A Journey Of A Month Without Chocolate Essay

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Introduction I would like to take you on a journey of a month without chocolate. This may sound trivial, but it was more impactful than I could have imagined. We will cross several intersections along the way. Join me as I tell of my experience, including symptoms of withdrawal, cravings, and temptations. At the crossroads of Expectancies, we will discuss why I chose to abstain from chocolate, what supports I relied on, and what I expected them to provide. I will share what motivated me to change, and my expectation of success or failure. Finally, I will tell you about anything that I anticipated would impede my success. Once we cross over Expectancies we will travel down the road to Reflections where we will look back on my experience, highlighting my struggles, successes, insights, and setbacks. I will share with you how I believed my own biological programming influenced me, what psychological effects I experienced, and the impact the world around me had on my journey. We will then proceed to the intersection of Education where I will tell you what I learned about myself, relapse, relapse prevention, behavior and how my attitude changed. I will share with you how my motivation changed over the abstinence period. I will identify triggers and what I decide I would do to handle them in the future. As we come to the end of our journey I will explore what I have learned about addiction, addicts, and treatment, and how I chose to approach abstinence in the

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