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Coping with Cravings and Urges Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with Coping with Cravings and Urges Worksheet.  It will help you to get through the cravings and urges.

What is Coping with Cravings and Urges Worksheet

Cravings are the urges that keep coming to your mind about using a particular drug or drink, alcohol, or cigarettes. Relapse prevention is a skill that is important to learn to live a better and healthy life. Wherever you go through a recovery phase, learning about fighting through the urges and cravings is the first step. Which doesn’t happen in a day or two. It is understood and achieved with time.  Cravings are the psychological desire of your mind to procure the drug no matter what, to get the same physical and positive effects of that drug on your body.  

How will Coping with Cravings and Urges Worksheet help?

To avoid falling for cravings, you are supposed to know the triggering factors and situations that make you vulnerable to relapse. Fighting with the cravings phase is difficult but not impossible, focus on one thing at a time. Use different distraction tactics to avoid urges and cravings.

Instructions on how to use Coping with Cravings and Urges Worksheet

This worksheet contains protective factors which are all such factors that act as your strength to fight the relapse which includes your family and friends circle. You should know what triggers you to use the drug, what precautionary measures you are supposed to follow to avoid a relapse. Motivation is very important in avoiding a relapse. Social Support and effective 

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with a Coping with Cravings and Urges Worksheet Hopefully, it helped you to get through the cravings and urges.

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You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.