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Addiction and Recovery – Answering the Question – How Long Will I Have Cravings?

Addiction and Recovery – Answering the Question – How Long Will I Have Cravings?

Recovering people are often troubled by comparing their own experiences to the experiences described in 12 step meetings by others. They may have some unexpressed fears about whether or not their recovery is proceeding as quickly “as it should”. A common concern is the persistence of “cravings” or “urges to drink/use”.

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Healing the Cravings

Healing the Cravings

We all have or have had addictions in our lives. In our society we tend to look at addictions as solely physical and that is far from the truth. Addictions come in many forms; physical, mental, emotional, relational etc. Whatever form the addiction takes the source of the addiction is always because of the lack…

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Quitting an Addiction Cold Turkey – Tips For Dealing With Cravings and Urges

Quitting an Addiction Cold Turkey – Tips For Dealing With Cravings and Urges

To hear the word quitter is a hard thing to except when someone says it to you. You feel as though you are nothing or useless to society. It first hurts ones feelings to hear such a harsh word especially from someone you might know. One of the most important things to be able to…

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Stop Craving Alcohol – How a Common Muscle Relaxant Suppresses Cravings

Stop Craving Alcohol – How a Common Muscle Relaxant Suppresses Cravings

I am always interested in any new advances in medicine that affects alcohol addiction. There are so few. After all, nothing much has changed in the treatment for alcoholism since Bill Wilson wrote the book Alcoholics Anonymous over 75 years ago. What other disease can you name that has had so little research being done…

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Alcohol Recovery: How to Handle Cravings

Alcohol Recovery: How to Handle Cravings

For anyone undergoing alcohol recovery, cravings are inevitable. The body largely overcomes its physical dependence on alcohol after a few days of non-drinking, but for the mind, old habits remain tough to break. A person who has been drinking regularly for years cannot just flip a switch and instantly shut off those tendencies. The urge…

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Alcohol Addiction – How to Defeat Alcohol Cravings

Alcohol Addiction – How to Defeat Alcohol Cravings

Those who have gone dry after drinking very heavily can experience intense cravings for alcohol which, if they are not dealt with appropriately, can all too easily cause relapse. Indeed, I have even heard the experience compared to being like finding yourself in a desert dying of thirst but knowing there is an oasis (ie…

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How to Stop Alcohol Cravings

How to Stop Alcohol Cravings

Many people suffer from alcohol cravings, not just alcoholics. The truth is that these desires are a symptom of the root cause of alcoholism. By understanding what causes these cravings and learning how to address the real problem, you can stop alcohol cravings and have a much better chance of overcoming alcoholism. The reason I…

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The Safe, Natural Way to Change Negative Habits and Cravings

The Safe, Natural Way to Change Negative Habits and Cravings

As time has gone on many people have been removed from what is proven to work in regards to changing or improving behavior, ending really bad habits and creating a better way of thinking. Just like in sporting activities or any procedure, returning to the basics, the fundamentals, is usually key it does not matter…

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Tired Of Those Cigarette Cravings? Try These Tips

Tired Of Those Cigarette Cravings? Try These Tips

Habits You should create new routines when you are trying to quit smoking. If you tend to smoke when you are having your first cup of coffee, try reading the news on your phone, instead. These daily habits will soon become ingrained if you are consistent, making quitting easier in the long run. Hypnosis You…

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Herbs That Help Fight Cravings for Alcohol

Herbs That Help Fight Cravings for Alcohol

For chronic alcoholism, it is never advisable to detox at home because the withdrawal from severe alcoholism could have been dangerous in the absence of experts. One should always heed to the advice of doctors, clinicians and de-addiction centers in case of chronic alcoholism. However, mild drinkers sometimes go for home detox, the natural way.…