Why Are Relapses Blamed on Triggers? And What’s A Trigger Anyway?

Does the word ‘trigger’ suggest that addicts sometimes act unaware of emotions that are driving their behaviour? Unfortunately – yes. Does this mean addicts are powerless over their drug of choice? No – it suggests they’re temporarily powerless over their ability to control themselves. There’s a huge difference. But I don’t think this happens veryContinue reading “Why Are Relapses Blamed on Triggers? And What’s A Trigger Anyway?”

How Do We Know If/When We’re Handling Stress Constructively?

How am I supposed to man-handle my stress if it’s attached to my unconscious mental iceberg and I’m not even aware it’s down there? Huh?! I think that what I’ve been doing recently is shoveling my stress into my unconscious and letting THAT have a go at it. And it isn’t working out. And it’sContinue reading “How Do We Know If/When We’re Handling Stress Constructively?”