Now Available! Guide to Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome from Alcohol

South Central MIRECC Clinical Education Products

New and Featured Clinical Education Products- September 2021

New Guide to Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome from Alcohol for Clinicians and Veterans

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These guides describe the symptoms of and treatment for post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) from alcohol for clinicians and Veterans.

  • Each guide defines PAWS in language appropriate for clinician and Veteran audiences.
  • The clinician guide describes the use of Gabapentin as a treatment for PAWS, including an example titration schedule, benefits and misuse of the medication, and how it is used in combination treatment.
  • The clinician guide also discusses the prevalence of substance use disorders in minority populations and disparities in consequences for substance use.
  • The Veteran guide describes Gabapentin as a treatment for PAWS and the side effects of the medication.
  • Published 2021


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