Why people become addicts
This guide will offer tips and advice on how to stop smoking weed.
Needless to say, all the statistics in the world can still be reasoned away by an addict. It’s classic textbook to explain away facts when the priority is getting high. Who can blame them, the world is stressful and not everyone has had the blessing of a good upbringing and education to deal with stresses in a constructive way.
It’s the same reason people smoke, gamble, and drink. The truth is, we’re all addicts--yes, we all have an addiction to something. It may be things that aren’t classically considered to be addictions but nonetheless, they are. You can be addicted to gossip, sex, fitness even! What about food and other things that are supposed to be good for us?
How to stop wanting to smoke everyday
Now that we know that we aren’t alone and addiction is an inherently human issue, we should address in simple terms, why we’re addicted in the first place. Addiction is best understood when we understand the rudimentary facts about our brain science. The brain is our protector and it will strive at nearly any cost to do two things:
Now, weed is dangerous in this sense because it provides both of those things. The high will distract us from life’s negativities while it also provides pleasure.
To stop wanting to do this means that we must override our natural computer system--the brain and convince it that in some way--daily weed use will bring us pain and displeasure--the exact opposite of what the brain actually looks for.
The negative and dangerous side to daily weed use
Smoking weed on a daily basis or even regularly a few times a week will do some detrimental things to your brain and body, despite some pleasurable side of it. Unfortunately, sometimes the brain doesn’t send out the stop signal until those things begin to affect your survival which is the paramount thing the brain exists for. It keeps us alive and our heart does the rest physically and emotionally.
But, even when the health of the user is taxed, it still takes convincing that the body will die or that they will be abandoned and struggle to survive. This is why addicts love the enablers in their lives - the health can be affected; but if someone is there telling them and showing them they’ll never be abandoned then, for sure, they’ll carry on with the habit.
Advice and tips to stop smoking weed
So, we can answer the main question, true to the title, with several suggested solutions:
Let them know that you’ve decided to live a cleaner and healthier lifestyle. Those that are true to you will stay and the people that want to sabotage you will fall away naturally if you don’t bend.
If you’re finding it hard to not do so--then professional help is the answer. There are free drug counseling programs everywhere. You can start meeting new people by hanging out in places where people are living the kind of life that you want to aspire to. Don’t tell them about the habit--just let it fall out of existence.
Counseling is probably going to be needed even for your mental and emotional state to prevent a relapse. Why? Because it’s very hard to release enablers and old friends. It can be scary and lonely and in an effort for your mind to want to recapture the comfort of old friends and old habits and addictions it will want the familiar because as we said--it wants pleasure and escape from pain. Unfortunately, any addict has to go through the baptism of fire to emerge from the ashes as the Phoenix. But when you do--and you close that chapter--you’ll never regret it.
Site last updated: 10. November 2019
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