Without active addiction, you must experience life, and that isn’t always easy.
Substance abusers who go “cold turkey” often experience physical withdrawal – delirium tremens, fevers, chills, night-sweats, nausea, tachycardia (elevated heart rate), agitation, anxiety, irritability, hallucinations, etc. But what about sex and porn addicts? Do we also get the DTs and hallucinate? Typically, we don’t. But we still do experience withdrawal – usually through agitation, irritability, depression, anxiety, and/or a strong desire to switch to another addictive behavior. This is perfectly normal and to be expected. After all, we have lost our primary coping mechanism, and we will naturally feel the effects of that.
Just for Today
Have I experienced withdrawal? If so, how did my withdrawal manifest? Do I still experience those feelings today?