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Slideshow: 10 Low-Cost Airlines That Won’t Make You Fear for Your Life

Slideshow: 10 Low-Cost Airlines That Won’t Make You Fear for Your Life

If you want to travel the world without spending too much or risking your safety, check out these airlines before booking

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With airlines seemingly always in the news — especially after numerous recent scandals — it’s understandable why one would be nervous to fly through a low-cost carrier. To help consumers decide what flights to use when traveling around the world, outlets such as Airlineratings.com, Skytrax, and the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) compile lists of the best (and safest) airlines in the world. Airlineratings.com and JACDEC use certifications, crash records, and past history to evaluate which airlines will be deemed safe, while Skytrax uses consumer-based reviews on customer satisfaction to determine which airlines are the best.

After reviewing these lists, we chose to leave some airlines off of ours due to more recent events that may make a consumer question their reliability — such as AirAsia, which was dealing with several safety investigations at the end of 2016, and Flybe, which has been dealing with several safety-related issues this year. Airlines that did make our list? United States favorites like Jet Blue and Virgin America.

10 Low-Cost Airlines That Won’t Make You Fear for Your Life

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With airlines seemingly always in the news — especially after numerous recent scandals — it’s understandable why one would be nervous to fly through a low-cost carrier. Airlines that did make our list? United States favorites like Jet Blue and Virgin America.

Aer Lingus

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Aer Lingus is an Irish airline that accommodates all budgets, as their website states, “from simple, no-fuss fares to super-flexible tickets with all the frills.” The airline is ranked as one of the safest airlines on Airlineratings.com, with no fatal accidents since 1968.

Azul Brazilian Airlines

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This domestic Brazilian airline scored a perfect 7 for safety on Airlineratings.com. Azul is one of the largest and most competitive airlines in Brazil, yet is also a low-cost carrier.

Easy Jet

One of JACDEC’s top 30 safest airlines for 2017, and in the top 5 Skytrax World Airline Awards for Best Low-Cost Airlines, EasyJet will give you peace of mind when flying at a low-cost price. Past passengers have preferred EasyJet to the company’s low-cost competitor Ryanair, as they offer more flights and desirable perks — like the option to switch to an earlier flight for free.

HK Express

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Amenities on this airline won’t necessarily wow you, but if you’re looking at low-cost flights you probably don’t care too much about the bells and whistles. Regardless of services, the airline is safe. As their website states, “[HK Express] has been accredited by IOSA, the IATA Operational Safety Audit…[and] are also members of the Flight Safety Foundation.”

IndiGo

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Although they may not have the best track record of all the airlines on this list, IndiGo is a reliable airline to use for cheap flights between India’s major cities. After several incidents in 2014, the country stepped up their inspection program. Regardless of these past issues, Skytrax consumer reviewers named the airline the Best Low-Cost Airline in Central Asia/India for its seventh year in 2016.

Jet Blue

Since their inception in 1999, JetBlue has had less than a handful of landing incidents that have put them in the media, but none included any serious injuries or fatalities — keeping their safety slate clean. The carrier is also one of the highest-rated United States airlines on the JACDEC airline safety list (at No. 17) behind Delta (at No. 15).

Jetstar Australia

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Jetstar Australia was created to bring the opportunity of travel to those who can’t afford regular ticket prices. They don’t have tons of frills — you’ll have to pay extra for legroom and long-flight meals — but they fly domestically and internationally at incredibly low fares.

Norwegian

Coming in at No. 28 on JACDEC’s 2016 airline safety ranking, Norwegian is the only low-cost airline in Scandinavia that serves most countries within Europe (according to Airlineratings.com). They also fly to Bangkok and the U.S.

Virgin America

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Since 2013 Virgin America has been continuously ranked the No. 1 U.S. airline in the Airline Quality Rating report. AirlineRatings.com also rated it a 7 out of 7 for safety, with an equally high rating for product services. All around, a great flight experience that won’t break the bank or contribute to travel anxiety.

