Using Dreams in Early Recovery? Here’s How to Deal With Them

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If you’ve quit drugs, you’ve probably had using dreams.

Especially in early recovery, using (or drinking) dreams are common. Maybe you dream you’ve been forced to use, or forgotten you were sober, or been stuck in a nightmare where you couldn’t quit or sober up.

I talked with Workit’s Director of Counseling, the ever-wise Chrissy Taylor, to find out what was up with using dreams. And yes, she’s had them too!

“I used to to joke that I didn’t need to relapse, I just needed to go to bed.”

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As Workit Health’s Head of Marketing, Kali Lux leans in to the culture gap between addiction, recovery, and medicine. She’s interested in finding solutions that work for substance users better than drinking or drugging does, and believes Workit is one of them. She’s written extensively on her own experience through addiction into long-term recovery. You can connect with her on Twitter @kalireadsbooks.

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