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Release Date: 02/12/2020

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One of the long-standing obstacles to recovery is the emotional and physical cues that we experience, which make us feel like using alcohol and drugs. These cues are most commonly referred to as triggers, and they can manifest differently for different people. For some, seeing old friends and loved ones is enough to trigger wanting a drink; for others, the stress of performing well at work or school elicits the old feelings of using performance-enhancing substances. Whatever the cause, triggers should be expected—and like many other facets of recovery, expecting and planning for them is the best course of action for success.

Tonight, we talk about Triggers

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Identifying a trigger is not always easy as they can sometimes have no direct somatic effect (a physical effect on your body). However, there are several common types of symptoms brought on by an addiction trigger. These symptoms are broken down into categories—physical and psychological symptoms—and knowing about both can help you protect your recovery.

First thoughts?
What are triggers?

When you were new, what triggered you to use?
Exposure to the substance itself.
Seeing other people using.
Contact with people, places, times of day, and situations commonly associated with using (such as drinking buddies, parties, and bars, getting home from work, weekends).
Particular types of emotions (such as frustration, fatigue, feeling stressed out); even positive emotions (elation, excitement, feelings of accomplishment) can be triggering.
Physical feelings (feeling sick, shaky, tense).
HALT: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired
Emotions
Stress
Over-confidence
Mental or physical illness
Social isolation
Sex and relationships
Getting a promotion or new job
Reminiscing about or glamorising past drug use
Social situations or places where drugs are available

What did it feel like?
Did you ever succumb?
What happened?
Relapse is a process, what does this mean?
How did you fight off triggers early in recovery?
What part of the program helped (sponsor, fellowship, meetings, prayer, slogans, etc.)?

Today, what triggers you to bad behavior?
How do you fight off?

What are some other methods?
Engage in some form of distracting activity.
Talk it through.
Challenge and change your thoughts.

 

What would you say to the new person about Triggers?

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What would you say to the new guy aboutTriggers?

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.