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Question about Craving Meth


JUSTCATS QUESTION ABOUT CRAVING METH
Well, I came to this board, looking for answers to questions regarding meth, because of my ex-fiancé. My ex-fiancé is currently in jail and has been for the last 3 months. Anyhow, he just called me and we talked. He is trying to make me believe, that, now his head is clear (or out of his a$$) and that his intentions are to not go back to meth. I know one day at a time... Anyhow, this is the part that I don't get- He tells me that he has NO CRAVINGS for meth, after only three months. Is this possible, or is he bull sh!tting me? Does he, really not have cravings or is he in denial about the whole situation, and trying to make me believe the meth lies once again... Just curious, if any of you out there have not had cravings after being clean? I think he is telling me what he thinks I want to hear...
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TnSkye Re: QUESTION ABOUT CRAVING METH
There have been a few who don't have cravings.

I say wait until he gets out of jail. See who he associates with, how he treats you and others. See if he works any type of program.

My husband can quit for days, weeks, months, and even years, but refuses any kind of program so no matter how good his intentions are, he can't stay away from meth.
DCJP Re: QUESTION ABOUT CRAVING METH
Is it possible for him to have "no cravings" - yes, because cravings are often situational triggered - people, places, things, ideas, and actions. He may have physically withdrawn from meth and his brain chemistry may be slowly returning to normal. Note: The person usually feels like they are doing better (more recovered) than they actually are. Which in a sense may lead to over-confidence and relapse.

Could he be in denial, or just telling you what you want to hear? Yes, perhaps you can follow the links below for more information, and perhaps even print off to give to him or discuss with him.

Hope this helps
cleansober Re: QUESTION ABOUT CRAVING METH
its easy i think to not crave in jail after that amount of time without it, but can also do like i always did even with cigarettes got over the craving in jail but as soon as released fire one up not 5 minutes after hitting the gate, things are easy to over come when they are not in your face.
Catherine Re: QUESTION ABOUT CRAVING METH
I have been clean for 6 ½ months now and have not had one craving so far. I have absolutely no desire to use this drug again. This is good. I consider myself extremely fortunate in that regard.

One thing to keep in mind though, I am not in prison and I am not a male.
Loraura
 
Re: QUESTION ABOUT CRAVING METH
More on Triggers

And I agree, jail keeps a person away from the majority of naturally occurring triggers that will hit them hard when they get out.
Spase
monkey
Re: QUESTION ABOUT CRAVING METH
Yeah,

Other folks have it pretty well covered. I just wanted to point out.. that when a person is locked up they will say almost *anything* to have someone stay in contact with them.

I know a friend of mine was telling me how he got back togather with his ex just because he wanted someone who would talk to him and write to him. He regretted it when he got back out.

And also.. like people said.. he's in jail. It's easier in jail. I know I never once wanted to be high when I was locked up. I wanted to sleep as much of the time I was in as I could..

just my thoughts
JUSTCATS Re: QUESTION ABOUT CRAVING METH
Thanks for your replies. They were surprising. I thought for sure that you would have some wicked cravings for meth, however, the triggers make sense. I think that my ex is kidding himself. I guess time will tell. I think he will return to hanging around people that he did in the past and will be triggered. I think that it, might be time to cut him lose and save my own sanity??? I wouldn't have to worry about the drugs, lies, cheating... I just don't know what to do anymore. Maybe I need to be more positive about the situation and Greg? But, how do you forget all that he has put you through because of the meth? I was so loving and loyal and he was just all tweaked out, and worried about himself...  
TnSkye Re: QUESTION ABOUT CRAVING METH
At some point, you have to forgive to move on, whether you stay with him or leave him. Resentments and anger are ugly emotions to hang on to and do us more damage than the person we THINK they are directed toward.

Can you send him any books about recovery? Maybe print off Loraura's article about Triggers? He may have himself fooled. See if he's willing to attend meetings or outpatient treatment when he gets out.
freen
clean05
Re: QUESTION ABOUT CRAVING METH
Its easy to say that when your in jail or prison, but the real test is when they get out. Some people can stay clean for awhile, while others go right back to it with no hesitation. Only time will tell if they are sincere or not.

I have been clean for 5 months now and I still have cravings from time to time, but rely on meetings and counselors to keep me on track, as well as my Higher Power and my daughter. I just have to remind myself of all the pain inflicted from my drug use and keep telling myself its not worth losing more than what Ive lost already.


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