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5 Steps to Stop Drug Addiction Before it Starts

Recovering from an addiction is not a simple process. There are many different ways to cope. Recovering from addiction also means changing what your previous routine was in your life. This may mean making a completely new group of friends, or moving away to new city, or getting rid of anything or anyone that may contribute to the possibility of relapse. Ken Seeley, a contributor writer for Psych Central, has 5 steps to help you stop drug addiction before it starts:

  1. Find healthy ways to cope with stress
  2. Seek therapy or counseling
  3. Maintain a lifestyle that makes you happy 
  4. Have things in your life that you care deeply about
  5. Be aware of your family's history with substance abuse

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Chris Massman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.