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  • May
    05

    Stopping Cravings

    Question:
    I previously used meth for 5 years. In the last 3 years, I have only used three times. However, I still experience quite intense cravings regularly. Is there any medication specifically suited to help the recovery of meth users?

    Answer:
    Right now there isn't a specific pharmacological treatment for methamphetamine addiction meaning there are no medications that help manage meth cravings. Many times when a person is struggling with meth cravings something triggers them. Seeing paraphernalia related to drug use, people, places and things.

    Avoiding anything that relates to drug use is a must for most people. The smallest thing can trigger meth cravings so lifestyle changes are an important part of staying clean and recovering from meth addiction.

    12 step programs, counseling or therapy can also help. It's important to learn coping skills that are helpful and useful during times of stress and cravings. You're doing great only using 3 times in the past year but you have to stop completely. Cravings will continue if you don't. You can do it and never be afraid to seek support from group therapy like Crystal Meth Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Good luck and remember You Can Do It!


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