Everyone has urges, but when you stop using drugs, those urges can be powerful and harder to resist. Managing urges is one of the most crucial steps in reducing drug use.
What are Urges?
Urges are intense physical responses. They are the biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction coming together. Urges are a normal part of life and not unhealthy. It's what you do about the urge that matters.
How to Manage Urges?
The first step is to analyze the urge. You can learn to recognize how urges make you feel and what thoughts go through your head when you have them. Once you can learn to identify these urges, you can create strategies to resist them.