Denise Walker

Detox Podcast

Denise Walker

  • Detox Podcast Episode 25: Raw

Detox Podcast Episode 25: Raw

Monday 7th January 2019

Join Denise Walker on Detox Podcast as she explores post-acute withdrawal syndrome and provides tips on how to manage its physical symptoms. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
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Detox Podcast
Author:
Denise Walker
Overview:
Categories:
Recovery
Personal Recovery Stories
Addiction
Mental Health
Self-Help
Mindful Drinking
Relationships
Self-Improvement
Society and Culture
Trauma
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Post-Acute Withdrawal: Understanding the Physical Response of Sobriety

So when you are in withdrawal and when you're getting into post acute withdrawal, that stress response is stuck on still and you don't have something to turn it off.
Denise Walker's Detox Podcast is a deep dive into addiction and recovery, exploring the themes and emotions of her poetry collection, Pick Your Poison. In episode 25, titled 'Raw,' Denise delves into post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) and its often-overlooked physical symptoms. PAWS occurs when the acute withdrawal phase ends, and the body is left to deal with the aftermath of addiction.
Denise explains that the sympathetic nervous system, responsible for the fight or flight response, is stuck in an 'on' position, leading to sudden mood swings, irritability, and anxiety. The physical symptoms of PAWS can be overwhelming, making it difficult to focus on work or daily tasks. Denise recommends meditation as a powerful tool to manage these symptoms, using breath control to slow down the body's systems.
By practicing meditation regularly, individuals can take control of their thoughts and emotions and avoid turning to substances for relief. Denise also suggests sharing literature on PAWS with loved ones, helping them better understand the challenges of recovery. Join Denise on Detox Podcast as she provides insight and tips on managing the physical response of sobriety. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.