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Let’s see together where you stand 

  • Am I using substances such as hashish, marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, non-prescribed sedatives, sleeping pills, hallucinogens, or opioids?
  • Am I consuming alcoholic beverages to intoxication?
  • Am I saying, "It's just hashish as long as I'm not taking other drugs?"
  • Am I saying, "I can control it. I can stop whenever I want." However, you don't stop now because you're not seeing any negative effects?
  • Am I aware of the risk I’m taking and feeling guilty about it, but continue using drugs?

If you answered one “yes” to any of those questions above, then you are taking a risk.

Is it ok to try it once or from time to time

It is a huge risk. All drugs may and will lead to addiction. Anyone who simply wants to try it never does so with the intention of becoming an addict. It just happens. All drug users have started out with the sole intention of trying it once or a few times. Someone with the plan to ‘give it a try’ will eventually become an occasional user, and that is a decision that is voluntary and controllable. As time goes on and the drug usage continues, the person goes from being a voluntary user to a compulsive one. This is a change that can happen without expecting it and can occur within a few weeks, months, or even years. It is unpredictable. 

Why is it always better to stop using drugs?

Whatever the problem(s) you are facing, you will never find the solution in drugs. It will only make you feel better for a little while. 

  • You will reduce the risk of going to jail, addiction and death
  • You will be more likely to stay motivated and productive at your job or in your studies
  • You can preserve your relationships and your social life (with your friends, partner, family, colleagues)
  • You will have more money
  • People will like you better
  • The sooner you stop, the better your health will become (lungs, liver, nervous system, bones, teeth, etc.)
  • The sooner you stop, you would be helping yourself avoid STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections)
  • Less conflicts, tensions, shame, guilt, anxiety, and stress
  • Less accidents (car accidents or fights)

You just deserve to be happy and at peace!


Your steps to live without drugs

It’s normal to feel conflicted about giving up on drugs, especially when you realize that they are not causing so many problems at the moment. Change is never easy - and committing to sobriety involves changing many things. The following strategies can help you make the decision:

  • Remind yourself of the reasons you want to quit, why is it better to stop using drugs
  • Ask yourself why are you using drugs, to experiment? You already did. Then, to fit in? Feel better? Do better? 
  • Lean on close, sober friends and/or family. Their support would be a great asset to you
  • Exercise more. Sport releases endorphins, relieves stress and promotes emotional well-being
  • Step outside; enjoy the sun and fresh air
  • Adopt a dog or cat. It is true that pets are a responsibility, but caring for an animal can make you feel loved and needed
  • Give yourself a neck, shoulder, or body massage
  • Avoid bars and clubs for a while. Just go have dinner with your friends, do sports, go to the movies, have a walk, go to the church or mosque, pray, etc...
  • Stop seeing or talking your old drug buddies
  • Talk about your thoughts and feelings to your friends, family members, or a professional. Talking about cravings and urges can be very helpful. This will also help you restore honesty in your relationships
  • Have a person who can act as an "Emergency Call" person when you feel like taking drugs
  • Why don’t you talk to a member of the CDLL team who can help and orient you?

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R, 62 years old, father of M, M is now recovering from drug addiction

"I used to think that, as a father, it was my job to get the money for the house, school, university, and the gifts." - "What about now?" - "I made him eggs today" - "Last week, we went hiking. It was just him and me"