How to quit smoking Marijuana
Marijuana is a hemp plant that has been cultivated for hundreds of years because of its medicinal and hallucinogenic properties. In Western society, marijuana was originally used for its healing effects on the human body. However, people soon realized that this healing plant has another benefit: it causes mood changes, euphoria, and highs when smoked, or consumed in any other manner. This is when it all went rolling downhill for this hemp plant. If you have become addicted to smoking weed and would like to stop, here are some tips to get you started:
1. The first step in quitting cannabis is accepting the fact that you need to stop for your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Let’s face it: no one can ever be truly healthy if they are smoking weed. Marijuana, if consumed for momentary highs, causes health and mental damage over the long-term. So, if you want to quit using this drug, you have to acknowledge the need.
2. After acknowledging the need to quit smoking marijuana, the next logical step is to make a divine commitment to yourself that you are never going to touch the drug again. Do not say “I’m doing this for Mom and Pops,” or anything similar. Commitments that are formed in this manner are never genuine, because you can eventually break down and just say that you don’t care what other people think anymore. Instead, say, “I’m doing this to keep myself healthy, because I want to life to the fullest.” If you make a commitment in this manner, you are accountable to yourself: the most important person in your world. If you fail, you have failed yourself, and that is never a fun thought now, is it?
3. When have committed to the idea of quitting marijuana for good, the next step is to find or form a support network that will help you get past the common obstacles to being completely free of marijuana. Ideally, your support network should be composed of at least one professional consultant with experience in drug recovery and, of course family and friends who want you to become drug-free. A good support network should never be composed of people who use drugs themselves!
4. Try to reach out and socialize with people who are also recovering from marijuana abuse. These people may not be experts, and they may not be as well informed as a person who works at a recovery center, but at least you will be comforted knowing that you are not alone, and there are others just like you who are striving to return to normal every single day. There is definitely power in numbers. Whether online or in real life, communication with like-minded individuals who also want to quit marijuana for good may spell the difference between sweet success and bitter failure.
5. Finally, it may help if you throw away anything is associated with marijuana use, even if it’s just rolling paper or lighters. You don’t need those things, anyway, so you don’t have to keep them around the house anymore. Read more…