I have been researching the two this morning seeing there was discussion on it yesterday and have found a lot of info about PAWS and addiction in recovery centres but not much at all about NML and addiction in recovery addiction centres . Why would that be ?
Only place I find much if anything was about NML was a story written by a fellow named Ron who was not an addictions specialist . He wrote it in 2002 on a quit site and were things he observed while he himself was quitting . Is that how it originated does anyone know and do addiction centres acknowledge it , doctors and treatment centres ?
I guess it's peaked my curiosity again as I've never felt I was in NML myself , but by the power of suggestion I believed it . I'm not even sure I ever believed in NML tbh and that's why it was very easily for me to dismiss it and move on .
Is it fact or a story ?
From my own observations from a previous site it was often used as their excuse when people relapsed . Oh ... I was in no mans land ... or an elation of joy expressed to be passed it ... passed what ? Withdrawal . Urge to smoke ? Why is so much focus on it ? I'm open to discussion . I take everything in . All opinions to me are valued.
Post acute withdrawal syndrome on the other hand I have read lots about and are discussed in most if not all addiction recovery centres .
I am so curious lol one day I will call my local addictions centre I think to see what they say about NML .
Lately I've had a new focus . Perhaps a reason for all my curiosity .
I've seriously been wanting to take some on line addictions courses . I'm likely too old . That has been an excuse of mine for years . Another lie I believed like I believed lies about smoking .
One is never too old to learn .
We just have to take the first step and follow it with the next .
Haha , A light bulb moment . It may be just the right time to do it right now .
Isolation can't stop learning!
Always choosing to be smoke free . Its my right .
Always learning and Always grateful .
Thanks for letting me talk this out fellow quitsters . I'm grateful for all of you .