A lot of people ask me how to stop smoking marijuana and how I did it. It is always challenging to break a habit, no matter what that habit is and marijuana is no different. Quitting isn’t easy, trust me! I smoked pot heavily for years and quitting was one of the most challenging things I have ever done.
Unlike many other drugs such as cocaine and heroin, marijuana does not have any physical addiction properties. The addiction is purely psychological and as such it is possible to train your subconscious to overcome that addiction. Many people research how to stop smoking marijuana, but because of the de-motivation effects marijuana has, they never do anything about it.
As with most stoners, the other factor they have to fight with is habit. People are used to having a smoke after a tough day at work, they like the smell and taste and are used to having a joint in their hands.
Most people that smoke marijuana will find that a lot of people in their immediate circle of friends also smoke. This makes the process of quitting marijuana even harder as your consistently surrounded with like minded people.
In order to quit you must make a solid commitment to yourself and also have motivation to do it. For example your marijuana habit maybe having adverse effects on your relationships, it maybe that you cant afford to fund the addiction and you are getting into debt or even your boss is fed up with your unmotivated, uncaring approach to your work and you are risking losing your job.
The battle to quit smoking marijuana is more than worth it. Within a week of quitting, although I was still fighting the habit; I felt better in myself, happier and a lot more outgoing and upbeat. My immediate friends welcomed the change in my personality with open arms, and began to see a side of me that had previously being muted with marijuana.
Just remember, there are a wide range of benefits to quitting marijuana-
* Increased energy levels
* Boosted confidence
* No social anxiety
* Better memory
* Improved relationships with friends and partners
* Increased motivation for self improvement
by Jenni Davies