What are symptoms of sedative withdrawal?

Howard J. Shaffer, PhD
Addiction Medicine
Withdrawal symptoms of sedatives often mimic the symptoms of anxiety, such as worry, tension, fear, and restlessness. Disturbing dreams, frequent awakening, and feelings of tension in the early morning can also occur. According to some reports, the withdrawal process is more difficult than withdrawing from heroin. Some people find that relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga help ease the symptoms.

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