Marijuana is now legal in many states across the nation. People use it both recreationally and to alleviate various symptoms of medical conditions. However, marijuana use can cross the line into marijuana abuse in some circumstances. If it is causing problems in your life, it may be time to quit smoking weed. Some people who wish to quit can do so on their own. However, others need some professional support. If you have tried to quit without success or are concerned you won’t be able to quit on your own, you can seek help at a recognized drug addiction treatment center.
With over 50 years of experience, New Bridge Foundation® has been named one of America’s “Best Addiction Treatment Centers” for the past three years, per a survey conducted by Newsweek Magazine. To learn more about our effective, affordable drug rehab in Berkeley, CA, reach out at 866.772.8491 today.
Is Weed Really That Bad for Me?
The key words to consider in that question are “for me.” If a substance you are using is creating problems in your life, or if it is incompatible with the way you wish to live, but you continue to use it anyway—that isn’t use; it’s abuse. It can be challenging to distinguish between marijuana use and marijuana abuse, and you may need the help of a drug and alcohol treatment center to figure it out.
Additionally, if you are abusing marijuana to cope with a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, it would be wise to seek professional help. Using a recreational substance is never a substitute for proper mental health care and treatment. The qualified staff members at New Bridge Foundation® can help guide you through the quitting process while ensuring that you receive the treatment that best suits your needs.
How Do I Know If It’s Time to Quit Smoking Weed?
The only person that can honestly assess the impact of cannabis use on your life is you. Here are some signs that it might be time to quit:
- Family and relationship problems related to weed
- Work performance issues or being high at work
- Deceptive or secretive behavior around marijuana consumption
- Feeling bad or guilty but not being able to stop smoking weed
- Self-medicating for depression or anxiety
- Neglecting financial responsibilities or overspending on weed
- Getting in trouble with the law—marijuana is still illegal in several states.
If you have made the decision to quit smoking weed, you have already taken the first step on the road to recovery.
What Will Happen When I Quit?
You might be concerned about what will happen if you suddenly stop smoking weed after using it heavily or for a long time. Withdrawing from cannabis isn’t life-threatening, but some of the symptoms can be uncomfortable. The more you are using, the more likely it is that you will experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Sleep disruptions
- Anxiety or feeling restless
- Lack of appetite
- Low mood
If there is an underlying mental health issue, quitting cannabis can bring that issue to the forefront. This is one of the main reasons that seeking support from a substance abuse treatment center might be helpful when trying to quit smoking weed.
Learn More at New Bridge Foundation® Today
Even though many people consume marijuana without an issue, some people want or need to quit and require support from professional counselors to do so. The team at New Bridge Foundation® provides a caring, nurturing environment in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Clients have access to a full array of comprehensive addiction treatment services, as well as a peaceful, safe environment in which to heal and recover. New Bridge Foundation® offers a combination of evidence-based treatment methods and holistic therapies to help clients discover sobriety. We also know that your healing journey does not end when you leave our care, which is why we offer free aftercare for life.