You can live a drug-free life. It’s possible. Millions of people have done it and there’s no reason why can’t yourself. All you have to do is decide that your energy will be focused on developing a drug-free lifestyle effectively and everything else will follow. Make that decision today.

People who have done it were successful because they committed themselves to being proactive. They committed themselves to acting upon their goal. They acted. You can do the same by doing the following:

  1. Do your research.

Embarking on a quest will be all for naught if you don’t know the task. You need to know everything that your time will allow you to uncover about living a drug-free lifestyle. Aim to learn the following:

  • What drugs are
  • The effect of drugs on a person’s physical health
  • The effect of drugs on a person’s mental health

Knowing the dangers and harmful consequences of using drugs will help you realize that choosing a drug-free lifestyle is simply the way to go. Life is too short and beautiful and you wouldn’t want to spend your limited time on Earth on damaging your body and doing harmful things.

  1. Your goals should be as clear as possible.

There are three kinds of people: people who have goals, people who have clear goals, and people who don’t have goals. People who have clear goals are the ones who achieve whatever they want in life.

Having a goal is not enough. Your goals must be clear. Your goals must be measurable and they must come with a deadline. Wishing for something can only do so much. You need to have a plan and you need to execute it. You need to make your goal of having a drug-free lifestyle as clear and as measurable as possible. Be clear with your words and actions. Have a definite game plan. The more particular the instructions, the better.

  1. Professional Help is Essential

If you want to take your goal seriously, then you need to connect with an expert. An expert on treating addiction and living a drug-free lifestyle will set you up for success because he or she will have all the tools that you’d ever need to live a meaningful life free from substances.  Do not hesitate to reach out to a healthcare professional.

  1. Know Your Triggers

What led you to use drugs? Have you enlisted them? If not, then it’s time to do so. Similar to having clear goals, you should also have a solid knowledge of your triggers. Knowing them will equip you in ways you never knew possible. This is because once you know your triggers and once you’ve familiarized yourself with the discomfort that they bring, you will be able to better control all kinds of situations. If you know that you get triggered when someone talks about your past, you would then be able to avoid people who tend to talk about your past and situations that can lead to you talking about your past. Dedicated an hour or two to be in touch with yourself and fully transparent with the things that trigger you.

  1. Build a support network.

Humans are social creatures. People ––– whether they use drugs, are not using drugs, or are recovering from using drugs ––– need a community. This is why it all the more becomes imperative that you have a group of constant and consistent people who will support you and be there for you. They need not be family and friends. You can find them in clubs, group activities, and group counseling sessions. You need to be able to admit that you need help and you need a clear list of people that you can run to and who will be there for you.

  1. Study stress management.

Most, if not all,  ended up using drugs because they didn’t know how to manage their stress. Stress is a natural part of life. Sadly, people who got into substance use weren’t intentionally taught how to handle stress. The good thing is, stress can be managed. The better news is, you can learn how to do so. You could do this by starting to develop healthy ways to cope with challenges. You can try meditation, deep breathing, and yoga. You can also journal. Do whatever you can to face stress in the eye and not be eaten by it. See it as something that is temporary and something that simply needs your attention

  1. Be active.

Yes, exercising is the secret not just to having a good and healthy life but a drug-free lifestyle as well. You would be amazed at how regular physical activity could boost your mood and make you feel good. It will improve your well-being in ways you never imagined. You will be shocked at how painfully simply living a good life can be if one simply sticks to being physically active and fit. Your physical activities need not be grand and bigger than life. You can choose to walk, dance, or jog. Do the thing that you don’t mind doing on a daily basis.

  1. Perfect your sleep hygiene.

The quality of your sleep will dictate the tone of your days and the clarity of your decisions. It’s hard to be a good person if one is lacking sleep. If phones need charging, so do you. It’s hard to choose a drug-free lifestyle and stick to it if you’re always tired and sleepless. Endeavor to set yourself up for success by making it a priority to sleep at least 7 to 8 hours a night. It will help you to strongly, bravely, and refreshingly choose to live a drug-free lifestyle every day.

Reference:

Tips for staying drug-free

https://www.gatewayfoundation.org/addiction-blog/tips-for-staying-drug-free/

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Tips for Cultivating a Healthy, Drug-Free Living

You can live a drug-free life. It’s possible. Millions of people have done it and there’s no reason why can’t yourself. All you have to do is decide that your energy will be focused on developing a drug-free lifestyle effectively and everything else will follow. Make that decision today.

