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skippandyouube1 skippandyouube1 18-21, F 8 Answers Dec 28, 2012 in Addiction

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Dont you think thats a good thing? maybe you have to work a bit with yourself :)

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yeah - it's just not as easy to tell good from bad as people make out

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I hope itll be a good thing! 3 hours& I'm off to an A&D evaluation then outpatient treatment. SO ******* ANXIOUS!!!

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probably because you avoided your genuine anxieties by getting high, and now you're sober you have to reexperience them, plus their compounded interest on top of that [from buying temporary relief from them through drugs]

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With every drink you took you did not noties how anxious you were.

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You are starting to feel life as it really is. You are not self medicating anymore. The anxiousness will pass - do you have support? I was an active alcoholic/addict for over 40 years. I have been clean, sober and in recovery through the program and fellowship of AA. I learned how to be happy, too!

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This is a normal part of early recovery - it will pass. For a long time you used drugs and/or alcohol to numb those scary feelings. Now you're having to deal with them without the "crutch" of mind-altering substances. Of course you're nervous! This does get better - stay with whatever program you're in, and ask every day for help from your higher power as you understand him/her/it. God bless, and have a beautiful journey in your sobriety!

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Welcome to the real world. Anxiety doesn't exist at the bottom of the barrel, but once you get back up here things will even out. It takes time.

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Memories and cravings.<br />
It DOES get easier.<br />
18 months right here...cold turkey, no rehab, no counselling<br />
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