As Slippery as Scope –
May 7, 2020 – Dr. Bradley says it’s banned at recovery centers for this very reason: tempting those trying to stay sober. He says the smell alone can be so provoking, it could threaten sobriety.
“The sense of smell is a very strong indicator to trigger urges, and impulses of obsession and even cravings,” he said.
These cravings can be so strong, Dr. Bradley says he’s seen some in recovery attempt to drink the substance. Others may attempt to indulge in other ways.
“They’ll put it on their hands, and lick their fingers,” Dr. Bradley said. “Or they’ll put it on their hands and keep inhaling the vapors of it.”