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SAMHSA National Prevention Week, Day 4: Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use

5 Steps to Prevent Drug Addiction

  1. Find Healthy Ways to cope with stress such as exercise or meditation
  2. Seek therapy or counseling
  3. Maintain a lifestyle that makes you happy such as healthy relationships and a balance between physical and mental activity
  4. Have things in your life that you care deeply about such as a sport, artistic endeavor, or personal relationships
  5. Be aware of your family’s history with substance abuse, and if you know that you have a higher chance of becoming addicted, take extra precautions to avoid drugs and alcohol