Ways To Manage Cravings

Ways to Manage Cravings

In previous blogs, I’ve discuss mindful management of cravings and talking out cravings. There are other ways to manage cravings when they arise. Here are just a few: When you get cravings, STOP, PAUSE, BREATHE, and THINK through the consequences…

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Talking Out Cravings

Talking out cravings

Perhaps the most important craving management skill people need to develop in early recovery is to resolve a craving by “talking it out.” Many people become lost in their addiction before asking for help. They never pick up the phone.…

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Managing Negativity

Managing Negativity

Negative emotional states (negativity) such as worry, anger, fear, hopelessness, loneliness, self-pity, self-hatred, envy, or boredom can trigger cravings and relapses. This is why you need to learn to manage negativity to stay in recovery. Most people focus more on…

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