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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.

What Is Marijuana?

It is a mixture of seeds, stems and leaves that originate from the hemp plant. There are actually over 200 different street names for marijuana. Every single type of marijuana on the planet alters the mind in some way.

Marijuana actually changes the way that the human brain functions. A substance known as THC is the active chemical that is inside of marijuana. However, marijuana also contains over 400 other chemicals that have some negative effect on the human body.

Why Is Marijuana Addictive?

Over time, marijuana has been grouped together with a wide range of addictive drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not even know the reason why this drug is so addictive. There are several reasons why marijuana is so addictive for people who use it.

One of the most obvious reasons why people succumb to marijuana addiction is because it makes a person feel good. In most cases, the senses are enhanced to make ordinary situations seem very amusing. People who use marijuana normally feel much better both mentally and physically after they use it.

The way that marijuana makes the human body feel is the number one reason why many people have problems when they want to quit using it. Using marijuana is considered a social and pleasurable experience. The psychoactive compounds in marijuana are very strong, which makes it that much harder for a person to quit.

What Are The Negative Effects Of Marijuana Addiction?

Effects on the Lungs

A variety of studies shows that marijuana can cause lung cancer. Inside of marijuana smoke, there are many carcinogens known to cause different types of cancer. In addition, the way in which a person uses marijuana helps to determine cancer risk.

People who smoke marijuana normally hold the smoke inside of their lungs for a long period of time, which keeps the smoke in contact with cells. Using marijuana can cause increased mucus production and irritate the lungs.

Effects on the Brain

Marijuana addiction impairs mental functioning significantly. Fine motor skills and mental perception are also impaired when a person uses marijuana. People who use marijuana also have difficulty solving problems and thinking efficiently. Memory formation and learning are also impaired.

When a person uses marijuana, their memory and learning ability can remain impaired for weeks. Studies show that people who smoke marijuana are much more likely to develop some type of mental illness such as depression, anxiety or schizophrenia.

Effects on the Heart

Smoking marijuana has been shown to increase a person’s heart rate by anywhere from 20 to as much as 100 percent. Increased heart rate can last for a period of three hours. People who smoke marijuana are five times more likely to suffer a heart attack. Another problem with using marijuana is the fact that it causes the heart to beat irregularly.

What Are The Advantages Of Quitting Marijuana Use?

A lot of people can use marijuana in moderation and continue on with their life. However, there are some people who have trouble controlling marijuana use, and they would like to quit using it altogether. One great reason to quit using marijuana is to save money.

Chronic marijuana users normally purchase in quantity, which can cause them to spend a lot of money. By quitting marijuana, a person stands to save a substantial amount of money. Upon quitting marijuana, a person can benefit from increased stamina because their lungs are no longer adversely affected. Once marijuana is out of the picture, lung capacity will increase dramatically.

Another excellent reason to quit using marijuana is for better sleep. Using marijuana disrupts natural sleep cycles, which is why better sleep is the result of quitting marijuana. These are just a few of the most popular reasons why people choose to eliminate marijuana addiction from their life.

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.

Filed Under (Quick Help Suggestion, Weed Advice) by Gary on January-30-2007

There are effective treatments and supplements that you can take to control the urge to smoke marijuana, however not everyone can afford to go to a rehab clinic or fork out hundreds of dollars for craving supplements that may or may not work.

This is where Emotional Freedom Technique (or EFT) comes into place. It is free, quick, easy and very effective at stopping cravings of all kinds including craving to smoke marijuana joints.

So what is EFT?

EFT is in simple terms, a method to break habits. By applying pressure on certain areas of your body whilst thinking about your craving you can reverse this craving for whatever it is you do not want. The technique is also used to send positive affirmations to your subconscious mind. The technique looks very strange but it is very simple to do and very effective. I would recommend everyone try this technique as it is so simple to achieve results.

What you will be doing is tapping with our fingertips on certain key points of the body. Just before tapping and during tapping you should concentrate on your craving. For example, if you wanted to smoke a joint, you would think about smoking a joint and imagine yourself already smoking a joint.

It’s very simple stuff and can be performed by anyone. Results are instant and the whole process should not take you more than 3 minutes to complete.

For your complete guide on EFT please visit’s EFT Quitting Guide.

First we make our habits, then our habits make us.

Charles C. Noble