A common query people ask me when they first decide to quit weed is should I quit weed cold turkey? I have a definite answer for you, but you may not like what you hear.
The two contrasting opinions to quitting weed:
- To quit cold turkey
- To cut down slowly
Quitting Weed Cold Turkey
To quit weed cold turkey means that one day you simply stop smoking weed, and never look back. The plan is to never smoke again and people are satisfied to take on all withdrawals at once, knowing that it is only going to be once. Like they say: Do it one time, and do it properly.
It is very easy to plan a cold turkey quit, although you need to make a plan for the onset of withdrawals and decreased stress tolerance. You may not be the nicest person in this time.
PROS: Less planning
CONS: More stressful (if you don’t know what you are doing!)
Quitting Weed Gradually
To slowly cut back is the opposite. You hope to experience more bearable withdrawals for a longer time, this way the hurdle of quitting altogether seems lowered and you have more chance of success in the long run – that’s the thinking behind it anyway.
PROS: More planning and discipline
CONS: Less stressful
Which Method Work For More People?
Although different people employ different strategies to cope with marijuana addiction, the fact is that one of these ways works far more often than the other – on almost every person that we help quit weed.
Believe it or not, when it comes to quitting weed, cold turkey is the answer.
Cold turkey is definite. There is no le-way and not much a lot to contemplate after you have passed your ‘quitting date’.
Quitting weed gradually may seem easier at the beginning (for sure – you haven’t even quit yet) but many people fail in the long run when they try this tactic.
Just one more…
Did you know that every time you smoke weed, you become more addicted? The problem we find with quitting weed gradually is that it keeps ‘marijuana’ as a kind of ‘reward’ in your head.
No matter how you look at it, this is a fight against your own desires – a fight against yourself. Trying to quit weed with will power alone, is not impossible, but it sure is doing things the hard way!
Don’t cigarette smokers cut back slowly to help them quit?
Yes they do, although it would be wise of you not compare a marijuana addiction to a nicotine addiction. Chemicals in nicotine are purely physical addictions, fueling a physical need in the consumer.
Marijuana is different to any other drug. Although contrary to common belief, marijuana does have physical addictions associated with it – although this is not the strong addiction in marijuana that keeps you coming back.
Marijuana’s strength and cravings lie mainly in the psychological addictions it creates in users. This will keep you coming back to weed, and this is what you will need to deal with primarily in order to quit. Do yourself a good deed, quit weed cold turkey.
The easy way to quit weed?
Quit Marijuana The Complete Guide already has everything you need to quit weed. This quit weed guide will walk you through every successful and proven strategy known on the planet today, to help you quit weed and succeed!