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How to Stop Drug Use

By Rhea Rosier, Palm Partners Recovery Center

March 8th, 2012


There are so many different drugs and so many people taking them that it would be almost impossible to stop drug use altogether. What can be done is to try and take preventative measures especially with young people to instill in them as many reasons as possible not to use drugs. The government and federal agencies as well as state agencies have been trying to stop drug use for a long time and have been severely unsuccessful. There is now way the government or us people as a whole can stop drug use all together all we can do is try and put as much knowledge out there about drug use and give young people reasons as to not use drugs.


In order to stop drug use within the younger population you must instill in them a sense of purpose and give them multiple creative outlets. People who have a purpose in life and who have things they enjoy doing rarely think to go out and use drugs. This is a perfect preventative way to stop drug use while also giving the younger population a true sense of fulfillment through something positive.


If you want to stop drug use in someone who has already been actively using drugs and alcohol that is going to be a much more difficult task but it definitely is possible. In order to stop drug use in someone who has been using drugs and is engrained within the drug culture you either must wait for them to want help, hold an intervention, ask them if they would be willing to go drug detox, or take them to some 12 step meetings.


The person who has already been using drugs and needs to stop their drug use is most likely an addict or alcoholic. If this is the case in order to stop drug use in their lives there most be some kind of treatment for them. Being an addict and alcohol who needs to stop drug use, they have a disease, one that needs to be treated in an appropriate manner either through 12 steps or alcohol and drug treatment. If the person who needs to stop drug use has been using habitually for a long period of time before they even get to drug and alcohol treatment is going to need drug detox in order to physically clear themselves of whatever drugs or alcohol they may have been using.

Most of the times drug and alcohol treatment is effective to help someone stop their drug use that mixed with detox and a strong aftercare program can even help someone stop their drug use for the rest of their life. For the preventative measures this is great to stop drug use way ahead of time. To give society a better standing when it comes to massive drug culture and new prescription painkiller epidemic we are facing.


If you or someone you know needs to stop drug use please dont hesitate to call: 877-711-HOPE(4673) or go to



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