Marijuana & Addiction Quotes

I am a big fan of short, punchy quotes when i am trying to motivate myself for anything. I paste them around the house, on my computer and use them in email signatures. Some think a single flippant quote might be meaningless but they msis the big picture in that it is you who applies the personal meaning to those quotes where they touch on something you can empathise with or something you want to aspire too. For marijuana addiction these are some of my favourites and some favourites of ex addicts i know.

“What hashish gives with one hand it takes away with the other: that is to say, it gives the power of imagination and takes away the ability to profit by it.” ~ Baudelaire (1860)

“Marijuana is like Coors beer. If you could buy the damn stuff at a Georgia filling station, you’d decide you wouldn’t want it.” ~ Billy Carter

“Marijuana you can give up, I’ve given it up for fifteen years now and it never occurs to me to smoke it anymore.” ~Larry Hagman

“Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.” ~ George Carlin

“You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.” ~ David Ryan

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung

“For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction… A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three — the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn’t get you, the others are waiting in the wings.” ~ Peter McWilliams

“We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.” ~ George Sheehan

“The biggest liar is addiction.” ~ Anonymous

“A junky runs on junk time. When his junk is cut off, the clock runs down and stops. All he can do is hang on and wait for non-junk time to start.” ~ William Burroughs

“Addicts turn their pleasures into vengeful Gods.” ~ Mason Cooley

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Help For Pornography Addiction – What Options Are There?

Help for pornography addiction is not as easy to find as help for other addictions and is often harder to decide if you should get help because of its sensitive nature. Addictions to drugs and well known behavioral addictions like gambling and alcoholism while embarrassing and terrible have a sense of acceptance in the community thanks to wide media coverage and public awareness campaigns which is a good thing. However pornography addiction and sex addiction often is still a taboo subject as our sensibilities towards sex in general hampers our progress on this front.

So what can you do to get help for pornography addiction if you know you have a problem?

There are options thankfully but each has their pros and cons and often the availability is the biggest issue of them all.

Meeting Formats
Alcoholics anonymous is famous for their meetings and 12 step programs which have helped many people by giving them a social outlet and a plan to follow which is all some people need. However the downside is that such meetings for pornography addictions are often very hard to be involved in if you wish the be truly anonymous and are not comfortable in a social situation talking about pornography, sex and masturbation.

Therapy
While some people crave therapy and having a personal individual outlet for their feelings and emotions about their addiction to porn therapy is very expensive and often very long term. If you recognize that your addiction perhaps comes from a deeper issue you feel you need help with then this may be a good course of action however.

Self Help
Stop self abuse with self help! Any addiction can be cured with the right advice, The correct understanding of why you are addicted, the right course of action and of course a huge amount of willpower! Help for pornography addiction can be done by yourself without you having to announce it to the world but for this you need to stand up and take charge of the situation and having the right information is the key to this as knowledge is power.

Click here for mroe self help informatio to help you overcome your pornography addiction or seek help if a loved one is addicted and you do not know what to do:

http://www.kick-addiction.com/pornography-addiction/treatment/

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Advice on How to Quit Marijuana: Avoiding Roadblocks – Part Two

In part one we discussed how problems in our life can present what may seem like barriers that we cannot overcome and force many people to turn around and give up on their attempt to quit smoking pot. This advice on how to quit marijuana will continue on with some common and not so common examples of how former pot smokers have handled these situations.

Social obstacles
Many marijuana addicts are social smokers as well as on their own and many have a culture that is based around smoking pot and all their friends do and often their families too. Recently I heard of a girl who was stressed out because all of her close friends smoked pot but she really wanted to stop and felt that if she revealed this to her friends there would be social consequences. This may have been understandable but the stress and anxiety over losing her friends nearly broke her resolve until she was advised to look at the issue a little closer and found that the problem in her mind had become a lot bigger than it really was. By simply talking to her friends about how she felt it was best for her without judging her friends she found that most actually supported her and some decided to join her in her efforts! This was a classic example of a speed hump where the obstacle only seemed impassable and became smaller only when she had the courage to go over it.

