Quitting weed after 13 years of heavy use

Postby fish2020 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:33 pm

Hi everyone

I am 28 years old and currently into week 2 of quitting my heavy weed usage. I smoked multiple joints a day since I was 15 years old. I really want to know if I will ever be able to smoke weed recreationally without setting my brain back to square 1 to times when I was smoking a lot. I read a lot about withdrawal and also PAWS, but I still have questions. Can I ever light up a joint and feel the next day like I never quit my detox? If yes, how long do I need to quit? Or will I always fall back to square 1 even after quitting for multiple minths or even years? Thanks a lot guys, I hope someone hear can help me with their own experience of quitting
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Postby tokeless » Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:48 am

Hi,
Why do you want to stop weed if your aim is to smoke recreationally again after you've detected? Are you wanting to have a break or cut down, I'm not sure. If you quit properly why would you want to start again? Need more answers really.
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Postby fish2020 » Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:02 am

Thanks for your reply. I want to be able to enjoy the drug like someone who hasnt smoked regularly. Someone like that doesnt wake up the next day and crave another hit. I wanna be able to smoke once a month without falling into old patterns and I am wondering if this is even possible after my chronic use. Or will the withdrawal symptomes start over again everytime i smoke again for the rest of my life? Weed has so many benefits if u are not attached to it.
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Postby tokeless » Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:45 am

I think that goal is unrealistic because you have already experienced that hit when you first got high... you can't go back to pre weed, although you can feel the effects of weed differently if off it for time. As for controlling your use, it depends on what you smoked it for... if to manage emotions then you either learn another way or you will slip back to daily use. I knew the type of stoner I was, which was wake and bake all day long, so I can't try again because in time I will do that again... i loved it and the effects but in the end it became my priority and i didn't like that bit. To help you cut down you need to break your day up, so you go to places where you can't smoke or hang with people who don't. Then you choose the time to smoke and get control that way... time, no structures and weed is a recipe for heavy use.
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Postby fish2020 » Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:59 am

Yes I can relate to your description a lot. I have quite a strong will if I wanna achieve something so I will manage to even hang out w my old friends without smoking. I guess I have to find out myself if I can touch weed ever again without falling into old patterns. My goal now is to stop for at least a month and then decide further.. thanks a lot for your time and tips
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Postby tokeless » Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:57 am

In my opinion and experience, it is also important to understand that we make a choice to smoke. We can think we don't or argue it's not that easy, but because of the easy availability of weed it puts the onus on us and we try and make out circumstances dictate our choices. These are excuses really. If I put you somewhere where there was no weed, you would accept it much easier because you don't have a choice. Knowing where you can get it makes it harder to resist but we still choose to make that decision. Make choices that reflect your goals.
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