Sober Raditude with Julie & Daniella

Sober Raditude with Julie & Daniella

By Daniella Park & Julie Kennedy
Two Sober gals, living a life of purpose & passion. Feel free, to join us on our continued journey. Topics we aspire to organically discuss; The lengths we go, while struggling in active addiction. Early recovery: The difficulties as well as the victories, in which we learn to apply to our recovery tools daily. Sharing our vulnerable life lessons, in hopes to be a voice for those struggling. Embracing those uncomfortable feelings, walking through life's challenges. Recovery is very individualized and we are inspired by everyone. We recover together; lets encourage and embrace one another.
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10 Ways To Know You're An Addict or Alcoholic

Sober Raditude with Julie & Daniella

10 Ways To Know You're An Addict or Alcoholic

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Early Recovery: Understanding Post Acute withdrawals
Understanding Post Acute Withdrawal (PAWS)  There are two stages of withdrawal. The first stage is the acute stage, which usually lasts at most a few weeks. During this stage, you may experience physical withdrawal symptoms. But every drug is different, and every person is different. The second stage of withdrawal is called the Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS). During this stage you'll have fewer physical symptoms, but more emotional and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Post-acute withdrawal occurs because your brain chemistry is gradually returning to normal. As your brain improves the levels of your brain chemicals fluctuate as they approach the new equilibrium causing post-acute withdrawal symptoms. Most people experience some post-acute withdrawal symptoms. Where as in the acute stage of withdrawal every person is different, in post-acute withdrawal most people have the same symptoms. These symptoms can vary, and can last up to two years.  PAWS symptoms include: Mood swings Anhedonia  Anxiety  Insomnia/Sleep disturbances Cognitive impairment  Depression and fatigue  Alcohol/Drug cravings  Sensitivity to stress  Though it can be upsetting, PAWS is a normal part of the recovery process from unhealthy dependence and addiction. It is important to be aware of the symptoms of prolonged abstinence from substance abuse, because some of these negative symptoms can be discouraging to recovering individuals and tempt them to return to drug use.  Information can be found here:  https://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/post-acute-withdrawal.htm  Photo Cred:  http://cdn.tinybuddha.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Hopeless.png 
32:14
June 30, 2019
10 Ways To Know You're An Addict or Alcoholic
-Outrageous behavior when drinking? -Can you manage your drinking? -Is drugs even socially normal? -What did your first drink feel like? -How did you justify taking drugs before you got sober? -Does an addict care or at some point just lives for the drugs? -Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic? -From the neck up, how dangerous is that for people with dual diagnosis? -Jails, institutions and death! How far did you take it? -When did you wake up for real, when did you actually want to get sober? Explain the moment.
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June 23, 2019