People who have done it were successful because they committed themselves to being proactive. They committed themselves to acting upon their goal. They acted. You can do the same by doing the following:

  1. Do your research.

Embarking on a quest will be all for naught if you don’t know the task. You need to know everything that your time will allow you to uncover about living a drug-free lifestyle. Aim to learn the following:

  • What drugs are
  • The effect of drugs on a person’s physical health
  • The effect of drugs on a person’s mental health

Knowing the dangers and harmful consequences of using drugs will help you realize that choosing a drug-free lifestyle is simply the way to go. Life is too short and beautiful and you wouldn’t want to spend your limited time on Earth on damaging your body and doing harmful things.

  1. Your goals should be as clear as possible.

There are three kinds of people: people who have goals, people who have clear goals, and people who don’t have goals. People who have clear goals are the ones who achieve whatever they want in life.

Having a goal is not enough. Your goals must be clear. Your goals must be measurable and they must come with a deadline. Wishing for something can only do so much. You need to have a plan and you need to execute it. You need to make your goal of having a drug-free lifestyle as clear and as measurable as possible. Be clear with your words and actions. Have a definite game plan. The more particular the instructions, the better.

  1. Professional Help is Essential

If you want to take your goal seriously, then you need to connect with an expert. An expert on treating addiction and living a drug-free lifestyle will set you up for success because he or she will have all the tools that you’d ever need to live a meaningful life free from substances.  Do not hesitate to reach out to a healthcare professional.

  1. Know Your Triggers

What led you to use drugs? Have you enlisted them? If not, then it’s time to do so. Similar to having clear goals, you should also have a solid knowledge of your triggers. Knowing them will equip you in ways you never knew possible. This is because once you know your triggers and once you’ve familiarized yourself with the discomfort that they bring, you will be able to better control all kinds of situations. If you know that you get triggered when someone talks about your past, you would then be able to avoid people who tend to talk about your past and situations that can lead to you talking about your past. Dedicated an hour or two to be in touch with yourself and fully transparent with the things that trigger you.

  1. Build a support network.

Humans are social creatures. People ––– whether they use drugs, are not using drugs, or are recovering from using drugs ––– need a community. This is why it all the more becomes imperative that you have a group of constant and consistent people who will support you and be there for you. They need not be family and friends. You can find them in clubs, group activities, and group counseling sessions. You need to be able to admit that you need help and you need a clear list of people that you can run to and who will be there for you.

  1. Study stress management.

Most, if not all,  ended up using drugs because they didn’t know how to manage their stress. Stress is a natural part of life. Sadly, people who got into substance use weren’t intentionally taught how to handle stress. The good thing is, stress can be managed. The better news is, you can learn how to do so. You could do this by starting to develop healthy ways to cope with challenges. You can try meditation, deep breathing, and yoga. You can also journal. Do whatever you can to face stress in the eye and not be eaten by it. See it as something that is temporary and something that simply needs your attention

  1. Be active.

Yes, exercising is the secret not just to having a good and healthy life but a drug-free lifestyle as well. You would be amazed at how regular physical activity could boost your mood and make you feel good. It will improve your well-being in ways you never imagined. You will be shocked at how painfully simply living a good life can be if one simply sticks to being physically active and fit. Your physical activities need not be grand and bigger than life. You can choose to walk, dance, or jog. Do the thing that you don’t mind doing on a daily basis.

  1. Perfect your sleep hygiene.

The quality of your sleep will dictate the tone of your days and the clarity of your decisions. It’s hard to be a good person if one is lacking sleep. If phones need charging, so do you. It’s hard to choose a drug-free lifestyle and stick to it if you’re always tired and sleepless. Endeavor to set yourself up for success by making it a priority to sleep at least 7 to 8 hours a night. It will help you to strongly, bravely, and refreshingly choose to live a drug-free lifestyle every day.

Reference:

Tips for staying drug-free

https://www.gatewayfoundation.org/addiction-blog/tips-for-staying-drug-free/

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Nicolas Desjardins

Hello everyone, I am the main writer for SIND Canada. I've been writing articles for more than 12 years and I like sharing my knowledge. I'm currently writing for many websites and newspapers. I always keep myself very informed to give you the best information. All my years as a computer scientist made me become an incredible researcher. You can contact me on our forum or by email at [email protected].