A set of physiological and behavioral symptoms that result when people who have been using substances heavily for prolonged periods of time stop using the substance or greatly reduce their use is called substance withdrawal. The symptoms of intoxication from a given substance is normally different from the symptoms of withdrawal despite using the same kind of substance. The diagnosis of substance withdrawal is not made unless the withdrawal symptoms cause significant distress or impairment in a person’s everyday functioning. For example, although the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal (nervousness, headaches) are infuriating to many people, they do not naturally cause significant destruction in people’s functioning or great distress; thus, caffeine withdrawal is not incorporated as a diagnostic category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Most of the time, we believe that no one understands us when we find ourselves tangled up in a negative matter. The people we love would console us but then in our mind, they never really identify with us. It makes the situation more complicated and depressing because it feels like they are just acting as if they understand our dilemma. This doubles the severity of our situation.Based on our situation, we think that the ones who can understand what we feel are the people that have gone through our problem.
Depressants slow the activity of the central nervous system. In moderate doses, they make people relaxed and somewhat sleepy, with reduced concentration, and impaired thinking and motor skills. In heavy doses, they can induce stupor. Examples of depressants are benzodiazepines and barbiturates. Benzodiazepine and barbiturate users initially may feel euphoric and become uninhibited but then experience depressed moods, lethargy, perceptual distortions, loss of coordination, and other signs of central nervous system depression.