For me, and I am only one of many who work here, it was a realization that whoops – “this one, I am not in control of”. For me, it was cocaine.
I did it for just 6 months. And the last time? I had done a lot, for me. And – I was over the top. I puked. And I have no money. Regardless, I puked, I rolled up quarters, and we went to buy more. At this point? I knew I was in a problem.
And somehow – I decided, “Nope – not for me.”
And I stopped. Did no more.
I was lucky. I could stop it. My “partner in crime”? It took him years to get past it.
So. I was lucky.
I somehow did not have That Quirk. But. I did have it for alcohol.
So – is there something specific? Nope – not always.