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Experiencing withdrawal?

Suddenly being without access to a regularly used substance can leave people feeling uneasy, both mentally and physically. It may even increase anxiety during periods of high stress during these already anxious times. Check out some of the information below to learn more about withdrawal, and other resources that may be helpful to navigate this experience.

  • If your symptoms are life threatening, dial 911. If you are withdrawing from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and/ or opiates, symptoms can be life threatening, so please contact a medical professional for help or dial 911. This may include thoughts of suicide, heart palpitations, seizure, high fever, shaking, confusion, and/or hallucinations.

If you’re wanting help quitting or cutting back, see our helpful resources here

  • Call the Counseling and Mental Health Center at (512) 471-3515 during regular business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm), and choose option 3 for an appointment. For crises after hours or on weekends please call the CMHC Crisis Line at (512) 471-2255, which is available 24/7.
  • If you would like help, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline to be connected to resources anywhere in the US.
  • Talk to a healthcare provider. University Health Services is offering appointments for UT students during this time. You can also call the UHS Nurse Advice Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 512-495-6877.

Wondering how you might connect with SHIFT? Well, howdy, partner!

The SHIFT Office
UT Austin
Student Services Building
100 W Dean Keeton Street

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