Many people who abuse substances struggle with emotions. They may have numbed themselves to pain with the use of substances, and then feel uncomfortable with emotions in recovery. Cravings are a common phenomena in recovery. Listen and learn practical skills for coping with emotions and stop cravings.
When you have experienced drug cravings, what have you done to cope with them in a healthy manner?
What techniques do you utilize to deal with cravings?
There are three different types of grounding techniques: mental, physical and soothing techniques. Which types are most effective for you?
What if the techniques don't work immediately? What should you do?