How To Stop Smoking Weed
With everyone busy arguing whether weed is addicting or not, few are talking about how to stop smoking weed. Friends told you time and time again it wasn't addictive, and they were partially right. Physically, it's unlikely to have an addictive affect. But mentally? Weed can still cause a psychological addiction that leaves you irritable, tired, or frustrated when you can't get a hit. Whether you scored a new job or are just tired of spending the extra cash (and risking a huge fine or jail time if you're caught), then follow these steps to stop smoking weed. Don't worry; no AA meetings involved.
Items You'll Need:
- Support group
- Grab a friend for support. Make a pact with everyone you know that you won't be lighting up again. Write your goal down to stop smoking weed on a piece of paper and tape it to your mirror. Write down why you want to stop smoking weed, so you'll have motivation to keep going. If you don't want to let your friends or family know about your past recreational habits, just tell them you're quitting a bad habit and leave it at that.
- Find a release. Whether you take up a hobby, start making delicious smoothies to drink when you have the urge to smoke, or buy a large army of cats to keep you otherwise occupied, you need a distraction. Not only will you stop smoking weed, but the next time you're talking to that hottie who works at the supermarket, you can tell her ask about how you can juggle ten items with one hand while writing the next American novel and giving a killer foot massage.
- Join a support group. Online groups are excellent for talking with others without wasting gas driving to a meeting or letting anyone know who you are. If you want some face-to-face interaction, find a local group of people who are working to stop smoking weed.
- Stay away from your old hook-ups. No, not your ex-girlfriends (though you should probably stay away from them too). Keep away from your old smoking buddies and dealers, at least when they're smoking. Let's face it. If they're doing it, you'll cave and do it to. Keep your hangouts in public so there's no temptation. If that doesn't work, find the nearest cop and stand beside him. That'll squash your urges instantly.
In the end, it's all about motivating yourself to stop smoking weed. When you've got good friends for support and you know why you want to quit, it'll be a piece of cake - but not hash cake.