Do you have any drama in your life or is everything calm and reasonable? Please know that you cannot reason with an unreasonable person. You can remain calm in a confrontation and present reasonable alternatives to the drama, but you are talking to a tornado; your words are simply scattered to the wind.
The Urban Dictionary states:
Drama Junkie: One who enjoys drama to the point that they are addicted and usually starts problems because they have nothing better to do with their time. Drama Queen: Someone who turns something unimportant into a major deal. Someone who blows things way out of proportion when ever they get the chance.
Drama is a life of struggle, chaos and turmoil; with some over reaction and over acting thrown in for good measure. It is usually starts as a way to get attention, but can become a necessity to keep life interesting and exciting. Life simply isn't big enough without the drama.
Their story is never simple or direct, there is never any resolution to any problem, everything is an emergency, life is always hanging off the end of a cliff. These are obvious signs, but add manipulation, avoidance, assigning blame, denial, lying and you're in the middle of the drama dance. Also, please note the words chosen here are words of the drama dance - Never, Always and you can add, Everyone/everything.
The point of the quote is, the drama is surrounding you for a reason, if you are not the one creating it, you probably don't want it in your life.
The way to eliminate it is not to react to it. The response is the trigger. If you have a child, parent or friend that is a drama junkie/queen, it is their issue, not yours.... you need to detach. Sometimes, drugs or alcohol are the reason for the dramatics and other times it is a means of getting whatever they want. Do not respond to the antics, just walk away. It is similar to a temper tantrum, do not give it any credence. You deserve a calm, quiet, peaceful life, and detaching yourself from drama will get you there.