WestJet

For a low-cost airline, WestJet is particularly impressive for its roomy seats and array of in-flight entertainment options. The Canadian airline has never had a fatal accident in its history, and flies to countless destinations in the Caribbean and North America.


101 Ways to Live Drug Free

Call 800-926-9037 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor. Who Answers?

Last updated: 11/13/2018
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review

  1. Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day in order to live healthier, be more active, and build your confidence.
  2. A stressful, chaotic lifestyle” can help lead to drug abuse. Find healthy ways to deal with your stress.
  3. Find peace in those things you already have in life instead of wishing for the things that you do not.
  4. Avoid using short-term solutions for problems. It will make you less likely to abuse drugs as a quick fix for unhappiness or stress.
  5. Spend time outdoors, even when you don’t have to, to feel connected with nature.
  6. Take classes. Educate yourself. Never stop learning new things.
  7. Do not let the opinions of others be so important to your opinion of yourself. Many instances of drug abuse start with peer pressure.
  8. Suggest activities you know you will be comfortable with when going out with friends.
  9. Consider the needs of your children: those who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.
  10. When you feel down, compliment yourself. There is always something better than you can say instead of berating yourself.
  11. Learn the dangers of drug abuse and the specific health issues caused by different drugs.
  12. Remember that whatever happens to you today won’t seem quite as much like the end of the world tomorrow.
  13. Spend time with the people who build you up, not the ones who tear you down.
  14. Also, make friends who are like-minded. It can be hard to stay drug-free when your friends are not.
  15. Be aware of your surroundings and environment. If you live in a place where drug abuse and crime is prevalent and you can move, do so.
  16. Remove people from your life who do not respect your decision to live drug-free.
  17. Remember to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally and, if something is wrong, tend to the issue.
  18. “Neglecting to eat” is one of the symptoms of drug abuse. Making sure to exercise good nutrition is key to a healthy, drug-free life.
  19. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for advice if you are confused, scared, or unsure of what to do next.
  20. Avoid places where you know that drugs and alcohol are available.
  21. Make regular doctors’ visits in order to stay healthy and to know what aspects of your well-being you may need to work on.
  22. If you are offered drugs, be polite but confident in your refusal of them. It causes both parties to be calmer and to justify their own behavior.
  23. Practice mindfulness by being aware of yourself in the present. Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress and reduce anxiety and depression.
  24. Remember that drug abuse can lead to addiction, a chronic mental disorder that can cause relapse even years after treatment, meaning that some individuals will live with it for a long time.
  25. Whenever possible, try to cut down the amount of toxic or stressful people and issues you deal with that are not mandatory to your life.


101 Ways to Live Drug Free

Call 800-926-9037 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor. Who Answers?

Last updated: 11/13/2018
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review

  1. Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day in order to live healthier, be more active, and build your confidence.
  2. A stressful, chaotic lifestyle” can help lead to drug abuse. Find healthy ways to deal with your stress.
  3. Find peace in those things you already have in life instead of wishing for the things that you do not.
  4. Avoid using short-term solutions for problems. It will make you less likely to abuse drugs as a quick fix for unhappiness or stress.
  5. Spend time outdoors, even when you don’t have to, to feel connected with nature.
  6. Take classes. Educate yourself. Never stop learning new things.
  7. Do not let the opinions of others be so important to your opinion of yourself. Many instances of drug abuse start with peer pressure.
  8. Suggest activities you know you will be comfortable with when going out with friends.
  9. Consider the needs of your children: those who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.
  10. When you feel down, compliment yourself. There is always something better than you can say instead of berating yourself.
  11. Learn the dangers of drug abuse and the specific health issues caused by different drugs.
  12. Remember that whatever happens to you today won’t seem quite as much like the end of the world tomorrow.
  13. Spend time with the people who build you up, not the ones who tear you down.
  14. Also, make friends who are like-minded. It can be hard to stay drug-free when your friends are not.
  15. Be aware of your surroundings and environment. If you live in a place where drug abuse and crime is prevalent and you can move, do so.
  16. Remove people from your life who do not respect your decision to live drug-free.
  17. Remember to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally and, if something is wrong, tend to the issue.
  18. “Neglecting to eat” is one of the symptoms of drug abuse. Making sure to exercise good nutrition is key to a healthy, drug-free life.
  19. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for advice if you are confused, scared, or unsure of what to do next.
  20. Avoid places where you know that drugs and alcohol are available.
  21. Make regular doctors’ visits in order to stay healthy and to know what aspects of your well-being you may need to work on.
  22. If you are offered drugs, be polite but confident in your refusal of them. It causes both parties to be calmer and to justify their own behavior.
  23. Practice mindfulness by being aware of yourself in the present. Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress and reduce anxiety and depression.
  24. Remember that drug abuse can lead to addiction, a chronic mental disorder that can cause relapse even years after treatment, meaning that some individuals will live with it for a long time.
  25. Whenever possible, try to cut down the amount of toxic or stressful people and issues you deal with that are not mandatory to your life.


