Triggered is an app developed to make it simple for those who are struggling with addictions and unhealthy coping behaviors to reach out for accountability and support in their time of need. With just one click of a button you can notify your support team that you are feeling tempted. They will receive instant notifications via email, text and push notifications, prompting them to reach out to you with support and encouragement. One second of courage is all you need to overcome temptation with Triggered.
It is important to find an accountability partner that you can trust opening up to. Someone who is willing to
listen to your struggles, encourage and support you, and ask you the tough questions to help you find healthier
ways of dealing with your Triggers.
Think of someone you may know who has also gone through similar challenges and has found freedom in victory in this area. It may be a friend, family member, or a person at your work or at church. Make sure this person is not of the opposite gender so that you do not risk forming unhealthy or inappropriate relationships, especially if you are married.
We do not recommend your spouse to be your accountability partner as this can place them in a position that they do not want to be in and may negatively impact your ability to be completely vulnerable.
If you do not have an accountability partner, it is important to find one. We recommend getting connected
to a small group that can come alongside of you in this journey. You may be able to find a small group at
a local church or a recovery program in your area.
If your are unable to get connected to a group, think of someone that you look up to and can trust. It may be someone at work, church or a friend that has gone through something similar. Reach out to them, you may be surprised how many people would be willing to be there for you.
You are not alone!
Although you can have up to 5 accountability partners on your team, we recommend having 2-3. You want enough partners on your team so that you get the support you need, but not too many that you get overwhelmed with phone calls or text messages.
Addictions can be very complicated and difficult to understand. There is a lot of deeply rooted neurological pathways formed when struggling with addictions. Often, when feeling "triggered", the brain is wired to seek a common coping mechanism that allows us to escape the negative emotion we are experiencing. Understanding these common "triggers" and being vulnerable with others about them is an important part of recovery.
A common misconception about overcoming addictions and other unhealthy coping behaviors is that we can do it on our own. However, this often leads us to shame and secrecy as we try to appear competent and control our behaviors. When we choose to be vulnerable and allow others to come alongside us, we can find true freedom.