Hi - I'm really struggling with dealing with cravings.
Sorry to hear that. Alcoholism and drug addiction is a vicious cycle. The main thing is acceptance and seek help. I sobered up visiting AA meetings. I learned a lot about this situation. The state of being restless irritable and discontented will lead us to blind spots and we drink. Taking inventory of those that puts us in that situation and taking action helped me. Hope this helps. Any questions on AA let me know i will be glad to hlep.
Coping with cravings is really hard in the beginning but it gets easier.
I got a soda stream and drank carbonated drinks a lot. My gf also got me on kamboocha and now I'm a kamboochaholic lol
Exercise really saved me too. I would get really moody and depressed when drinking and when quitting. Exercise really helped me to manage my mood. I actually started feel happy! I feel happy all the time now 😃. I have lost some weight and I'm in the best shape of my life!
Stay away from trigger spots or people. Plan out your time so you don't get too bored and keep finding distractions. If I can do it, you can do it.
I had to start and stop many, many times before I quit it for good. Don't feel bad if you caved. I hope you didn't though!
I'm sorry to hear you are struggling with cravings. Please know it is a part of the process and it will pass. Check out Session two in the drinking program for tips. Use the community search function to key word search. There are tons of tips to cope with cravings in the community.