAW is a sobriety-based symptom that makes abstinence difficult and often contributes to relapse The presence of brain dysfunction and change in alcoholics has been documented in 75-95 of recovering alcoholics tested from a neurological standpoint These symptoms begin to appear in 7-14 days after abstinence and can continue for a period of six months or longer Recovery and the accompanying changes in family social and work spheres generates a great deal of stress for which some people never learn to manage without reusing The severity of PAW depends on two things 1 Severity of brain dysfunction 2 Amount of psycho-social stress experienced in recovery Stress of any kind can aggravate the brain dysfunction which would heighten the magnitude of the symptoms PAW will peak in intensity over a 3-6 month period but the damage is usually reversible after a period of time if proper treatment is received Recovery from the nervous system damage usually requires anywhere from 6-to-24 months with involvement in a health program There are 6 major symptoms of PAW First the person will have an Inability to think clearly as evidenced by poor concentration and rigid and repetitive thinking They will also have Memory problems as seen with being unable to retain something heard or forgetting things within 20 minutes Persons with PAW tend to be emotionally over-reactive or experience emotional numbness in situations They will also experience varying degrees of sleep disturbances with either too much or too little sleep or sleeping at different times of day and having nightmares or powerful drug dreams They will encounter physical coordination problems as seen with clumsiness and being accident prone They may report this as balance difficulty The term dry drunk is derived from these symptoms Stress Sensitivity is a factor that makes it
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