After the final play of the Super Bowl, lots of fans will start experiencing football withdrawal symptoms. An expert (from Loyola University Medical Center) explained that a person’s brain chemicals can actually have them go through withdrawal without football, so here are a few tips to help you deal with it.
-- Don't go cold turkey. Watch football on YouTube, or on recordings, and gradually reduce the amount.
-- Share your feelings of withdrawal and letdown with a friend or spouse.
-- While it can be unpleasant, football withdrawal is not serious enough to require antidepressants or other medications. Also, do not self medicate with drugs or alcohol.
-- Most important, buck up. "You're just going to have to basically tough it out until football starts up again."
Will you miss football? In our house, we're actually glad baseball season is just around the corner!