Adjective Rating Scale for Withdrawal

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The ARSW is comprised of 16 signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Patients rate themselves on a scale ranging from 0 (none) to 9 (severe) (maximum cumulative score = 144) on the following items: muscle cramps, depressed or sad, painful joints, excessive yawning, hot or cold flashes, trouble getting to sleep, sick to stomach, irritable, runny nose, poor appetite, weak knees, excessive sneezing, tense and jittery, watery eyes, abdominal cramps, and fitful sleep.
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