Early on recovery begins a little bit before you even become clean and sober. You’re in the mental process of arriving at the decision to alter your life. Then you really go through with the conclusion and take true action. This sets in motion a roller coaster of an emotional ride that we may simply describe as becoming a furious, up and down ride.
Early on recovery is like that. Your emotions are helter skelter, because you’re ultimately feeling them once again (on the face of it for the first time), and you’re essentially in shock from merely becoming sober.