Posted by MB on October 31, 2001, at 14:10:48
In reply to Re: addiction and recovery » MB, posted by Elizabeth on October 26, 2001, at 17:34:03
Hey, thanks for the long response to my post...I just now read it...been away from the computer for a while. It's interesting that you mention that if a self-medicator is relieved of their symptoms they will stop medicating. I don't know how I would react if my sense of anxiety and hoplelessness were gone (they've only been gone when I've been on addictive drugs). So...if they were gone without the addictive drugs, would I lose my obsession with the drugs? I don't know. It's just one of those hypothetical questions I may never know the answer to. This SPECT scan will be intersting. I have to be off caffeine for them to get an accurate picture of my brain at "baseline" (gulp!)...