Tip # 5
"Addiction can deceive you in many ways: one blatant and fatal lie is that you have been spontaneously cured." Richard A. Singer Jr.
Many people right out of treatment or early in recovery are amazed that they have no desire to get high, drunk, or engage in whatever addiction they have. This is a wonderful thing; be grateful for it and enjoy it, but don't let it fool you. You will get the obsession again or at least a craving and you must be prepared for this reality. Right now, it may be the furthest thing from your mind, but in a split second the obsession can bombard you and take over your entire being. Develop a plan to deal with cravings when they surprise you!
Who are some people you can call if you do get the sudden desire to engage in addictive behavior?
Are there places or people you can avoid that may trigger an unnecessary cravings?
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What are some thoughts you can use to challenge addictive thoughts?
Today, I will realize that if a craving does come,
I do not have to fall prey to it.
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