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There are several strategies that may help to reduce drug cravings, such as:

Avoiding triggers: Stay away from people, places, and situations that remind you of using drugs.

Engaging in healthy activities: Exercise, meditation, yoga, and other healthy activities can reduce stress and improve mood, making it less likely that you’ll experience drug cravings.

Seeking support: Reach out to family, friends, or a support group to help you stay motivated and accountable.

Practicing self-care: Eat healthy, get enough sleep, and take care of your mental and emotional health to help you feel more balanced and less likely to experience cravings.

Using distraction techniques: Engage in activities that keep your mind off of drug use, such as reading, watching movies, or taking up a new hobby.

Consider medication-assisted treatment: Talk to a healthcare professional about medication-assisted treatment options, such as methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone, which can help reduce drug cravings and improve chances of recovery.