How to Help a Friend That is Addicted to Smoking Weed

Sometime when we are going down the wrong path it in life it can be hard to see how something is hurting us, while it may be obvious to those around us. Maybe you have a friend, family member or loved one who has gone from smoking marijuana on a recreational basis, to letting it become something that is affecting their life in a major way. It can be hard to watch someone that you love do something that keeps them from reaching their full potential in life. Especially if they are someone that you care about and want to see be successful in life. For many people, smoking pot is just not a big deal and is something that is fun to do on occasion. Or they even use marijuana on a regular basis but are still highly effective in their life’s. Unfortunately for other people it can slowly creep up and start to become something that their life revolves around to the detriment of everything else. Whether it is their friendships, careers, romantic relationships or just the enjoyment of living life to its fullest extent.

Is Someone You Care About a Pothead?

If you have someone in your life that you feel is letting marijuana take a central role in their life and is letting other, more important things take a back seat then you may want to consider letting them know. This is not to say that a full blown reality TV style intervention is needed. Just that maybe having a conversation about how you can see that smoking weed is hurting their life. Sometimes offering an opinion as someone who cares about them and letting them know what you are seeing from an outside perspective can help a person see what they cannot.

Know the Signs Of Weed Addiction

Smoking weed is every once in a while is one thing, but if it has become something that they do instead of go out with friends, exercise, learn a skill that will benefit their career advancement or go do something fun. Then these may be signs that what started as a hobby may have become a dependence on getting high and smoking pot.

How to Tell Your Friend You are Worried They are Dependent one Marijuana

If you do have a friend that you know is letting weed hurt their life in some way then letting them know how this makes you feel can be a good option. However this is not to say that you should do it in a confrontational way. If someone has become addicted or dependent on smoking weed,they may not be open to what you have to say if it is done in the wrong way. It is best to come from a place of care and concern, while letting the person know that while you are not judging them, you can see how them getting high has negatively impacted their life.

How not to do an Intervention

What you don’t want to do is make it a big public event that turns into a shameful ordeal. You are not trying to make the person you care about feel shame, but rather see things from your perspective as to how maybe what they thought was a benign habit of smoking pot, has become an actually dependence on marijuana.

What to Do Instead

  • Come from a place of care and concern
  • Have a clear list of how smoking pot is hurting their life
  • Let they person know how their use of marijuana has affected your relationship
  • Don’t cave if they deny that weed is not a big deal but rather focus on how you have seen it affecting them
  • Offer your support and help in them getting their life on track
  • Make a list or better yet, get resources to help them. This can be websites like this blog, books about addiction. Or even offering to go with them to a meeting like marijuana anonymous. This article by the Mayo Clinic is a great place to start.

The most important thing to remember is that you are not trying to confront the person solely for the sake of being confrontational, but rather to let them know that you care about them and maybe getting high all the time isn’t the best thing for them. Ultimately if someone doesn’t want to change then they won’t and it’s not until they have the desire to make a change themselves. You can just be there as someone who cares about them and can offer an outside perspective on how smoking weed may be affecting their life’s in a negative way.

How to Build Up Your Willpower-Top Ten Easy Tips

When it comes to making a change in your life, whether its to not smoke weed anymore or getting into better shape, having the willpower to stick to your goals is key to being successful. Just like a muscle, your willpower needs to be developed and strengthened. It doesn’t have to happen overnight and it actually won’t happen right away but it is definitely something that you do have the power to control and achieve your goals of no longer smoking marijuana, or just getting to the gym on a regular basis.

Here are some tips to help you to develop a stronger will

1. Make a Plan

Before you can ever hope to be successful at giving up a habit like smoking pot and making a change in your life, you need a plan. This is your road map to help keep you on track and help you remember where it is that you are trying to go or what you are trying to do and can help to set you up for success before you even start.

