Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Drug Withdrawal Physical Withdrawal

Physical drug withdrawal can affect organ systems in the body such as the cardiovascular system and the nervous system. Physical withdrawal may cause changes in heart rate and blood pressure.

Physical withdrawal can trigger:

Other physical symptoms include:

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Last Updated: Nov 5, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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