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Stopping drug use without professional help or medical supervision can be dangerous and is not recommended. Going through drug detox and addiction treatment in a supervised setting can help ensure a safer and more successful recovery.

That being said, some steps an individual can take to stop using drugs and seek help include:

Acknowledge the problem and make a commitment to change.
Seek support from loved ones, a support group, or a professional counselor.
Consider attending a rehab program, which can provide medical and emotional support during detox and treatment.
Avoid triggers and high-risk situations that may lead to drug use.
Develop healthy coping mechanisms to manage stress, such as exercise, meditation, or therapy.
Consider medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for certain types of drug addiction.
Stay positive and celebrate progress, no matter how small, to maintain motivation and momentum in recovery.