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Break Free From Drugs: Who Else Wants To Live An Addiction Free Life?
Beating a drug or alcohol addiction is not an easy road. In fact, it can be a long and winding process, rive with setbacks. While setbacks are common, you can break free from drugs. Try these three simple tips to break free from drugs today, and get started on the road to recovery. Today is as good a day as any.
1. Alter Your Behaviors and Make Positive ChangesDid you know that, very often, bad behaviors are often “paired”? That means that one bad behavior is usually a bedfellow of another. For example, you may have a drinking problem, but you may also be an overeater. Smoking or caffeine consumption may go hand-in-hand with drug addictions. Experts suggest it is best to identify these bad behaviors and stop them as well. Many people find that when they have a cigarette, they also want to have a drink or a cup of coffee. Cutting out both behaviors can help you succeed in your quest to break free from drugs.It is advisable to also make positive changes to your life. For example, if you are an overeater, try to clean up your diet, or try your hand at physical exercise. This can help you redirect your energy, and curb bad behaviors.
2. Find Your TriggersAddiction isn’t something that simply crops up, normally, addictions are triggered by something, and continued use of drugs or alcohol also contain triggers. One way to break free from drugs, suggest experts, is to pinpoint those triggers than eliminate them from your life. Without the trigger for consumption, the addict, is less likely to consume their chosen substance, whether that is marijuana, cocaine or alcohol. Triggers may include
- Social situations, like going to bars or to parties
- Specific friends or acquaintances who also use the same substance