Organization Seeks Assistance from Recovering Addicts
PostAcuteWithdrawal.ORG - a website dedicated to serving those who suffer from PAWS - has issued a public request for assistance with a survey that asks recovering addicts about post acute withdrawal syndrome.
A small South Florida organization is requesting respondents for an important survey about Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. PostAcuteWithdrawal.ORG has asked addicts and alcoholics to take part in a confidential, 20-question survey about what some clinicians and addiction experts claim is the leading cause of relapse.
James F. Davis, CAS, Board Certified Interventionist and founder of a prominent Florida drug rehab center, has asked people in recovery to participate in the survey in order to develop a better understanding of why addicts relapse, and to develop more effective treatment methods.
“Post acute withdrawal is really just suppressed addiction,” Davis said during a recent interview, “but most treatment centers only focus on arresting the active stage without consideration that the disease of addiction comes into and goes out of remission in much the same way as other critical diseases.”
Davis and other addiction treatment experts believe that addiction is a neurological disease that, once acquired, is a persistent lifetime threat that must be mitigated carefully. Detractors from this idea support the theory that substance abuse and addiction is nothing more than a moral flaw. Davis claims there is strong clinical evidence to the contrary, and hopes that the Post Acute Withdrawal survey will help create a better understanding of addiction and relapse:
“We can show with brain scans that people who become addicted to drugs physically - and permanently- alter the neurons, receptors and chemical processes throughout the central nervous system. This condition in its inactive stage is called post withdrawal - symptoms of which generally don’t appear until primary treatment has concluded. Our hope is that the survey will uncover more information about how PAWS affects people in recovery.”
The survey consists of 20 questions with multiple choice answers. Respondents are not asked for any personal information but can see the overall percentage of results for each question in the study. The survey can be found at the following web address: http://www.postacutewithdrawal.org/post-acute-withdrawal-survey/.
PostAcuteWithdrawal.ORG is dedicated to helping addicts overcome the symptoms of PAWS. To learn more, to take part in the PAWS forums or to respond to the survey about Protracted Withdrawal, please visit http://www.postacutewithdrawal.org, or contact James Davis directly at email@example.com.
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