So you have finally decided to stop smoking pot. Firstly, I applaud you for your decision. I know from personal experience, how much cannabis can take over your life. I also know exactly how tough it is to stop smoking pot once and for all. Therefore in this article I would like to provide some tips on how to quit smoking cannabis. acmpr renewal
1) Rather than trying to stop smoking pot cold turkey, you need to formulate a plan. Most cannabis smokers have a set routine when they try and give up. You will kid yourself that as soon as your current baggy is finished, that’s it, you’re going to quit smoking cannabis for good. So you smoke that baggy twice as quickly as you normally would and when it’s finished, you find yourself buying more! It’s a vicious circle that will control you if you allow it to.
Set a date about one month in the future as your “giving up” date. Up to this date gradually cut back on the amount of cannabis you are smoking. If you’re a heavy smoker, try and cut back to 1 or 2 joints a day. After ten days, cut this down again. One a day or one joint every alternate day for the next 10 days. For the final 10 days, try and only smoke 2 or 3 joints in total until you reach your giving up day!
2) On the day that you eventually decide to stop smoking pot, you will need to throw out and lose every single piece of drug paraphernalia that you own. Papers, lighters, roach material, bongs, bags, grinder, etc. I made the mistake of initially keeping all these things locked up in a drawer. This just makes it far easier to get sucked back in.
If the temptation to smoke cannabis is there, you are unfortunately more likely to take it. No matter what anyone tells you, pot is addictive. However, it is far more a psychological addiction that a physical one. If you leave temptation in your way, your mind is likely to take over and you will probably be smoking pot or weed by the end of the day.
3) The hardest and yet most important aspect of how to stop smoking pot is losing your friends. Cannabis is both a social and yet very unsociable drug. Usually long time pot smokers become distant from family and friends who don’t partake in their habit. However, other pot smokers soon become your closest allies.
I found that most of my “pot-smoking” friends were all for me giving up and were even proud. However, I couldn’t ask or force any of them to quit smoking cannabis with me. Watching them smoke and pass round a joint between each other was killing me! Once again why would you put temptation in front of you. When you finally stop smoking pot once and for all, you will realize what a great decision you’ve made. However by hanging out with the same friends, believe me, it won’t be long before you revert back to your old ways!