The Side Effects When You Stop Drinking Alcohol withdrawal is, at best, uncomfortable and, at worst, life-threatening. While symptoms vary from person to person, it really depends on a number of factors, including how much you’ve been drinking and for how long you’ve been drinking that amount of alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms typically begin a couple
When I first began attending AA meetings in 2007, I was eager to tell my best friend all about the program. Having witnessed the worst of my drinking, he was super supportive in my decision to get help and was happy to listen to me outline the program in detail, which included reading him the
Home Remedies for Alcohol Withdrawal Most addiction experts, researchers and medical professionals contend that the safest way to stop drinking alcohol is to seek medical attention. In fact, depending on the severity of one’s drinking problem, medical assistance might be the only way to avoid a wide range of debilitating, if not deadly side effects.
“Okay, but be careful” is what the text from one of my oldest friends read after I had alerted her that I was at the liquor store buying a bottle of wine. I had been sober on my own with no program, no rehab and no support for five months. It was far from a
Nine months into recovery, I ditched my two packs a day via a dinner intervention, Nicotine Anonymous and a short-lived crush. The revelations that followed were every bit as blinding as when I got sober. In early recovery, cigarettes felt as essential to me as breathing. They gave me something to do on my way
How to Stop Drinking Alcohol? There are many ways to stop drinking alcohol, but the only successful way is to understand why you need to stop drinking alcohol in the first place. You can be mentally/physically dependent upon alcohol (or both), which can cause problems in every area of your life. Health, relationships, family, marriage,
I used to hoover cocaine and drown myself in alcohol. Plus, I was so ruled by terror I couldn’t even admit I was scared. Sobriety has changed most of that. The reason I got sober isn’t that I thought sobriety sounded like a great idea. It was actually something I thought that only a complete
I’ve seen too many people attack the program that saved my life. But their problem isn’t AA itself; it’s some of AA’s members. I got sober because of Alcoholics Anonymous. I believe with every pore in my body that had it not been for the program, I wouldn’t have been able to put down drugs