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681d

I have been clean for a while but still frequently think about it.. how do you guys cope with these thoughts?

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    • LivP

      679d

      I try to write down what’s going on when I get the urges, then I notice patterns. It helps me prepare for the urges and plan other coping mechanisms that are healthier

    • LivP

      679d

      I try to write down what’s going on when I get the urges, then I notice patterns. It helps me prepare for the urges and plan other coping mechanisms that are healthier

    • lastnamegambino

      680d

      Thinking about it is completely normal. I've been clean since 2019 and whenever something stressful happens, it's still the first thing I want to do. But I stop and remind myself of why I'm clean, and who I have to stay sober for. The biggest thing for addiction recovery is finding yourself an anchor — whether it be a person or a cause or a pet even — and using that anchor to keep yourself grounded. Don't lose hope in yourself because by being clean, you're already doing so well. 👍 🤗

    • bumblingbee

      681d

      Honestly, I just let myself experience the thoughts until they pass. Then I'll write down what it was like. Helps me figure out if I should be super alarmed or not. Its always great to show that to your therapist as well.

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