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controlling a craving - March 16th 2009, 04:29 AM

hiya this may not be help to anyone i dont find it much good but all depends on the person

i was told it by a drugs councilor
i was told to HALT and check these things when im really craving and see if its what ur craving


H- hungry
A- angry
L- lonely
T- tired

let me know if it helps you xxxx
   
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Re: controlling a craving - March 25th 2009, 04:31 PM

I don't think I quite understand the point to this?
   
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Re: controlling a craving - March 25th 2009, 04:37 PM

I think the OP means, forgive me if I'm wrong.

If you're having a craving, are you sure? Are you sure you're not mistaking the craving for:

H- hunger
A- anger
L- loneliness
T- tiredness

It may be one of them, and not what you think you're craving.
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Re: controlling a craving - March 25th 2009, 04:42 PM

Aha.
I see.

Yeah, that's a very fair point.

A craving is more often than not induced by something else. Cure that problem and you may find your craving die down with it. Or at least, occupying yourself enough with that - your craving passes.

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Re: controlling a craving - March 25th 2009, 04:46 PM

That's it ^^;
Almost like sometimes you think you're hungery, when in actual fact you're thirsty, but just mistaken the signals :P
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Re: controlling a craving - March 25th 2009, 04:50 PM

But then you get the annoying... Do I feel ill or am I hungry. That's a REAL dilemma.


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Re: controlling a craving - March 28th 2009, 02:47 PM

Hey,

Thanks for posting this. I might be interpreting it wrong but I use the HALT signals as a sort of warning. For example, if I am experiencing hunger, anger, loneliness, or tiredness and I don't take care of it that feeling can give birth to a craving. I also like your interoperation though and next time I experience a craving I'll ask myself what my body is really wanting.

Another good thing to have in your arsenal is a support system set up to fall back on when your cravings get really bad. Do you have a friend you can call? Would you be comfortable calling a hotline? Here is the number for the National Drugs Helpline in the UK in case you are interested: 0800 776600. I am very happy to hear you are in therapy and I hope it helps you out some. Is there any way that you could call or e-mail your therapist when you were having a craving? Also, having a list of relaxing activities you could do when a craving hits is a good idea. I try to keep busy and that way I have less time to think about drugs and alcohol and don't really even have time to do them.

If you ever to get a craving don't hesitate to PM me. I will do my best to help you and I really understand what you are going through. Using the live help feature of the site is also a good idea. We want to help you if you'll let us and we care about you. I give you my best wishes on making a full recover and remember I am here if you need me. I am never to busy to listen. Stay strong and take care.


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