2. Set Realistic Goals

Lets face it, we all want to make changes but sometimes the difference between what we want to achieve and what we actually are willing to do to achieve our goals can lead to creating unrealistic goals. When you do do this then you are setting yourself up for failure before even starting. Instead at the beginning set realistic, smaller incremental goals. This gives you something to work towards and when you actually reach your goal then it helps to positively reinforces the idea that you can achieve what you set out to do. Then once the goals start to become easier, its time to start to stretch out your willpower so that you are always pushing yourself just a little bit harder.

3. Build Positive Habits

When you are going through a stressful period of growth where you are trying to remove a negative habit such as quitting weed, then it is vital to also be introducing good habits that you enjoy and also help to relax you. Build in and set aside time for fun and relaxing activities. It doesn’t matter what it is, just make it something that you enjoy and always feel better after having done.

4. Use the Power of Imagination

When you harness the power of your imagination then its just one more tool that’s on your tool chest to help develop your will. When you can imagine and vividly see yourself overcoming the temptation to get high and smoke a joint, then you will just be adding to the power to say no and stay strong.

5. Have a Support Group

A support group can have a huge impact on keeping you on track and not falling off the wagon. It can be your friends, family, a local support group, or an online community like this website but the bottom line is that the more people you have on your side then the greater the likelihood that you will be successful. One thing to keep in mind is that it is important that you only try to enlist the help of people who will actually be supportive. If you are trying to get your stoner friends to help be your support group for giving up smoking pot then they might be be as receptive to you wanting to make the change as say, a local marijuana anonymous group for example.

6. Avoid Being Around Temptation

It may seem like it goes without saying but when you are trying to make a behavior change it is a good idea to try and avoid placing yourself in a situation that presents you with more temptation than you can handle. Make sure that while you are still going through the process of ingraining a new habit you don’t set yourself up to fail before the new positive habit becomes permanent.

7. Reward Your Progress

It is vitally important to make sure that you are rewarding yourself for making progress. After you have set a goal and then attained it, do something to reward yourself. It can be watching a funny movie, eating an ice cream cone or anything else that you will enjoy. The important thing is that you give yourself something to both reward and mark your success.

8. Forgive Yourself if You Stumble

We are all human and on your road to becoming free from smoking weed, you may stumble and give into temptation. If that happens then it’s not the end of the world and you have to be able to forgive yourself and get back on track. Everyone fails, everyone stumbles but the difference between people who fail and people who succeed is that successful people get back up after they fall down and get back on track. A failure is only a failure if you let it keep your from continually working towards your goal, instead, brush yourself off and keep on working towards your goal.

9. Take things one Step at a Time

Just like climbing a mountain, you will never reach your goals over night. You have to focus on taking things one step at a time. Don’t let the big picture overwhelm you and keep your goals in mind and remember that it takes constant work on a daily basis to achieve meaningful change. If you don’t let yourself become overwhelmed and take many small steps then before you know it you will be where you want to be.

10. Don’t Give Up

This last one may seem obvious but I feel it needs to be stated. Ultimately whether or not you are going to be successful comes down to how much you actually want to be successful. There will always be struggles and pitfalls but the only way to reach your goals is to want to succeed more than anything. It’s not always going to be easy, especially when you first decide to stop smoking weed it is going to be hard at first but you have to keep in kind that the only way to reach your goals is to put in the effort.

There you have it

I hope that you enjoyed these ten tips to help to grow and strengthen you willpower. These tips apply not only to quitting to smoke weed but also to all areas of your life. Remember, if you want to make positive changes in your life then it’s not always going to be easy and especially at first it will be difficult and uncomfortable. However the long term benefits of being a better, stronger and more successful person far outweigh the initial struggles you experience.






Positive Benefits of Not Smoking Weed

If you are still deciding whether or not your want or need to quit smoking pot then it may be helpful to take a look at some of the positive things that happen when you go from smoking on a regular basis to being 100% weed free.

