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Need Info: Naltrexone as relating to PAWS

Hi Gang,

I’ve had a question from a newly sober friend regarding the effects of naltrexone on PAWS symptoms.  He’s on a 2-3 month program after opiate detox, and was wondering if there would be a noticeable effect on PAWS — severity, symptoms, length of time, etc.

There doesn’t seem to be much info out there in terms of actual research, so we’ll do a little informal survey here.  Please don’t respond with what happened to someone else, or with opinions.  Personal experience only, please.  It would be especially interesting if you’ve experienced PAWS both with and without naltrexone therapy.

Let us know how you felt, how long symptoms like depression, lack of sleep, low energy levels, confusion, and so forth lasted.  Read the PAWS article here if you’re unsure of what I mean.  Your comments could provide real help and hope for another recovering addict.