Although symptoms of withdrawal from Avinza are not dangerous, they can be unpleasant. They can be so uncomfortable that people start taking the drug again in order to relieve them. In order to limit withdrawal, you should not stop taking Avinza "cold turkey." Your healthcare provider can slowly decrease your dose at a rate that helps minimize withdrawal symptoms (most healthcare providers will be more than willing to help you stop taking Avinza). Remember, having withdrawal symptoms is not necessarily a sign of abuse, and you should not be embarrassed to ask for help in this matter.