More Mental Clarity: When I was smoking weed everyday, multiple times a day, to be honest I wasn’t the brightest most alert person. One of the most immediate  benefits I noticed was that I was much more mentally sharp, my memory was better and overall I just felt like my brain wasn’t running at 25% capacity because I was baked out of my mind.

Instant Money Savings: It can be easy to not realize how much you are actually spending in total on smoking weed. Every day, week month and year the little bits that are spent on buying weed, gas to drive to go buy the weed, junk food that you wouldn’t buy if you weren’t stoned, accessories like grinders, scales, papers, pipes and bongs can add up to amazing large amounts of money. This is especially alarming when you think about what else this money could be spent on. Whether it’s an investment that grows over time, a course that increases your skill set and makes you more employable or even on a trip or something nice that you would enjoy, money that you spend on weed is basically wasted and as soon as you aren’t high anymore the value of the money that you spent is nonexistence.

Almost Immediate Weight Loss: If you are like me then when you smoke you get the munchies. Salty, sugary, loaded with carbs, devoid of any real nutritional value and full of artificial flavors? Yes please! That’s basically what I was like when I would get stoned. I would smoke some weed, veg out in front of the TV and chow down on some awesome tasting but super unhealthy junk food. Luckily, I have a fast metabolism and also like to work out so things sort of balanced out and I never got fat but after I quit smoking weed and stopped eating junk food I immediately began to notice I was leaning up.

A Better Social Life: While some people do get together with other people to hangout and get high, overall I would say that marijuana makes you less likely to go out and be social. This is especially true if you are more naturally introverted and are already less likely to be super social and go out and put yourself into situations where you might have to meet new people and be in new experiences.

Better Health: Even though smoking marijuana cannot be compared to smoking cigarettes in terms of the negative side effects, it still is not good for your lungs by any stretch of the imagination. When you stop smoking weed for good it allows your lungs to begin to clear out, makes aerobic exercise easier which in turn means that you can work out for longer periods of time which then helps improve your health.


Closing Thoughts

While marijuana itself when used in moderation is really not that harmful, like many other things if taken to an extreme and then that’s when habitually getting high and smoking weed multiples times a day every day can really start to compound and have a bad effect on your life. Whether its your mental state and cognitive function, finances, career growth, social life or physical health it may be time to really think about how smoking weed is affecting your life and if its helping you achieve your goals or is something that is holding you back and needs to be left behind.


How to Cure the Post Marijuana Detox Insomnia Naturally

How to Cure Post Marijuana Insomnia
When you first stop smoking weed one of the worst things to deal with is the initial period of insomnia that affects most people, This can be a real problem if you are trying to not give up on quitting weed but still need to balance your normal responsibilities like work and family. While time is ultimately the best way to beat the lack of nocturnal bliss, below are some great ways you can use to help get that great nights sleep that you need to perform your best.

Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the Pineal gland to naturally help you relax and fall asleep. As such it is a natural sleep aid that can be a great help in relaxing before bed. It’s non toxic and non habit forming so it can be a great help in getting you to relax and fall asleep more easily. It often comes in a pill form and can be bough on amazon or also nearly any pharmacy or grocery store.

Too much energy? Well if you just go workout long enough then its bound to help reduce the post quitting weed detox insomnia that plagues many people after the stop smoking marijuana. That is not to say that if you are not currently working out you should exercise so intensely that you hurt yourself. Rather that regularly working out will greatly increase the chance of getting a good nights sleep.
If you are not the gym type then find another activity that you enjoy like walking, taking a hike, playing tennis. Whatever it is the point is to do something physical which will not only help you sleep better but also have a positive impact on your health.

Avoid Caffeine in the Afternoon
Yes that right, no slamming Redbulls at six o clock in the evening. If you are a regular coffee drinker, then a cup in the morning is still absolutely fine but be sure and avoid any drinks such as coffee, tea, soda or energy drinks that contain caffeine.

