On their own path to recovery, Mike and Glenn will be the first to tell you when it comes to cravings vs addictions, both words are subjective. Discussing it at the coffee shop, they both agree – cravings are one sign of addition and fertile soil where addiction can really grip in and grow. When you’ve lost control of a craving and you just keep doing it, that’s an addiction.
Sober curious and wondering about cravings? Glenn suggests cravings last about 20 minutes. Can you suffer better for 20 minutes and use tools to get out of the situation like changing your environment or calling a friend?
On the road to recovery? Be aware when you’re going into a situation where you might be tempted – yes you may have a craving, but deal with it. Process it and have a plan.
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Visit Care Addiction Center’s Resources For Recovery Blog: https://www.careaddiction.com/edu/cravings-vs-addiction
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