The Brain
Working a Program
Triggers and Cravings
Roadmap to Recovery
Mystery
100

What are brain chemicals called?

Neurotransmitters

100

What does AA stand for?

Alcoholics Anonymous.

100

What is a trigger?

Something that makes you think about using.

100

What is the early stage of sobreity where mood is elevated and it is easy to stay motivated for recovery?

The Honeymoon phase or the pink cloud.

100

What do you call getting addicted to another substance?

Cross-Addiction

200

What brain chemical is most associated with addiction?

Dopamine

200

How many steps are there?

Twelve

200
What is a craving?

A physical, mental or emotional desire to use substances.

200

The [Blank] stage occurs 40-120 days into sobriety and is characterized by lower motivation, mood and increased vulnerability to relapse.

'The Wall.'

200

What do you call not using any mind/mood altering substances?

Total Abstinence.

300

What is a another name for brain cells?

Neurons

300

What is the primary reading material for AA and NA?

The Big Book.

300

Feelings are examples of what kind of trigger?

Internal Triggers.

300

What are some ways yo help brain healing in recovery.

Healthy diet, exercise, sleep.

300

Why are 'non-alcoholic beverages' bad for people in recovery?

They can still be triggering.

And/Or

They still contain alcohol.

400

The [Blank] Pathway is the part of the brain most associated with addiction.

The Reward Pathway

400

A mentor in recovery who has agreed to partner with you to provide guidance and help while working a program.

A Sponsor.

400

Pay Day, an old drinking buddy, or driving by your dealer's house are examples of what kind of triggers?

External Triggers.

400

What are common dates for relapse?

30, 60, 90 and a year.

400

What does HALT stand for?

Hungry, angry, lonely, tired.

500

This is the process by which the brain can repair itself and reallocate resources after being damaged or altered by injuries or substance use.

Neuroplasticity.

500

What is the 1st step's main theme?

Powerlessness.

500

What is the best thing to do when you experience a trigger or craving?

Talk with someone about it!

500

At what stage do thoughts of using stop completely?

Trick questions! They never stop, but you get better at coping with them!

500

What is ALANON?

A support group for family member's of people struggling with addiction.

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