You do not want your life to be controlled by a dangerous substance.
If you have made the decision to stop smoking weed, you might not know how to give up your habit.
However, there are a few ways that can make quitting a little easier.
It is hard to do, but consider finding new friends…
One of the easiest ways to stop smoking weed is to change your group of friends. Many people start smoking marijuana in order to fit in with a peer group. Sometimes, when you smoke pot frequently, the only thing you and your friends have in common is drug use. Try spending a weekend night with your friends and do not smoke. If they make you feel like you are letting them down, they do not have your best interests at heart.
If your drug use is not because of the influence of a peer group, you might need to find other ways to motivate yourself to stop smoking. For many people, as soon as they deny themselves something, they want it even more. Try to find something positive to substitute for your drug use. Instead of giving up pot because you know it is bad for you, give it up to get in shape or boost your lung capacity. Make sure that you look at your decision to stop using marijuana as a positive, not a negative. This can help keep you motivated and clean.
Get a good job that does drug tests!
Another way to motivate yourself to stop smoking weed is to apply for your dream job. Even if you do not think you will get it, just knowing you might get an interview can make you want to put down your joint for good. Most good, high-paying jobs require that you take a drug test before you are hired. Pot is one of the illegal substances for which they test. Set goals. Make a plan for your life. You might be surprised to find that pot is keeping you from reaching your dreams. No matter why you started smoking weed, these tips can help you stop. Remember that your health and happiness are more important than any drug.
Use an Audio Self Help Program.
If you are truly serious about losing your pot smoking habit, I highly recommend you check out my review of Cannabis Coach here. I am now 62 days clean (as of writing this) which is the longest I have ever gone without taking a hit. So it definitely works.
Get rid of the paraphernalia.
One of the most contributing ways to stop smoking weed is to get rid of the smoking devices. Whether it be bongs, glass pipes, dab rigs, grinders, lighters… GET RID OF THEM. Give them away or sell them to a 420 friendly friend. If you have to, throw them away! I know they are expensive, but if you are serious about quitting, you need to remove the paraphernalia. Out of sight, out of mind.
Pick up a hobby.
A great way to take your mind off the cannabis is to pick up a hobby that really interests you. According to a study published in the Addictive Behaviors Journal, the most popular way successful quitters stayed off marijuana, was by picking up a non-marijuana related hobby There are tons of great hobbies out there that are sure to spike your interest. Me personally, I enjoy creating websites for friends, family, and anybody else that needs help. Another hobby of mine is RC drones and helicopters. Then, there’s fishing, hunting, etc.. There are plenty of options when it comes to hobbies.
If you truly are desperate to find a way to stop smoking weed: Seek Counseling
There is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to seeking help from an outside source. Marijuana, although not physically addictive when it comes to withdrawals, can definitely be habit forming with long term use. You can see more about what a cannabis addiction treatment looks like here.