So… you’re having problems because of your addiction to marijuana, and you want to quit.
But why is it so HARD? In fact, you may wonder if it’s possible. You probably have a whole list of “reasons” why you think you just can’t do it.
Myth #1 – You “Need” Marijuana to Relax
Marijuana withdrawal can make you feel stressed, and now you need a new way to relax:
- Taking a walk
- Talking with sober friends/sponsor
- Reading a book
There are countless ways to reduce stress that don’t involve getting high.
The best part?
No unpleasant side effects.
Myth #2 – You “Need” Marijuana to Sleep
People in early recovery often experience sleep disturbances that can make it hard to stay clean. But this comfort is only temporary, and can be eased by working on your sleeping skills:
- Not taking naps
- Curbing caffeine intake
- Making your bedroom more conducive to proper rest
- Sticking to a bedtime routine
Be careful with prescription sleep medications, which can be addictive.
Myth #3 – The Cravings Are Too Strong
- Professional addiction counselor
- Sober friends and family
- Other members of your 12-Step fellowship group
There is strength in numbers, so don’t try to do it alone.
If your marijuana use is negatively impacting your life, Lasting Recovery is a premier outpatient drug rehab in Southern California. With a multidisciplinary approach that addresses the disease of addiction on several levels, Lasting Recovery can help you reestablish a life free of substance abuse.