How to Stop Using Marijuana

How to Stop Using Marijuana

If you are trying to stop using marijuana, you are not alone. One government survey estimates that over 98 million Americans over the age of 12 have used marijuana at least once. The FBI reports that in the year 2009, more than 850 thousand arrests were made for marijuana possession or use. If you are ready to stop using weed, there is help available and you are not alone.

Are You Addicted to Marijuana?

Take a look at the following signs of addiction and see if you might be struggling with a marijuana addiction:

  • You have tried to quit using weed unsuccessfully
  • You feel tired or depressed
  • You feel anxious about your use, anxious or angry when you cannot use
  • You find yourself spending less time on things you enjoy and more time finding, using and recovering from marijuana
  • You become defensive or angry when someone talks about your weed use
  • You feel a lack of motivation to change or do things you wish you could have done
  • Your relationships or your job have suffered because of marijuana use
  • You waste money on weed that you needed to use for other things
  • You feel like you need weed to balance some part of your life

Steps to Stop Using Marijuana

The following are factors in ending marijuana use:

  • Understand that addiction is a disease. Addiction can be physical or mental in nature. People can be addicted to things that are not physically addictive (such as gambling or sex addiction).
  • Consider addiction counseling. Counseling provides a safe place for you to learn more about yourself as a person and to heal old emotional wounds.
  • Consider detox and rehab. During rehab you have a concentrated time to work on healing your emotions and strengthening your resolve without outside stress or distraction.
  • Let people help you. No one likes to ask for help. It may seem difficult to ask for help, but if you realize how much of a hold addiction has over your life, seeking treatment does not seem unreasonable at all.
  • Help educate the people who love you. Counseling can help you work with those people you love. A reputable treatment center will help your family work with you and not against you.
  • Save your career and your freedom. Uncover the reasons behind your addiction before it is too late.
  • Recover the life you love. When is the last time you were truly happy? Is weed making you truly content with your life? Addiction can create a cycle of unhappiness that seems impossible to escape. Give treatment a chance to see if you can live the life you want to live.

Help to Stop Using Marijuana Today

We offer a toll-free helpline that is staffed by trained counselors. We can offer you treatment resources and care 24 hours a day. Learn more about your treatment options and how to make treatment affordable for you and your family. Find out what your options are. Call us today.