There's not a lot of guidance available for the person who is smoking a lot of weed and wants to quit. But a person who thinks maybe he should quit is one of the lucky ones. It is very likely that this person realizes that he may have escaped some old problems or boredom but the use of marijuana has created a whole new set of problems.
The unlucky one is the person who sees no problem with marijuana abuse. Maybe it's occasional use, maybe it's daily use or maybe the person is blasted out of his mind all the time. A chronic user may feel that the frame of mind that results from continuous marijuana use is acceptable but he is missing much of what he could enjoy from his (or her) life or what he could accomplish in his life. There is a path that can take a person who has become addicted to marijuana all the way back to production and enjoyment of sobriety. Keep reading to find out more.
First, there are withdrawal symptoms when a person stops smoking marijuana. Since they are not as dramatic as heroin withdrawal symptoms, some people think they do not exist. But studies of people going through marijuana withdrawal show that they suffer irritability, sleeping difficulties, depression, night sweats and loss of appetite. Some also suffered anxiety and fatigue.
These symptoms may not be a barrier for a person who really wants to quit, but without restructuring his life to fill in the void left when marijuana is stopped, a person may resume smoking just to relieve his boredom or to relieve stress.
When a person smokes weed, he normally feels relaxed and detached from problems and emotional responses to his life. But that detachment also means that he does not feel the need to address problems in his life or to work toward the achievement of goals. Goals normally take a backseat to the acquisition and use of pot.
It's quite common that a person will float along for months or even years, with nothing changing and no goals being accomplished. The person who notices and wants a change has a good chance to build a new, productive life. To start living this new life, a person will have to leave pot behind and grasp new goals he feels he can accomplish and work toward them consistently.
For many people who try to leave weed behind use behind, they may hit a barrier that prevents them from the recovery they want. The active ingredient in weed is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC stores easily in the fat tissue and is retained there for an indefinite time where it can continue to affect a person's ability to think clearly. Yes, a person can resume accomplishment of goals no matter what. But these residues of past drug use can continue to cloud thinking and may sap one's desire to accomplish goals. This is a big barrier when a person is striving for a goal.
The Narconon drug rehab program offers a healthy, drug-free method of returning to clear thinking and full motivation after addiction to marijuana. An innovative detoxification process specifically addresses these remnants of former drug use. Utilizing a sauna, generous nutritional supplementation and moderate daily exercise, this program activates a body's ability to release these toxins and flush them from the body. Those completing this step often talk about how much clearer they can think and how much more energetic they feel, when the toxic residues are gone. This change greatly enables a person to start living a more dynamic, goal-oriented life.
But that is not the only thing the Narconon program offers. There were those reasons a person began smoking weed and those reasons may still exist. The reasons could have had their roots in confusions, upsets, fears, anxieties or other problems the person did not know how to deal with. It could be that he didn't know how to achieve his own goals or didn't know how to deal with pressure from parents or teachers. He may have had feelings of shyness or lack of confidence that held him back. He may have suffered abuse from relatives, teachers, coaches, or other kids in his environment. These experiences may have led him to hide out in weed consumption, blocking out any feeling of caring.
In the later steps of the Narconon program, each person gains life skills that enable him to start tackling the achievements he wants. He learns how to deal with others who might want to give him a hard time. He learns how to plan and achieve goals and overcome barriers that might seem to lie in his path.
This is how a person can recover an interest in living even after smoking weed for years. This is how and why lasting sobriety is built on the Narconon drug recovery program.
Some people have a hard time just stopping drug use cold without other help. This is the kind of help that enables a person to leave drug abuse behind for good.