5 Tips for Overcoming Addiction
Follow these guidelines to put cannabis addiction behind.
Write down your reasons for wanting to leave the porros
A lot of people are surprised when they try to quit smoking at once and can’t stand two days. The reason is usually that the person has not spent the time necessary to visualize their goal, nor why they really want to make the effort to break a habit that they have for years.
The biggest difficulty in overcoming any addiction is usually changing the perception about the addictive substance or activity. If the person continues to yearn for consumption and think that quitting porros is “a loss”, it will be much easier for them to go into the drug.
Take a piece of paper and take some time to write down your reasons for wanting to quit marijuana.
Create a healthy lifestyle (exercise and diet)
Human beings do not only come down to their desires and objectives, it is very important how we treat our body. If a person does not feed properly and leads a very sedentary life (little or no physical exercise), they will feel less energy and less eager to do things. In addition, because of the lack of nutrients and poor body condition, the person’s mind will also not function at full capacity.
A person who eats badly and doesn’t exercise is much more likely to develop psychological problems or not overcome those they already have (such as cannabis addiction).
The decision to quit marijuana must be accompanied by comprehensive changes in the person’s lifestyle. Otherwise, the chances of relapse will be very high.
Make a list of healthy changes you want to bring to your life, and start integrating them into your day-to-day life little by little.
Stay away from your past “fumeta”
The moment a person decides to quit using marijuana, it’s important that they make other changes that are consistent with their new lifestyle.
Many people who go to cannabis cessation therapy end up realizing that they have a number of “toxic friendships,” people they’re not able to enjoy if they’re not “smoked.” So when they decide to leave the, these people no longer bring them anything in life, and it’s not worth continuing with contact.
In addition, going out or spending time with people who smoke usually greatly increases the chances of relapse. It’s a matter of taking stock and choosing new priorities.
Another topic is paraphernalia and marijuana-related merchandising. T-shirts, hoodies, pipes, grinders… constant reminders of marijuana use, which are not worth sticking to after someone has made the decision to change their life.
Make a list of people or things you no longer need in your life if you’re not going to keep smoking.
Solve your emotional dependence on the porros
When working with addictions, we should never ignore the fact that any substance use will be intrinsically motivated by the desire to escape unpleasant emotions and situations.
Stress, frustration, boredom, sadness… inadvertently, bull users get used to smoking every time they feel unpleasant emotions they don’t really know how to deal with. Hence the importance of working side by side with an addiction psychologist.
The person must learn to deal with these unpleasant emotions in different ways, learn new strategies to deal with difficult life situations, do other things to relax or feel enjoyment, which at the same time are consistent with a new healthy lifestyle.
Physical dependence will go away when you spend a few weeks without smoking porros, but emotional dependence on marijuana experiences and memories will be a risk for many more years, if you don’t learn to work it.
The vast majority of people who can’t leave the is precisely because they’ve tried to skip this step.
Ask an addiction specialist for help
I’m an addiction psychologist,and I’ve been helping people banish drugs from their lives for years. If you or someone close to you is having trouble with the, please contact me. You can see more information about how I work, and my contact details, in my profile.