Avoid Electronic Devices-Read a Book Instead
The LED lights from devices like, smart phones, computers, tablets and gaming consoles actually reduce the amount of melatonin (see tip number 1) in your body which can keep you tossing and turning with insomnia as your body is detoxing the THC out of your system. Instead try and read a book and if you aren’t the book reading type then find something that you do like to read like a magazine about a subject you enjoy.

Get Intimate to get a Better Nights Sleep
Everyone knows the joke about how after sex how easily a man falls asleep. Well there is actually some science to back that up. After achieving an orgasm men’s bodies release prolactin and oxytocin both of which can greatly increase the chances of falling asleep. Even if you just put down the pipe and have recently quite smokiness pot. Its not just for men though, a woman’s body will produce even more oxtocin after sex than a man leading a blissful nights sleep for both partners.

Channel you Inner Guru
Don’t worry, you can relax because you don’t have to travel to India or live in a cave in Tibet in order to reap the benefits of a daily meditation practice. In today’s day of technology there are actually quite a few apps that offer simple guided meditation and relaxation exercises. It doesn’t have to be something that takes up a lot of time, even just as little as five minutes of some sort of relaxation or meditation exercise before going to bed every evening will not only help you get a better nights sleep but also have multiple benefits on your everyday life. This is especially helpful after you have just stopped smoking pot, because this is often a time when you may be stressed and looking for something that can help to replace the relaxed state that smoking marijuana gave you and instead replace it with a natural high.

Treat Your Olfactories
Treat your sense of smell with some essential oils. You can do this with a scented candle or if you want to create the spa environment then you can use aromatherapy. As you are beginning to wind down then light a candle or try an essential oil such as spikenard, frankincense, clary sage, myrrh or vetiver.

In Conclusion
When you first stop smoking marijuana then you may experience a period of insomnia, usually this will last any where from a few days to a week. The good news is that not only is this temporary but also armed with the knowledge in this post you are well on your way to getting back to a great nights sleep.

Happy slumbers

Is Smoking Weed Bad

Is Smoking Weed Bad for You?


Its one thing to only occasional partake, and for most people this is the case. However for others getting high can gradually become more and more of a fixture in their life. All the while the negative side effects of becoming more and more used to regularly smoking weed begin to show and begin to take their toll financially, socially, professionally, and physically. It can be tough to face yourself and realize that you may  have a problem and need to make some major changes, in your life.  Yet without being completely honest and taking a step back and considering what the actual effects of marijuana might be having on your life it can be hard to see how bad it may have become.

When it comes to smoking weed the level of addiction to marijuana and role that getting high plays in a persons life can vary widely. For most people getting high isn’t a regular thing and the question of is smoking weed bad never becomes an issue. Yet for other people this if not the case and the side effects of weed can often go unnoticed because of its seemingly benign effects. When you’re high, you feel happy and relaxed and it can be hard to see the big picture and take into account how much money, time, not to mention brain cells are being wasted by smoking weed.

Is Smoking Weed Really That Bad?

The only way that you will be able to know if smoking weed is bad for you is to be totally honest with yourself and take stock of how marijuana is effecting all areas of your life. Here are some questions that can help you along your way.

  • How Often Do You Smoke: If you are smoking weed on a daily basis then for all intents and purposes you are most likely a pot head. There are many people who are able to juggle their daily life and responsibilities and still smoke weed yet most people who smoke every day may be effected more than they realize.
  • How Much Do You Spend on Weed: If its just an occasional thing then the cost isn’t really going to become a major expense but a healthy weed habit can easily begin to cost you thousands of your hard earned dollars. This is money that could be spent on education, paying bills and debt, taking a vacation or investing for your future.
  • The Physical Side Effects: When consumed in very light moderation then the physical side effects of smoking are negligible but when you smoke the amounts of weed that most regular pot heads smoke than the side effects on both your physical and mental health can begin to pile up.
  • Negative Stereotypes of Pot Smokers. While today the vast majority of people have experimented with or smoked marijuana at some point in their life and now with the decriminalization and increasing number of states allowing medical marijuana, smoking weed or being a “pot head” can still sometimes carry a negative social stigma that may hurt you professionally.
  • Social Aspects of Smoking Weed. In my experience  people who are heavy smokers tend to mainly hangout with and have friends that are also into smoking pot. When you are in that type of social environment it can be hard to separate yourself and get away from people that may be less than supportive of your decision to quit smoking.

