Triggers are the things that make you want to dip, like dealing with a stressful situation or seeing someone else dip. Different people may have different triggers, but one thing is true for everyone: knowing your triggers and making a plan to manage your cravings will help you quit dip for good. Here are some common triggers and tips for how to deal with them.
Many dip users would answer “yes” to both of those questions. It’s very common to want to use dip to escape a bad mood or to make a good mood better.
For example, you may notice an urge to dip when you’re having negative emotions, like when you feel:
Positive emotions can also trigger the urge to dip, like when you’re feeling:
You can learn how to manage your feelings without turning to dip. Try these tips:
Many people connect using dip with certain activities. Plan ahead with ways to stay dip-free when you’re:
Try to break the link between dip and the activity that triggers you by replacing it with something else. Here are some ways:
Social situations or events are another common trigger. For example, you may have cravings when you:
Many people who have quit dip find it helpful to make some changes to their social lives, at least for a while. Once you’ve decided to quit, you may want to:
You might not be able to stay away from all your triggers. But you can be ready with ways to handle them. Prepare ahead to deal with increased cravings you might have when you’re in places where other people are using dip. Over time, it will get easier to handle social situations that make you want to dip. Try to stick with it and continue to ask friends and family for their support.