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craving

(krāv'ing),
The desire for more of a substance or activity (for example, drug of abuse, sex) consisting of a desire to experience the euphoric (or other) effects, as well as the desire to avoid the withdrawal aspects of abstinence.
A strong desire to consume a particular substance—e.g., of abuse (cocaine)—or food (chocolate); craving is a major factor in relapse and/or continued use after withdrawal from a substance of abuse and is both imprecisely defined and difficult to measure

craving

Psychology A strong desire to consume a particular substance–eg of abuse, or food; craving is a major factor in relapse and/or continued use after withdrawal from a substance of abuse and is both imprecisely defined and difficult to measure. Cf Addiction, '–holic. '.

craving

(krāv) [AS crafian]
An uncontrollable desire to be exposed to something, especially to an addictive agent.

Patient discussion about craving

Q. I am bipolar woman and was diagnosed last year. Please give some experience and help.why do I crave it so high I am bipolar woman and was diagnosed last year. I had found recently a new crave for cocaine as it calms me down and I feel very relaxed. But aftereffect for cocaine is very disturbing and my crave increases a lot. Sometime I had sensed to harm myself if I don’t get it. I have not told this to my family and doctor; but need to know if it is going right. I feel not. Please give some experience and help…….why do I crave it so high?

A. Saloni,
First thank you for sharing with us. A lot of people with Bipolar Disorder self medicate. The perscribed medications often take time to work and more often than not need to be adjusted several times before you will find a combination that works well for you. In that time people tend to loose patience and can turn to street drugs for some kind of relief. The problem with street drugs is that they don't work either, they may have an imediate effect but it is short lived and often leaves you feeling worse than before. This is how addiction starts. You begin to crave the calm that you had during the high and take more and more to try to get that back. Please talk to your doctor about seeing a psychiatrist and a theropist, they will know more about the medications used to treat bipolar disorder. Also it is very important to be very honest with them. Trust me you will not be the first patent they have had that is self medicating. They can help you ge on the right meds and

Q. We wanted to give some food which can stop his crave for over drinking of alcohol? My alcoholic brother is trying hard to leave on his alcohol. Six months before he was found with high alcohol abuse and luckily he showed a good response during his diagnosis questionnaire. But that has not solved his problem. He still craves alcohol in his blood. We wanted to give some food which can stop his crave for over drinking of alcohol. We have noticed that after taking alcohol he cannot stop and takes it in higher dosage. How can we help him in this?

A. i don't think any diet can help you avoid detox. some can help your brother in handling the detox outcomes, such as vomiting and nausea . but the detox itself- he has no choice but to go through. any way good nutrition should be considered in order to help the liver heal.

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And when they had put away craving for drink and food, they started out with the lord Apollo, the son of Zeus, to lead them, holding a lyre in his hands, and playing sweetly as he stepped high and featly.
You cannot conceive the craving I have to see him, and so cannot conceive the gratitude your help will arouse in me.
That exactly in the ratio as they worked long and monotonously, the craving grew within them for some physical relief - some relaxation, encouraging good humour and good spirits, and giving them a vent - some recognized holiday, though it were but for an honest dance to a stirring band of music - some occasional light pie in which even M'Choakumchild had no finger - which craving must and would be satisfied aright, or must and would inevitably go wrong, until the laws of the Creation were repealed?
The brains of smokers were imaged before and after the medication regimen, while 'at rest' and while viewing 10-minute video clips that contained either smoking cues or non-smoking cues, and they also reported their cravings.
Recovering addicts who avoid coping with stress succumb easily to cravings for addictive substances, making them more likely to relapse during recovery, according to behavioral researchers.
Moreover, craving levels at the end of each short flight were much higher than those at the end of the long flight, demonstrating that cravings increased in anticipation of the flight landing, whatever the flight's total duration.
Fighting food cravings may not be a matter of willpower so much as one of visualization skills.
Cravings are often a learned response; this means that you can unlearn them
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