Cravings Beliefs


What do you believe about your cravings?

What you believe about your cravings strongly influences how easy it
will be to overcome them. These beliefs will need to
be closely examined, and if necessary, changed to make them healthier
or more useful.

Listed below are some common beliefs about cravings.

Please
read each statement and rate how much you agree or disagree with each
one. For example:

Strongly Agree Slightly Agree Not Sure Slightly Disagree Strongly Disagree
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1. cravings are a physical reaction, therefore I can’t do anything
about them.



2. if I don’t stop the cravings they just get worse.



3. craving drives me crazy.


2


5

4. craving makes me use drugs or drink.



5. I’ll always have cravings.


3

6. I don’t have any control over cravings.

1


7. I can’t stand the physical symptoms I get when craving.


2


5

8. if you don’t drink, then you have no idea what the
craving is like (so you can’t expect me to resist).



3

9. the images/thoughts I have while craving are beyond my control.



4

10. cravings make me so nervous I can’t stand it.





5

11. I’ll never be able to handle cravings.

2


12. when I’m really craving I can’t function.



3

13. either I’m craving or I’m not, there’s no gray area.



4

14. if the craving gets too intense, drinking is the only way to cope with it.





5