Friday, April 6, 2012

Addiction and Alcoholism in the SCI 7

If you can’t decide to whether or not to go to a meeting consider the last time you went through withdrawal. If you’ve never been experienced the hellish nightmare of withdrawal I can tell you firsthand it’s a process you want to avoid.

        First, comes the panic of the realization that you’ve run out. Despite the promises you made to yourself that THIS time you would use less and make it to end of your prescription or until your next paycheck. Whatever reasonable excuse you have for running short doesn’t matter now because now you can look forward to at least a week of a running nose, sneezing, itching, craving, shaking, hot and cold sweats, nausea, vomiting and the worse diarrhea you can think of. I hate to get too graphic but on or about third day your bowels will turn to water. it won’t matter what you take, nothing will stop it. You’ll want to sleep but sleep won’t come.

(to be continued)

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