If you are reading this, that means you are interested in quitting marijuana addiction. That is a great step and we congratulate you.
People have several reasons for wanting to quit marijuana use and whatever the reason be, you need to have a plan to avoid relapse.
- Know the reason why you want to quit, list them, keep them with you and let that keep been your drive
- Know the facts about marijuana
- Make a quit plan
- Set your quit date
- Tell your friends and family about your quit date and have an accountability partner
- Get rid of all your marijuana stash
- Avoid areas (where you used to buy or places where it is used) and relationships that will provoke use.
- Track your progress and celebrate your victories (each day you do not smoke)
- Have a support system
- Find a way to distract yourself other than getting high, avoid idleness. Go for a walk, eat a carrot, spend time with family and friends.
- Seek professional help
- Overcome the withdrawal effects
- Exercising can help with the mood swings, depression and overall well-being
- Drink lots of water
- Eat health food: rich in fiber, leafy vegetables
- Have a sleep routine to help with the insomnia: like avoiding distractions, putting off lights, drinking a glass of warm milk
- Take hot baths
- Be patient on yourself: it takes time. Even when you relapse, just dust off and get back up.
Hope that helped!
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About the author
Dr. Ekwoge Hilda is a trained pharmacist from Cameroon and Co-founder of HILPharma. When she is not busy creating content, she slings pills to pay the bills.