Wow! Well put! Thank you so much! I’m in recovery. Sober since July 19 2015. I had daily cravings and obsession for the first 8 months sober. Then around 9 months sober I realized I hadn’t thought about it for a little while. What a huge relief! The thoughts still come on occasion, but I’ve done quite a lot of self awareness work, that I’m much better able to deal with it now at 16 months sober. Whew! I’d love to hear more about your story .