are proud of yourself. It has been more than a week since
your last drink. You knew you had to stop when you found
yourself keeping a bottle of vodka in the bedroom. Sure,
you think about having a drink nearly every minute of the
day. At lunchtime you find yourself walking out the door
for a burger and a drink. Luckily, your secretary catches
you and reminds you to call home. You get a muffin at the
canteen instead, then head back to your office.
the way home, you no longer stop at the old bar--at least
you haven't been there for several days. But it's Thursday,
and you know your friends will be there tonight. If you
get out early, maybe you could stop by. Just to say hello.
You don't have to drink anything. At least no more than
chapter covers the following topics:
Do Substance Cravings Come from?
Do We Crave, Besides Drugs and Alcohol?
to Cope with Cravings
Are Sometimes Helpful in Reducing Cravings
to Cope When a Loved One Is Addicted
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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding
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Copyright © 2005 by James Whitney Hicks
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