Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cravings

I am a walking craving today. I can feel it in my core. It is super uncomfortable, almost painful. I want it to go away. Will it ever? -Yes- How do I know that? Because I lived and stayed sober through my cravings for alcohol. It can be done, it does get better. My cravings today are for cigarettes. I want one so flippin bad it's not even funny. So as of right now I'm doing this One Minute at a Time.

Here's my plan...
I am going to eat something really healthy, call someone to tell them how I'm feeling, take a bath, pray & meditate, and then to bed.

8 comments:

  1. How long has it been for you, Em? I'm at 6 mos without a cigarette and I had a couple days last month when out of nowhere I wanted to smoke so badly! It happened when my son was at camp so "he would never know" - but just like feelings aren't facts, neither are cravings. If you can put it off long enough, it goes away. Like you said, it always does if you do what you need to do to wait it out. Works for alcohol, cigarettes... whatever.

    You did all the right things - did good stuff for YOU and talked to someone.

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  2. Hang in there, EM!!!

    Thanks for the info on how to deal with this kind of craving.

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  3. I need help so bad it's not even funny........I managed to quit smoking years ago but this drinking thing has taken over my entire world.......I'm horrified, and ashamed beyond belief....I'm so scared of detox....any advice out there?

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  4. Take control NOW! Reach out for help TODAY! Make an appointment TODAY to talk with your doctor as soon as you can get in, or find an AA meeting or another group (e.g., Celebrate Recovery, Women for Sobriety, etc.) and go today. You CAN do this but you MUST reach out for help -- it is there. Go for it!

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  5. Thanks so very much for even responding.....thanks to Emily for creating this blog......I know how much it helps me and I'm sure many others.....I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired......there are certain factors keeping me from getting help today but August 23rd is the magic date.....I've already confided in my doctor but now I'm too ashamed to go back......I've been to a few meetings and plan to make it a regular routine after the 23rd.....

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  6. These are excuses. Take control NOW! Make an appointment TODAY to go back and see your doctor. Find another meeting TODAY. You CAN do it! Excuses will prevent you from doing it and from being successful. The choice is yours, no one else's. You, and only you, are responsible for your life.

    It will take some time before you realize what a truly great decision you made to help yourself, but at that time, you will know you did the best thing for yourself.

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  7. I agree with the above post - you have to make sobriety THE most important thing in your life. I had a lot of things that made it "impossible" to commit to outpatient treatment a year ago - but when I decided to make the commitment, I got sober. It's been almost a year sober now.

    Do what you need to do and do it before it's too late - putting it off is not an option.

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  8. Thank you both very much and I completely agree with what you are saying...........I'm reaching for those boot straps!!!!! I haven't poured my morning chardonnay yet! :o)

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