Easy ways to make marijuana recovery a success
Marijuana or also known as Cannabis, Weed or Pot is a depressant drug. It is also the most frequently used illegal drug in the world. There is no safe level of marijuana use. The side effects of these medications vary from person to person based on their health, weight, size, how much is taken, or if it is mixed with another medication or pain relievers. A large dose of marijuana produces hallucinogenic effects. The main active chemical in marijuana is THC. Recovery from marijuana is also known as detoxification. To stop addiction to marijuana, you must follow these rules.
Rule number 1: stop lying to yourself and start recovery immediately
Addiction requires lying. Stop convincing yourself that you will start recovery from tomorrow or after this joint. It starts immediately. You must choose between home rehabilitation and residential rehabilitation.
If you have the support of your family, recovery at home is the best option. You will need a safe and supportive environment where you can begin your marijuana recovery. You should be surrounded by people who, in your opinion, will support and encourage you on your path to success: your doctor, your family, your best friends, and your therapist. Be with people who will help you through the recovery process and afterwards to avoid a relapse. Be completely honest with them. If you can’t be 100 percent honest with them, your recovery won’t go well. Don’t be embarrassed that you are doing something about your addiction.
Residential recovery lasts from 5 to 10 days in a hospital or some institution with medical personnel available 24 hours a day. During that time, you will be alone with medical staff to focus on the recovery process and avoid contact with people who use drugs.
Rule number 2: Be prepared to experience a variety of symptoms.
During the recovery process, be prepared to experience a variety of symptoms, from mild to severe. You will have a craving for the drug all the time. Cravings come and go, and that’s completely normal. Your recovery will last from a few days to a few months. Your drug needs can continue for much longer. The most important thing you have to know is that you have to persevere, whatever happens. The other symptoms are anxiety, insomnia, irritability, and poor appetite. The combination of several symptoms can cause real problems in your recovery process. The SMART Recovery program can help you stay on the road to recovery.
If you want to be successful, you have to believe that recovery from marijuana will happen. I mean, deep down, you should know that your body is capable of getting rid of a pot. You can’t take no for an answer. Remember that you are doing this for everyone who loves you, and primarily for yourself.
Rule number 3: Avoid all high-risk situations that led to your addiction.
During and after marijuana recovery, it’s crucial to avoid all the high-risk situations that led to your addiction. The most common high-risk situations are anger, loneliness, and hunger. To avoid them, practice Rule 4.
Rule number 4: create a new life
Create a new life. Avoid fake friends who encourage you to take the drug. Introduce yourself to someone who is done with the recovery from marijuana. Ask him to support you. He or she will motivate you to be persistent and don’t give up when things seem too difficult and be prepared for things to get even more difficult. When the going gets tough, go get some fresh air. Clear your mind and try to find other solutions. Think positive and good things will start to happen. Remember that you can always ask those closest to you for help. They will always support you. All you have to do is never give up.
Try to keep busy at all times.
Do physical activities such as cycling, swimming, running.
Hire an elliptical
Be more active on social media
Introduce new friends
Watch TV or movies
Read and practice motivational books.
Sleep at least 8 hours
Be close to supportive friends all the time.
Don’t be alone. You will need someone to help you when you are in a bad mood.
Change your diet
Eat healthy foods with lots of fruits, vegetables, and foods with fiber. There are tons of foods that contain fiber. For example, about 40% of the total carbohydrates in lentils is fiber. After lentils come beans, with 13 grams of fiber in 1 cup of cooked kidney beans, 1 cup of black beans contains about 15 grams of fiber, and one cup of navy beans has about 18 grams of fiber. A medium artichoke has more than 10 grams. Drink 1-2 liters of water a day. Take a multivitamin supplement if you can’t eat a lot.