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How Do You Break Drug Addiction?

How do you break drug addiction? With admittance, repentance, and perseverance. First, you need to face the fact that you or someone you love has a drug addiction problem. If it is a loved one, a drug rehab center can help you to set up an intervention. Reputable drug rehab centers will have a counselor available at the intervention. What is an intervention? It is where a family or group of friends gets together with a professional and confronts a person who has a problem with that problem. It can be an emotional event, but the professional counselor is there to help keep it a controlled environment so that honesty can come into play without hysterics and accusations.

Another important thing that helps break drug addiction is changing one's environment. If you live in a neighborhood where you can get to your dealer quickly, you are setting yourself up for a relapse. Moving out of the neighborhood, changing locations, getting involved with activities, all of these can help a person because a more positive environment will help him or her to resist cravings. If the dealer is a few blocks away, and you are having a rough day, you might be tempted to relapse. If you are in a new area, and are involved in activities that keep your mind and hands busy, you are less likely to succumb to those urges.

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Take a good look at your friendships. Peer pressure is one of the most common ways to get involved with drugs, especially for teens. If a friendship is promoting alcohol use, smoking pot, using cocaine, you need to seriously re-evaluate that friendship. Friends want what is best for each other, belittling or teasing each other into taking something that could be harmful is wrong. So if you are trying to break a drug addiction, you may need to get some new friends. That may sound harsh to some but think about the people who are wanting you to get clean. A good friend from the past, perhaps? Friendships are a support system in and of themselves.

Detoxing at a reputable drug rehab center is the best method for breaking a drug addiction. The staff will double-check to see whether you will need a medicinal or drug-free detox before moving forward. This shows that they are concerned with your health first. Hopefully, you can do a drug-free detox, and that will help you get completely clean of all drugs and alcohol in your body all at once. Whichever method is proven to be the best one for you, along with the detoxing a treatment program will be set up. This is one of the best and surest ways to break drug addiction. By getting into an environment that promotes recovery that you can concentrate on, you are starting a new life and giving you and your loved ones the greatest gift of all.

Breaking drug addiction does not happen overnight, and it rarely happens alone. So take advantage of the fact that there are wonderful programs and caring people who want you to succeed, your family, your friends and the counselors who have made this their mission in life. Together, you can build an army of freedom fighters that will win the battle over drug addiction.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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