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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good by G. Alan Marlatt, Deborah S. Romaine

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Chapter 18
The Stress of Being at Risk All the Time
In This Chapter
• Stress affects your body and your brain
• The relationship between stress and relapse
• Down and out or wound up and worried?
• Developing your own stress-busting behaviors
You have more than enough stress in your daily life with all the pressures you face from family, work, friends, and even neighbors. Everybody wants something from you, and they want it right now (or yesterday). On top of all this, you constantly worry about being just that close to giving in when an unexpected urge strikes. You must always think about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Will you ever catch a break?
The short answer is yes, the pressure will eventually ease. You have a lot on your plate ...

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