Most of us have absolutely no idea where to start when we want to stop smoking marijuana. It's good that you have made this choice, but if you do not know what you're doing, trying to quit smoking weed can be an absolute nightmare. Therefore in this article i would like to provide you with some tips to stop smoking marijuana.
1) Have a quit date in mind – You need to be totally prepared in order to stop smoking marijuana. Many people make the mistake of thinking they will quit smoking weed as soon as they have finished their current stash. You know as well as me this never works and you end up buying another baggy anyway. The best idea is to set a date approximately one month in the future. Gradually cut down on the amount of weed your are smoking over the next month and then you can completely give up on your "quit date".
2) Try and understand your addiction – Most weed smokers will swear blind that they are not addicted. They will even tell you that marijuana is not addictive! Sorry, but that is just not true. Marijuana is not physically addictive like alcohol, however, it does form a psychological addiction. You are constantly chasing that next "high" and you tell yourself that you will be totally relaxed and at ease as soon as you have a joint! If that is not an addiction, then i do not know what is. I kidded myself for over 12 years that i did not have an addiction and could give up whenever i wanted! However, i always found myself craving my next hit or high!
3) Make a clean break – In order to stop smoking marijuana it is important that you get rid of all your drug gadgets and paraphernalia. Having items such as papers, grinders, bongs and roach material around you can be just too tempting. Either give all these items to a friend or simply throw them away. When your quit date comes, you want to be rid of everything that you associate with pot. This will make it a lot easier to quit smoking weed.
4) Be prepared for a rough journey – When you stop smoking marijuana, it's tough … really tough. You may have physical withdrawal symptoms for the first few days, but these will always go. You may lose your appetite, be unable to sleep and you will be constantly craving and thinking about weed. It is so easy to just give up at this stage and start smoking again, however if you do that you may never quit smoking weed. Just be prepared and understand that it is going to be difficult. Often once you get passed the first 3-4 days, it actually becomes far easier to finally stop smoking marijuana!
Source by Sam Renstaff