This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.
Most 'experts' say withdrawal symptoms last a week, which for the most part is true. What you have to realize is after your physical symptoms have passed, you have to keep your mental symptoms in check. An addict, although sober, will always be an addict. You'll have temptations all the time but as long as you tell yourself you don't need it and remind yourself the hell you went through, you can stay away. Support from friends or family members is best. Talk about how you're feeling. A good idea would be to have someone on standby - whenever you have the temptation, call that person and hopefully they can talk you out of it. Good luck with everything!
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