If you have found yourself with a marijuana dependency and are wanting to be quit you may find that it actually is not as easy as you originally thought it would be at first. A lot of people who smoke marijuana or “weed” as it is commonly known don’t realize just how addicted they are until they decide to quit. Quitting is obviously not impossible and there are according to Koality Medicinals there are some simple steps that you can take in order to improve your chances of kicking the habit for good.
Before you begin trying to quit you should make yourself a game plan. Chances are that you will have a very hard time giving up if you don’t make some plans ahead of time. You must prepare yourself both physically and mentally when you plan to quit smoking marijuana. You will experience mental and physical withdrawal symptoms.
There should be a plan in place for many different situations. You must have a plan of what to do when it comes to cravings and certain situations which may tempt you to stray. Some people chew gum when cravings strike, others go for walks, others suck on straws to mimic inhaling a joint, it all comes down to what you feel would work for you. When you already have an action plan in place then the cravings won’t strike you off guard and lure you back to smoking weed again so easily.
People who smoke marijuana have at least one friend who does it also but usually the majority of their acquaintances smoke weed and this must be considered and recognized when a smoker plans to quit. Obviously, you don’t want to alienate yourself from your friends but being around them can be a very large temptation. When you are wanting to quit smoking marijuana you should tell your friends that you are trying to quit. Telling them will ensure that they don’t feel that you are avoiding them and it will also help them to help you in the sense that if they know you are trying to quit they won’t offer you any. It’s rude to go to your friends’ houses and expect them to stop smoking marijuana or not do so in their own home just because you are there and you are trying to quit, you have to remember that you once were an avid smoker yourself. If you are at your friend’s place and they are smoking marijuana it is best to excuse yourself from the house and take a walk outside away from the smoke as the slightest scent of the smoke may entice you to have a little puff, then another, and then another and before you know it you’ll be back to the old habit of smoking daily.
Marijuana dependency is not only a physical addiction but also a mental addiction. There are many hotlines that you can call to anonymously speak to someone about your addiction. Sometimes just talking to someone about it can provide an addict with a lot of relief. It’s also important to find new and healthier ways to deal with certain situations that would usually have you reaching your scissors and the nearest lighter otherwise if you don’t find other ways to handle these situations you could find yourself smoking marijuana again.