Identifying and Understanding Triggers


When you regularly abuse substances, you will crave the substance more. Alternatively, if you seek treatment, you may still be triggered by cues in your environment and how you are feeling that day. This is why relapse prevention is a key aspect of addiction treatment programs. How Does Relapse Happen? Drugs and alcohol interact with the brain's reward system to produce feelings of euphoria, relaxation, or stimulation. As individuals become addicted to a drug or alcohol, the way their reward system functions is disrupted. A person will start to subconsciously respond to stimuli associated with the use of substances differently. Your [...]