These questions are of course just an outline to help you begin to be able to see what role weed plays in your life and if smoking weed is bad and something you would like to change in your life.






How Marijuana is Psychologically Addictive

The Psychologically Addictive Qualities of Marijuana

For some people figuring out how to quit smoking weed can be a real problem and challenge. While the majority of people who smoke marijuana for non-medical purposes do it on a solely recreational basis and it never becomes a serious problem, this is not the case for some.

How is marijuana psychologically addictive you might ask? This is because while marijuana is not physically addictive like many other drugs and products such as alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, prescription drugs, or heroin. It is still psychologically addictive and habits can be easily formed around smoking weed that can lead to an addictive and destructive cycle.

Overcoming the Psychological Addiction of Marijuana

Even though smoking weed is not physically addicting, the power of a psychological addiction should not be underestimated and is what most people don’t understand when it comes to quitting marijuana. When someone smokes weed for an extended period of time, brain becomes used to the effects of the amounts of THC  being ingested which then causes the person to become accustomed to the feeling of euphoria and slight psychoactive qualities of marijuana. This begins to have an effect on the brain and body that can make breaking the cycle of smoking very difficult as the state of being “high” has become the new normal. The brain has been tricked into thinking that being stoned and having significantly less intellectually capacity is the way it’s supposed to be.

Are You Addicted to Smoking Weed?

Like with any negative behavior in our lives, sometimes being able to see that there is a problem and then actually taking action can be easier said then done. The first step however is admitting that you may indeed have a dependence on smoking weed and that already is or has begun to become a bigger and bigger priority in your life. Some of the signs an addiction to marijuana are smoking every day, always planning to get more before you run out of weed, procrastinating and avoiding responsibilities and activities like studying for school, work or social events to be able to get stoned.

Forming New Habits After Quitting Weed

One of the biggest challenges to successfully figuring out how to stop smoking weed is the forming of new habits and outlets for excess energy and to take up the time that used to revolve around acquiring and smoking marijuana. For some people this is the most difficult part, as getting stoned has become a main factor in their lives and many of their friends may also use marijuana. This is why its important to find things to do like working out, learning a new skill like a second language, or anything else that is both productive and fun.

You Don’t Have to Go it Alone

If you are truly serious about quitting weed for good then the more support and accountability you have the better your chances of success will be. If  you share and quantify your goal with people in your life then they can act as both support when the going gets tough as well as help to keep you accountable and motivated to stay strong. This can be in the form of friends, family, your partner or a support group of people going through the same thing.

How to Stop Smoking Weed-10 Tips for Cravings

How to Stop Smoking Weed and not Give into the Cravings

When it comes to figuring out how to stop smoking weed, dealing with the cravings for the first few days after quitting can be the hardest part. Once the initial withdraw period is over (which for most people lasts between three days to a week) the cravings to still smoke marijuana will begin to pass until they are nonexistent. So here is a list of ten things you can do to deal with the cravings when they happen and hopefully be able to anticipate them and have a plan before hand.

1. Figure out why exactly you want to quit.Write down all of the reasons why you want to stop smoking weed and keep this list handy so you can be reminded why you are trying to quit smoking weed in the first place

2. Identify things that trigger marijuana use. These will be different for everyone and can be people, places, or mental associations that make you want to get high. Knowing what kinds of things trigger your desire to get high will help you to make a plan to avoid these kinds of situations.

3. Clean up your diet. In order to do a THC detox and remove the toxins from your body you have to be eating right. Smoking marijuana makes you crave foods that are high in sugar and artificial flavors and by removing these foods, and eating healthy balanced meals you will quicken the time it takes to get the THC out of your body and help reduce cravings.

