alcohol abuse

So You’re In Recovery: Now What

Life in recovery requires time and patience. You’re going to most likely experience a lot of emotions. Some moments in life might make you feel angry, sad, impatient, worried or disappointed…but don’t let that stop you. Here are some tips for living life on life’s terms in recovery from Substance Abuse.

Withdrawal: A Painful Process

Withdrawal is a painful process that happens after someone stops taking a mind-altering substance, but why exactly is it so miserable? Withdrawal of any kind of substance can be harrowing and exhausting. Some of the most dramatic symptoms include nausea, sweating, shaking and even hallucination. So what’s going on with withdrawal symptoms? Why does withdrawal wreak such havoc on the body?

Detoxing From Alcohol

Alcohol detox is the process of ridding the body of excessive amounts of alcohol toxins. The actual detox process can last from a few days to a week+. Detox basically means to rid the body of toxins. Depending on how much and for how long one has been drinking, the length of time it takes to entirely rid the body of alcohol can vary. From a few days to several months. From experience as an alcoholic and due to the progression of the disease of alcoholism, the period of time increases as the disease progresses.

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