In case you’re wondering what HALT stands for, don’t worry, I’ll explain in a minute. Before I do, I want to be clear that there are many idioms that exist in Addiction: KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid), since I don’t like to treat people like shit, I say “Silly” rather than “Stupid”. There is AAA-Alter, Avoid, Accept. These acronyms are meant to be easy to remember in order to assist people when they get the “Shark Eyes”, as I call it. If you’ve ever seen Finding Nemo, you know what I mean. When the shark smells the blood, his pupils completely dilate. When an “addict” sees or smells a substance, they have the possibility of getting “Shark Eyes”. So keep it simple and HALT-B (I add the B, read on to know why).
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