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How to train the brain to overcome cravings.

I'm currently on a subutex script but have relapsed quite bad smoking heroin and crack cocain. I have relapsed in the passed but been able to control it and get back on track with my medication but for some unknown reason I am really struggling to stop scoring it's just constantly in my head even planning it for the next day. Is their ANY advice on how to just stop this way of thinking coz it just takes over me and I know I can be so much stronger and better than this but it's totally controlling me and I don't know how to break off from this relapse. Any advice is much appreciated.
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Hey Bonny,

You're asking the million dollar question and unfortunately there's no simple answer.  What I have noticed is that almost everyone that I see on here who has significant clean time swears by aftercare.  Aftercare means meetings or counseling or any combination or form of the same.  You have to really work your sobriety. There are AA and or NA meetings in just about every town and at many different times and locations.  Everyone has to take their own path but if you've tried doing it your own way without attending regular aftercare and aren't succeeding you may need to rethink things.

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Hi and thanks so much for ur response. I guess ur right it is a million dollar question really, I suppose I feel I need some sort of miracle, I guess I just have to really try and not think about gear all the time I just want to feel ok to move on from this relapse. I hate the thoughts and feelings which u feel in the days after having heroin. It's just hard. But I'm feeling determined now I've asked Soo many questions for advice on best ways but iv just got to get my head down and deal with whatever is thrown at my then I will be able to hold my head up high and feel proud!  Wow that last sentence sounds so positive. I can do my best I really want me back now it's beyond a joke.
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Bonny, Danny above pretty much said it. If any of us could have any control over our using, there would be no addicts. We would just be able to think our way out of it. Doesn't work that way, sadly. As I'm sure you know by now, we are completely and utterly powerless against drugs. I resisted going to AA/NA for so long but that was the magic bullet. Like Danny said, everyone that I know who has significant clean time works a program. Your way obviously isn't working for you. Good luck and keep posting.
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Thanks a lot and yes that's so true about not having control over using, I just wish people that don't take drugs would understand this instead of saying things like "why do you do it, don't you get board of it, sort your self out, your a joke" which in turn really does not help at all. But I can only try and do my very best at getting my life back on track.
3010990 tn?1340511756
Hi and thanks so much for ur response. I guess ur right it is a million dollar question really, I suppose I feel I need some sort of miracle, I guess I just have to really try and not think about gear all the time I just want to feel ok to move on from this relapse. I hate the thoughts and feelings which u feel in the days after having heroin. It's just hard.
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