Family Obstacle
Sometimes a social problem is not as easy to overcome however as another common problem is when your family all smoke and you cannot move out, and even worse they do NOT support your efforts to quit. A lack of freedom and space can make if very hard and if you can not change those around you and receive no support the stress can be very high and drive you back to smoking as it can be too hard not too. This is more a of a road block as you are caught between a rock and a hard place and it feels like there is no solution. In these times you have to be a little more creative and find a new way, the individual in question here fond a way forward by realizing that the roadblock that was his living conditions and addicted family was the only reason he kept smoking, not only this but a fairly abusive relationship with his father was sapping his will and all this stress and anxiety simply meant it was easier to smoke and fall into line even though he knew it was destroying his chances at a better life. The solution … to move out despite the horrendous difficulties this posed. It was a new path, a rocky path but it was this or return to the same problem. I head from this guy a few months later and now that he had quit smoking he had moved into a clean share house and while money was tight the benefits of being free was worth the hardship. This may not be possible for everyone but it shows how a rougher path can sometimes be the only way forward if you identify the crucial base problems for your continuing dependence on smoking weed.

Masking Problems
Another reason some people continue to smoke weed is that it is a way to mask another problem such as depression, anxiety or even rage and psychosis. Some feel that the effects of marijuana help them cope with these conditions but know that they need to quit, and then fall back to smoking because they feel they cannot handle whatever other problems they have. With this in mind the roadblock is the other condition they suffer from that stops them moving forward but the problem most face is that they think this other problem is unsolvable and often use it as an excuse to continue smoking because masking their problems is easier than fixing them. The answer? Treating the underlying problem of course! If this means going to therapy or buying medication designed to specifically deal with brain chemical imbalances then so be it but only by removing this roadblock will you ever move forward.

In the end all of these problems are about analysis, honesty and a motivation to do things other than just stopping smoking which is sometimes the easiest bit. By finding a path you can follow these stressful difficulties can be avoided and overcome making the road to find out how to quit marijuana that much easier, better and lasting too!

For more advice from someone who has been there and done that and knows the real reasons why people find it hard to quit click below to find out more.

http://www.kick-addiction.com/marijuana-addiction/treatment/

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Advice On How To Quit Marijuana: Avoiding Roadblocks – Part One

How to quit marijuana can seem to some people to be a very simple question and to others an incredibly complex one. Some may think this difference of opinion simply comes from peoples varying levels of commitment to their attempts to stop smoking pot and this is somewhat correct but the circumstances people are in have some of the greatest effects on people chances of kicking their weed addiction and many of the problems I like to call roadblocks.

A roadblock is something we think we cannot pass, an insurmountable obstacle set before us that stops our attempts to move forward and appear to a marijuana user trying to quit to be a point they cannot go past so they simply turn around and head back on down the same path because that roadblock is not going anywhere. Some examples I have seen include:

  • Becoming extremely stressed when ceasing to smoke weed
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nightmares
  • Lack of support from friends and family
  • Social ostracism
  • … and many more!

These roadblocks I like to think fall into two categories and need different approaches.

Speed humps
A speed hump does not stop you going forward they simply slow you down, they are rough and sometimes fro a distance they look like you can’t get over them until you get closer and attempt it and realize they are not so bad! The only way to determine this is to look at the situation up close and work out can you just push on through it and it was fear of failure holding you back from giving up smoking weed not any real danger.

Barriers

A real barrier is something that you cannot get past, or if you do try you end up wrecking yourself or something else (or someone else). Often sever issues of mental health or extreme social issues can become real problems when you are trying to work out how to quit marijuana and it looks like the end. Obviously you cannot just power on here but there are other things you can do. Following the roads analogy I might be laboring a little bit we might see our path to quitting marijuana as a straight line with speed humps and sometimes a barrier ending our journey, but what if there was another path? What if we could go around that barrier or remove that barrier in a different way that just trying to drive on over it? The real secret to avoiding roadblocks is to not tackle them head on if you are going to lose but instead try to find a different path, think of new ways and approaches to the problem or sometimes realize that this roadblock might have to be removed by getting our of the metaphorical car and solving this issue first.

In part 2 on how to quite smoking marijuana: avoiding roadblocks I will get a few examples I have seen for a better understanding.

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Marijuana – Addiction vs. Legalization

I gotta say I am getting a little tired of encountering so much ignorance about marijuana out there on the internet and it is coming from both sides of the legalization debate and the sad thing is I do not think anyone is actually listening or looking at anything particularly objectively.

I have been trying to promote kick-addiction.com in a few places and have had some very positive responses and some very aggressive responses primarily from the pro-marijuana camp. To this I just want to say one thing:

Kick-Addiction.com is not an anti-drugs site!

I do not want to get involved in the legalization debate because that is a side issue to what kick addiction is about which is overcoming psychological behavioral addictions. Legal or illegal does not matter to me and does not really matter to many other people smokers or non smoker either but the effects of marijuana and those who become addicted to it are real and information for those people dealing with these issues is welcomed most of the time so why do pro-marijuana people despise facts about marijuana (real ones backed up by science not made up ones of course) and why do they care so much?

