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  • Quitting Marijuana Cold Turkey

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    Hello everyone. I have been smoking pot since I was 16 years old. I quit for about two years and then started up again when I moved to a new state at 19 yrs old.

    I had been wanting to detox for some time now, but didn't have the motivation or a good reason to detox since I used it to self medicate for anxiety and depression. I'm aware that is not a smart thing to do since pot only leads to further depression and anxiety, but after being on a number of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds and not liking the way I felt on them I continued to smoke pot.

    My fiance and I sat down recently and decided that we both needed to detox our vices, he drinks, I smoke. We want to get healthier because we want to start a family after we get married and I don't want to be smoking pot when I get pregnant or after I have kids. I figured it's easier to detox now while I'm not pregnant than quitting after I found out I was.

    This is a huge step for me as I have been smoking almost everyday for 4 or 5 years now. I woke up this morning on edge because I knew I was out of pot and I was not suppose to buy anymore at this point. I know how I got when I couldn't find any to buy and I'm scared that's how I'm going to be for a few days while going through this. I hadn't even been awake 30 min before I was standing in the kitchen in tears over something so small and petty.

    I've read several posts on CannabisRehab.org and everyone seems very helpful here. I know I can do this, I'm just scared shitless right now of what I'm going to have to go through to get over it.

  • #2
    I was very scared about quitting and it has been difficult. But sooner or later you just have to feel the fear and do it anyway.

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    • #3
      Marijuana Addiction Abuse

      Hi j me welcome to the forum.

      Most things in life that are worth doing aren’t easy, quitting scared me too, but once I did it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The fear of it was worse than the reality. You will get through it and you will be glad once you have that you did. You might want to check out our tips on how to detox smoking marijuana.

      Take care and keep us posted on how it goes. We are here for the downs as well as the ups.
      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!

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      • #4
        I made it through the first 24 hours and I think they were the hardest for me being very emotional, crying for no reason and having an excruciating headache. This is the first time I've gone 24 hours without smoking, but my fiance has been very helpful and supportive even though I was snappy at him last night.

        Sleeping sucked! I feel like I didn't even fall asleep last night even though my fiance said I was sleeping a few times when he woke up in the middle of the night. Does it take a while to get back on a normal sleep schedule?

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        • #5
          j.me
          it does take a little while to get your sleeping pattern back to normal,ive quit for about 6 weeks and im still not sleeping normally but it has got better,just appreciate whatever sleep you get and be happy with it,it is a pain i know but its only for a while,try not to sleep in the day and try not to have a lay in so you will be sleepy at night,dont get angry when you cant sleep it only makes things worse,
          dont worry about the crying,because im a grown man and i felt tearful as well for no reason,i kept thinking about all the good times i had before i stopped smoking,i also felt sad because i didnt have a spliff to comfort me when i got home,its all part of the healing process and it does get better TRUST ME!!!.....you should read other posts on this website and see that everyone is in the same boat....just keep it up and it will get better.....one day you will laugh at all the detox symptoms you went through.....KEEP STRONG!!!!!

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          • #6
            Thanks for all the advice it's truly appreciated. I'm just glad I'm going this while I'm on break from school and I got laid off from my job before Thanksgiving, so at least I don't have to go through these things while I'm working or going to school. School starts back in 3 weeks though and smoking was a stress relief for me with that.

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            • #7
              Yeah quitting dope messed with my sleep something awful, it took a few weeks to get back to normal. It’s just something you have to go through. Good luck.

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              • #8
                quitting

                Its been 6 days for me. I'm a special case. I started smoking dope at 11 years old. I'm 48 now. I smoked all day. Not marijuana. I'd take the pot and spin it in a coffee grinder for a couple seconds then card out the resin on a glass sheet. I'd do this through the winter as it doesn't work in the warm. Take the resin and press it into hash. Plus I have access to the worlds best skunk which makes it all the more harder.

                Sleep will go back to normal after a couple months at the most. I'm sleeping like a baby already. I have gone through it all believe me. I quit several times before. The longest was 6 months. After 6 months everything goes back to normal except you will still crave dope from time to time. After all it was fun besides the colds cough not going anywhere to visit family...Etc.

