According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2007, 14.4 million Americans aged 12 or older used marijuana at least once in the month prior to being surveyed. About 6,000 people a day in 2007 used marijuana for the first time-2.1 million Americans. Of these, 62.2 percent were under age 18.
Millions of Americans continue smoking marijuana well into their adult lives and end up missing out on many opportunities. Marijuana can be used to help cope with day to day life but in reality it only makes things worse. Instead of working things out or bettering ourselves to be healthy and productive we self-medicate and become stagnate CBD. At some point we need to ask ourselves if this is really worth it? Is this how we want to live our lives or do we want more?
When quitting marijuana people need to understand that their lives will improve in several areas. It will improve financially, emotionally, physically, and often times spiritually. When quitting a bad habit we need motivation – if you think back to when you started smoking marijuana you can probably relate it to having fun, peer pressure, or making a bad day better. In the beginning it seemed to do the trick but over time you lost the desire to achieve new things, work out your problems, have fun without it, and even say no to other drugs. Eventually, people may come to a place in their lives where they want to quit marijuana and get on with life.
One of the strongest motivators to quit smoking marijuana is the desire to do so. Often time that desire is fed by many things; staying out of jail, being a better father, starting a family, going to college, obtaining a career, having more money, etc. There are many reasons to quit and the more you have the more likely you will give it up. You won’t become anything more than what you are laying on the couch smoking pot dreaming about winning the lottery. It just won’t happen!
When giving up bad habits it is important to look to the future, take what you have learned from your past and apply it to your future goals. Marijuana doesn’t work and it won’t improve the quality of your life. In fact, it tends to hold people back. Set your future goals to be the best you can be. Don’t sell yourself short, set high goals and see yourself achieving them.