Making a Change

When you decide to make a change, not knowing what lies ahead can be scary. Your experience will be influenced by how much, how often, and how long you’ve used. Your mental and physical health and attitude will also play a role in how well you get through the desire to use.


No one is saying it’ll be easy, but if you expect stopping to be hard, it will be. It may be off-putting to face a comedown and the feelings that follow (withdrawal), but it can be helpful to remember that the unpleasant feelings don't last.

Plan your detox

Make a plan in whatever way feels good to you. It could be drawn, written, or talked over with someone you trust. Include the following information.
Where you'll live When you'll start
What you'll do What your daily routine will be
What you're going to eat Who you'll be able to talk to

WithdrawalWhen it comes to change, everyone is different. Some people will float through, others will face one hurdle after another. Whatever obstacles may come up, do your best to stick at it!

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I moved away from Auckland, stopped talking to all of my friends, stopped hanging out with everybody, stopped going out on the weekends. I hung out with my family, started studying.

Maddy