Why do I still yearn?

by Kerry
(Chester)

I have put my story up already! Tonight I'm feeling weakness! Kerry

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Work the 12-steps and find a sponsor.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Kerry,

Please try to stay strong and resist the urge to relapse. Drug addiction is a disease of the brain, which means that when we take drugs it effects our brain and changes it in ways that we're just beginning to understand.

When we are in the process of quitting, the withdrawal symptoms are caused as our brain tries to readjust to no longer having the drugs.

Eventually our brain readjusts enough that we feel "normal" and usually the cravings will go away. Each of us is unique and the withdrawal process is different because of our uniqueness.

For some people the withdrawal process only takes a couple of weeks, but for others it can take up to six months. The longer we've been addicted the longer the withdrawal process takes.

That's why we need support as we work toward ending our addictions. Please find some good AA or NA meetings (Generally, best meetings are at churches or at hospitals) and begin going to the meetings daily for support.

Working the 12-steps helps our brains to readjust more quickly and finding a sponsor, who has been where we're at, can give us the emotional support we need to get through the withdrawal process.

Please consider finding the support you need at meetings, so you can live the happy joyous and free life that we're all seeking.

Debbie

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