4. Start to exercise. If you don’t exercise already, than now is the perfect time to begin. Working out and staying active is a great way to help you stop smoking weed by providing a positive way to reduce stress and blow off some steam. Not to mention the added benefit of feeling and looking great.

5. Take up a new hobby. When you first quit smoking weed its great to have things that help to fill up your time and keep your mind occupied. When your trying to figure out how to stop smoking weed than a new hobby or activity is a great way to start because you will be training your self to do things that are productive and bring you enjoyment other than marijuana.

6. Avoid other pot smokers. When you first stop smoking weed it is vital that you stay away from people and situations in which you may be tempted to relapse. Tell your friends who still smoke that you have some stuff to take care and will be busy. If you want to tell them why you can’t hangout then feel free, just don’t look to active weed smokers for support. They may not understand why you want to quit smoking pot but if they are someone who is truly your friend then they will understand.

7. Take a vacation or a road trip. If you are able, then taking a trip is a great way to learn how to get a fresh perspective by putting your self in a new environment. You won’t be able to act on any cravings to get  high and will hopefully be too busy enjoying yourself to be thinking about weed.

8. Erase your dealers phone number from your phone book. It will be impossible to break down and buy weed if you aren’t able to get a hold of any one who sells it. This also applies to people who could easily help you get or give you weed. If you just stop buying your own and then bum off of your smoker friends then that’s not actually quitting. If you’re serious about getting and staying clean then you have to make the decision to fully stop smoking pot.

9. Hangout with people who don’t smoke weed. When your busy enjoying life you won’t feel the need to smoke weed. A great way to do this is to be around people who don’t smoke this will help keep you that much less likely to break down and give into the cravings.

10. Start to meditate or do relaxing activities. Things like yoga, meditation, and quietly reflecting on things will help to reduce tension and begin to build healthy habits that reduce stress. This will also help to make you more emotionally resilient and give you the tools to be able to take what life throws at you while staying positive and strong.

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Is Driving High Safe?

Is Driving High Safe To Do?

As the debate over the legalization of marijuana continues, the question of is  driving high safe has become a big issue and depending on the source, the answer varies. Many advocates of marijuana legalization have made the argument that while driving high is not as safe as being sober, when compared to driving drunk the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of pot are much less significant. This is not to say that driving high is entirely safe, as the impairment of being stoned certainly does have an impact on the ability of the driver to react to a potential accident.

How Is Driving High Dangerous

THC which is the chemical in marijuana that gets you stoned has a number of effects on the brain that can have dangerous implications for driving while high. THC effects the areas of the brain that control coordination, balance, movement, sensations and judgement. All of these things are good to have, especially when making quick decisions and reacting to other drivers while operating a motor vehicle at high speeds. Which means that it might be a good idea to stop smoking weed well before getting into a car to drive somewhere. However the research into the question of is driving high safe is still far from complete and much more work still needs to be done to understand the exact effects that THC has on the brain and to what extent being stoned impairs a drivers ability to react and drive safely. According to a recent journal by NORML which is an organization that works to help reform marijuana laws in the U.S, driving while high can pose some serious risks that should not be ignored.  According to the author of the journal Paul Armentano while “acute cannabis intoxication following inhalation has been shown to mildly impair psychomotor skills” because these impairment are usually short term they don’t pose as much of a risk as other drugs or alcohol. This is not to say that there are not still significant risks and dangers associated with being stoned driving high is certainly not safe as any level of impairment in a potentially life or death situation where surviving depends on reaction time could be the difference between escaping an accident or being seriously injured yourself. Or even worse still, being the cause of someone else getting injured. So don’t pull a Cheech and Chong and light up while driving down the street, I know all of the other motorist trying to safely get home will appreciate it and keep this in mind next time your wondering is driving high safe to do.


