HOW TO OVERCOME DRUG ADDICTION
One needs will power to overcome drug addiction. Illegal drugs create drugs can create cravings in the brain and stopping seems an impossible goal. However, recovery is possible with the right treatment and support.
The most difficult step to recovery is the very first one: identifying that one has a problem and deciding to make a change. Committing to change involves changing many things, including: the way one deals with stress, who one allows in their life, what one does in free time, how one thinks about oneself, and the prescription and over-the-counter medications one takes.
One should think about change. Do the following on your path to recovery:
Keep track of your drug use, including when and how much you use. This will give you a better sense of the role the addiction is playing in your life.
List the pros and cons of quitting, as well as the costs and benefits of continuing your drug use.
Consider the things that are important to you, such as your partner, your kids, your pets, your career, or your health. How does your drug use affect those things?
Ask someone you trust about their feelings on your drug use.
Ask yourself if there’s anything preventing you from changing. What could help you make the change?
Above all, speak to a consultant at a drug recovery center or at one of the many guide and help centers. They can all help you become a new person.