It can be a real struggle for people to make it through the early weeks and months of sobriety unless they have enough support. This is why it is recommended that anyone in Newport who is dealing with addiction should make use of the available resources in recovery. This would include things like drug and alcohol counselling, recovery fellowships, or spending time in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. This will help the individual manage the emotional rollercoaster of early recovery so that they are not knocked off track. Those individuals in Newport who do manage to break away from addiction can look forward to a new and better life, but there will be some challenges along the way.
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The Emotional Rollercoaster of Early Recovery
It is frequently claimed that early recovery is like an emotional rollercoaster. What this means is that the individual will find that they are subject to extreme mood swings. One minute they will be feeling on top of the world but the nest they will be down in the dumps. There are a number of reasons for why people get caught up in the emotional rollercoaster including:
- The person who gives up alcohol or drugs will have many stresses and challenges to deal with as they face their new life. This can make them feel emotional.
- Those people who have been addicted to alcohol or drugs for many years will have been numbing their emotions. Now that the individual is not longer using these substances there can be a rebound effect as their emotions thaw out.
- The individual may have guilt and regret about the wasted years, and the things they did wrong.
- The person can be dealing with post acute withdrawal symptoms and things can take a long time to settle down.
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