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- September 25, 2015 at 11:51 am#37507AnonymousInactive
What’s the difference between craving for nicotine, craving for alcohol or craving food. How do you know which one you are craving?
As some of you will know, I’ve not had a drink for about a year and a half, I stopped smoking 5 months ago and I’m part dieting part bingeing on food ATM.
I don’t want to drink, I don’t want to smoke and I hate myself for overeating.
I started a new job recently, we lost our family business and home a couple of years ago, so it’s been scary at my age to go and find a job and also not to have my husband beside me.
Everything was going well and I was really enjoying it, nervous but hopeful and eager to learn. The other day the boss accused me of forgetting to do something, I’m sure I didn’t but can’t prove it as it’s 3 days later she brings it up. Why she didn’t say anything before this I don’t know. She has been funny with me all of a sudden, avoiding eye contact when I’m speaking to her and there is always a horrible atmosphere when she is as around. Staff have said she can be like this and not to take it personally, but I do. It started to really stress me out.
Then the next day my husband was 35 minutes late picking me up and I was getting more and more stressed by the minute.
Since then I have been really tearful and upset and I am getting mad cravings that are not going away.
It made me think of the fact that I am in recovery(I forget you see because I don’t go to AA anymore)and wondered if I was craving alcohol. I read a bit of the Big Book and as I thought it states that the craving only starts after the alcohol has been consumed.
So I wondered if I was craving nicotine, but how can it be after 5 months?
I’m confused and feel screwed up again.
Can stress trigger cravings?
I have been through quite a lot in the past few years, but the big things I have coped with. How can these little things do this to me and what can I do about it?
I think my aim needs to be to try and live as peaceful and stress free life as possible. I just need to find some methods to deal with these situations when they arise.
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