What is the easiest and quickest way to quit an addiction....drugs etc

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  1. sir_tallest profile image58
    sir_tallestposted 13 years ago

    What is the easiest and quickest way to quit an addiction....drugs etc

  2. Jlbowden profile image85
    Jlbowdenposted 13 years ago

    This may be easier said than done...But I know if you have a smoking addiction for example, than the best way to quit is cold turkey. I believe this is the best way for most addictions. Otherwise over a few months, you will find yourself right back at square one. Drugs on the other hand, may be a bit harder to give-up. Drug counseling or taking a prescription sedative, like Clonzepam or Ativan, may help you overcome drug addictions, while you are trying to get off of them. I know Klonopin and other drug therapies,on occasion work for people who had problems with alcohol in the past.  I hope this helps you out a little.


  3. TimMEy profile image70
    TimMEyposted 13 years ago

    I guess it all depends on the kind of Drug you would like to quit and your personal situation. Hard Drugs are way more difficult to overcome and most people take them because they have serious personal problems. In that case Rehab might be the only chance and even then it is not easy.

    I was addicted to cannabis for almost 10 years and quitting was pretty easy because I had an awesome situation with travelling around the world a having a really nice girlfriend (Still have). So quitting kind of happened because my life was awesome enough and I did not need it anymore. Now Cannabis is not a problem for me anymore, some how never was... At the moment I just prefer staying sober but would not mind a smoke with friends once in a while.

    Alcohol on the other hand is something more dangerous. Especially because it is legal many people underestimate the addiction. You must be aware that alcohol kills people every year. My father was an alcoholic and it killed him too. One of my best friends died because he was drunk driving. SO for me alcohol is the worst drug of them all and quitting is really difficult because everybody around you drinks regularly but after you were addicted you cannot go back to normal.

    And concerning the question: There is no easy or quick way to quit a Drug. It is always difficult and never quick.

  4. ravenlt04 profile image61
    ravenlt04posted 13 years ago

    I studied about that in graduate school, and it's really hard to quit an addiction.  He/she has to definitely avoid the drug/addiction at all costs.  One with an addiction requires sure and constant and consistent support.  Initially, he/she should get in a recovery program that he/she can attend daily probably.  Celebrate Recovery is a spiritual program worth looking into.  My church facilitates weekly Celebrate Recovery sessions.  For more severe cases, an inpatient rehabilitation facility may need to be considered (for the medical and psychological support needed).

  5. Daffy Duck profile image61
    Daffy Duckposted 13 years ago

    There is no easy or quick way.  It is a lifelong struggle.  Committment, dedication, and support are what you need.

  6. firerie profile image59
    firerieposted 13 years ago

    Identify what it is in your life that you are covering up or hiding from and face it with courage and determination. The addiction will fall away, not without withdrawal but without psychological craving which is sometimes worse.

    Bottom line is that you have to want to change. Despite ultimatums from loved ones, eminent job loss, multiple DUIs... the habit won't change until you make up your mind to do it. For some people that means hitting rock bottom but some lucky ones can quit their addiction and keep their lives intact.

  7. mcimicata profile image61
    mcimicataposted 13 years ago

    The quickest way would be to simply lock yourself in a room without the drug and let yourself suffer for a few days, but this could cause withdrawal symptoms.
    The second quickest way is to quit cold turkey, but it is also one of the hardest.

    The quickest way to do it in a feasable manner would be to slowly cut down the addiction until it was gone.

  8. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    the best way is to just stop. i'm a former addict so i speak from experience. the trick is to keep remembering the hell you went through trying to quit. weed and things like that are nothing but if your into herione, coke, meth etc., it will be a major struggle. i know many ex addicts and most of us agree. quit but don't forget. the puking, hot and cold sweats, the shakes, the horrible nightmares etc., all help keep you away from restarting.two of my employees are ex addicts and both of them smoke a bit of pot occasionally because it seems to dampen the cravings and relaxes them.


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