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How do I cope with urges to do drugs again?

I am a certified therapist but I was not trained in anything to do with addiction, only traditional therapy. I have seen a severe downward spiral in my mental health as of late, which is completely normal. The only problem is, my urges to do cocaine has returned. I have ended up snorting ridiculous things like I used to do before I started real cocaine and I am scared that I will do it again. It hurts everyone I love even when I snort anything, cocaine or not. Do I rid myself of these urges in the same way as cutting urges (which is in my area of expertise) or is there a special way to do it?

Thank you in advance!
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You need to seek professional help I would say. The urges are completely normal I think for anyone that's ever done any drug whatsoever. Talking about it definitely helps. We're here for you and we'll listen. We will do our best to guide you through this journey. Good luck.  Sending you positive vibes.
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I'm sure you know that addiction goes deeper than just putting the drugs down.  Using is ONLY a symptom of what is really going on with us.  There is nothing wrong with reaching out and asking for help with this.  White knuckling it doesnt usually work.  We carry many demons and have to deal with them head on.  I am sure it is the same way with cutting, you are feeding some emotional pain when you do that.  We are here to help also so keep reaching out~
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