Recovering from addiction may be a hard process. Other people are easily hooked to addiction, as factor such as genetics or environmental issues can make substance abuse much more likely. You need to find healthy ways to cope with stress. Seek therapy or counseling. Maintain a lifestyle that makes you happy. Have things in your life that you care deeply about. Be aware of your family’s history with substance abuse. Statistics shows that 1 in 10 adults have successfully overcome a problem with alcohol and illegal drugs People with lower levels of education wren more likely to have an issue with substance abuse.