Triggers
Education
Dealing w/Triggers
Relapse
True or False
100

Provide two examples of internal triggers. 

loneliness, anger, frustration, happiness, bored, excited

100

_____ __ _____ is used in place of the name of the drug you are talking about to prevent individuals from being triggered.

Drug of Choice (DOC)

100

Give an example of two healthy coping techniques that can be used to cope with a trigger.

Drawing, coloring, talking about it, journaling, etc.

100

True or False? A sober justification is your addiction telling you to not stay sober.

False; a RELAPSE justification is your addiction telling you to not stay sober. 
100

True or False: Our mood can change several times a day.

True, there are always different events or people who we encounter throughout our day that can change our mood and how we feel.

200

Provide two examples of an external trigger. 

Skatepark, gas station, paraphernalia, wraps, mirrors, friends, bedroom
200

Without ________ about their addiction, most people who struggle with substance use would relapse.

Education

200

If triggers cannot be avoided, you will need to identify ways to ____ with them.

Cope
200

_________ the thought when it first begins prevents it from building into an overpowering craving.

Stopping/Interrupting 

200

True or False: Triggers can only create negative emotions or feelings

False, triggers can also remind us of happy memories and thoughts as well.

300

These types of triggers are described as the feelings or emotions that people can have before or during instances of using.  

Internal Triggers

300

Two things you can do to prevent _______ is to learn and understand how it occurs and identify your warning signs.

Relapse

300

People are often ______ of many triggers for their substance use.

Unaware

300

The following statement is the example of a: ______ ___________

"I deserve this one hit, I have been sober for so long."

Relapse Justification

300

True or False: Once we are triggered we cannot do anything that can help control our feelings or actions

False, once we figure out what our triggers are we can take steps to control our feelings and use coping skills. That way we can control our actions better.

400

These types of triggers are are people, places, and things associated with drinking alcohol or using other drugs. 

External triggers

400

Why do people fear talking or thinking about drugs or alcohol?

They think it might cause them to be triggered (or relapse). 

400

A ______ is a person you can call, text, or reach out to when you are faced with a trigger.  

Support.
400

_____ > _____ > _____ > _____ is the process of relapse.  

Trigger > Thought > Craving > Use

400

True or False: Our mood only effects us and how we are feeling. Everyone else around us is not effected.

False, your mood can effect the people around you.

500

This type of tool can help you list out triggers and their degree of association with use to explore safe/risky situations.

Trigger Chart

500
Why would a treatment program choose to discuss relapse and substance craving?
Thinking about drugs, experiencing cravings, and being triggered is a normal part of recovery.
500

In the "Automatic Process" what comes after a trigger? 

Thought

500

Identify one thought-stopping technique and model it for the group.

Relaxation, Snapping, On/Off Visualization, Counting Fingers, Exercise, Calling Someone, 12 Step Meeting

500

True or False: Something from the past can trigger you in the present.

True

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