A craving is a feeling that we want to get high — to forget who we are, what’s happening, what happened in the past, things that worry us, family problems and so forth. There are times when we’re unable to think about anything else, and others when the cravings are fleeting and easy to ignore…. Handling Cravings
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How Long Do Cravings Last After You Stop Using?
“I still have strong cravings to use, so my question is, does it get easier with time and treatment, or will I feel like this forever?”
The cravings that you feel should moderate soon. It would be nice to be able to give you a simple yes or no, but you need to know a bit about what addiction actually is before you get our answer.
Drugs (including alcohol) make us feel good by imitating or increasing the levels of chemicals in the brain that act on the brain’s reward center. Different drugs do it in varied ways, but the overall effect is to overstimulate that part of the brain that gives us pleasurable sensations. Read more…