The fate of an addict or alcoholic is not something you’d wish on a complete stranger – much less someone you know and care about. When it is a close friend or family member, the emotional pain you feel can be close to unbearable. You know this person must get to treatment, but how do you help convince them?
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 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?