Making even a small change in the way you use drugs can result in many positive benefits. For example, by reducing or stopping your use, you may find that you have more money and more time for friends and family. You may not feel sick or tired as often. And it could improve your performance at school or work.
Reducing or stopping is not something you should try to do alone. Many drugs require medical supervision through the withdrawal stage. If you are considering making a change, contact the Addictions Services office nearest you for help. No one is going to force you to stop completely — we are here to help you make the change you want. That could mean reducing or stopping just one drug, several, or all.
It's important to replace your drug activity with another, healthier activity. After all, drugs may have been taking up a lot of your thoughts and time — now you'll need something else to keep you occupied or you'll risk sliding back into old, familiar habits. Having a mix of leisure activities can help keep you healthy, and can go a long way to re-establishing your relationships with family, friends, and your community. Ask your Addictions Services counselor about activities in your area, or click here for more healthy leisure ideas.
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