How to Stop Smoking Weed and Crush Your Withdrawal Symptoms
Are you considering stepping back from smoking weed for a while or contemplating quitting completely?
If you think you need to quit smoking weed...this page is here to help you.
Don't worry...this isn't a lecture. It's just that I know the pain, frustration, and exhaustion of being addicted to weed and the struggle to quit.
In fact, I spent nearly 10 years of my life, if you could call it one, baked morning, noon and night. I smoked just to get to sleep....only to wake up and do it all over again. I was seriously stuck.
Fact: Marijuana Addiction Can Happen To Anyone...
It's not your fault and you're not alone... I've helped 1000's of people regardless of age, race, gender, social or educational status not only quit weed, but move their lives in a direction that is more fulfilling and more aligned with their long term goals and ideals.
And I will tell you right now...Yes, you can stop your weed addiction in its tracks...even if you have tried many times before, and I will show you exactly how to do it.
But first I want to share with you a little about my experience with trying to stop smoking weed.
My Personal Marijuana Addiction Journey
It seemed pretty innocent at first...Didn't it? Getting high felt amazing. The lights were brighter. Laughter was contagious. Music sounded heavenly.
But so slowly, so gradually that I didn't notice, I wasn't getting high anymore. I was barely getting by.
I became more reclusive and anti-social. Friends disappeared, opportunity passed me by. and...like Quicksand, I sunk into the deep, dark pit of dependence...and stayed there for years.
Deep in my heart, I knew I couldn't keep living in a haze. I Had to Quit...NO MATTER WHAT....
But I couldn't find any REAL information on marijuana addiction.
Nobody even thought it was addictive...and withdrawal symptoms were a myth...So I dedicated my life to researching marijuana addiction and quitting.....
And It worked...I cracked the code on how to quit weed, survive withdrawal and never go back.
I was my old self again...and my confidence and self-esteem skyrocketed once weed was out of my system and out my life.
And honestly, If I hadn't taken drastic action to quit marijuana, I wouldn't have got unstuck, got promoted, got married and got on with living the life I wanted.
Now... I'm achieving my goals....And My #1 goal is to continue to help the people who really want to quit.
I really meant it when I said you are not alone... because I became overwhelmed with emails and simply couldn't keep up with all of the requests for help on an individual basis....
and some of the people I helped told me to write a book of my proven strategies...so I dug through my 7 years of research and put together a course for people who wanted to quit....something that provided every last one of the strategies and techniques that ACTUALLY WORK in one place...
Why you may want to stop smoking marijuana is entirely personal. When I was trying to quit, I compiled a list of my personal reasons why. They mostly centered around the negative effects of smoking weed. Here's Why I Quit Smoking Marijuana.
Why Should I Quit Smoking Weed?
Get Motivated! Do you want to:
- Get Your Mind and Memory Back. No more brain fog, slow mornings, and needing to get high to feel normal.
- Find freedom the paranoia, anxiety and fear of reeking like weed, looking stoned in public, or getting busted by the cops
- Breath better with cleaner lungs and less mucus congestion
- Live your true values and vision for yourself
- Save thousands of dollars to spend on hobbies, activities and life goals that REALLY matter
- Have Better relationships with your partner, friends and family you love. Be completely present.
Check Out the Big List of Benefits of Quitting Weed
4 Tips to Help Stop Smoking Weed
I want to share my top 4 tips to stop smoking weed. Many people who decided they want to stop smoking weed have no idea where to begin. It can take some work, and some mental strength, but the end result is totally worth it.
Set a Date to Stop Smoking Weed
You need to set a quit date. This is to allow yourself to get totally prepared to quit smoking marijuana. Your quit date should be an actual date. It should not be when your stash runs out, or roughly a week before the next semester of school starts, or next month. It is important to nail down the date. In my personal experience, before I learned to set a date that I would stop, I used to smoke my stash as quickly as possible. I did this because I convinced myself that each bag was my last bag. When my bag ran out, I would buy another one, and smoke it just as quickly, convincing myself that it was also the last bag. Does this sound familiar?
I recommend setting your quit date, within one month of the current date. If you wait any longer, you are less likely to follow through with your goal. It is a great idea to set your quit date just before a vacation begins, or other major event. Quitting Marijuana is a lifestyle change. If you attach it to another lifestyle change, you are more likely to be successful.
Understand Why You Are Addicted.
Marijuana addiction is a controversial topic because people fail to differentiate between a physical addiction and a psychological addiction. While marijuana has physical withdrawal symptoms similar to that of cigarettes, it is the psychological aspect of the addiction but most users struggle with.
Long-term marijuana smokers are in the habit of smoking pot every day and are used to being in a stoned mindset. While you do not have a physical need for marijuana, you do have a mental need to get high. that’s the tricky thing about it. It’s not that you’re addicted to marijuana, it’s that your mentally addicted to being high. the more we smoke, the more our brains get used to being high, and the more we crave that state of mind. he will go through a mental battle when you stop smoking weed. You need to prepare for battle.
