Cope with Your Triggers

No matter what you are addicted to you will have triggers, things that make you feel the need to use. Examples of triggers:

  • Stress
  • Certain times of the day
  • Being around certain people
  • Eating
  • Boredom
  • Having a disagreement with a friend or loved one

There are many things that can urge you to smoke weed and in order to successfully quit you need to be able to recognize and cope with your triggers. Chances are you have tried to cut back or quit smoking weed in the past. Do you remember what caused your failure? Have you been able to make it through periods of cravings or distress without smoking weed? Each time you try to quit or make it through cravings is an opportunity to learn about your triggers.

If you have been able to go days, weeks or even months without using what skills or strengths did you demonstrate? Use them the next time you try to quit, improve them and strengthen them. Focus on what you are doing right and don’t let guilt or shame get in your way of quitting. Always remember why you want to quit smoking weed and don’t give up.