Opiates, whether they are found in prescription or illegal drugs, are some of the most addicting substances people can struggle against. If you’re trying to stay clean, it’s very important to understand how cravings work and what can trigger an opiate addiction.
Even if you’re in recovery, even if you’ve been in recovery for months or years, the whisper in the back of your mind will never be completely silenced. It will hint that maybe you wouldn’t ruin all you’ve worked for if you only used one more time. This voice is the craving that hums under every thought and emotion, and it never quite goes away. Recovery is the lifelong process of ignoring that voice tempting you to use one more time.
Sometimes, though, the voice gets louder, more insistent, overwhelming. These moments are known as triggers. One of the most important tasks of the recovery process is anticipating these triggers.
Triggers may be different for different people. Below are some of the most common triggers for those struggling with opiate addiction.
People recovering from an opiate addiction absolutely must have a plan for dealing with cravings when they are triggered. Here are some ideas that might help when the cravings are triggered.
Cravings and triggers of opiate addiction are hard to beat, but you can do it. With planning and support, cravings and triggers of an opiate addiction do not have to derail your recovery!
If you need help overcoming an opiate addiction, there are resources available to help you on your way. The staff at Hired Power can answer questions and provide guidance 24/7. Just call us at 800-910-9299.
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