This blog post is about how to avoid relapsing on weed once you have quit.
If you’ve been smoking for years, keeping quit and not picking your habit back up can seem hard, especially if you have not prepared for life after weed.
Below are three quick tips to help you avoid relapsing once you have quit, so you can stay quit!
Stay away from Cannabis!
This might be one of those “oh man! That’s so obvious!” things to you, but it’s very important and that’s why I wanted to talk to you about it anyway. Staying away from marijuana doesn’t just mean that you’re not going to go ahead and buy it. It also means that you’re not going to go to places where you used to smoke it, or where it’s easily accessible to you. You don’t want to be around marijuana. You can’t smoke if there is nothing to smoke!
Think about triggers to relapse.
Every smoker has triggers that cause them want to smoke. Did you usually smoke after a meal? Did you have a puff when you woke up each morning? Did you wear your favorite jacket as you did it? Did you smoke with specific people and in specific places?
The thing is that as soon as you go to those places, see those people, put on those clothes, you’re going to just start remembering that you want to smoke. You will actually feel the desire to do it because a trigger will have gone off in your head. I know this sounds crazy, but you’re going to trust me on this one. Just identify those triggers and by all means avoid them. Don’t hang out with the same people, don’t go to those same places, just avoid anything that might cause you want a smoke and weaken your determination to stop smoking marijuana.
Find new, non smoking friends.
This one goes without saying, right? You need friends, but your old, smoking, friends will have a bad influence on you, so you need to find some new ones to hang out with. It’s actually easier than you think. Just start meeting new people and you’ll find a friend in no time. When you do and you can trust him, tell him about your addiction and let him know that you’re working on quitting. They’ll be helping hands. It doesn’t mean you can’t see your old friends, but you will move on from some friendships that were based on a mutual addiction.
Staying away from the stuff, meeting new people and avoiding all the triggers that make you want to smoke is a great start on your way to stop smoking marijuana. I have no doubt that you’ll be successful if you follow the tips I outlined in this article.