Originally posted by sunnygirl272
things to ponder....(no reply requested)
how much were you drinking? how much did you cut back?
at times in my past when my etoh intake was heavier, when it lightened, there was an adjustment time in my sleep....
Ah yes.... me thinks back to my time in rehab.
When you cut back on a substance that alters your state of consciousness, you will experience a "swing" the other way.
Cocaine addicts, used to living a little higher than the rest of us, will swing into a very low state. It wasn't unusual for my patients coming off coke to sleep for a few days. Even when they were awake, you couldn't really call them that. Very depressed nervous systems.
Now alcohol on the other hand, like heroin, is a CNS depressant. Those patients climbed the freakin walls for days, couldn't sleep, night terrors, tachycardia, just general hypersensitive and stimulated behavior.
That was a big cause of relapse in my patients.... most of them said they just wanted to sleep.