7. Help with quitting


Chemsex can cause you to become isolated. If you really want to quit, you have to start connecting with people again. Talking about it and asking others for help is the most important step. You can do this with family, friends or people who have gone through the same thing as you.

Family and friends

Those around you often have little or no knowledge of the severity of your drug use. If people are unaware of your problem, they cannot take it into account either. Trust the people who have continued to support you. Only confide in friends outside the drug scene. Always put all your cards on the table. You will find that it also brings you closer together.

Support groups

Seek contact with people who have gone through the same thing as you. Sharing experiences makes you feel less alone and allows you to support one another. It also allows you to discuss things you would rather not share with friends or family.

Get inspiration from former users who have successfully quit and are now living sober. It helps to see firsthand that quitting for the long term is possible. It is not unusual to feel resistance to support groups. You may think that these meetings are not for you. Nevertheless, many people eventually find support in these meetings. It is a good place to make new, non-drug-using friends. Even if you only go to listen, it creates a bond and provides support.

Visit different groups to find out where you feel most at home. Try to attend a group for at least three months to benefit from it fully.

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