Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Withdrawal from Drugs Evaluation

The evaluation of drug withdrawal begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with drug withdrawal may include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate drug withdrawal include:

Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate drug withdrawal include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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