Craving Happens, But You Choose Your Response

From Page 148 of “Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions,” by Dr. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP

substance abuse triggersThe occurrence of craving itself is beyond your control. There is no single act that can with certainty eradicate all future craving. There are steps that can influence its occurrence… but ultimately craving will show up when it shows up. What you do have full control over is what to do about craving. To reiterate a crucial point, if you think of a strong enough reason not to act on the craving, then you won’t, and in time that craving and all craving will go away.

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