Stop smoking

For fun or to relax, smoking cannabis, also known as smoking cannabis, seems harmless. But you can also become mentally dependent on it. When you want to stop smoking weed, you discover that it is not easy. In this article you can read why it is difficult to stop smoking, what cannabis does to you and what you can do yourself.

What does smoking have to you?

When you are high, you are relaxed, you may experience less pain and muscles may feel weaker. It may also be that the functioning of the senses changes. Common effects of this are: change in taste perception, an increase in appetite and a more intense feeling during physical contact.

Cannabis is a psychoactive drug. This means that the active substances influence your behavior and experience. The active substance in cannabis is THC, which makes you high. When you smoke cannabis, the THC is quickly absorbed through the lungs into your bloodstream, after which it is distributed to the brain and other organs in the body. THC increases dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is the substance that gives a rewarding and satisfied feeling. This relaxes your body and gives you a blissful feeling.


Long-term effects of smoking cannabis

Too much smoking can cause problems in the long term. Blowen beïinfluences your behavior. You may experience problems in the areas of finances, relationships and work, but also psychological or physical complaints. Other negative effects of smoking cannabis can include:

  • Decreased motivation
  • Forgetful: poorer memory
  • Concentration problems
  • Irritable
  • Nervousness
  • Feeling anxious and panicky
  • Lung complaints 
  • Depressed thoughts


Stop smoking

When smoking is a daily necessity and activity, quitting will not be easy. Blowing may not seem addictive to you, but when you stop smoking you realize how dependent you were on the cannabis. 

Some tips that could help you quit smoking:

  • Make a list: write down why you want to quit and what benefits it brings, but especially what your motivation is.
  • Establish your pattern. When do you smoke and why? Also consider other options or activities you can do during these times. 
  • Don't underestimate quitting smoking to reduce the chance of a relapse.


Withdrawal symptoms

Stopping smoking cannabis causes withdrawal symptoms. Complaints you may experience are: sleep disorders, no appetite, severe sadness, a short fuse, a high heart rate and excessive sweating. In some cases, this serious sadness can reach such a point that the will to live is very little or that you no longer know what to do with yourself.


Quit smoking at Castle Craig

If you cannot change your addiction yourself, it is useful to call in professional help: ask for help from your doctor or an expert by experience. 

Of Sign In at Castle Craig for treatment for cannabis addiction. We offer tailor-made care for the recovery from cannabis addiction. In a interview We will determine together what your treatment process will look like. For mild to mild addiction, treatment can be done within the Basic mental healthcare to be enough. Is it a more complex addiction, do you combine smoking with more substances or do you suffer from other disorders or problems? Then Specialist Mental Healthcare could be the solution for you.

Behavioral intervention is often used in the treatment of cannabis addiction, such as: cognitive behavioral therapy en family therapy. These have proven to be effective in treating cannabis addiction.