A friend of a psychiatrist who's also a psychatrist says that long studies and trials have finally concluded that when a human is going through withdrawal,they become more creative and do task carerfully and punctually.This discovery started when a scholar was in the Philippines,a country in east Asia,He noticed a waitress doing her job better than a few days before,was serving,cleaning,and calculating faster.Upon asking,the scholar found out that she was suffering withdrawals from stimulants and alcohol.He had done wide tests and trials,and concluded that withdrawal forces one to undego great worries and just that triger and stir energy.He also added that a normal person can feel and produce just the same,when they are worried;and he gave an example:If a person is sitting in a house next to a window reading or writing sth,and it is raining hard with thunderbolts,thunders and lightnings,they would be forced to read faster and think and write creatively!!! I give credence to such rumor...
This is an interesting theory, yet I disagree to an extent. While withdrawing from a strong opiate (prescribed, never abused) pain med, I was busy in the loo throwing up for weeks and not working at all !! Yet I must say that my memory was sharper than it had been in years. But anyone in opiate WD would probably disagree with this theory. Alcoholics that are in WD are many times caught up in DT's and therefore cannot work nor do anything productive whatsoever!! I do not mean to be disrespectful to this idea, just putting my opinion out there.
I'd love to learn more about this theory though, so please post more info if you have it!!
Best wishes to you,
Interesting, very interesting indeed. The mind works in mysterious ways. I must say that when I was in withdrawals from methadone I didn't much feel like doing anything but lay in the bed and suffer but if I had been able to function while in withdrawals maybe I could have performed better than usual.
Always good to expand the mind with possibilites!!
Hello ace-rick. Interesting question. And debateable. Certain there will be yeas and neas to this question. My thoughts... I believe that its up or in the chemical, biological make of human beings, because of our unique individual person, that we would react differently. I"ll share this. Years ago, I was being detoxed and it was roughly a six week period. During that time, I did just about nothing constructive. I was a mess. I can go into details but it would not add to my answer. While there, there was lady who I got to know. She was a piano teacher. Her reason for being there was also a detox patient, of from codine. The hospital had a recreation room, arts&crafts, games, and a piano. She played, and even wrote music,composition? thats the word, composed. And, I basically would be a couch potato, smoke cigarettes, and do not much of anything. Two opposites. So, nope, ace-rick, its much the same formula, in regards to our medication.
Whats good for the goose is not always good for the gander. Ha! So, I say I disagree only that mr j might be very creative, and mr g same circumstances and nothing, na-da. Enjoyed the question though, best wishes ace-rick.
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