PROTRACTED WITHDRAWAL (PW OR PAWS)
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© April 2017, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
This is the situation in which a person withdraws from a drug or substance such as alcohol, but their withdrawal symptoms do not go away. Some symptoms persist for weeks, months or longer.
We have worked with a few cases of this syndrome or problem. Most respond well to a complete nutritional balancing program.
In our experience, the cause of this problem is that the body is sufficiently out of balance nutritionally or biochemically that it does not return to balance when one stops the drug or substance. Instead, it remains out of balance in a way that causes continued symptoms of withdrawal.
In other words, it is not enough for the person to stop the drug or substance. One must do more than this to return the body to a better state of health.
A full nutritional balancing program is usually sufficient to remineralize, detoxify, enhance energy production and make other changes that are required to restore some normalcy to the body. When this occurs, the symptoms of PW generally go away.