A drug is a product that disrupts the functioning of our brain. This results in an imbalance of brain chemistry. As a result, we have too many neurotransmitters or too few others. Seen so, ‘stop the drug’ is to make sure that our brain is rebalanced or back to ‘normal’, sometimes by giving drugs that will accelerate the return to equilibrium, or to replace the drug without the dangers. Ideally, these prescriptions do not extend too much, because the person may become dependent on the drug that will in turn disrupt the brain chemistry, and everything will be redone. Different detox process is available to help people for de-addiction.
Change of environment
It can be seen that a change in the environment (the ‘consumption context’) often makes it possible to modify consumption. Some people testify that when they go on vacation, they stop consuming and this without drugs. But as soon as the return, consumption resumes.
Cure of weaning
So sometimes people who come out of a cure (3 weeks in hospital) have been successful (no symptoms of lack) are recovering to consume quickly after their release, because nothing has changed in their daily lives. And so, to answer the question of ‘how to stop the drug’, it also happens very often through changes to operate in your own environment (sorting in your friends, change your mobile phone number, no longer go through places of deal), in short, do the housework.
There are times when, even having made changes in his environment, even having tried to manipulate the chemistry of his brain, you still continue to use drugs. There is a third aspect to the problem of stopping the drug that you will have to deal with: the psychological aspect. Consuming a drug regularly is very often linked to a ‘problem’ that you encounter and that you try to unconsciously resolve with the help of this drug. Generally, it is because you have not had the opportunity to learn how to deal with this problem that you manage by consuming a product.
For example, when one is not very sure of oneself, and one does not have a very positive self-image because one has not had the opportunity to build it, take a product that stimulates and gives a moment of self-confidence is sometimes tempting. This does not solve the problem, but it can temporarily soothe this injury. Another example: when relationships with others are complicated and painful, taking a product that feels like a bubble can have a soothing effect.
Here, the answer to the question of ‘how to stop drugs’ lies in giving oneself the means to learn a new way of responding to what happens to us in life. It’s something that takes time. The ‘rebalancing’ of brain chemistry and the changing of our environment can be done fairly quickly, but psychological work is more difficult to estimate. If you do not trust yourself, you can first understand that it is related to your drug use. Then you can learn another way to trust yourself than what you feel after consuming a product.