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Unread 12-15-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
lily29
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Default what are "post acutes?"

I read in subhelps story that she had "post acutes" but she didn't get into that part of the story yet. Does anyone know what they are?
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Unread 12-15-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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Hi lily, subhelp is referring to Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms (PAWS). This is an old thread about it:

http://www.addictionsurvivors.org/vb...ad.php?t=14991

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Unread 12-16-2009, 02:36 PM   #3
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I do not take much stock in this myself

I believe this is not withdrawal but the body making chamges. I feel this puts too much pressure in a timeline to get well. Sobriety is a journey and we make adaptations along the way as does our body.

Heck I know how WD feels and to say depression,anxiety and the like are protracted wd events months later stretchs my understanding

glen

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Unread 01-28-2010, 03:33 AM   #4
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mainly strong cravings, depression, anxiety, and some minor physical effects such as hot flushes, chills (not anywhere near as bad as the early withdrawal effects).
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