Weed Use and Social Withdrawal

There are several physical marijuana withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting weed.  We will get to them momentarily along with how to stop smoking weed without withdrawals.  But there is one significant symptom tied to chronic weed use that is really important:  the act of withdrawal itself, social and psychological.

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Say what about Social Withdrawal?

What we’re talking about here is the further down the rabbit hole of weed dependence you go, the more disengaged you become with your own life and those around you.  Do you want the life you used to have or better yet the life you could have?

Have you been a daily, multiple times a day, weed smoker for some time?  What do you do when you don’t have to work or an obligation to fulfill?

  • Zone out with the TV?
  • Spend hours on Facebook?
  • Watch all the porn on the internet?
  • Play video games all day?

Who does this take time away from?  Your

  • friends?
  • partner?
  • family?
  • kids?
  • Yourself?

We all need time to ourselves, but couldn’t this alone time be more productive by reading, pursuing a hobby, exercising, or just laying on a hammock musing at the clouds without weed?

Maybe you’re a “productive” weed smoker.  Some people say smoking weed them motivation to get a lot of work done.  I used to use this excuse all the time.

Is smoking weed giving you the illusion of getting stuff done?  When you look back at all the stuff you accomplished while smoking weed, what can you hang your hat on?  How has smoking weed enabled you to get ahead in life lately?  Well?

Maybe none of this resonates with you and you flat out disagree.  If so, there’s no need to waste your time here.  But if you’ve read this far, something must be hitting a little too close to home.

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Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

Perhaps you realize all too well the social and psychological ramifications of chronic weed use but it’s the pain involved with quitting weed that keeps you from breaking the cycle of weed dependence.  What are the withdrawal symptoms you’re trying to avoid?  The most commonly cited by those trying to quit are:

  • Insomnia
  • Body aches
  • Craving a good smoke
  • Depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches from quitting weed
  • Stomach Pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Brain Fog from quitting weed

Thankfully not everyone experiences all of these marijuana withdrawal symptoms, it all depends on the person and the symptoms generally don’t begin until a couple of days after your last smoke.  Then they last for a week to a couple of weeks.  This is why people relapse time after time:  these damn withdrawal symptoms are just plain rough.  Want to learn how to stop smoking weed with minimal withdrawals?  Our complete guide to quitting weed is absolutely free.

What Causes Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms?

When you smoke marijuana, a big dose of THC flows through your bloodstream straight to your brain to make you high but as your cannabinoid receptors get their fill, the remainder of the THC is stored in your body’s fat cells and is gradually released back into the bloodstream over a matter of days.

Have you ever smoked up real good one night and as you begin to move around the next day, you feel a little bit high, even though you haven’t smoked since the night before?  THC is being released from your fat cells in smaller amounts as it will continue to do in diminishing proportions over the course of the next several days.  So, if you smoke all the time, you can imagine how much of a THC surplus you have built up that will take weeks to completely flush from your body after your last smoke.

A scientist could go into a lot more detail as to what causes marijuana withdrawal but the fact remains that it is REAL as described in the experiences of regular weed users who decide to quit.

Now, getting back to the psychological and social withdrawal associated with prolonged, chronic weed use:  doesn’t this cause enough pain to serve as motivation to get through the difficulty of quitting?

If you’re not ready to quit just yet, I completely understand.  I’ve been there, but at least continue to educate yourself about the damaging effects of weed dependence and the benefits of quitting weed.

Can CBD Hemp Oil Reduce Weed Withdrawal Symptoms?

When I quit weed it was before CBD Hemp Oil was know about and now it’s everywhere being used for so many things such as anxiety, sleep and even cancer. Over the past two years I have had one user after the other tell me how much CBD Hemp has helped get them through withdrawals and helped them avoid relapses. We support this all the way and have some wonderful material on our site to help educate you about it. This article on using CBD Hemp Oil to help quit smoking weed is a good place to start.