Are you struggling with drug abuse or addiction? If so, our Blue Hills addiction treatment team can help you to overcome it. The first thing we want you to know is that addictions are diseases. They don’t mean you are a failure, incompetent or that you are a bad person. You see, drugs and alcohol change the chemical structure of the brain, leading to compulsive actions and chronic drug use. However, you can stop using drugs with the help of our Blue Hills team of professionals starting today. We provide individualized treatment plans that are tailored to each person’s long-term life goals and overall mental and physical health concerns, too.

Admitting to the Problem

Unfortunately, there are millions of people in this world who are in denial about their addiction. This is understandable being that admitting you have a problem with substance abuse can be very difficult. It takes a lot of courage, willpower and strength to break yourself free from denial. In fact, most addicts will find any excuse they can to justify continuing to use drugs. 

With this being said, if you are ready to admit to the problem you have with drugs and/or alcohol, there are numerous places you can go to for the help that you need. The first place we encourage you to contact is Blue Hills Treatment Center. We have a client-first approach that allows you to get the support, resources and treatments needed to overcome a drug addiction. We also recommend that you admit your addiction to your family members, friends, doctor and others in your life. The more people you have in your support network, the better it will be for you. 

Reflecting On Your Addictive Behaviors and History

The next step is to take the time needed to reflect on your addictive behaviors, history with substance abuse, what is important in your life, how addiction negatively impacts your life and how when you stop using drugs your life will turn around for the better.

There are numerous ways that you can start and continue this reflection process. One of the things that we recommend, here at Blue Hills, is to write in a daily journal. With this journal, you can remind yourself of why you need and want to get and stay clean, identify your triggers, recognize and set goals and write down other feelings and emotions, too. 

If you are attending a professional drug addiction treatment program, we can help you to stop using drugs. In our treatment program, we can work with you on the reflection process, as well. 

Get Professional Addiction Treatment to Stop Using Drugs

Here at Blue Hills Recovery Center, we offer a range of drug addiction treatments that can suit your needs in recovery. From our outpatient rehab center programs to the inpatient rehab center stays, we have you covered. We know that everyone is different when it comes to the type of professional addiction treatment services they need to stop using drugs, so we will work hard to create an individualized treatment plan just for you. 

In addition, when you get professional addiction treatment help here at Blue Hills, you will be able to recover in a structured, peaceful, substance-free and effective environment. Some of the treatments and supports we can offer to help you stop using drugs include:

  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Chemical dependency counseling
  • Peer support groups
  • 12-step facilitation therapy
  • Medication-assisted detox
  • Yoga

No matter which treatments end up being a part of your treatment plan, our Blue Hills team can offer you the 24/7, confidential help that you need. We are open year-round and can help anyone who is facing a drug addiction. 

Recognizing and Appreciating Benefits of Getting Clean 

Getting into a clean and sober lifestyle allows you to get your positive mojo back in life. Here at Blue Hills Treatment Center, we address a range of mental health and addiction disorders such as PTSD, generalized anxiety disorders, drug addiction and more. 

By treating all these issues together, we can help our clients in so many different ways. When building your recovery, some of the benefits that our treatments can provide for you include:

  • A better sense of joy and freedom
  • Improve your physical and/or mental health
  • Improve your financial stability
  • Boost your connections to family and/or friends
  • Spend time on things that make you truly happy

If you are ready to take the leap into recovery and sobriety, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Blue Hills Recovery Center team today. 

Providing Evidence-Based Treatments 

Professionals in the addiction recovery field believe that evidence-based treatments are always the best option. Through various studies, these treatments have been shown to have the most positive impacts on those who need to stop using drugs and get into recovery. 

Identifying Triggers

Triggers are things that cause emotional reactions due to previous experienes. When someone has a drug addiction, their triggers will usually cause strong cravings to keep using drugs. Some of the most common triggers with drug addiction are:

  • Uncomfortable emotions
  • Stress
  • Social isolation
  • Environmental cues
  • Physical and/or mental illness

If you attend a treatment program, here at Blue Hills, we can help you to learn what your triggers are and how to manage them better using healthier coping skills

Changing the Environment You Are In

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When you stop using alcohol and/or drugs, but you keep sticking to the same habits and routines, you are much more likely to have a relapse. It is crucial that you change your environment to a healthier one. Some of the ways you can do this include:

  • Spending more time around positive people
  • Leave or stay away from toxic relationships
  • Lower your stress levels when possible
  • Choose healthy activities and hobbies

If you do these things, you will be much more likely to enjoy your recovery and sobriety. You will also have a much better chance to stop using drugs for a longer period of time, too. 

Get Exercise Into Your Schedule

Many studies show that one of the best activities someone can do to bust down their depression, anxiety and drug abuse is exercising. Not only can exercising regularly improve your overall well-being, but it can help your body to release natural endorphins, so you can feel happier and more energized. Exercising regularly can also help after you stop using drugs because it can:

  • Reduce tension and stress in your life
  • Restore brain functions
  • Reduce cravings
  • Help you sleep better
  • Improve your self-esteem

How much do you exercise now? If you aren’t exercising regularly, don’t worry. When you attend a treatment program here at Blue Hills Recovery Center, we will help get you into the habit of exercising more often. 

Accepting Your Past

If you want to stop using drugs, you are also going to need to accept your past. It is normal to feel shame or guilt regarding your addictive behaviors and actions. However, when you get clean and into recovery, you must accept that you have done things in the past that were due to your addiction – the disease. You can make amends and move forward into a better future.

Get Professional Help To Stop Using Drugs Today

Do you or someone you know abuse drugs? If so, don’t wait any longer to get into a treatment program. Contact us at to get the professional help you need to stop using drugs starting today. 

2 thoughts on “How to Stop Using Drugs”

  1. I’m grateful you said that evidence-based treatments, according to experts in the field of addiction rehabilitation, are always the best choice. You said that these therapies have been demonstrated via several studies to have the greatest beneficial effects on persons who need to quit taking drugs and begin the recovery process. This may be why my aunt is so keen on sending my drug-addict cousin to outpatient substance-use housing for his rehab. I hope they find a good one that can help him.

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