Yes. People who get treatment and stick with it can stop using drugs. They can change their lives so they don't go back to taking drugs. They have to try hard. They might have to try many times. Sometimes it takes a long time. But treatment does work.

It's important to get treatment for as long as you need it. If you don’t think your treatment plan is working, ask your doctor if there's another plan that would work better. It’s important that you meet with your doctor or counselor often to make sure your treatment is right for you.

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