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Hi all. I'm in early remission of opiate abuse/addiction, physical withdrawal are gone,but psychological are not and start really bothering me, because i start to feel these intense  cravings for opiates, i remember highs and that make me feel hopeless. Feel like I had lost my best friend. How do you fight these cravings?

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Part of it is time. I don't crave as much as I used to.

When it happens, I find distractions helpful. I used to play a lot of intensive (intense?) video games. Or I'd eat things just to feel something else. Or I'd immerse myself in something, like going swimming.

Having friends can be helpful, too, because they can be distracting.

Good for you for getting past the physical withdrawal!! That part is huge! You're doing really well.

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I definitely also spent a lot of time on reddit, and on sites like this one, when I didn't trust myself to leave my immediate environment, too.

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