Category: triggers

Triggers

One topic that we address consistently is how to manage triggers.  I also see many of the AToN principles incorporated into the following steps.  I hope this can help someone in a pinch!   How to Deal with Triggers: Stop, …

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Why It Can Actually be a Good Thing to be Triggered in Rehab

Why It Can Actually be a Good Thing to be Triggered in Rehab

Residential treatment can be a good reprieve from daily life. It takes you away from home, lifestyle, stressors, and other cues that are associated with drinking and using – called “triggers.” This allows people to heal and feel more in …

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Internal & External Triggers

Triggers can be feelings, experiences, people, places, and things that you associate with your drinking or drug use. There are different types of triggers: internal, external, and sensory triggers. All three usually work together to create a craving. INTERNAL TRIGGERS …

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Breaking Ties With Bad Influences

In working with residents at AToN Center, part of our curriculum is dedicated to addressing the social circumstances that may have promoted or enabled our residents ongoing addictions.  Humans are designed to form connections with others and breaking these ties, …

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Beware the Curve Ball In Recovery

Beware the Curve Ball In Recovery

Beware the Curve-ball In teaching Psychology skills at the AToN center to prevent relapse, I often help residents identify specific situations they have experienced in the past that lead to relapse. People in recovery can often anticipate seeing the friend …

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After Your Loved One or Friend Gets Out of Treatment

After Your Loved One or Friend Gets Out of Treatment

After your loved one or friend gets out of treatment, you’ll likely want to support him or her as much as possible. While there are many things you can do to ensure that you are not enabling your loved one, …

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Denial & Loss of Belief Can be Triggers for Relapse

Denial & Loss of Belief Can be Triggers for Relapse

1. Become Defensive and Begin the Pattern of Denial If you are sliding back into your old addictive patterns, you probably don’t see it, and you may take a defensive stance toward others who point it out. An extremely defensive …

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Discharge Planning at AToN Center

We begin considering discharge planning for our residents from the beginning of their treatment here at AToN Center. We do this to set our residents up for the most successful transition back out into the world as possible. Our residents …

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Preparing for the Holiday Season

With the holidays approaching there may be many emotions surfacing for those in recovery and families as well. Often people in treatment or recovery from addictions are flooded with anxiety, stress, self doubt, and loneliness when thinking of upcoming holidays. …

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