101 Ways to Live Drug Free

Call 800-926-9037 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor. Who Answers?

Last updated: 11/13/2018
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review

  1. Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day in order to live healthier, be more active, and build your confidence.
  2. A stressful, chaotic lifestyle” can help lead to drug abuse. Find healthy ways to deal with your stress.
  3. Find peace in those things you already have in life instead of wishing for the things that you do not.
  4. Avoid using short-term solutions for problems. It will make you less likely to abuse drugs as a quick fix for unhappiness or stress.
  5. Spend time outdoors, even when you don’t have to, to feel connected with nature.
  6. Take classes. Educate yourself. Never stop learning new things.
  7. Do not let the opinions of others be so important to your opinion of yourself. Many instances of drug abuse start with peer pressure.
  8. Suggest activities you know you will be comfortable with when going out with friends.
  9. Consider the needs of your children: those who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.
  10. When you feel down, compliment yourself. There is always something better than you can say instead of berating yourself.
  11. Learn the dangers of drug abuse and the specific health issues caused by different drugs.
  12. Remember that whatever happens to you today won’t seem quite as much like the end of the world tomorrow.
  13. Spend time with the people who build you up, not the ones who tear you down.
  14. Also, make friends who are like-minded. It can be hard to stay drug-free when your friends are not.
  15. Be aware of your surroundings and environment. If you live in a place where drug abuse and crime is prevalent and you can move, do so.
  16. Remove people from your life who do not respect your decision to live drug-free.
  17. Remember to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally and, if something is wrong, tend to the issue.
  18. “Neglecting to eat” is one of the symptoms of drug abuse. Making sure to exercise good nutrition is key to a healthy, drug-free life.
  19. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for advice if you are confused, scared, or unsure of what to do next.
  20. Avoid places where you know that drugs and alcohol are available.
  21. Make regular doctors’ visits in order to stay healthy and to know what aspects of your well-being you may need to work on.
  22. If you are offered drugs, be polite but confident in your refusal of them. It causes both parties to be calmer and to justify their own behavior.
  23. Practice mindfulness by being aware of yourself in the present. Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress and reduce anxiety and depression.
  24. Remember that drug abuse can lead to addiction, a chronic mental disorder that can cause relapse even years after treatment, meaning that some individuals will live with it for a long time.
  25. Whenever possible, try to cut down the amount of toxic or stressful people and issues you deal with that are not mandatory to your life.


101 Ways to Live Drug Free

Call 800-926-9037 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor. Who Answers?

Last updated: 11/13/2018
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review

