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Duration of PAWS

I've read all the articles about the post acute withdrawal syndrome but I'm just interested in how long it has lasted for others
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i started drinking @ 14,pot smoking @ 17 w/assorted other drugs use,regular Valium use and cocaine @ age 25 and went thru inpatient @ age 28 for 25 days in 1983!i'm 29 yrs.sober/clean now!my counselors told me-i was drinking and drugging for a good half of my life! 2 expect it to go away quickly was folly.....that it would take time!so i just dig my heels in,went to a lot of AA/NA mtgs., kept company w/sober/clean ppl, no bars., no dope parties,kept busy, tried to watch too much caffeine/chocolate which will aggravate the H out of it,drink a lot of water, exercise,read at nite for insomnia! there are no quick fixes to this...but if ur patient and give it one day @ a time and follow what i did it will go away!i also developed sober/clean activities like helping w/animal rescue which put me in contact w/some very cool ppl!
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depends on how long years wise and how much the person drank/drugged!mine lasted for 9 months!
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9 whole months?! I'm in my 2nd month ouch. How'd u get through it?
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i started drinking @ 14,pot smoking @ 17 w/assorted other drugs use,regular Valium use and cocaine @ age 25 and went thru inpatient @ age 28 for 25 days in 1983!i'm 29 yrs.sober/clean now!my counselors told me-i was drinking and drugging for a good half of my life! 2 expect it to go away quickly was folly.....that it would take time!so i just dig my heels in,went to a lot of AA/NA mtgs., kept company w/sober/clean ppl, no bars., no dope parties,kept busy, tried to watch too much caffeine/chocolate which will aggravate the H out of it,drink a lot of water, exercise,read at nite for insomnia! there are no quick fixes to this...but if ur patient and give it one day @ a time and follow what i did it will go away!i also developed sober/clean activities like helping w/animal rescue which put me in contact w/some very cool ppl!
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Thanks Ibizan. Congratulations on getting sober! I know it takes time. I've read that it sometimes lasts for months or years but it gets easier day by day.
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thx dear.......it does take time but does get easier hour by hour day by day...u just hang in there......we're here 4 u!do u have a sober'clean network of family or friends?


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