Lillehammer This is the first stage of SLAA recovery. It is a necessary part of recovery. Just as with drug addicts, there is a period of withdrawal that will occur once you stop your addictive behavior. It can be a period of great pain, but as Chapter 5 of the Basic Text makes clear, it is also a time of great rewards. We may find that we have survived a period of withdrawal, only to have again to go through withdrawal when we change our bottom line and abstain from additional behaviors that we have determined are addictive.
http://dearmckenzie.com/moduless.php But we have to remember not to loose hope. With each period of withdrawal there is also a strengthening of our sobriety, which helps teach us how to put one day at a time of sobriety together for longer periods of time.