A wide range of physical or emotional disorders, including nervousness, headaches, and insomnia, that occur when an individual who is addicted to a substance (such as drugs or alcohol) stops using the substance.
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How to use withdrawal symptoms in a sentence
Most of them remain chained to their smartphones, scrutinizing the market to alleviate deal-making withdrawal symptoms.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag | Robert Gold | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I had pretty awful withdrawal symptoms for about a year after getting the axe.The Week in Death: George Jacobs, Sinatra’s Domestic Confidant | The Telegraph | February 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It contained heroin cut with Suboxone, a medication used to help heroin users kick the habit by easing their withdrawal symptoms.