  1. Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day in order to live healthier, be more active, and build your confidence.
  2. A stressful, chaotic lifestyle” can help lead to drug abuse. Find healthy ways to deal with your stress.
  3. Find peace in those things you already have in life instead of wishing for the things that you do not.
  4. Avoid using short-term solutions for problems. It will make you less likely to abuse drugs as a quick fix for unhappiness or stress.
  5. Spend time outdoors, even when you don’t have to, to feel connected with nature.
  6. Take classes. Educate yourself. Never stop learning new things.
  7. Do not let the opinions of others be so important to your opinion of yourself. Many instances of drug abuse start with peer pressure.
  8. Suggest activities you know you will be comfortable with when going out with friends.
  9. Consider the needs of your children: those who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.
  10. When you feel down, compliment yourself. There is always something better than you can say instead of berating yourself.
  11. Learn the dangers of drug abuse and the specific health issues caused by different drugs.
  12. Remember that whatever happens to you today won’t seem quite as much like the end of the world tomorrow.
  13. Spend time with the people who build you up, not the ones who tear you down.
  14. Also, make friends who are like-minded. It can be hard to stay drug-free when your friends are not.
  15. Be aware of your surroundings and environment. If you live in a place where drug abuse and crime is prevalent and you can move, do so.
  16. Remove people from your life who do not respect your decision to live drug-free.
  17. Remember to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally and, if something is wrong, tend to the issue.
  18. “Neglecting to eat” is one of the symptoms of drug abuse. Making sure to exercise good nutrition is key to a healthy, drug-free life.
  19. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for advice if you are confused, scared, or unsure of what to do next.
  20. Avoid places where you know that drugs and alcohol are available.
  21. Make regular doctors’ visits in order to stay healthy and to know what aspects of your well-being you may need to work on.
  22. If you are offered drugs, be polite but confident in your refusal of them. It causes both parties to be calmer and to justify their own behavior.
  23. Practice mindfulness by being aware of yourself in the present. Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress and reduce anxiety and depression.
  24. Remember that drug abuse can lead to addiction, a chronic mental disorder that can cause relapse even years after treatment, meaning that some individuals will live with it for a long time.
  25. Whenever possible, try to cut down the amount of toxic or stressful people and issues you deal with that are not mandatory to your life.


101 Ways to Live Drug Free

Call 800-926-9037 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor. Who Answers?

Last updated: 11/13/2018
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review

  1. Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day in order to live healthier, be more active, and build your confidence.
  2. A stressful, chaotic lifestyle” can help lead to drug abuse. Find healthy ways to deal with your stress.
  3. Find peace in those things you already have in life instead of wishing for the things that you do not.
  4. Avoid using short-term solutions for problems. It will make you less likely to abuse drugs as a quick fix for unhappiness or stress.
  5. Spend time outdoors, even when you don’t have to, to feel connected with nature.
  6. Take classes. Educate yourself. Never stop learning new things.
  7. Do not let the opinions of others be so important to your opinion of yourself. Many instances of drug abuse start with peer pressure.
  8. Suggest activities you know you will be comfortable with when going out with friends.
  9. Consider the needs of your children: those who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.
  10. When you feel down, compliment yourself. There is always something better than you can say instead of berating yourself.
  11. Learn the dangers of drug abuse and the specific health issues caused by different drugs.
  12. Remember that whatever happens to you today won’t seem quite as much like the end of the world tomorrow.
  13. Spend time with the people who build you up, not the ones who tear you down.
  14. Also, make friends who are like-minded. It can be hard to stay drug-free when your friends are not.
  15. Be aware of your surroundings and environment. If you live in a place where drug abuse and crime is prevalent and you can move, do so.
  16. Remove people from your life who do not respect your decision to live drug-free.
  17. Remember to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally and, if something is wrong, tend to the issue.
  18. “Neglecting to eat” is one of the symptoms of drug abuse. Making sure to exercise good nutrition is key to a healthy, drug-free life.
  19. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for advice if you are confused, scared, or unsure of what to do next.
  20. Avoid places where you know that drugs and alcohol are available.
  21. Make regular doctors’ visits in order to stay healthy and to know what aspects of your well-being you may need to work on.
  22. If you are offered drugs, be polite but confident in your refusal of them. It causes both parties to be calmer and to justify their own behavior.
  23. Practice mindfulness by being aware of yourself in the present. Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress and reduce anxiety and depression.
  24. Remember that drug abuse can lead to addiction, a chronic mental disorder that can cause relapse even years after treatment, meaning that some individuals will live with it for a long time.
  25. Whenever possible, try to cut down the amount of toxic or stressful people and issues you deal with that are not mandatory to your life.


