Over a period of 10 years I indulged in pretty much every drug you can think of, from sleeping pills to heroin. These days, I only have a drink once in a while. I've been completely clean for the past 7 years, I've even quit smoking. How did I do it? Well the trick is simplicity itself. Believe it or not, all I did was identify the reason why I was doing drugs. Now, I know exactly how that sounds and I know most people think they know why they do it. Addiction is like a switch that you can simply turn off and it doesn't require any effort. But first you need to find that switch, the real switch, you need to find the real reason. Every person has their own unique switch, no 2 switches are the same. Example: someone says " I do drugs because I feel down." and someone else says "Yea me too." . "feeling down" is a vast vast term and has got nothing to do with the real reason, the real reason is always unique to the individual in question. You can't win against addiction if you fight it blindly, on the surface, at best you'll morph it into a different addiction. The thing is deep down, every addict knows the real reason but subconsciously they avoid it. To defeat your addiction all you have to do is face yourself. There is no need for external help. How to know if you've found the real switch? Simple, when you find it, you'll know, the craving will not be there anymore.