Many people new to the road of sobriety are warned about PAWS, or Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. Well, a study of heroin addicts in early sobriety seems to show they have more difficulty maintaining an internal “voice,” that is, more trouble maintaining a normal internal system of self-talk. The study’s authors say that this means early-recovery people may thus have more trouble “saying no” in situations because they have more trouble developing a “new voice” for sobriety.