Cravings and Addictions (eBook)
Cravings—those intense desires for certain substances or behaviors with the aim of feeling pleasure and satisfaction—are at the root of all addictive behaviors. Knowing how to manage cravings is the key to avoiding the pitfalls of addiction and staying firmly on the path to recovery. This book offers practical strategies to overcome cravings—from food and drugs to alcohol and smoking—using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for a healthy, values-driven, and addiction-free life.
A powerful, evidence-based program grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for managing cravings related to addictions and taking charge of your life.Whether you struggle with overeating, alcohol, drugs, or smoking, you’re all too familiar with the cravings that propel your habit. Cravings—that intense desire for certain substances or behaviors with the aim of feeling pleasure and satisfaction—are the root of all addictive behaviors. Knowing what to do with those urges can make the difference between managing your addiction and giving into it. This book can help.Cravings and Addictions presents practical strategies based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you cope with the cravings at the core of your addiction. You’ll learn to recognize the cues that lead to addictive behaviors, and discover how you can move beyond addiction to commit to a life driven by what you care about and want in life. If you’re ready to stop living life at the mercy of your cravings and addiction, let this book be your guide to regaining control.ACT: Accept, Choose, and Take Action to Manage Your Cravings—and Take Back Control of Your Life!•Accept that cravings are a normal part of everyday life, just like other thoughts and feelings.•Choose to surrender to the craving—or choose to engage in actions aligned with your goals and values.•Take action to change your life for the better—and develop a sense of meaning, purpose, and vitality.