Day: April 1, 2016

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

Depression and associated symptoms of anxiety can be extremely painful states of being. In short, Depression can hurt, both physically and psychologically. In an effort to escape this pain, sometimes individuals turn to alcohol and drug use. In fact, approximately 15-30 % of people with substance use difficulties suffer from a dual diagnosis of Depression and addiction.