Substance abuse triggers refer to situations, emotions, people, or environments that can cause a person to crave or use drugs or alcohol. These triggers can vary from person to person and may include stress, anxiety, boredom, peer pressure, physical pain, and exposure to certain places or people. Identifying and understanding one’s own substance abuse triggers can be an important part of developing a successful plan for recovery. This may involve learning coping skills, avoiding certain situations, and developing healthy habits and routines.