Introduce the concept of stages of recovery
Similar experience for emotional withdrawal, I think. Thank you for this!
These stages are rough guidelines for the recovery process.
Each of these four stages involves potential changes in your behavior, emotions, thinking, and interpersonal relationships. Following is a brief summary of symptoms or behaviors associated with each stage.
Stage 1: Withdrawal (0-15 days)
You may sleep more, act impulsively, or feel depressed, anxious, shameful, fearful, confused, or self-doubt. Cravings to use cocaine are strong, and you may have trouble concentrating or coping with stress. You may become irritated easily with other people.
Stage 2: Honeymoon (16-45 days)
You begin to feel better physically, your energy increases, and you feel more optimistic and confident about your life. You may even begin to feel your cocaine problem is “under control” or…
View original post 183 more words