Sorry about typos on my phone.
Hi, what aftercare are you in?
Okay, well I'm glad you are getting some aftercare: we don't make it if we do it on our own. You have to remember that you were using for however long, probably years, and it takes a lot longer than 4 months to heal and learn how to live clean. And opiates in particular take a long time to mentally recover from. PAWS is rare, sounds like plain old early post opiate life to me. Keep reaching out, and for me, meetings saved my life. If you can't find any NA near you, go to AA. It's great that you are asking about it:)
I'm wondering myself what PAWS is exactly and about it id like to know that one too?!
Skveli54432....I am one that has a differing view/understanding than some people do about PAWS (Post, meaning after....-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome). At one point in my life, I found that the more I learned about it, the more comforted I was about what was going on with me at that particular time in my recovery. It gave me a LOT of hope...and it gave me a scientific explanation for what I was personally experiencing.
I'm going to post a link to an old thread where we discussed this very topic. It helped many of us as you will read. Also, anxiety and depression are extremely common after we get clean while our neurotransmitters are doing their healing and our serotonin levels are balancing out. Here ya go....perhaps it will help you, too!