Mindfulness for Addiction Cravings

My inability to deal with addiction cravings meant I repeatedly broke my promises to myself and other people. The urge to drink would just become too much for me, so it was always only a matter of time before I caved in. Mindfulness gave me the ability to manage my addiction cravings so they no longer had any control over me.

“…an urge is like an ocean wave that grows bigger and bigger as it approaches the shore. As it grows, there’s the desire to just give in, but if you do, you’ll reinforce the power of the addiction.”
Alan Marlatt

I talk about my experiences with using mindfulness to deal with addiction cravings in this video (you will find the podcast version below).

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Useful Resources for Mindfully Dealing with Addiction Cravings

Urge Surface Relapse Prevention
Surfing the Urge (Inquiring Mind article)

Is Mindfulness Just Swapping One Addiction for Another?

Pak Rong Chat Trakan

The thing I love most about my new role as a mindfulness coach in rehab is it gets me to think more about my own practice – I remember reading somewhere that the best subject to teach is the one you most desperately need to learn, and this makes perfect sense to me.

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