What are Urges?

Urges refer to intense desires or cravings to use drugs or engage in compulsive behaviors, often despite the potential negative consequences. In the context of addiction, urges can be a persistent and overwhelming problem for those in recovery. They can arise without warning and be challenging to resist, especially if an individual has a long history of substance use or compulsive behaviors.

Understanding and managing urge is a crucial component of addiction recovery. Many evidence-based approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, focus on developing coping skills and strategies to help individuals resist and manage urges.

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