Do you know what your triggers are? And how do you avoid them? (for addicts in r

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  1. KelsBells profile image60
    KelsBellsposted 6 years ago

    Do you know what your triggers are? And how do you avoid them? (for addicts in recovery)

    In recovery it is very important to know your addiction triggers and avoid them on a day to day basis. Addiction is a disease and knowing yourself and your triggers and the best way to avoid them is one step towards sobriety.

  2. valeriebelew profile image70
    valeriebelewposted 6 years ago

    My triggers are people who use meth, younger men who are sexy and use meth, gaining weight, and or being depressed.

  3. kendracoates profile image61
    kendracoatesposted 6 years ago

    My triggers, are firstly stress. Some would say how do you avoid stress on a daily basis. It is hard, but if I know what things stress me out I can try to avoid them, but not all stress is avoidable, I just have to find a good way to cope with the stress.
    Another trigger of mine is when people talk about using, I don't want to hear them "glorifying" something in their past. If its in their past  and they are in recovery its in the past for a reason, keep it there.  The third trigger of mine is anything to reminds me of my ex boyfriend and how he was when he was high. I hate seeing other people high as well, it is hard to look at.

  4. KelsBells profile image60
    KelsBellsposted 6 years ago

    thanks for some of the answers my fellow hubbers!

    Some people don't understand that triggers aren't always physical objects or things you can avoid on a day to day basis.

    I too, am triggered by stress, as well as anxiety and being overwhelmed. Also when I know I have easy access I find myself really struggling to fight the urge.

    As of right now, I'm battling my triggers daily due to my living arrangements.  I live with my son's father and we aren't together...which causes a lot of stress and anxiety.  I'm starting school again in a week and I feel good about it. I'm trying to move before I'm also feeling quite overwhelmed lately.  It is a constant battle and I refuse to lose.

    Keep the answers coming, they're great! Remember ODAAT and don't be afraid to turn to someone for help.  Get control of your life and live it, instead of letting it control you!!

  5. tamlee21 profile image58
    tamlee21posted 6 years ago

    My trigger was my husband (now ex!)  I was so tired of fighting with him over his video games.  He had a rationalization for every aspect of being a gamer.  I went from a social drinker to a moderate drinker and realized I was becoming numb to his neglect and verbal abuse, and I liked it.  In no time at all, I became an alcoholic.  I was drunk every day for 2 years and he had no clue. 
    he found out after I admitted myself into a hospital.  One month after he left me, I was finally able to quit.  That was 2 1/2 years ago.


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