Best way to get off of drugs for good?
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“The Wicked and the Evil”

Since: Mar 13

CAMELOT

#42 Apr 8, 2013
clueless wrote:
What is the best way to get off of drugs for good?
You just have to be tough. After time, the desire for them will diminish. I must tell you, it is very hard, depending on what type of drug's you're talking about.

Just hang in there and carry on.
Tough

Lexington, KY

#43 Apr 9, 2013
Be tough. Move away. Stop hanging out with your friends. Drink water. Get a hobby like running or going to the gym to lift weights. Pray. Think about the future and the possibility of feeling normal without having to pay any money! And the freedom that it will cause to not have to run down pills all the time.

“The Wicked and the Evil”

Since: Mar 13

CAMELOT

#44 Apr 9, 2013
Tough wrote:
Be tough. Move away. Stop hanging out with your friends. Drink water. Get a hobby like running or going to the gym to lift weights. Pray. Think about the future and the possibility of feeling normal without having to pay any money! And the freedom that it will cause to not have to run down pills all the time.
This is all very true.
shedevil

Mount Vernon, KY

#45 Apr 9, 2013
clueless wrote:
What is the best way to get off of drugs for good?
Not to get on them in the first place.
Yossi leverton

United States

#46 Oct 6, 2013
MistyWaterColoredMemories wrote:
I was heavily addicted for a few solid years to drugs (cocaine, crack, methamphetamines and sedatives) and alcohol. Before that, I was just a social user since my teens... not so much the hard drugs, but I drank, smoked pot, took an occassional pill and experimented with EVERY drug that was out there. Eventually, I became an addict. I did alot of things I'm not proud of during that time and lost alot of myself in those years. I have blocks of time that I can't account for and have no memory of... but I DID get thru it.
This February I will have 6 years clean. Yay me!:) I love my life and I love the person I am today. Believe me... if I could do it, ANYONE can!
In my experience, the only way is to do it for YOURSELF. Not for your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, kids, parents or anyone else. It has to be for YOU!
Rehab didn't work for me and I went several times because I was always going to make others happy.
You also need the right attitude. You have to believe that YOU CAN do it. Be determined. Be strong and don't let anything stand in your way.
Believing in a higher power also helped me. Without God, I wouldn't be here.
I knew He had a purpose for me and that my life was worth saving. Think of all those people who are suffering from a terminal illness who would gladly trade places with you just to have more time to do all the things they want to do. Think of all those who have passed who would do anything for ONE MORE DAY with those they love. You have a gift and you need to realize it.
Don't waste it away!
In the beginning, it was really hard for me. But I would focus on how terrible the drugs would make me feel when I was coming down. And I never wanted to feel like that again. I also worked on bettering myself and becoming a person that I could face in the mirror each day. Remember that God loves you and you are His child... you ARE worthy of amazing things!
So my tips are:
1. Do it for yourself!
2. Faith can move mountains... so don't stop believing in the Lord. He will help you believe in yourself too!
3. A support system that includes people who love you and who don't use. Other addicts will only drag you down to their level because misery loves company. Find new friends, new hobbies and keep yourself unavailable for bad influences.
4. Remember the bad things you go thru while on drugs. Is it really worth all the pain that it causes you physically, emotionally and mentally?
5. Live each day as if it were your last and make it count.
And remember... no matter how hopeless and meaningless your life seems to you, there is always someone, somewhere who has it worse and would trade lives with you in a heartbeat, so cherish every moment you have and count your blessings.
Always remember that your life depends on getting clean. There is NO alternative! Drugs only lead to death, prison or the mental ward.
Life is beautiful, so learn to let the beauty in.
And when everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top!
Good luck and God Bless You!
**** thank you so much for this advise. it changed my life. everytime i feel like i need a fix jist read this artical and the desire just goes and becuase i can relate to it in every way.

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