How to Quit Smoking Weed by Building Will Power

When in comes to confronting the problem of how to quit smoking weed the power of the will should never be underestimated. If you are properly motivated and prepared to actually quit marijuana and stick out the first few rough days  before you stop smoking then the likelihood of you being successful is going to be much higher.

Quit Marijuana In Small Steps

If you’re currently smoking way to much weed and are or have been  wondering how to quit smoking weed and don’t know where to start then building up your will power to quit marijuana in small steps can be a good way to begin. Maybe you have heard the saying ” a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”? Well what this means when applied to how to the problem of how to quit smoking weed for good is that in order to be successful you have to focus on winning one battle at a time.

How to Quit Smoking Weed One Bowl At A Time

If you still are smoking right now then begin to immediately put some limits of how much and how often you smoke. While using the gradual weaning process is a good way for some to quit marijuana it is not going to be a successful strategy for some people. The main thing that beginning to limit the amount you smoke before you finally quit marijuana does for you is that it gets you used to saying no to your cravings which is a very important psychological factor because remember, weed is all in your head.

Quit Weed and Say No to Addiction

The only addiction is the one that you allow to remain, once you get through the initial stages and have successfully quit marijuana for a few days. The smoke will have begun to clear from your brain and you are beginning to experience the world fully once again, it will be obvious that you don’t need to smoke weed anymore to have fun. In fact when you quit marijuana the reverse is actually going to happen. When you are sober and sharp things are actually for me at least much better, when your stoned it desensitizes you to just about everything around you and limits what you actually experience. Just try it and watch a funny movie stone sober and see if its still not enjoyable. Sure there’s no denying that some things are heightened by smoking marijuana but when it comes to real life and the effect that being stoned may have on your future, is being a stoner  really how you want to live? Are you sure that the benefits of feeling high are worth the negative impact it is having on your life by draining your finances, making you mentally dull, unmotivated, and hurting your lungs. So don’t be afraid to take the jump and quit marijuana and see for your self how to quit smoking weed and still enjoy life just as much.


Stop Smoking Weed By Making New Friends

 When You Stop Smoking Weed Don’t Hang With the same Crowd

When you are about to stop smoking weed or already have, one very important thing to remember is how important who you hang out with is. If your the only one in your group of friends that smoke that is asking themselves “should I stop smoking pot?” then when you do decide to finally kick the habit, make a positive change and stop smoking weed. Chances are that the people that you used to hang out with wont be the best group to be around or more importantly be the right place for you to get the understanding or support that you need to be successful in your quest to stop smoking weed.

Separate Real Friends From Smoke Buddies

When you do decide to give up smoking weed you will probably get one of two reactions from your friends. The first will be that they don’t understand why someone would want to stop smoking weed in the first place and maybe even resent your imitative to break free of the the addiction of marijuana and move on with your life. The second reaction will be that they understand what you are feeling and can be supportive of you like a real friend should. This will help you separate the people that you just used to party and get high with from the people that you are genuinely friends with.

Stop Smoking Weed and Start a New Chapter

while you are going through the process of starting fresh and have decided to stop smoking weed this is a great opportunity to have new experiences by being around different people who don’t smoke weed. This is very important because when you stop smoking weed you have to fill that now empty space in your life with something to keep you busy. Why now do things that are exciting and new.  When you think about it getting high is the most exciting thing about getting high because it usually demotivates you too much to do anything exciting. This is why hanging out with positive people who don’t smoke weed is one of the best ways to stop smoking weed and stay sober.

Be Honest About Wanting to Stop Smoking Weed.

The best thing to do is be honest, say to your friend that you used to smoke with. I am planning to stop smoking weed and until I feel like I can be around you I don’t think its a good idea. You don’t have to feel bad because its very important that you not be around the people and things that can trigger a relapse. Just imagine how easy it would be to give into a craving when your hanging around people who are smoking weed in front of you. If they are your friend then they will understand and there should be no reason you cant be be around them once you are fully over smoking weed. Just remember that you are trying to make your self a better person by deciding to stop smoking weed and the more things you can do to help your self the better.