5 Benefits of Giving Up Marijuana

Giving up weed is a personal choice for those whose pot smoking habits are becoming uncontrollable and are damaging their life. While not everyone who smokes pot is addicted or has negative effects from their smoking many that are having trouble with addiction and pot often need to see the positive benefits of being off the drug to start their journey. The benefits of giving up marijuana are many and varied but 5 of the most common perks that ex-potheads mention are as follows:

  • 1. Freedom – This can mean a lot of things to different people but many ex smokers have been amazed at how their life changes once they do not feel they are enslaved to pot. They choices they make are clear and do not come with an addicts restrictions of when they are going to light up, where they will take a hit and so on. Freedom from the chains of addiction is liberating and opens more doors than you imagine when you are still smoking and are addicted.

  • 2. Money – Marijuana is not cheap. Some may have money as the last thing on their list of benefits with more concern with their physical health and mental health but once free of addiction many comment on just how much money they saved not having this habit that now goes towards much more positive things like savings, loan repayments, movies, better food, gym memberships, clothes or anything else that makes your life easier or better. Money should probably not be THE key motivator when you are trying to quit because you need to want to quit not be forced to by monetary constraints however.
  • 3. Clarity – Clarity of mind and clarity of purpose is something marijuana smokers tend to lack from heavy use. This is not permanent however, most people who quit find that after a few weeks to a few months they start to think more clearly as the THC leaves their system and their brain chemistry rebalances from years of pot smoking that changes how it all works.
  • 4. Motivation – Many marijuana smokers suffer fro a sever lack of motivation which may have to do with the chemistry of marijuana and your body but it may also simply be a mindset of addiction. In any case, quitting pot has been shown to help with energy levels and motivation through being smoke free but also from the journey that revitalizes motivation to be able to quit properly too.
  • 5. Self Worth – Self esteem can hit rock bottom during addiction and can take even more hits when trying to hit because not everyone quits first time with ease and may stumble along the way. However those that make it through to the end find their opinions of themselves hit a record high from their accomplishment of overcoming addiction and then adding all the other benefits of giving up marijuana on top of that it can provide a new start to many peoples lives!

So if you are struggling with a marijuana addiction and these sound like the sorts of things you want to experience then click below to find out how you can kick your addiction and live life to the fullest again!



7 thoughts on “5 Benefits of Giving Up Marijuana”

  1. I found your site on google blog search and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. Just added your RSS feed to my feed reader. Look forward to reading more from you.

    Karen Halls

  2. if someone needs someone else to tell them how quitting weed will make their life better, than maybe they have more problems than smoking weed and should deal with those first. Because marijuana addiction is about as life altering as a magazine. by the way most of those things that can be relieved from quitting can also be relieved by making marijuana legal.

  3. Marijuana addiction is usually a symptom of other problems yes. As i repeat on this site quite often Marijuana is not physically addictive which means a person cannot become dependant on the substance only psychologically addictive which is because of other underlying issues.

    As for legalization, that makes no difference whatsoever to people who are addicted or not.

    This is NOT and anti-drugs site … it is a site to help people with problems that is all … but thank you for the comment :)

  4. I think you are very informed, and I’m glad you are getting the word about there to help inform other people. I am 35 years old, smoked marijuana since I was 14, tried to quit a few times (unwillingly), and it didn’t work. Finally, I got tired of being tired. Had no energy, hated spending money I didn’t have, hated the lack of motivation that my heavy use caused, and wasn’t thrilled with hacking up a lung every time I’d take a hit either. My chest hurt all the time. I decided (on my own) that I did not want to do that anymore. I’ve been clean for 4 months now and I feel great. Yes, opinion of self is huge. Mine went up incredibly once I quit and knew I wasn’t going to do it anymore. Of course, I’m glad to save the money too! I save $320 a month by being clean! I also agree it is not a physical addiction. Some people can smoke it once in awhile and all is well, but others can’t. Though the withdrawal isn’t as bad as a physical addiction withdrawal, it is still there for about a week or so. It is more out of habit and not knowing what to do with your time right away. If you are trying to quit, make sure you have better things planned to do with your time. It helps a lot.

  5. Thanks for commenting Tami!

    Glad to hear a great success story on kicking an addiction, You are spot on about that one decision you make to not do it too. So many addicts i know who want to quit reach that point where the choice is thier own and they OWN that chocie to change thier lives … if that decision is a little shakey it all comes crumblign down though.

    Keep up the good work Tami! :)

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