Reach out for support

Drug addiction treatment and recovery 3: Reach out for support

Don’t try to go it alone. Whatever treatment approach you choose, having a solid support system is essential. The more positive influences you have in your life, the better your chances for recovery. Recovering from drug addiction isn’t easy, but with people you can turn to for encouragement, guidance, and a listening ear, it’s a little less tough.

  • Lean on close friends and family – Having the support of friends and family members is an invaluable asset in recovery. If you’re reluctant to turn to your loved ones because you’ve let them down before, consider going to couples counseling or family therapy.
  • Build a sober social network – If your previous social life revolved around drugs, you may need to make some new connections. It’s important to have sober friends who will support your recovery. Try taking a class, joining a church or a civic group, volunteering, or attending events in your community.
  • Consider moving in to a sober living home – Sober living homes provide a safe, supportive place to live while you’re recovering from drug addiction. They are a good option if you don’t have a stable home or a drug-free living environment to go to.
  • Make meetings a priority – Join a recovery support group and attend meetings regularly. Spending time with people who understand exactly what you’re going through can be very healing. You can also benefit from the shared experiences of the group members and learn what others have done to stay sober.


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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Arno Faber says:

    Hi there I use to be a good christian untill about 8 years ago when I got addicted to Heroin through the wrong friends Im not using any drugs at the moment but Im using suboxone and its just a replacement I just cant stop using the tablets If I try to stop I fail and relapse I dont know what to do I started with the 12 steps about 2 months ago and I go to NA meetings Im really struggeling with this addiction Please help if you can.

  2. Han says:


    I am Looking For a Free drug Rehabilitation centre in gauteng unemployed and cant afford TO pay…i am desperetly ineed of help and Support..i Have 2 Kids Living With The grandmother and i need Them in My Life Or Else i am On The verge of commiting suicide,,,i need 2 help myself and get cleaned üp b4 i Can be With My Kids Please help Me…:-(

  3. marelise says:

    good day i am a working mom of two kids with no other income from father stress and dissapointments in my life drove me to using cristal meth at first it was jst a wekend thing or stress releave but it has become worse i am spending almost all my money on it and dont do things that i should be doing thats inportant i am also not the person i use to be nd i realy want to change that i am the only parent my kids have nd they need me i need help but i cant afford to leave my job i dnt hve anyone to depend on to help me finansialy with the kids and i stay at hme nd help my mom what should i do i am realy desprate i need help i want to be their to c my kids grow nd be a mom for them they need me nd so does my mom plz help me find a way to deal with my problem thanks

  4. alet says:

    My son has drug and alcahol problem I need help please

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