Withdrawal from Pain Medication Outlook
What to expect with narcotic withdrawal:
- A person with narcotic withdrawal usually recovers in about 1 week.
- The majority of narcotic abusers who experience withdrawal become narcotic users again.
Continue to Withdrawal from Pain Medication Underlying Cause
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