101 Ways to Live Drug Free

Call 800-926-9037 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor. Who Answers?

Last updated: 11/13/2018
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review

  1. Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day in order to live healthier, be more active, and build your confidence.
  2. A stressful, chaotic lifestyle” can help lead to drug abuse. Find healthy ways to deal with your stress.
  3. Find peace in those things you already have in life instead of wishing for the things that you do not.
  4. Avoid using short-term solutions for problems. It will make you less likely to abuse drugs as a quick fix for unhappiness or stress.
  5. Spend time outdoors, even when you don’t have to, to feel connected with nature.
  6. Take classes. Educate yourself. Never stop learning new things.
  7. Do not let the opinions of others be so important to your opinion of yourself. Many instances of drug abuse start with peer pressure.
  8. Suggest activities you know you will be comfortable with when going out with friends.
  9. Consider the needs of your children: those who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.
  10. When you feel down, compliment yourself. There is always something better than you can say instead of berating yourself.
  11. Learn the dangers of drug abuse and the specific health issues caused by different drugs.
  12. Remember that whatever happens to you today won’t seem quite as much like the end of the world tomorrow.
  13. Spend time with the people who build you up, not the ones who tear you down.
  14. Also, make friends who are like-minded. It can be hard to stay drug-free when your friends are not.
  15. Be aware of your surroundings and environment. If you live in a place where drug abuse and crime is prevalent and you can move, do so.
  16. Remove people from your life who do not respect your decision to live drug-free.
  17. Remember to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally and, if something is wrong, tend to the issue.
  18. “Neglecting to eat” is one of the symptoms of drug abuse. Making sure to exercise good nutrition is key to a healthy, drug-free life.
  19. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for advice if you are confused, scared, or unsure of what to do next.
  20. Avoid places where you know that drugs and alcohol are available.
  21. Make regular doctors’ visits in order to stay healthy and to know what aspects of your well-being you may need to work on.
  22. If you are offered drugs, be polite but confident in your refusal of them. It causes both parties to be calmer and to justify their own behavior.
  23. Practice mindfulness by being aware of yourself in the present. Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress and reduce anxiety and depression.
  24. Remember that drug abuse can lead to addiction, a chronic mental disorder that can cause relapse even years after treatment, meaning that some individuals will live with it for a long time.
  25. Whenever possible, try to cut down the amount of toxic or stressful people and issues you deal with that are not mandatory to your life.


101 Ways to Live Drug Free

Call 800-926-9037 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor. Who Answers?

Last updated: 11/13/2018
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review

  1. Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day in order to live healthier, be more active, and build your confidence.
  2. A stressful, chaotic lifestyle” can help lead to drug abuse. Find healthy ways to deal with your stress.
  3. Find peace in those things you already have in life instead of wishing for the things that you do not.
  4. Avoid using short-term solutions for problems. It will make you less likely to abuse drugs as a quick fix for unhappiness or stress.
  5. Spend time outdoors, even when you don’t have to, to feel connected with nature.
  6. Take classes. Educate yourself. Never stop learning new things.
  7. Do not let the opinions of others be so important to your opinion of yourself. Many instances of drug abuse start with peer pressure.
  8. Suggest activities you know you will be comfortable with when going out with friends.
  9. Consider the needs of your children: those who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.
  10. When you feel down, compliment yourself. There is always something better than you can say instead of berating yourself.
  11. Learn the dangers of drug abuse and the specific health issues caused by different drugs.
  12. Remember that whatever happens to you today won’t seem quite as much like the end of the world tomorrow.
  13. Spend time with the people who build you up, not the ones who tear you down.
  14. Also, make friends who are like-minded. It can be hard to stay drug-free when your friends are not.
  15. Be aware of your surroundings and environment. If you live in a place where drug abuse and crime is prevalent and you can move, do so.
  16. Remove people from your life who do not respect your decision to live drug-free.
  17. Remember to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally and, if something is wrong, tend to the issue.
  18. “Neglecting to eat” is one of the symptoms of drug abuse. Making sure to exercise good nutrition is key to a healthy, drug-free life.
  19. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for advice if you are confused, scared, or unsure of what to do next.
  20. Avoid places where you know that drugs and alcohol are available.
  21. Make regular doctors’ visits in order to stay healthy and to know what aspects of your well-being you may need to work on.
  22. If you are offered drugs, be polite but confident in your refusal of them. It causes both parties to be calmer and to justify their own behavior.
  23. Practice mindfulness by being aware of yourself in the present. Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress and reduce anxiety and depression.
  24. Remember that drug abuse can lead to addiction, a chronic mental disorder that can cause relapse even years after treatment, meaning that some individuals will live with it for a long time.
  25. Whenever possible, try to cut down the amount of toxic or stressful people and issues you deal with that are not mandatory to your life.


