"Unless you've been through it, it's impossible to know how bad it is." What Matt Samet talks about in this video is sadly the truth. Those of us who get protracted withdrawal issues come to know an alienation and isolation that no one should know is even possible. If you are someone who has found themselves in that place I've written quite a lot about it: The isolation and sense of abandonment many people deal with when sick with protracted withdrawal illness. While it's a very painful and lonely process one can work with this in many ways and people do come out the other side of it.