Background and purpose
So you've decided. The reasons may be very different, but the measure is the same. Cannabis is among the drugs with a low addiction potential, but to decrease or quit smoking after a long period of regular use is not always the easiest. You can quickly find various farming guides & texts on cannabis, but no real guide to quit smoking are conspicuous by their absence (except for anti-drug mafia pages, which often contain insufficient & misleading information). Therefore, I write your own. I'm no scientist or chemist. I will not take up any "facts" about cannabis or how the active ingredients work in the body. What I write here is not scientific data, but will completely from their own experiences and observations. I will also make an inquiry about what a psychological dependence means and how to break it.
Stop smoking, why?
You may have family and friends around them who do not accept your service. You may have to undergo drug tests to come. Or, have you noticed that cannabis negative effects started to be clear. The latter is why I took a long break. Being stoned felt just as great as always, but I noticed that I felt strange the days I did not smoke. My academic performance and my ability to function socially became impaired, and I suspect that my regular cannabis use had a hand in the game. The only way to know for sure was to take a long break and be observant of any changes of life. In retrospect, my suspicions were correct. However, I would say that it is easy to blame all problems on cannabis, and thus did not see the real causes. It is not always the drug problem, but if you noticed that you somehow feel worse then you started smoking, a long break can be worth gold!
The first step
A space scientist from NASA was once asked: What is the hardest part of going to the moon? He answered: That will do it. The point here is not it equally difficult to stop smoking by going to the moon, but the motivation, the will is the key to success. Do you have the desire to quit, you'll be motivated to stick to your decision. Why you want to quit smoking / taking a break is your private thing, but you must be clear to you why you want to do it before you can proceed. You should also think about why you smoke as you do, if you have any special situations where you always smoke, etc. The process of change easier if you have a concrete and correct the present situation description.
For my part, was the assumption that "cannabis is affecting me negatively" as reasons to quit. After having ruled out everything else, I acknowledged to myself that it must be my cannabis use is the problem. Continue to smoke, I saw as a failure. With the mental attitude, I was not particularly keen on lighting a prince, I promise!
Before we proceed, I assume that you by now know why you need to take a break for it will be your motivation to remain smoke-free! May mention that this step is necessary regardless of which drug they want to stop (inc alcohol & tobacco).
Phases of withdrawal
Before I continue let me stress that this phase is very individual. Many may come of cannabis due to not knowing any withdrawal or negative effects at all. Some can smoke on a daily basis year after year and feel great, able to manage work and social life without problems, while others may experience strong negative effects even at moderate use. After that I have read around on various drug forum and got to know a number of stoners, I know that many would somehow identify with it, I will write, or at least parts of it. Applies to all persons who have used cannabis for a very long time.
Phase 1 The first few days after I began my stay I felt everything as usual. On the fifth day began, however, I notice a difference. The dreams became markedly more intense, and I got more difficult to fall asleep at night. By day, I could feel restless. A relapse at this stage would be an escape from the above symptoms. I was never keen on smoking, arguing that holding out was on top. For me it was more efficient not to tell myself never to smoke cannabis, but take one day at a time. Decide today that you should not smoke ganja. Tomorrow you decide to be smoke-free that day and so on.
Phase 2, it is usual to make it worse - but the symptoms are transient. The next few days I felt more and more like a withdrawal, as if you have thrown garbage at the same place and now, for the first time, had to clean everything. Somewhere between the first and second week after I started the break, it felt like the worst. I experienced mood swings, could be happy in one moment and sad the next, without any direct cause, had given storms so I almost debated with myself. According to one theory, this is because that cannabis calming effect no longer operates, and therefore do not hold back these feelings.
If you experience similar emotional swings, it is important not to try to escape from them, but let everything come up and process them. Think about what makes you feel good, and feel bad. Note the changes you feel, reflect, identify any possible escape behaviors.
Phase 3 In the second week of recess started going to a close, I started to finally feel the positive changes. Absent-minded unit and the fog began to slowly lie down for each new day came. Was a bit like coming down from a dream world with a lot of thoughts into something more reality-oriented. Got easier to understand and participate in social interaction between people, and easier to think logically and reflect.
In this mode, it is important to feel and compare the difference from day to day as well as the difference from the last time before the smoke break. Long-term effects of cannabis is anything but immediate, and the creeps so slowly that it is very difficult to observe them. But now you get the opportunity to see the extent to which long-term effects of cannabis had affected you personally.
If you feel uncomfortable
In extreme cases, cannabis can trigger a latent psychosis. It need not be so dramatic, and manifest themselves as obvious as the words make it sound. If you are experiencing feelings of unreality, panic-like feelings, anxiety, fear, anxiety or other strong, and that these feelings are so severe, so that you do not manage everyday life or if these symptoms refuses to go over - Do not suffer needlessly, talk to an outpatient . Explain clearly how you feel. There is effective help available, ranging from pharmacological to psychological. Just to talk of himself for someone who is listening can do wonders for the soul. It provides a good opportunity to reflect and analyze. Do not feel guilty because you are looking for help, everyone has an equal right to use care.
The art of remaining drug-free
Congratulations. You have stopped. Perhaps you experienced similar symptoms as I described above. Perhaps you felt nothing special. Perhaps it was more difficult than you thought, and you needed help to cope with it. In any case, this is just the beginning.
There are two things you need to stop using a drug is used regularly for a long time. One is motivation, which I described earlier in the text. The second is the change of lifestyle, which I shall now go into.
You will almost certainly get a sense of loss. This is because smoking has become part of your lifestyle. Think about all the time you spent on blowing smoke & woolly. These moments, you no longer. A vacuum just waiting to be filled. It is now you may think about why you smoked. It may sound trite, I smoked because it was fat soft to bang huh, what else? But think a few steps further.
People try drugs for different reasons. Usually it is a matter of curiosity for the new and unknown. Has the other hand, opted to continue the service, it is no longer a question of curiosity. It is customary for a drug that satisfies certain needs that you have. Think carefully, exactly why you smoke? What needs to put you peace of cannabis? Gave the drug you a feeling of warmth and community, or even entertainment and excitement in everyday life? In any case, you must replace all flumtid with something else, otherwise you will feel empty and sad in the loss of Mary Jane's pet. Start going out more, meet new people (most important), get new hobbies, start to play sports, do you want to do is simply (in addition to replacing cannabis with other drugs of course).
This phase is really no end. It is an extension of your identity development. Compare your current life to how you felt when you smoked. You will probably also need to create new routines, review your approach to solving problems in everyday life. You should also think about how you conduct yourself to people you used to smoke with. Avoid situations that you know will lead you to a relapse. If you get back the urge, try to identify the cause. Express what you think and feel, by finding someone to talk to, or write to you in any forum. Do not forget what got you to stop smoking.
Any last words
When you look back and see that you feel better now that you do not smoke, so there is no reason for you to start again. But you can try to start a bit cautious and see how it feels. My stay was just over a quarter long. Then I started smoking a little cautious, not near as much as before. I feel I found a level that suits me, where cannabis is by no means is centrally or part of the lifestyle, but is just a fun thing to do on special occasions, such as to drink champagne on New Year's Eve and birthday celebrations.
In conclusion, I would say that you can stop the drug at any time if you have the motivation to do so, and if they change their lifestyle so that it no longer exists either in place or need for the drug anymore.