Over here at AfterParty, we receive an onslaught of questions from people about addiction and recovery. And well, our video series AfterParty Answers gives us an opportunity to address them. In this episode, Anna David and Danielle Stewart answer a reader’s question about switching addictions.
The question, in short, is this: if you’re popping Ambien but quit cold turkey but then start pounding beers, is this a problem? In short, the girls answered, yes. Danielle explained the Whack-A-Mole concept and Anna regaled Danielle with tales from her Ambien days, which involved confusion and a lot of pound cake eating. But they also talked about the fact that addiction, if not addressed, has a tendency to just lunge at a new substance if one is cut out.
There are, of course, many opinions on this topic but if you want Anna and Danielle’s complete answer, check out this vid. While the girls aren’t in any way medical professions (emphasis on “aren’t in any way medical professionals”), they are sober folks who have not only grappled with some of the issues being asked about but have also written scads of articles for this very site on them. Tune in every month to see what you, our faithful readers, want to know.