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Sees-The-Day operates transitional housing programs, also known as Recovery Houses, for men and women in the south-central Pennsylvania region. Partial Residential programs, providing a more structured environment as well as therapeutic services, are also available.

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Heal From Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome at a PA Recovery House

Posted by David Dunkle

Jan 25, 2016 5:30:00 AM


I cannot speak for everyone, but many of you will not be able to function at a sober recovery house while you are still experiencing withdrawal. However, post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) is a little different. Some days you will feel great and other days you might wonder if you are still sick from opiates. This is what characterizes PAWS.

Others may feel that coming to a sober living environment is the only way you will be motivated to quit using drugs. PAWS may still be an issue, but you can work through it with the proper tools.

Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging. We are going to give you a list of tools to help you heal from post-acute withdrawal syndrome at a Pa recovery house. Post-acute withdrawal syndrome is not something to take lightly.

You may have to go to rehab first to get through the initial withdrawal; as this is what many people decide to do before going to some type of halfway house.

However, even after leaving rehab, you may still experience post-acute withdrawal syndrome for quite some time, maybe even a year or more. It depends on how healthy you were when you quit using drugs.

Here is a list of tools that you must choose to use, no matter how silly any of them sound. You will find them to be extremely helpful.

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Topics: Recovery House, recovery, pa recovery house, paws

Opiate Detox and Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome Health Plan Ideas

Posted by David Dunkle

Aug 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.”


If you don’t have you health, how can you maintain any wealth you obtain?
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Topics: balanced diet, paws, opiate detox and withdrawal

7 Ways to Comfort Your Stomach Upset From Opiate Withdrawal

Posted by Guest Post - Robyn Quinn

Jul 22, 2015 2:30:09 PM

The gurgling, weird pains, and feeling like there's a tight ball right in the middle of your stomach – Oh, I know all too well. You can’t eat, but you are craving sweets and chocolates, especially at night. Yet, here we give you 7 ways to comfort your stomach upset from opiate withdrawal.

 As long as you drink a few protein shakes a day you’ll be fine! Listen to your body – don’t force yourself to eat! Fasting is one of the most powerful healing tools on this planet. Many people will tell you to force yourself to eat during detox/withdrawal. This is not good advice.

Fasting may be associated with spirituality, but you don't have to be spiritual to take advantage of it. However, if you are seeking your Higher Power (GOD) during this time, fasting will propel you deeper into His presence at a much faster rate. 

I’m not saying that you will or won't be able to eat after you try one or two (or all) of these 7 ways to comfort your stomach upset from opiate withdrawal. Go with the flow and follow what your body is telling you. 

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Topics: paws, opiate detox and withdrawal, stomach upset

5 Ways to Battle the Fatigue of Detox and Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Posted by David Dunkle

Jul 13, 2015 5:11:00 PM

We skipped a week because of the holiday, but we are going to make it up to you! We are posting 2 blogs this week on opiate detox and post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Actually, we might stay on the topic of 'PAWS' for the rest of the month. 

OK I don’t want to get all scientific on you. But then how will you believe anything I’m writing if you don’t understand what’s really going on inside of your body? So I’ll keep it as simple as possible. And then, I’ll talk about 5 ways to increase your low energy levels naturally.

Just promise that you will take my advice and take action right away. It’s easy to stay on the Internet all day, googling information about post-acute withdrawal syndrome and low energy levels after tapering off of suboxone, methadone, or other opiates…Finding blog after blog, forum after forum – and then going back to your regular life of suffering without doing something about it.

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Topics: aerobic exercise increases natural endorphins, fatigue, balanced diet, health and well-being, meditation, paws, nutrition, opiate detox and withdrawal, binaural beats, exercise, increase energy levels naturally, sleep