Do drug cravings last forever?
Asked: 2018-11-21 21:40:48
After deciding to get clean I get drug cravings all the time. Will this torture ever end?
Answered: 2018-11-23 16:32:52
The strong cravings will subside after treatment and some time in recovery. Use the tools you learned in therapy to deal with them in the moment and as the psychological effects of the addiction are overcome the cravings become less and less prominent. In my experience, it takes treatment to really push the bulk of those cravings out. Stick with it and get treatment. No one wants to go through withdrawals more than once!
Answered: 2018-11-27 21:06:48
Catherine, I am sorry you are struggling with cravings. You may experience cravings the rest of your life. Cravings will come in different forms. Yo may have night terrors, stress related cravings, trigger cravings, and/or peer pressure cravings. Utilize all healthy coping mechanisms and tools learned in treatment. If the cravings persist, seriously consider a fellowship group to have extra support to overcome the cravings.
Answered: 2018-11-27 21:14:40