Dealing With Triggers During Recovery

Published On: September 25, 20141.9 min read377 wordsCategories: Recovery
In the last several posts our drug detox center in Charlotte has gone back to the basics of drug and alcohol recovery, to teach those that aren’t aware of the journey, in honor of Recovery Awareness Month.As we mentioned in our last post, triggers and learning how to avoid them or deal with them, without giving in to the temptation, is one of the hardest and most important aspects of recovery.Developing a lasting commitment to recovery before hitting triggers, head-on is the first step to dealing with triggers. It’s never a good idea to place yourself in a situation that causes you to crave drugs or alcohol. Doing so could result in a relapse in your recovery.

After committing to recovery and establishing secure confidence that you’re ready to deal with triggers, use these tips from our drug rehab in Charlotte to help you stick with recovery during your most difficult encounters with triggers:

  • Triggers are personalized. During a stay with our drug rehab in Charlotte, you’ll meet new friends and support groups that may follow you even after you leave. It’s important to realize that although you’re dealing with the same things, everyone is different. Each recovery is different and the triggers that you face will be different, as well. Know what triggers affect you more than others and be ready to face them in your own way.
  • Know that you’ll be faced with triggers. Triggers and cravings will happen during recovery. Don’t make the mistake of thinking they won’t. Keep an open mind and don’t let anything surprise you.

Using these tips, combined with the tips we offer in our next post, it is our hope that you’ll thrive during recovery and learn to deal with triggers in a positive and confident way.

Do you, or someone you know, have a substance abuse problem? It’s easy to believe that you are alone. In reality, that’s the farthest thing from the truth. There are numerous others in the world suffering from the same substance abuse issues. Regardless of how bad drug or alcohol use has become, help is always available. Contact our drug rehab in Charlotte, Freedom Detox. We are here to help you get on track to a healthier, happier life.


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