Staying sober can feel like an uphill battle. A craving can be triggered by anything from a negative emotion to a certain street, and it is difficult to ignore those cravings when they do come. One of the best ways to reduce triggers and stay sober is to implement new healthy habits into your life.
Not only can healthy habits help you avoid the emotions and environments that trigger you, but they can also make it easier for you to deal with each craving.
Every person with an addiction has a certain set of triggers. These are places, things, people, or emotions that remind them of their drug use, and through potent association, make them crave it. As a general rule, triggers are divided into two categories: internal and external.