101 Ways to Live Drug Free

Call 800-926-9037 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor. Who Answers?

Last updated: 11/13/2018
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review

  1. Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day in order to live healthier, be more active, and build your confidence.
  2. A stressful, chaotic lifestyle” can help lead to drug abuse. Find healthy ways to deal with your stress.
  3. Find peace in those things you already have in life instead of wishing for the things that you do not.
  4. Avoid using short-term solutions for problems. It will make you less likely to abuse drugs as a quick fix for unhappiness or stress.
  5. Spend time outdoors, even when you don’t have to, to feel connected with nature.
  6. Take classes. Educate yourself. Never stop learning new things.
  7. Do not let the opinions of others be so important to your opinion of yourself. Many instances of drug abuse start with peer pressure.
  8. Suggest activities you know you will be comfortable with when going out with friends.
  9. Consider the needs of your children: those who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.
  10. When you feel down, compliment yourself. There is always something better than you can say instead of berating yourself.
  11. Learn the dangers of drug abuse and the specific health issues caused by different drugs.
  12. Remember that whatever happens to you today won’t seem quite as much like the end of the world tomorrow.
  13. Spend time with the people who build you up, not the ones who tear you down.
  14. Also, make friends who are like-minded. It can be hard to stay drug-free when your friends are not.
  15. Be aware of your surroundings and environment. If you live in a place where drug abuse and crime is prevalent and you can move, do so.
  16. Remove people from your life who do not respect your decision to live drug-free.
  17. Remember to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally and, if something is wrong, tend to the issue.
  18. “Neglecting to eat” is one of the symptoms of drug abuse. Making sure to exercise good nutrition is key to a healthy, drug-free life.
  19. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for advice if you are confused, scared, or unsure of what to do next.
  20. Avoid places where you know that drugs and alcohol are available.
  21. Make regular doctors’ visits in order to stay healthy and to know what aspects of your well-being you may need to work on.
  22. If you are offered drugs, be polite but confident in your refusal of them. It causes both parties to be calmer and to justify their own behavior.
  23. Practice mindfulness by being aware of yourself in the present. Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress and reduce anxiety and depression.
  24. Remember that drug abuse can lead to addiction, a chronic mental disorder that can cause relapse even years after treatment, meaning that some individuals will live with it for a long time.
  25. Whenever possible, try to cut down the amount of toxic or stressful people and issues you deal with that are not mandatory to your life.


101 Ways to Live Drug Free

Call 800-926-9037 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor. Who Answers?

Last updated: 11/13/2018
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review

