Aug 202010
 

My life

has been a whirlwind ever since I was introduced to this white powder that almost destroyed my life. I never realized the damage drugs could do to one’s life — until now. When I first got hooked on drugs, it was a different kind of thrill. Whenever I got stressed, or whenever I felt I couldn’t handle the pressure, drugs seemed to calm me. It was my instant problem solver. Who would’ve known it would also be the cause of my downfall. My problem solver has given me the kiss of betrayal by alienating my friends and family, destroying my career, and compromising my health.

Now I realize that drugs are more trouble than they’re worth, and the problems I thought they solved now come back to haunt me and remind me of the stupid choice I made when I decided to take drugs. In hindsight,

I realize that my addiction, instead of eliminating my problems, has doubled them and made them worse. At the time I was taking drugs, I really didn’t consider the long-term consequences; I only wanted some kind of escape from my problematic life. Drugs made me forget, and that seemed to be enough at the time. Now, my addiction haunts me each day, and it’s making my life a living hell.

After treatment, I decided to check myself into a sober living home where I can recover with the assistance of professionals and toge

ther with people in the same boat as me. I did not want to take my chances by trying to recover from my addiction by myself. in a home, I will be with my peers and I can always consult therapists whenever I feel the urge.

They say old habits die hard. By staying in a sober living home, I make it easy on myself and on my loved ones. I may not have the determination and the will to overcome addiction, but with the help of addiction experts and of my loved ones, I will not fail. I owe it to myself and to the people I hurt to get sober and remain that way for good.

Aug 192010
 

Alcohol detoxification brings about the influx of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. If you have imbibed alcohol in excessive amounts for years you have to expect a pattern of difficult physiological reactions as your body tries to cope with the loss of alcohol. The pattern will manifest depending on how high your alcohol dependency is. The rule of thumb is that the higher the dependency the harder it is to kick out alcohol from your system.

You can do your own alcohol detoxification on your own if you are not a heavy drinke

r and alcohol is not that strongly embedded in your system. However if your alcohol withdrawal symptoms turn severe, you must immediately consult with a qualified health care professional. Patients who experience severe symptoms need to be monitored round the clock.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms manifest physically as well

as psychologically.

There are a variety of symptoms that occur and they are dependent on the patients drinking habits prior to alcohol detoxification as well as any pre existing conditions that they may have. Headaches, vomiting, and convulsions are expected. Fever, nervousness as well as nausea occur as well. On top of these, the patient also has to deal with anxiety, extreme emotional changes that happen for no reason, depression, fatigue, delirium and sometimes a detachment from reality. With all these to deal with, detoxification is a very difficult process to go through. While it can be attempted on your own, it is a much better idea to join a rehab clinic as they have trained personnel available that will watch over you as you go through the detoxification process. They can help you manage your symptoms with drugs, therapy as well as counseling enabling alcoholics to kick off the addiction and rejoin society armed with the strength to resist the temptation to have a drink.