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Author Mikaela Taylor, LMHC
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Mikaela Taylor, LMHC

Mikaela Taylor is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and is the State Behavioral Health Director. Mikaela has grown with BrightView and... read more

Published: October 9, 2021
Updated: October 8, 2021

Getting through withdrawal from drugs or alcohol is one of the first accomplishments you will achieve on your recovery journey. After this period, you will work to build the healthy coping skills you need to maintain your sobriety. Willpower is not always enough to help you avoid giving in to your cravings, but with the help of an addiction therapy program, you can find healthy, effective ways to deal with common addiction triggers.

At BrightView, we believe in treating the whole person. Our addiction therapy programs are designed to address substance abuse, mental health conditions, and any other factors that may interfere with your recovery. Relapse prevention is a priority to keep you on your recovery path, so we help you find healthier ways to deal with common addiction triggers. Give us a call at 888.501.9865 to learn more about the benefits of our comprehensive addiction therapy programs.

What Are Some Common Addiction Triggers?

First of all, what are addiction triggers? A trigger is a person, place, or thing that instigates a reaction. In the case of addiction, some of the most common addiction triggers could be:

  • A bad day at work
  • A fight with your spouse
  • Hanging out with a particular circle of friends
  • Worrying about money
  • Certain holidays or social gatherings
  • Being in the presence of drugs or alcohol

Each of these situations may have led to a substance use disorder in the past. But now that you are in recovery, you need to have a different plan for dealing with them. You may be able to avoid some of them; however, stress and uncomfortable emotions are inevitable from time to time. The best way to learn how to manage your addiction triggers is with the help of an addiction therapy program.

How Does Addiction Therapy Help You Deal With Triggers?

Encountering triggers is a normal part of the recovery process. In a perfect world, life in recovery would be stress-free, so that staying sober would be easy. But stress is a natural part of life, and it is best that you learn how to manage it. You may be wondering how addiction therapy deals with triggers. While it cannot make your boss a kinder person or solve your financial problems, addiction therapy can:

  • Help you find ways to relieve stress, so it is less likely to lead to substance use
  • Empower you to come up with creative solutions to your problems
  • Help you identify your individual triggers and find ways to either eliminate or avoid them when possible
  • Develop stronger resilience when faced with triggers
  • Help you adopt healthy habits that promote sober living
  • Encourage you to examine the relationships in your life and determine which no longer serve you and your recovery
  • Learn successful methods of dealing with triggers from others in group therapy

Now that you see how addiction therapy deals with triggers, you can understand why it is essential to any relapse prevention plan.

BrightView: Helping You Manage Common Addiction Triggers

At BrightView, we realize that the root of the most common addiction triggers is stress. Whether it be stress over financial problems, strained relationships, or a stressful career, our addiction therapy programs can help. We provide a variety of therapies to address all areas of your life that need healing so that you can achieve the lasting recovery you deserve. Individual counseling and group therapy can help you develop healthy coping skills to manage triggers. Our family therapy programs can address this common source of stress so you can heal as a family and enjoy happier, healthier relationships. Call us today at 888.501.9865 to get the support you need to stay on track for recovery.