There will come a time in your life where you may come across an opportunity. An opportunity that may seem tempting at first. But it is one that you should not seize. If you happen
There will come a time in your life where you may come across an opportunity. An opportunity that may seem tempting at first. But it is one that you should not seize. If you happen to be someplace where drug usage is taking place, you should remove yourself from the situation. Do not ask questions and do not get “curious.” If you see your friends doing it, remove yourself from the situation. However, you must find the time to set them aside and talk to them about it.
While you may not be able to dictate how your friends should live, you should tell them that life can be better without drugs. If they even refuse to separate themselves from drugs, you should walk away from them. It’s no fun losing a friend over their drug habit. I know this because of my addiction to crack. But what can you do as opposed to consuming your day with a drug habit? Here are some of my suggestions:
Take a class: You love music? Take a guitar class. Love food? Take a cooking class. If you live in a city or town where these classes are available, you’d be insane not to say yes to taking a class. If none are available in your area, YouTube is your friend if you want to learn a thing or two about a new skill.
Spend time with the people who matter: Family is important. I’ve learned this the hard way when I lost contact with them during my addiction. I rediscovered that meaning when I was getting clean. While going out friends seems like a fun thing to do, sometimes spending time with family is most important. Plan an activity with them. Pick a day or night, and it doesn’t matter.
If you are addicted and need help:
If you are struggling with addiction and need help, know that you are never short of options. Find a 12 step meeting in your area like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or a substance abuse counselor. There are also inpatient and outpatient treatment options to help you battle your addiction. While the journey towards sobriety is a tough road, it’s important to remember that your life is more important than drugs. You will also have the support of people who are also on the way to recovery. If you have any questions about available recovery options, speak to a healthcare professional in your local area.