Over the last year, many of you have asked me to direct you toward any helpful resources that I’m aware of in the getting control of the marijuana habit.
Your wish is my command. Here’s a list of both free and paid resources.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links I provide are affiliate links which means at no additional cost to you, I do get a small commission if you decide to purchase said product. I do not recommend any resource without first hand experience or vetting it thoroughly. I hope you can find at least one thing here that will help you start breaking free of the marijuana habit.
My Most Recommended Resource:
Why is this self-guided program my most recommended resource? Quite simple really: this was the program I actually used to quit smoking weed.
After smoking 15 years straight and then spending a couple of more years reading books and digging through forums trying to quit with no success, this is the guide that gave me all the things I needed in one place to finally quit for good over one year ago.
Rather than me trying to explain it though, I’ll let the creator of the guide do it in his own words. Even if you decide that the guide is not for you, you should at least come away with a better understanding of marijuana dependence by watching the following video:
Even though I’m not personally a fan of Twelve Step programs, I give kudos to Marijuana Anonymous for being the first organization to ever take marijuana dependence seriously.
You also have to credit them for offering lots of information and for being free (they do ask for donations though and rightfully so if you actually benefit from their meetings). Here’s the link to their site:
Engaging with other people who are going through the same thing you are can be a big help and online forums are a great way to do this. My only complaint about the forums is that sometimes they seem to focus too much on the “woe is me” rather than the “yes I can”.
Here are four of the best forums that I know of:
Meditation is one of those things that seem very simple yet can be difficult to get started. Anyone who finally gets into meditating regularly though will tell you it’s well worth the effort and goes a long way in solving life’s problems. Here’s a link to the best meditation guide on the net:
Keeping a diary is another one of those things that help you down the path of self discovery but can be awkward to get started. Here’s a really easy way to get started:
Books on Marijuana Dependence
There seem to be triple the number of books on marijuana dependence than there were just a couple of years ago. These are my two favorites:
by Dr. Tony Deramus
This was the first book I got when I first decided to tackle my weed dependency. It’s the most highly rated book on Amazon about weed addiction. It really helped me to begin to understand marijuana dependency and to firm up my resolve to quit weed. It’s a really good read, and a great compliment to the Quit Weed Guide.
by Dr. Kevin P. Hill
This is an awesome book because the author does not take sides. Dr. Hill is completely non-judgmental about those who can smoke weed on rare occasions without getting addicted. He also gives a lot of clinical proof that there is such a thing as marijuana addiction. However, the most important aspect of this book is how marijuana significantly impacts developing (teenage) brains.
For those of you interested in detoxification only, I don’t have any specific product I can recommend from first hand experience. However, the guys below claim to be forensic scientists, offer support via phone, and guarantee their product. So if you need to detox fast for a drug test or some other reason, you may want to check them out:
Although many weed dependent smokers find they can get control of their habit through means other than rehab, there are times when rehab is the only solution left especially when weed use is mixed up with other drugs or other addictive behaviors. This is nothing to be ashamed of when it means getting life back on track.
The greatest obstacle to rehab is the expense and admission process. If this is something you need assistance with, check out the following links:
We do have a blog here at How to Quit Smoking Weed Help. Here’s a list of the articles that seem to have resonated most with readers over the last few months:
- Who You Hang With – Sometimes the Truth Hurts
- Getting My Swagger Back by Quitting Weed
- Marijuana Relapse
- When to Get Professional Treatment for Marijuana Dependence
- 12 Steps, 10 Steps, No Steps, or One Step at a Time
Here are three more free videos associated with the Quit Weed Guide that I’ve already mentioned. Whether you decide to get the guide or not, these videos are packed with thought provoking material on breaking the weed habit:
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