We’re excited to kick off another episode of Addiction Radio! This episode we’re diving deep into the topic of managing triggers.
Managing triggers can seem like a never ending battle because people can often be triggered in recovery by almost anything. While this is true, it is possible to make sure that you are prepared in the event a trigger happens.
You can’t avoid them all.
Just learning how to manage triggers can prove to be something that helps you avoid relapse completely and that’s why we created this latest podcast episode.
What is a trigger anyway?
Triggers are those things which cause you to have feelings which can lead to you partake again in your addiction. These triggers can be known or sometimes they can be unknown- that’s the rub!
Here’s a little breakdown of what we cover in this episode:
How managing triggers can prevent a relapse
For many people, relapse is something that they have been told is inevitable. Or, that relapse is something they should get used to dealing with. We say that’s complete crap. In fact, if you go in with this mindset, you might be setting yourself up to fail right from the start.
H.A.L.T (Hungry Angry Lonely Tired) is a neat little acronym that will help you to recognize some of the more common feelings that are associated with relapse. When you recognize these feelings you can then take action to make sure you aren’t risking your sobriety.
Writing a letter to yourself
Writing a letter to yourself provides some interesting introspection for most people and involves an exercise that can help you manage triggers in the moment. The letter you end up writing will provide some much needed clarity when you need it most.
People, Places and Things
Unfortunately there just isn’t getting around the fact that there are so many things which can be a trigger and threat to you recovery. It is critical that you know what those things are, at least as much as possible, and that you have a plan to battle them.
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