There is a lot of stormy debate regarding marijuana, and whether or not it should be legalized in different countries and states. Regardless of what pro-marijuana groups may say, there are some facts that can never be ignored.
First of all, marijuana has an immediate impact on a person’s thinking, behavior, and memory. It is a hallucinogenic drug that alters a person’s behavior, and also causes behavior alterations that often cannot be controlled by those who are under the influence of marijuana.
In short, a person who uses marijuana regularly can never say that he is in control of his decisions and actions, because the drug takes that ability away from him. It has already been established that like other plants, marijuana has medical properties.
But, does this mean that you should smoke it incessantly? Not at all. We cannot compare medical marijuana with marijuana that is sold out in the streets. The mode of consumption, and the reasons for consumption, are completely different.
Another big difference between medical marijuana and street marijuana, or pot, is that you are not treating any condition or disease when you smoke pot. You are just smoking pot for the temporary high or trip. This temporary high comes at a dire price.
Studies are still ongoing, but current evidence shows that long-term marijuana users are often hit where it hurts the most: mainly, the brain and the reproductive organs. Why put yourself at risk if you can avoid it? Here are some tips to get you started:
1. Choose to have better company. If you are trying to quit marijuana, it won’t help if you around “friends” who are more interested in getting stoned on a daily basis than going to work or studying. People who feel that they are not responsible for anything are horrible as friends, even if you have been with them for years. Choose your friends, and choose wisely, because the lifestyle that your friends have will eventually rub off on you again.
2. Seek professional help. Recovering from drug abuse is no easy task. Some people succeed in beating their own inner demons, but most drug users are unable to succeed on their own. If you think you cannot do it alone, seek professional help.
There is nothing embarrassing or shameful about recovery programs for drug users. What is more shameful is not to seek professional help, thus allowing the drug use to take over your life.
That is surely the worst thing that you can do to yourself and those who care for you. Marijuana recovery is not as difficult or challenging as recovery from more severe drugs, like cocaine, so you won’t have to worry too much. Just choose a recovery center that you think will help you the best, and complete the program from start to finish.
3. Be firm in your commitment to quit marijuana for good. Quitting marijuana is really a life and death decision. You are still healthy now (or maybe not), but what will happen to you in three years? Five years? It is time to start thinking about your future, and what would happen to it if you continue allowing this drug to take the lead in your life. Read more…