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.”
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