Advice on How
to Quit Marijuana: Avoiding Roadblocks - Part One
How to quit
marijuana can seem to some people to be a very simple question and to others an
incredibly complex one. Some may think this difference of opinion simply comes
from peoples varying levels of commitment to their attempts to stop smoking pot
and this is somewhat correct but the circumstances people are in have some of
the greatest effects on people chances of kicking their weed addiction and many
of the problems I like to call roadblocks.
is something we think we cannot pass, an insurmountable obstacle set before us
that stops our attempts to move forward and appear to a marijuana user trying to
quit to be a point they cannot go past so they simply turn around and head back
on down the same path because that roadblock is not going anywhere. Some
examples I have seen include:
stressed when ceasing to smoke weed
Lack of support from
friends and family
Ö and many more!
roadblocks I like to think fall into two categories and need different
A speed hump does not stop you going forward they simply slow you down, they are
rough and sometimes from a distance they look like you canít get over them until
you get closer and attempt it and realize they are not so bad! The only way to
determine this is to look at the situation up close and work out can you just
push on through it and it was fear of failure holding you back from giving up
smoking weed not any real danger.
A real barrier is something that you cannot get past, or if you do try you end
up wrecking yourself or something else (or someone else). Often sever issues of
mental health or extreme social issues can become real problems when you are
trying to work out how to quit marijuana and it looks like the end. Obviously
you cannot just power on here but there are other things you can do. Following
the roads analogy I might be laboring a little bit we might see our path to
quitting marijuana as a straight line with speed humps and sometimes a barrier
ending our journey, but what if there was another path? What if we could go
around that barrier or remove that barrier in a different way that just trying
to drive on over it? The real secret to avoiding roadblocks is to not tackle
them head on if you are going to lose but instead try to find a different path,
think of new ways and approaches to the problem or sometimes realize that this
roadblock might have to be removed by getting our of the metaphorical car and
solving this issue first.
In part 2 on
how to quite smoking marijuana: avoiding roadblocks I will get a few examples I
have seen for a better understanding.
Is Everyone Addicted?
Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
(Health and Geriatric Psychologist
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