  1. Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day in order to live healthier, be more active, and build your confidence.
  2. A stressful, chaotic lifestyle” can help lead to drug abuse. Find healthy ways to deal with your stress.
  3. Find peace in those things you already have in life instead of wishing for the things that you do not.
  4. Avoid using short-term solutions for problems. It will make you less likely to abuse drugs as a quick fix for unhappiness or stress.
  5. Spend time outdoors, even when you don’t have to, to feel connected with nature.
  6. Take classes. Educate yourself. Never stop learning new things.
  7. Do not let the opinions of others be so important to your opinion of yourself. Many instances of drug abuse start with peer pressure.
  8. Suggest activities you know you will be comfortable with when going out with friends.
  9. Consider the needs of your children: those who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.
  10. When you feel down, compliment yourself. There is always something better than you can say instead of berating yourself.
  11. Learn the dangers of drug abuse and the specific health issues caused by different drugs.
  12. Remember that whatever happens to you today won’t seem quite as much like the end of the world tomorrow.
  13. Spend time with the people who build you up, not the ones who tear you down.
  14. Also, make friends who are like-minded. It can be hard to stay drug-free when your friends are not.
  15. Be aware of your surroundings and environment. If you live in a place where drug abuse and crime is prevalent and you can move, do so.
  16. Remove people from your life who do not respect your decision to live drug-free.
  17. Remember to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally and, if something is wrong, tend to the issue.
  18. “Neglecting to eat” is one of the symptoms of drug abuse. Making sure to exercise good nutrition is key to a healthy, drug-free life.
  19. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for advice if you are confused, scared, or unsure of what to do next.
  20. Avoid places where you know that drugs and alcohol are available.
  21. Make regular doctors’ visits in order to stay healthy and to know what aspects of your well-being you may need to work on.
  22. If you are offered drugs, be polite but confident in your refusal of them. It causes both parties to be calmer and to justify their own behavior.
  23. Practice mindfulness by being aware of yourself in the present. Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress and reduce anxiety and depression.
  24. Remember that drug abuse can lead to addiction, a chronic mental disorder that can cause relapse even years after treatment, meaning that some individuals will live with it for a long time.
  25. Whenever possible, try to cut down the amount of toxic or stressful people and issues you deal with that are not mandatory to your life.


101 Ways to Live Drug Free

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Last updated: 11/13/2018
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review

  1. Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day in order to live healthier, be more active, and build your confidence.
  2. A stressful, chaotic lifestyle” can help lead to drug abuse. Find healthy ways to deal with your stress.
  3. Find peace in those things you already have in life instead of wishing for the things that you do not.
  4. Avoid using short-term solutions for problems. It will make you less likely to abuse drugs as a quick fix for unhappiness or stress.
  5. Spend time outdoors, even when you don’t have to, to feel connected with nature.
  6. Take classes. Educate yourself. Never stop learning new things.
  7. Do not let the opinions of others be so important to your opinion of yourself. Many instances of drug abuse start with peer pressure.
  8. Suggest activities you know you will be comfortable with when going out with friends.
  9. Consider the needs of your children: those who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.
  10. When you feel down, compliment yourself. There is always something better than you can say instead of berating yourself.
  11. Learn the dangers of drug abuse and the specific health issues caused by different drugs.
  12. Remember that whatever happens to you today won’t seem quite as much like the end of the world tomorrow.
  13. Spend time with the people who build you up, not the ones who tear you down.
  14. Also, make friends who are like-minded. It can be hard to stay drug-free when your friends are not.
  15. Be aware of your surroundings and environment. If you live in a place where drug abuse and crime is prevalent and you can move, do so.
  16. Remove people from your life who do not respect your decision to live drug-free.
  17. Remember to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally and, if something is wrong, tend to the issue.
  18. “Neglecting to eat” is one of the symptoms of drug abuse. Making sure to exercise good nutrition is key to a healthy, drug-free life.
  19. Don’t ever hesitate to ask for advice if you are confused, scared, or unsure of what to do next.
  20. Avoid places where you know that drugs and alcohol are available.
  21. Make regular doctors’ visits in order to stay healthy and to know what aspects of your well-being you may need to work on.
  22. If you are offered drugs, be polite but confident in your refusal of them. It causes both parties to be calmer and to justify their own behavior.
  23. Practice mindfulness by being aware of yourself in the present. Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress and reduce anxiety and depression.
  24. Remember that drug abuse can lead to addiction, a chronic mental disorder that can cause relapse even years after treatment, meaning that some individuals will live with it for a long time.
  25. Whenever possible, try to cut down the amount of toxic or stressful people and issues you deal with that are not mandatory to your life.


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