After you stop, it’s not unusual to want to use when things get tough, but the answer can be as simple as taking a deep breath and remembering HALTS. Here’s 10 tips to get through the withdrawal symptoms of addictive drug use, number 10 could be the most powerful.
Cutting back or stopping can be far easier if, rather than focussing on making a change to your drug use, you change-up your life instead. Starting something new could involve learning a new language, getting a new job, joining a volunteer group, cultural group, sports team, dance group, or even going back to church. Another powerful action that can take your mind off drugs is to busy yourself with moving to a new home, or moving in with whānau where you’ll be around people who don’t use.
Sometimes if I've had a real shit day, a P pipe flashes in my head and I'm thinking 'Oh, it would be really nice right now', but then that just goes as fast as it came.