Based on my own personal experiences and others I have talked to I have noticed that many people do not dream when they smoke marijuana. Recently, one of the members of our team quit smoking and noticed a strange anomaly.
He began to have extremely odd dreams. One of the dreams was of him turning into a dragon and battling Voldemort a character from Harry Potter. The others were just as strange, and for 2 to 3 weeks he continued to have nightly weird dreams. Eventually, the intensity of his dreams subsided, but as his dreams quelled my curiosity grew. I decided to do a tad bit of research (a quick google search) on the matter.
Low and behold this is a well-documented withdrawal symptom from smoking cessation, and was actively talked about in forums, blogs, and detox websites. Although, the cause for these flood of vivid dreams has not been researched I wanted to test it out for myself. I quit smoking and had some dreams that my friends double-crossed me, that my dog could fly, and even a dream where I smoked with Justin Bieber.
I went into this experiment with a positive attitude and looked forward to dreaming every night. It was almost like a psychedelic trip every time I slept, literally anything could happen. After a week though my dreams subsided and I resumed my smoking.
My recommendation for those who stop smoking is to mentally prepare yourself for these dreams and look at them in a positive light. Obviously, some dreams can be terrifying, but more times than not I had some pretty crazy dreams that I really enjoyed. It can actually be a fun part of your quitting process, and I would even go as far as to say you should write down your dreams so you can read the absurdity later. However,
If a marijuana user feels the need to undergo drug addiction counseling, then he or she should go by all means.
There is no harm in getting help when you quit smoking.
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