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PAWS is Post Accute Withdrawl Syndrome basically what it is, is people that go cold turkey from heavy or long term abuse .They haven't weaned down and let there dopamine levels come back up also their endorphins are low because of the opiate abuse.So the patient feels depressed and fatigued,also there is cravings and even withdrawls.This can go on for months and sometimes it doesn't go away leaving the person to either go on a opiate painkiller for the rest of their life or just deal with it.People that are addicted to benzodiazepines and stop cold turkey or wean down to quickly often get PAWS.It's a terrible but mostly preventable sickness to get.....Dave:)