Hotpink Withdrawal

Consequences of Consumption

By the Oakroot, I think I'm starting to get the shakes and my eyes feel like they could use a drink... a drink of the gin perhaps.
— Hotpink withdrawal victim
  Hotpink withdrawal is a relatively common condition that affects those who have stopped consuming Hotpink gin and the berries that are used in the drink's creation. The unique juniper berries give the beverage special medicinal properties which make Hotpink gin highly sought after. The symptoms of its withdrawal can range from effects that could be considered mild inconveniences to debilitating suffering.  

Symptoms

People suffering from Hotpink withdrawal have reported symptoms that have ranged from mild, barely noticeable inconveniences, to severe crippling pain. The severity of the symptoms correlates with the length of period the person has consumed the berries or gin. Still, the general health and wellbeing of the individual also play a significant role. A sickly man or woman might end up getting incapacitated from withdrawal after a month or even a week of consumption.  
 

Common

  • Lethergy
  • Tired eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Anxiety
  • Shaky hands
  • Light headaches
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Minor hallucinations
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    Rare

  • Loss of vision
  • Seizures
  • Tremors
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Severe headaches
  • Severe hallucinations
  • High body temperature
  • Paranoia
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    Treatment

    The best way to deal with a mild case of Hotpink withdrawal is to wait for the symptoms to go away on their own. Most physicians warn against treating the symptoms with other remedies as they might make existing problems worse or give the patient a whole new condition. On average, it takes around five days for a human body to deal with the effects of the withdrawal, during which the symptoms will actively get worse until they are no more.  

    Severe Symptoms

    In rare instances, a former consumer of Hotpink berries or gin might suffer from more severe symptoms that render them incapable of productivity. It's unclear if any of the experimental treatments used by people have worked properly, but the most popular of them is citrus oil.   Those wealthy enough to afford it apply the oil to their face every morning and evening before bedtime. Some who have used the treatment have claimed that it helped alleviate the severe symptoms, but no studies have been conducted to validify such claims.   In the unfortunate event that nothing works and if the withdrawal is reaching a point where it has rendered the person utterly incapable of anything, they might resort to eating Hotpink berries or drinking the gin. Such folk have a tendency to end up relying on the substance for the rest of their lives.

    Type
    Physiological
    Origin
    Natural
    Cycle
    Short-term
    Rarity
    Common
    Duration
    3-5 days
    Hotpink Gin
    Item | Jul 8, 2020

    Hotpink gin is an expensive beverage with medicinal properties created using Hotpink juniper berries

    Hotpink Juniper
    Species | Jul 8, 2020

    Hotpink junipers are small coniferous trees that grow in colder climates and provide people with berries that have medicinal properties

     
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    Comments

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    8 Jul, 2020 21:04

    Some of those side-effects and withdrawal symptoms sound sound horrible. Even the common ones I'd want to avoid! Like a really really bad hangover, haha.   At least one would have to be considered sickly and consume Hotpink for at least a week for withdrawal to occur. Just one drink of Hotpink Gin autta be okay, right? :P

    Cathedris, the world of God-Husks and New Magic, welcomes you.
    8 Jul, 2020 21:13

    The drink and the berries themselves have great effects on people (still need to figure out the exact details on those)! It's just the stopping that's the problem :D

    Consuming too much as well could have its problems (mostly with the gin), but if you can keep getting enough to consume and you do so in moderation you will get some benefits

    8 Jul, 2020 21:16

    Oooooooo, well then count me in! (In moderation!(maybe)) :D   Also I forgot to mention, there's something about the layout of this article that is just so... :justright:   It's really crisp, I like the columns beside the placeholder pumpkin a lot :)

    Cathedris, the world of God-Husks and New Magic, welcomes you.
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    Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
    8 Jul, 2020 23:21

    Things like this make me glad I don't like alcohol. None of those symptoms for me, thank you!   For some reason, I really liked the detail of citrus oil being used to treat severe symptoms, even though no studies have been done on it. Made it feel very real.

    Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
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