Stop Smoking Weed by Getting Rid of Your Gear
Marijuana smokers have lots of great gadgets. You may want to give all of your supplies to friends, or you may wish to throw them away or break them as a symbol of your resolve to stop smoking weed. Whatever you do, clean your environment so that there is no trace of marijuana or of marijuana related equipment. Cravings are easier to resist when there is nothing immediately in front of you. People will do some strange things to get stoned, including smoking pipe resin, checking the cushions for weed crumbs and roaches, or even digging through the trash to find the last scraps they threw away. I will admit, I have done all of these things in the past.
Be prepared for Marijuana Withdrawal.
Not being prepared for marijuana withdrawal is the number one reason that people fail to quit smoking. If you’ve got a quit date set, you’re already ahead of the game, because you know when you will be going through withdrawal, and you’ll be prepared. Anxiety is very common in the first stages of withdrawal. For example, you have probably been through a time when you just run out of pot and have made plans to get more but it didn’t work out. You are on edge and jittery until you can secure a new supply, or at least get stoned. Multiply this by 10 times, you will have an idea of what the anxiety can be like if you are unprepared to quit for good. Insomnia and loss of appetite are also common in the first week of quitting. Do your research on what withdrawal will be like so that you can be mentally prepared to face these problems when they arise after you quit smoking weed.
Have a Plan to Stop Smoking Weed
Most people can’t quit because they don’t know what to expect, or don’t have a plan. If you want to be fully prepared and successful when you stop smoking weed
The Quit Marijuana Action Plan Is The Solution To Ending Your Marijuana Addiction
The Quit Marijuana Action Plan is A System....A system that allows anybody to quit weed instead of running around like a chicken with it's head cut off.
The system will teach you to quit....but it will also teach you how to get what you want in life....That is what this is all about.
The Quit Marijuana Action Plan will teach you how to quit smoking weed with a comprehensive No B.S. process that works every time.
Bottom Line: The Quit Marijuana Action Plan is designed to make quitting as SIMPLE and PAIN-FREE as possible.
Don't just take my word for it...
- Harness today's most powerful and proven strategies, to not just quit, but never go back
- Get started immediately even if you are totally lost and overwhelmed
- The smartest way to scrub your brain to reduce and eliminate marijuana cravings
- Prepare for and Overcome Withdrawal naturally and easily
- Uncover and permanently defeat your triggers and temptations for weed
- Deal with family, friends and toxic people who will try to drag you down
- How to conquer insomnia and get to sleep without smoking weed
- The single most important secret for quitting marijuana. Violating this rule is the most common cause of failure.
- Follow a step-by-step system to get through the first 24 hours, first week and first month
When is it Time to Quit?
Smoking Marijuana used to be a lot of fun for me, I am not going to lie. But it was a bit of a slippery slope. I don’t know exactly when it happened, but the side effects of smoking marijuana started to become worse than the ‘high’.
I started smoking heavily while I was in university, at around 18 years old. I was able to keep up my grades, and social expectations, but still enjoy a regular smoke…..for a while. Gradually, I started to puff more often, until I was smoking 1/4 oz of fine herb every 4 or 5 days. I would wake and bake, then smoke a cigarette (I wasn’t a cigarette smoker…but I thought it got me more high) first thing in the morning. Then I would chase the high all day.
I carried on like this for YEARS…I was really stuck in a rut.. The marijuana side effects were way worse for my life than the short feeling of the high, and I knew I had to stop smoking weed…When you think about side effects, you probably think about coughing, red eyes, and the munchies…but what about the larger lifestyle side effects of smoking weed?
For me, there was always some anxiety about people finding out I smoked, or being stoned in public. There was also the anxiety of running out. I used to run around my apartment looking for scraps in the cracks of the coffee table, couch cushions, and on the floor. There was also the $20,000 or so dollars I spent smoking weed. That’s a down payment on house….or a brand new car. My health suffered, partly from smoking, partly from being lazy, because that’s what happened when I got high.
I have gained some perspective in the last 6 months. I don’t really identify with the ‘the person I was’ when I was such a heavy smoker. Don’t get me wrong, I know that was me, but I am kinda embarassed about it. I have friends from that point in my life who only know me as a stoner, and that’s a label no one wants. To my close friends, I have made some apologies, because I wasn’t holding up my side of the friendship like I do now…luckily they have given me the opportunity to prove it. Who would have thought that long term marijuana side effects would be losing friends….it happens.
If you can relate to this, and are still smoking, there are a few things I want to tell you. First off. You CAN do it! Second, think of the weed side effects that you have…and don’t think of just the red eyes and stuff…think of your lifestyle, and if this is the lifestyle you want to keep on living. Personally, I needed to quit weed if I wanted to progress as an individual. I know it sounds a little corny….but it’s truth.
I Know You Can Do It!....
...And there is truly NOTHING better than looking back and seeing how far you have come. But you need to start somewhere. And you need to start today.
I wasted too much time of MY life...I don't want you to do the same to yours
Don't let another day go by. Because Days turn into months, months turn into years, and you don't want to be where you are today a year from now...
Founder of QuitMarijuana.Org
P.P.S. I believe that the Quit Marijuana Action Plan will make a huge difference in your life. Albert Einstein said "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results".
Even If you are struggling, even if you have failed to quit before, try something new that's proven and guaranteed to work. I want you to help you live the life you want by making quitting weed as simple as possible.