Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment

The CIWA (Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment) is a common measure used in North American hospitals to assess and treat Alcohol withdrawal syndrome and for Alcohol detoxification. This clinical tool assesses 10 common withdrawal signs and symptoms. A score of more than 15 points is associated with increased risk of alcohol withdrawal effects such as confusion or seizures.

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