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SMART Recovery Tool: Deny/Delay; Escape; Avoid/Accept/Attack; Distract; Substitute (DEADs)

Point 2: Cope with Urges

You can knock down urges DEADS! This is an easy way to remember strategies when faced with an urge. Urges can muddy your cognitive abilities, making it hard to think clearly. DEADS can help you think clearly about how to deal with the urge, no matter how intense. 

Tips & Tools for Recovery that Works!


Have an urge? Next time you’re jonesing for whatever you want to abstain from, simply employ the helpful SMART Recovery tool to knock that urge DEADS. 

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