Have you ever heard of pink cloud syndrome? It is a phase many people experience in the early stage of their recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Sometimes referred to as pink clouding or the honeymoon phase, pink cloud syndrome involves feelings of exhilaration or euphoria.
People who are pink clouding experience excessive optimism about their recovery from drugs, (or other traumatic experiences) with the subtext of being in denial about the extent of their recovery.
Pink Cloud Syndrome is a phrase that developed within the recovery community to describe someone who is new to recovery (often just out of withdrawal) and riding a wave of bliss. The person feels such confidence and excitement about their recovery that it borders on unrealistic.
The pink cloud effect cannot last forever. If it did not wane, it would be hard to conduct a normal life. When the newness of sobriety wears off and normal life begins to set in, this is when the real work of recovery begins.
Pink clouds are quite common in some parts of the world, while rare or totally absent in others. They appear mostly sunset and sunrise.
Firstly, sunlight scattered by the cloud towards our eyes is scattered again by air molecules. Shorter wavelength blues and greens are scattered out of the direct line of sight more than red, causing the cloud's light to be reddened. The reddening of the sun at sunset is the same effect.
Blue light usually dominates the color of the sky but when dust or smoke is present, the larger particles scatter (or block) much of the blue light while the longer wavelength of red light passes through the particles. The result is the reds and pinks that many saw on Tuesday night.
The first week of sobriety is often the most difficult. You may experience withdrawal symptoms that last for a few days or weeks.
Relapsing is one of the biggest challenges many addicts in recovery face both during and after rehab. Cravings, stress, anxiety, and old acquaintances can all be potential threats when you're trying to stay sober. Fortunately, drug and alcohol rehab is designed to help you with this.
In recovery, it is essential to focus on the 3 P's. What are the 3 P's of recovery and how can you identify them in your life? Lately I have been reflecting on my own recovery journey and on what has kept me inspired to recover for all these years.
Physical Signs of Unhealed Trauma
You may also be extremely alert because you are constantly looking for the next potential danger. Furthermore, you may be unable to sleep through the night, leading to excessive fatigue or feeling exhausted.
You Cry Periodically
In fact, it's how your body releases pent-up energy after a traumatic or distressing event. During your recovery period, let yourself feel your emotions. After crying, you may feel like a weight's been lifted off your shoulders.
Patients with PTSD not only showed an exaggerated response to threatening stimuli but also to stimuli that depicted positive images. New research by Welsh academics shows that a patient's pupils can reveal if they have suffered a traumatic experience in the past.
Yes. If you have been diagnosed with the chronic condition called alcohol use disorder, also called alcoholism, then the answer is, “Yes, one drink counts as a relapse.”
At Celebrate Recovery, blue chips are offered to mark dates in which we surrendered something to God. People take blue chips for a variety of reasons (such as drinking, anger, control, a specific relationship, etc.), and I, too, have taken my fair share of them through the years.
Here are the colors of the AA chips in order: White chip: to start or renew a commitment to sobriety. Silver Chip: 24 hours of sobriety. Red Chip: 30 days of sobriety. Gold Chip: 60 days of sobriety.
This recovery symbol is a triangle with a circle inscribed within it. The three sides of the triangle represent strength, willpower, and hope. The circle in the center represents the necessary community support during recovery.
The great thing about not drinking is you're actually there. No need to ask friends what happened last night or try to piece together what went down from your camera roll. Instead, you'll actually remember everything. The laughs, the conversations, the glow from being with people who make you feel good.
Addiction treatment and long-term sobriety can make a positive impact on all aspects of your health, relationships and experiences. You're working toward a better future without drugs or alcohol, one where you can live a deeper, more satisfying life.
Anyone who has heard the popular phrase “Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors taking warning,” understands the legend behind such a beautiful start to the morning. A pink sky likely means a high pressure system has moved eastward, and a low pressure system is moving in with rain attached.
Industrial smog results in sunsets of dark red, purple, or pink. Atmospheric composition also explains why sunsets seen on other worlds are different.
"The sun angle is low, which means the light has to go through a lot more of the atmosphere. The blue, violet and yellow colors are scattered completely out of one's line of sight, leaving only the red and orange colors to be seen." Pink-looking clouds typically appear around sunrise and sunset.