Day 3 Not acting out will, in the long run, provide me with more energy and restore a more healthy state of being. @Gilgamesh Yes, it's true there will be discomfort. It's what drove us into the addiction in the first place. However this is at least a state of feeling how we actually are. Even if it's emotions of sadness or anger, it is authentic and that's healthy. As opposed to being emotionally numb and disinterested in life as we are when we are acting out.