You’ve heard it all before, but if you’re looking to get over a drug problem, even if it tobacco or alcohol, there are several steps you have to take. It’s going to be a difficult, long, and emotional as well as physical process, but because drugs can severely ruin your life, it’s going to be worth it when you get some of that back.
You first have to admit that you have a drug problem. If you are to the point of searching for help, you have probably already done that. If you’re not sure if you have a drug problem, listen to your friends and family. If they believe you do, it’s probably true. If you’re even questioning that you have a drug problem, then you probably do.
Seek out your family and friends first. Talk to them and see if you can get them to help you with your problem. For example, ask them to help you resist drinking alcohol or buying cigarettes. Make sure you have someone there whenever you are faced with potential temptation so they can help you stay away from it. Let your friends know that you don’t want to drink or smoke anymore so they won’t be a temptation themselves. Most friends will support your decision and help you overcome it.
If your problem persists, you may want to join a group or consider a rehabilitation center. Joining a group helps most people because they are conversing with others that have the same problem. For example, if you have a problem with alcohol, you may want to join an AA (alcoholic’s anonymous) group where they can help you talk through your problems and help set goals together.