During the first year of my recovery from alcohol, I used to get terrible nightmares and often woke up in cold sweat, not knowing where I was. At times it seemed to me like I was leaving my body while I was asleep and visiting places far away from this reality. Those places weren't always welcoming and filled with light. No, at times I felt like I was in hell. But hell in my perception was stagnation. I was stuck in barren, dead places, unable to move. I was frozen in some kind of endless grey desert. Often, I had the feeling that I was awake, but unable to wake up my body. It took me quite a long time to find my inner balance again, where I didn't feel so much out of control anymore. How about you? Did you experience nightmares or any unusual psychic phenomena during your recovery?