Beware of triggers

A trigger can be a spoon (heroin addicts can especially testify to this). A trigger can be the forest (where I used to sneak drinks as a kid). A trigger can be a mood (happy, sadness, most often stress). Yes, a trigger can be anything. It is up to you (with the help of your counselor, sponsor, 12 step friends) to discover your triggers.


Think about what happened before you last used. Take your time and try to remember what events preceded your typical using. Sometimes doing a 4th step discloses character issues which caused you to use. So do not pick up the first one; work a recovery step instead.