It is important to think about about why, and how much you are using. Some people want to cut down on their drug use for reasons like their health, lifestyle, or to save money. Some people want to use less because their drug use is changing them in ways they don't like. The signs and symptoms your drug use is becoming a problem are clear.
This might include spending most of your time getting and using the drug or recovering from its use.
It is a good idea to talk to a supportive friend or family member about cutting down. You could also talk with a GP or drug and alcohol counselor about what you can expect when you start to use less or quit. The Alcohol and Drug Helpline (0800 787 797) offers confidential, non-judgmental and free service. It is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
This might include not showing up for work, school, family or, other social events, or failing to met regular obligations.
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