If you've made up your mind to quit, it is just a case of reminding yourself that you are someone who does not smoke marijuana. You shouldn't try to resist it, because that allows the possibility that you will fail and give in! You just DO NOT SMOKE IT.
If you are presented with this choice: Smoke or no smoke? Your answer from now on is no smoke.
That will give you a will of iron :)
Also, it's a good idea to write down all the benefits of your decision and look at them regularly as well as adding new ones to the list as they come up.
drug addiction aren't that easy to get rid of. even though marijuana is not physically addictive, it is psychological.
if you really want to quit you need to change your lifestyle, join a club or pick up a sport or something then CHANGE your entourage. make NEW friends. "you can't fly with the eagles if you hang with the crows"- Brock Lesner
if you sit around and do the same things you did before and hang with the same people you will never quit, and if you do, you ll relapse in no time. talk to a counselor at your school, they will help you and it's all confidential.
This decision isn't an easy one, let me tell you. It really comes down to how much of a part of your life smoking weed was before. If it was something you would do all day every day, then you really have to take steps to change your life, otherwise you won't see much reason to quit for good.
For me, it was a matter of changing jobs, deleting dealers phone numbers, no longer hanging out with people who smoke weed, ect. It isn't as simple as just saying no, especially when you have been doing it for a long time on a regular basis.
I suggest you really just sit down and evaluate just how much weed has become a part of your life, and then start trimming those parts out, even if it means not socializing with people who do it. They may be your good friends, but weed is a social drug, and if you want to quit smoking, then you can't continue to socialize with people who smoke.
thank Jeremy yea thats my problem right now is that so many of the people i know smoke and im going to have to stop hanging out with them which sucks but i will find new friends so it will work out thanks for the advice man
When I quit I always found it awkward hanging out with friends when they go outside to smoke a blunt. I wouldn't join them and just felt left out. Obviously it led to less time spent with them. I don't even know why I ever smoked, the stuff just made me want to sleep and laugh at farts.
I don't hang out with any of my old friends at all. I know that if I did, I would want to get stoned and it would be like old times again. So far, I have been clean for over 2 years. I don't want to go back to that lifestyle, so I make choices that keep me away from it, even though it is easily obtainable where I live.
Anyway, good luck with your buddies, I know it isn't easy to be the only one who doesn't smoke. If they are really your friends, you could always talk to them and ask them not to smoke when you'll be around, they should be able to at least do that.
Because of this discussion I'm starting to think of quitting too. I know it doesn't do damage to you mentally (trust me, I've done a LOT of research), but I know physically it's made me less in shape. I sit around a lot more and eat really poorly when I am high. I'm still going to put more thought into, but I think I might be quitting.
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