Announcement

Collapse

If you feel a post is inappropriate

Hi folks,

Just a quick note in regards to the moderation of the group. Sometimes if I am a bit short on time or if we get a lot of posts at once I may have to just skim the overall gist of the posts rather than reading them word for word before I approve them, also we all have a different perspective as to what is acceptable and thus there may sometimes be the odd post that gets through that you may feel is inappropriate. And while this doesn’t seem to happen very often if there is anything that anybody reads and feels is inappropriate then please feel free to either shoot me a PM or use the contact form to let me know and I will always be happy to take another look at it.

Please keep in mind however that a post does have to be quite bad or harmful to the group as a whole for us to delete it, I don’t like to be too heavy handed with that kind of moderation and try to reserve it for only when it is absolutely necessarily as generally I like people to be able to have their say and most things can be ironed out with dialogue and often we can all learn from it, that said if you feel something is inappropriate like I say please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to take another look.


All the best,

Cannabis Rehab Admin

If you wish to Use then Use, Your Body Your Choice, You're NOT a Criminal and I wish you well!

My Choice is to be Drug Rehabilitated for 15 years because I Chose to be free from its Control on me!
See more
See less

When you quit drugs you have to make the effort to live again.

Collapse
X
  •  
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • When you quit drugs you have to make the effort to live again.

    marijuana withdrawal symptoms relief
    I have probably covered this issue a number of times before but it’s an important point so I thought I would just write this post on the subject, which is when you quit drugs for many it takes a great deal of effort to start to live again. Often when you use drugs especially one like marijuana, you are continuously getting your satisfaction in life at least in the short term from your use of the drug, although it rarely satisfies you in the long term as it is a very poor substitute for getting your satisfaction from actually living, which when you don’t use drugs is something people are naturally motivated to do and although it does take a lot more effort is probably much more fulfilling in the long term. Drugs may produce those feel good chemicals in the short term, but long term you can get tolerant to them and very board with doing them, it’s the difference between short term pleasure and long term happiness, for more on this you may want to check out this post which relates to the subject and this can zap your motivation for actually living your life to the full which is something there isn’t really any substitute for, for more on this you may want to check out this post, also a lot of recreational drug use may produce chemical reward/pleasure in the short term, but long term in terms of the chemistry of your brain can actually make you more and more depressed, drugs which release too much reward/pleasure type chemicals can actually make the brain less able to do that stuff naturally, which creates a vicious cycle of having to use the drug more and more to feel pleasure which just gets worse and worse, along with the anxiety and any other negative psychological effects that drug use can create long term. The bottom line is a lot of people can find that drugs can really mess with their noggin in a way which doesn’t make for been happy in the long term.

    It can be particularly difficult when you first quit drugs if you have got into a habit of not doing that much and not living that full a life, as now that you no longer have the drugs to produce the feel good reward type chemicals, along with your brain having to readjust and learn to start to operate in that way naturally again, it can leave you flat on your face and really down, but the chemistry of your brain in time usually readjusts and when combined with making the effort to live a much fuller life again, you can start to feel better, it can take some real effort, but like with most things in life nothing worth having usually comes easy, I know it’s tough especially when you are struggling with depression or feeling low, I know how bad that feels, but you have to do all you can to kick it’s ass, if you put the effort in you can rebuild your life, you can get there in the end, but remember there is never any substitute for living a full and active life. Stay positive people, stay strong! We believe in you, we know you can do it. For more information on this subject you may also like to check out the following posts too.

    http://www.forummatters.com/forums/s...ips-and-advice
    http://www.forummatters.com/forums/s...you-love-to-do

    Take care
    Cannabis Rehab Admin

    If you wish to Use then Use, Your Body Your Choice, You're NOT a Criminal and I wish you well!

    My Choice is to be Drug Rehabilitated for 15 years because I Chose to be free from its Control on me!

  • #2
    I had written a longer post, but pushed the wrong button and it disappeared... in short - I feel lost. i should be feeling triumphant on my 15th day of quitting marijuana, but i find myself in a pit of dispair. I don't know who I am without weed. I have smoked since age 19 and now going on 31, I don't know who I am anymore. Will I even like myself now? I have been so emotional, so angry... I haven't the energy to exercise or go anywhere.

    I should be looking for work, as I quit my stressful job abruptly in May. But I don't know what I want to do. i've done sales for many years, as well as customer service, but after many betrayals, i find it hard to trust or even like most people. I wish there were a job in a hole. I can't sleep at night anymore, and find myself sleeping in til noon or 1 pm. Only becasue it takes me so long to fall asleep at night, and once asleep, I don't want to wake to my anger and dispair. It appears I have fallen back into the depression I tried to supress for so long. Counseling is out, as I am unemployed with no insurrance or extra funds, besides, I never really felt they cared about my issues, rather their paycheck.

    This site is the only place I have to vent, to express this and get feedback, because I do want a happy life. I just don't know if I know what that is anymore. I find myself lashing out at those who have stood by me, and they don't deserve that. What can I do? Does anyone else feel like this? Lost... and of course, I want a joint. But failing is not an option right now. I have to do this or I never will...

    Comment


    • #3
      To arcane7...
      I'm on my 6th day so I can not speak from experience, but if you google 'A guide to quitting Marijuana and Hashish' and download the pdf, (I think the actual link is on CannabisRehab.org somewhere) , there is a diagram in there that says the negitive feelings are at their peak between weeks 2 and 3. Which is around the stage which you are at. I thought it may give you some light at the end of the tunnel, it might not but good luck anyways matey.

      Comment


      • #4
        Yes Rooster you are right I have already posted a link to that guide, but here it is again for those who may have missed it.

        http://www.droginfo.com/pdf/guideuk.pdf

        Take care
        Cannabis Rehab Admin

        If you wish to Use then Use, Your Body Your Choice, You're NOT a Criminal and I wish you well!

        My Choice is to be Drug Rehabilitated for 15 years because I Chose to be free from its Control on me!

        Comment


        • #5
          marijuana withdrawal symptoms relief
          Hey all

          Just hit the 28 day mark today so just wanted to share that with someone who cares and hopefully give hope to others in their early days or consideration of quitting. I have never felt better, all the bad withdrawals have finally gone and i feel like i have some sort of life back again which i haven't had since i was a teenager. Still early days i know but so positive and know i can do it this time. My concentration is improving, memory improving - albeit slowly! sleeping now fine, more energy, more sociable, more willing to try new things and have the confidence to try new things. Work is going well too and have realised just how many good friends i actually have and i am appreciating them now instead of taking them forgranted. Enjoying reconnecting and engaging with my child again and he feeling the benefits too of having a happy, well adjusted mum and not a stoner/waster who had very little energy/motivation to play with him.

          Anway was just supposed to be a short post so i'll sign off now and post back soon with progress.

          Keep strong everyone

          FQ

          Comment

          Previously entered content was automatically saved. Restore or Discard.
          Auto-Saved
          Smile :) Stick Out Tongue :p Wink ;) Mad :mad: Big Grin :D Frown :( Embarrassment :o Confused :confused: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) :rolleyes: Cool :cool: EEK! :eek:
          x
          Insert: Thumbnail Small Medium Large Fullsize Remove  
          x
          Working...
          X