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Old 12-23-2005, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Q: physical changes timeline for alcoholism available?


i'm almost 4 weeks into not drinking and i've found much on the internet about the mental aspects of recovery -- i.e. the depression or ups and downs that happen in the days, weeks, months that follow quitting.

what i'm looking for, and can't seem to find anywhere, is a timeline of physical aspects, not the mental, i.e. how long for my body to do this or that, etc. when i quit smoking there were timelines everywhere about what would happen to your body over the course of days, weeks, months of not smoking -- is there anything like this for alcoholism?

thing is i've had alot of sleep problems but have been waking up feeling semi-rested.

today i woke up feeling pretty physically terrible-- maybe it's just the flu coming on.
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome Aboard, Melela! We're glad you're here! To find out more info, you might want to read through the sticky notes such as this one;
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ect-47857.html

The psychological aspects are probably the most significant part of recovery, but physical aspects also command a high level of consideration.

http://alcoholism.about.com/cs/withdraw/a/aa030307a.htm

There's no true timeline for alcohol recovery. No two alcoholics will recovery the exact same way, or experience the exact same symptoms.
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Old 12-24-2005, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Most of the drunks I know, including myself, began to feel pretty steady emotionally and physically after about a year clean/sober. I know it sounds like such a long long time to people young in recovery but to feel somewhat in command of your own emotions, to sleep well and wake up each day without a hangover or filled with grief is SO SO SO worth the wait. Baby steps will get you there!
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