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Once you have decided to quit smoking marijuana, you probably face the hurdle of â??cravings.â? Often it is not the actual act of smoking that people crave; rather it is the feeling of â??getting highâ? when they smoke. Plenty of people who try to quit marijuana after having been addicted for a long time find the strength of their cravings extremely surprising. Cravings can actually control the behavior of the person!
The cravings can be a result of a variety of reasons. Different people respond to varied triggers. For some people, a stressful day at work can be the cause of a craving or even partying with friends can set of a craving. Mostly people crave weed when they are involved in activities which they would normally perform when they are â??high.â? If you used to smoke right after you got home from work, then it is likely that you will crave at the same time. If smoking was an activity before dinner, you will start getting cravings as dinner time rolls around. On the other hand, some people crave marijuana as a response to stress.
Cravings could start even right after your last peak! Once you fully quit smoking marijuana, it is perfectly normal for the cravings to kick in. However these cravings will intensify in the first five days! The cravings will pay you occasional visits depending on the activities that trigger off your cravings and even the strength of your addiction. However, it may take between a month to forty five days for you to settle into your new behavior and lifestyle. Do not feel surprised or guilty even if you feel the â??needâ? for marijuana even many years after quitting.
As a way to avoid the craving for marijuana, decrease your usage gradually over a period of time. This is a better and safer alternative to trying to come clean instantaneously by stopping its use hundred per cent. You could even set a target by when you want to quit and slow down your smoking as you approach the date.
When trying to come clean of your addiction, pay full attention to your thoughts and closely watch what your mind says. If you are having craving thoughts, tell yourself that you are happy being marijuana-free or that you enjoy being healthy and clean.
As you set off on the journey to control your marijuana addiction, do not let negative thoughts or cravings take over! Focus on what you are gaining by staying clean and shift your thoughts away from â??missing marijuana.â? Take some time off outside and exercise. You can probably handle the stress of quitting by exercising.
Remember that marijuana addiction is controllable and something which you can quit with a bit of determination and hard work. Staying clean can do â??miraclesâ? to your life!