Getting rid of unpleasant feelings: write down your experience with this exercise
What negative or difficult emotions has addiction caused you? Write down the emotions that you have felt before, during and after behaving in addictive way. What emotions did you have when going through withdrawal symptoms?
Which difficult emotions do you think you should deal with? When the curve of addiction is going down, there are often difficult emotions: write them down. Dealing with these emotions is already part of recovery.
Which positive emotions has recovering brought you? What kind of positive emotion are now starting to arise when you have started the path to recovery?