Internal triggers are what many psychological and behavioral therapies try to address, either in- or out-patient. These triggers have to do with the thoughts of the individual, how they see themselves and others. These are much more difficult to manage because managing them is entirely dependent on the individual.
Many emotions can re-ignite unhealthy behavior in individuals, and it is vital to learn how to cope with emotions. These subconscious and sometimes neurological triggers will signal the brain to act in a certain way, usually signaling cravings, without the individual’s knowledge. These feelings are placed into three categories, but nearly every emotion possible can be the cause of a relapse for any given individual depending on their experiences.
- Feeling inadequate or overwhelmed
- Positive Feelings
- Celebratory feelings
- Feeling “normal”
- Sexual arousal