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Taking a break from alcohol and other drugs during alert level 2?

Great choice. You might experience withdrawal symptoms, which is your body and brain getting used to a new normal – without regular alcohol and other drugs. Most people only experience mild withdrawal symptoms that pass in a few days. But if you’ve been using a lot or for a while, you might experience more uncomfortable symptoms and these can last for two weeks.

These tips will help you manage any withdrawal symptoms you experience. There are also some useful withdrawal handbooks you can download at the bottom of the page.

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