It’s the New Year and millions of stoners worldwide are attempting the same (temporary) resolution:
A much-needed detox.
For some, it’s simply a case of cutting down on excess in general and getting back into shape. For others, it’s the need to take a tolerance break having become a little too hardcore over the festive season. Irrespective of motivation however, a New Year’s cannabis detox can be more difficult than it sounds.
So for those intent on keeping at least one resolution this year, here’s a quick rundown of 10 helpful tips for surviving your dank detox:
For a start, you need to decide exactly why you intend to detox and work out what you expect to get out of it. Attempting to detox just for the sake of it really isn’t going to work. Define your objectives and motivations for cutting down on cannabis and focus on an end-goal.
2.Set a Date
In addition, you also need to set some kind of timeframe for your weed detox. There needs to be some kind of light at the end of the tunnel, otherwise you’ll find it far more difficult to stick to your guns. Set a date and enjoy the countdown along the way.
You’ll find the whole thing exponentially easier to deal with if you bring someone else along for the ride. There’s much to be said for the help and support you’ll be able to offer each other, not to mention a bit of friendly rivalry to steer things along. Maybe even a wager or two regarding who caves first.
You cannot and will not a complete your detox if you’ve got pound after pound of pot lying around the place. Nobody can resist this kind of temptation, so be sure to eliminate as much of it as possible. At the same time, try to steer clear of any situations where you’ll have easy access to pot.
Boredom is the biggest threat of all when it comes to staying on the straight and narrow. Hence, you need to do whatever it is to entertain yourself and keep yourself busy. Find yourself with too much time on your hands and you’ll find it impossible to abstain.
One of the best ways of keeping yourself busy and maximising the effectiveness of your detox is to keep yourself as active as possible. Even if it’s just for a temporary period, step up your exercise regime and make the effort to get out and about. If nothing else, it will help pass the time much quicker!
Detoxification is all about cleansing and purifying the body. Hence, it simply makes sense to eat a balanced diet and give your body the nutrients it needs.This can be a great way of banishing cravings from the equation and avoiding feeling like dirt for the duration of your detox.
No good deed should go unrewarded, so make sure there’s some kind of incentive to keep you focused on your goals. Think of the money you’ll save by cutting down on pot for a while and use it for something you’d otherwise deny yourself.
9.Expect Side Effects
If you use a lot of cannabis on a regular basis, you can expect to experience a good few withdrawal effects along the way. The trick being to never use any of these inevitable side effects as an excuse to hit the bong. Give it a few days and they’ll disappear on their own.
10.Don’t Go Cold-Turkey
Last but not least, nobody ever said that in order to do your body a favour, you need to abstain entirely. In fact, going cold-turkey is often a sure-fire recipe for failure. Depending on your consumption habits and lifestyle in general, immediately quitting cannabis entirely may be implausible. If so, consider cutting down for a while, rather than abstaining entirely.