I wonder what I will face if I try to advertise the site to people suffering sex and pornography addictions, certainly alcoholism and others do not get this sort of adverse reaction.

Science, Laws, Egos, Rebellion … whatever. Addiction in general is real and a human problem with human issues and consequences and that is all this is about … everything else I just white noise in the background to me.

Stay healthy, Stay happy, Stay motivated … and blow off some steam sometimes … writing rants seems to do it for me! :)

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Help Me Quit Weed! – What Help To Seek & How To Help Yourself

Help! The word everyone has cried at some point in their lives and a word that is often underestimated, misunderstood and sadly often ignored. ‘Help me quit weed’ is not just something people say looking for a few tips and hints like it was some do it yourself project with some nails and a hammer. When we include help in anything we do it is a way to reach out and say to the world I am in trouble, I am floundering, I cannot do it on my own.

If this is how you feel do not be ashamed nor embarrassed because as has been said everyone cries out for help and if we did not we would never learn important skills and lessons. If you want to quit smoking pot the experience of others is very important to seek to better your knowledge and to maybe gain some support in your time of need. It also signifies that you realize you have an addiction strong enough that you feel your current motivation and willpower cannot overcome for a wide variety of reasons.

So where can you find help? An importantly … who should you ask?

The real trick with finding information, support and understanding is that sometimes these things should not all be found in the same place. An expert on drug use who has not used drugs can tell you many things that are important to know and will help you but will they give he same insight an ex-pothead might be able to give? Also people who quit smoking weed give the kind of support you need that might need a deeper bond? The answers vary wildly based on what you need and when you need it but a good guide is to be informed from multiple points of view and to find support in those who have empathy and understanding.

In the end however you must take the advice to your cry of ‘help me quit weed’ from others and apply that to yourself because no one can hold your hand forever and seeking help is the first step to helping your self not only in quitting marijuana but also in life beyond cannabis and into the future because in the end YOU must do the hard yards, but if you have knowledge and support behind you it makes it that much easier.

So if you are looking for help to quit smoking weed click below to find more information and support to help you get through this tough period.

http://www.kick-addiction.com/

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Overcoming Weed Addiction – Does It Have To Be Difficult?

Overcoming weed addiction is often considered a difficult process and when you start out the road ahead may look like a journey filled with pain and problems that may turn you back to marijuana and back to your old way of life until it once more becomes unbearable and the cycle starts again. But does it have to be difficult? Is it as hard as we think when we set upon that path or are we sabotaging our own efforts by imagining the worst and making a self fulfilling prophecy with doubt and imagined difficulties?

The answer in many cases is NO, it does not need to be hard because overcoming weed addiction is mostly in your own mind!

This is not to diminish or belittle the challenges you might face and some people have some very bad situations to be quitting pot in but all the same it is the attitude you take into the process that will make things go smoothly or not. To be able to get an attitude of confidence and positivity in these situations is the key to turning any difficult situation into solvable problem and turn mountains into molehills in your perception of them. This may not seem possible but it is all in the preparation of your next few weeks trying to quit that counts, if you pack your mind with the right tools and information you will have all you need to tackle the issues and more importantly you will have the confidence to combat them making the process doubly less difficult!

To do this though you need a few things that only you can provide yourself.

  • An honest assessment of your situation
  • An honest assessment of why you are addicted
  • An understanding of how marijuana addiction works
  • A clear and defined goal to reach
  • A clear understanding of the benefits of quitting
  • A commitment to reach that goal and gain those benefits

So if you are ready to quit smoking pot and are looking for a foolproof way to overcome your weed addiction visit http://www.kick-addiction.com/marijuana-addiction/treatment/ to find out how thousands of others have kicked the habit and now live happier healthier lives.

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Internet addiction made an official disorder in China

China could become the first country to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder and plans to lead the world by registering the condition with the World Health Organisation.

Beijing’s Health Ministry is expected to adopt a new manual on internet addiction next year, based on the research of Chinese psychologists. It will recognise the condition as similar to compulsive gambling or alcoholism.

“China finds itself at the forefront of this research because we were among the earliest to set up clinics . . . we had a sufficient sample of patients so that we could carry out proper scientific analysis,” Tao Ran, who set up China’s first internet addiction clinic at the Military General Hospital in Beijing, told The Times.

He said that he had reached his conclusion by studying more than 3,000 people over four years.

Read The Rest Here:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5125324.ece

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