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Symptoms of withdrawal occur when the body experiences something it is not used to. Where do these symptoms and pains originate from? The brain! The brain sends a message to your body that it is supposed to be giving out symptoms because it is scared of an undisclosed danger. This unidentified danger comes from the fear of the unknown present in your mind. Read on, for more information.

Marijuana or tobacco don’t come with withdrawal symptoms, rather you are the one who carries them. Passive smokers don’t get addicted or symptoms of withdrawal so why should you?. Read the following article and ask this very question.

Marijuana has some of the characteristics of addictive drugs like tolerance, the urge to use more and more so as to get the very same effect.

How long is the withdrawal from marijuana?

Most individuals who suffer from marijuana withdrawal symptoms do so between the 2nd and 10th day after quitting weed. Symptoms may last up to one month for some people. The most serious withdrawal period is in the first 7-10 days after you stop smoking weed. Different symptoms will clear at different rates.

Do not forget that each day, negative symptoms will reduce up to a point where you are mentally and physically free from THC! Once you know what you can expect, you will be more than ready to handle it.

Marijuana Withdrawal Anxiety

A low level anxiety is the most common marijuana withdrawal symptom. Although not serious, this symptom is not easily cured by distraction or just having happy thoughts. From my own point of view, the anxiety experienced when detoxing from cannabis is a mixture of the fear of soberness, and the urge to go back to a stoned state. It is almost as if your mind is thinking “things are not normal, I hate this new state”. While  you get used to the new state of mind and not smoking, your anxiety will fade.

Sleeping, insomnia and dreaming

Each time I quit smoking marijuana, I would always get disturbances while sleeping. Initially, the insomnia may be quite serious. My worst was about four hours of sleep in sixty hours. I’ve heard that some people sleep less than five hours each night, but the most serious symptoms of insomnia tend to fade after about one week of quitting.

During marijuana withdrawal, you experience very intense and beautiful dreams, and many individuals, (including me) have had crazy doomsday nightmares. When you smoke plenty of bhang, you tend to not dream as much, or even not remember them, thus getting accustomed to dreaming and then interpreting dreams takes time. I have discovered that my dreams settle after about one month, and the nightmares drop within the first two weeks.

Weight loss and change of appetite

Lack of appetite is another common symptom of marijuana detox. I have met two people who have to smoke before eating. When they give up smoking, they lose their appetite. It is almost as if they required the weed to eat food. Truth be told, withdrawing from marijuana stresses out the body, and when you are stressed, you might lose your appetite and weight. Losing weight has to be the greatest benefit of detox.

Treatments for marijuana withdrawal symptoms

Time and patience is the best way to cure marijuana withdrawal symptoms. One of the key things in learning is to have a plan to get over the withdrawal and avoid a relapse. One thing that actually helped me get over the cravings and withdrawal was the book by Gary Evans. The book guided me through the first two weeks and provided me with exercises to get rid of some of the stress of quitting.

Filed Under (Quick Help Suggestion, Weed Advice) by Gary on August-21-2013

Maybe you need a buddy to help you quit Marijuana.

I used to smoke pot but I gathered my wits together and found some great techniques to help me quit the habit. Many people think that you can stop smoking or stop using pot using your willpower alone but many do need to contact a Marijuana help line.

But let’s think about this for a minute, what is willpower and how does it work?
You cannot see willpower, it is a hidden strength and some people have far more willpower than others.

Packing in the puff takes a lot of courage and lots of people go hunting for a quitting buddy to help them through tough times. In reality is it that important to have a friend to help you through the bad times?

Now let’s think about this a bit more.

You feel unable to go through the quitting process on your own so you look for a quitting partner to help take you through. It seems as though you just can’t quit on your own!You feel a dark cloud is hanging over you because you realize that you need a quitting partner, which means that you don’t feel strong enough to go it alone.

Having someone close to hand to help you through the quitting process is great but it’s not the end of the world if you have to go it alone. OK , you may feel a little more stressed than you normally would.

So you have entered a vicious circle, being without a quitting buddy makes you feel stressed and when you feel stressed you want to smoke.

So how do you go about making the situation better for yourself?
Maybe one of your mates wants to kick the habit at the same time as you, if this is the case that’s great. Go out together, have fun but stay out of places that are crowded and smoky.

Try not to go out looking for a quitting buddy but on the otherhand accept it if one comes along. If no one else comes along when you start to quit then carry on  and do it your own way.

You have to be disciplined to give up weed, when you have made up your mind don’t change it. Quit for thirty days and you are going to feel like a different person, you will feel fresh and clean. If all of your attempts fail then make contact with a Marijuana help line.

I often see people looking for a quitting buddy before they make their big decision to pack-in-the-puff. But does having a buddy to share your pains with really work?

Let’s look at this in a little more detail.

When you are seeking a quitting partner, what you are really saying to yourself is that you don’t want to quit on your own. Or even worse … that you can’t quit on your own! Immediately a small cloud has been cast above your head as soon as you start thinking about quitting partners because you’re saying to yourself that you don’t have the strength.

Now that isn’t to say that by having someone to share your troubles with is a really terrible thing and will condemn you to failure. Not at all! But it will make things a little more pressured than it needs to be.

When you put yourself under pressure you create stress for yourself. Stress is a trigger to make you smoke.

What’s the answer then? Well if you and a friend made the decision at the same time and it seems like the logical way to proceed then it would be very beneficial for you both to spend time together away from smoky crowds and atmospheres.

However I wouldn’t encourage that you actively seek a quitting buddy, if one falls on your lap then great you can assume it was meant to be. But if you don’t know anyone else wanting to quit at the same time as you then forget about them and go down your own path.

Decision is the absolute key to quitting weed. Make the decision and stick to it. 30 days later, you’re clean, fresh and feel like a brand new person. Why not try it? You never know you might like it! 🙂

The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.

Napoleon Hill

As an ex-pot-smoker, it took me several months to finally get my act together and unearth some powerful techniques to aid in the quitting process. Most believe that willpower alone is all you need to stop smoking cigarettes or to rid your addiction.

Although will power sounds like a nice thing to have, what exactly is it? Is it an unseen force that we can all call upon on demand? How come some people can summon more of it than others?

I believe will power isn’t an unseen force or mystical power, in fact I believe that willpower is the same as creating a decision. You make countless decisions on a daily basis, some decisions that you make are larger than others. For example, it doesn’t really matter that much if you put your hair in a bun today or whether you leave it loose.

However what about the decision to go to work today or not? Now this has a larger impact on your entire day. You never know – it might be that you get caught taking a day off work and the consequence is that you get fired! That one decision to have a day off then rippled through your life causing various different effects.

Similar with making a decision to give up weed, you have a ripple effect. By not smoking today, you will experience an effect or outcome because of it – which might be as bad as an argument or as good as some positive praise from family and friends.

The first step I took to quit my pot addiction was to make the decision! This is critically important. Most people make a half hearted decision to quit smoking weed and then relapse soon after. It is this half heartedness that really does the devastating damage because there is resistance to doing it.

It’s like saying …

  • I want to quit smoking pot, but I like the feelings it gives me.
  • I want a new job, but I don’t think I’ll get a new one.
  • I want more money, but I don’t deserve it because I don’t do anything!

If you attack quitting smoking weed with resistance then you will fail and relapse. You’ll just a quickly be able to justify why you can smoke and why you should because that firm decision was not behind you.

My advise would be to make the decision and instead of looking for excuses and reasons as to why you cannot quit. Make a list of all the reasons why you can give up, why you should give up and why you want to give up.