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A 36-year-old member asked:

What happens if someone was dealing with post acute withdrawal syndrome after quitting alcohol, would the doctor possibly prescribe anxiety medication?

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Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Depends: Your primary care provider likely will not. That person ought to seek out a medical detox unit, where they can medicate the person after they stop alcohol, it can be life threatening withdrawal if the amount of alcohol is high enough, and needs to be monitored and medicated as needed, otherwise they could development delirium tremens and/or withdrawal seizures.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what you suggest if someone was dealing with post acute withdrawal syndrome after quitting alcohol, would the doctor possibly prescribe anxiety medication?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
PostAcute Withdrawal: Paw is normal and common in early recovery - during the first 18-24 mos, periods of hours to days to weeks of symptoms including difficulty thinking clearly, mood swings or emotional numbing, short term memory problems, physical coordination problems, sleep problems and increased sensitivity to stress. Medication is appropriate for co-occurring anxiety or depression, but generally not just for paw.
Last updated Jul 27, 2014

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