                The first day is the hardest. Once you have a day under your belt you can use that as strength. You know you can do it now. Don't think just one more toke and I'll quit. It is a lie. You can never smoke again just accept it of smoke away and don't worry about it. Smoking away and fighting with yourself is no good. If your going to fight with yourself about quitting...Quit first. Good luck you can do it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                  Its been 6 days for me. I'm a special case. I started smoking dope at 11 years old. I'm 48 now. I smoked all day. Not marijuana. I'd take the pot and spin it in a coffee grinder for a couple seconds then card out the resin on a glass sheet. I'd do this through the winter as it doesn't work in the warm. Take the resin and press it into hash. Plus I have access to the worlds best skunk which makes it all the more harder.

                  Sleep will go back to normal after a couple months at the most. I'm sleeping like a baby already. I have gone through it all believe me. I quit several times before. The longest was 6 months. After 6 months everything goes back to normal except you will still crave dope from time to time. After all it was fun besides the colds cough not going anywhere to visit family...Etc.

                  The first day is the hardest. Once you have a day under your belt you can use that as strength. You know you can do it now. Don't think just one more toke and I'll quit. It is a lie. You can never smoke again just accept it of smoke away and don't worry about it. Smoking away and fighting with yourself is no good. If your going to fight with yourself about quitting...Quit first. Good luck you can do it.
                  I agree....the first day was definitely the hardest but I was able to get through it.....in my mind barely, but I know I did good. I noticed I had a huge lack of energy Monday and Tuesday but I think it's starting to come back just a little bit.

                  I know I got some sleep, it just feels like I got zero and that's what's bringing my energy down a lot. I want to start working out to keep myself occupied throughout the day but I just feel I have no energy to do it right now.

                  I don't plan on ever smoking again. I gave all of my smoking apparatuses away and I can't roll a joint to save my life so I have no way to smoke now. I think that helped a lot, once I got all of that stuff out of the house yesterday it seemed to make things better. I've deleted numbers out of my cell phone of people I know I can get pot from, some friends, some just dealers, but I know it will be better that way. My fiance was proud of me for doing that.

                  My one big problem is getting my sleep schedule back to normal before school starts up again. My school is super stressful and demanding and like I said smoking was my stress relief from that, I'm hoping to have a solid sleep schedule by January 9th, but from what everyone is saying it will take a bit longer than that. That's really the only thing I'm scared about at this point.

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                  • #10
                    it does get better

                    working out at the gym and keeping yourself busy during the day will tire you out at night time,cut out all your caffeine completely,have a hot bath at night time and a hot milky malt drink these things will help you sleep,when you were smoking the drug it was sedating you and knocking you out.thats why you slept so well.....it was also my biggest fear as well when i gave up

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                    • #11
                      I tend to not drink a whole lot of caffeine anyway. I have a cup of hot black tea in the morning and have been trying to drink juice and water during the day instead of Sprite (which has no caffeine anyway). I have always had a problem drinking water anyway....but I'm trying to not drink it much at all. I did notice on Monday (the first day I hadn't smoked any pot) the tea I drink did a number on my stomach, but it's gotten better.

                      I'll try the hot bath at night and the milk thing as well. My big reason for starting to work out is to put weight on. I've always been under weight and I'm 5'9" so I need to start putting on some weight....I'm hoping my appetite gets bigger soon too!

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                      • #12
                        It keeps getting easier.

                        I'm on day 5. It was hard for me today. I was home by myself and I have honey oil and good grass lying around. I can go grab a joint when ever I want and I can roll joints that look talor made. Don't think I'm stronger than you because I'm not. I'm as weak as they come and I've quit many times before. Always saying it was my last. I'm lifting weights to get into shape for snowmobiling. It sure helps me stay away from the dope. After a good workout you do not want dope for a while. I craved all day. Sometimes today telling myself I'd have a little puff later just for tonight because of Christmas eve. I stay off it by not going right away to smoke but waiting for a little longer. Afterwards I'm happy i didn't give in.

                        If you find yourself saying your going to give in just wait for another hour and you will regain your strength. I can sit around people smoking dope and not take any. I don't think it helps to do that. Certinally changing your lifestyle will help. I go visiting family i never visited for a while. I find when I quit I'm much more open about the addiction than when I'm using. You will gain weight and you will look better too. The skin on your face will be healthier and you'll notice this when looking in the mirror in the morning. I was pretty far gone so maybe I could tell easier.

                        Keep busy, find things to do that really interest you. Try to avoid frustration. Remember what another person said about not getting mad because you can't sleep. Try not to feel helpless against this as you can and will get through it. When you wake up at night remember just resting with your eyes closed will help you feel rested. Think about how good you have done so far! Think about how happy you are to have quit and smile from inside yourself. Tell yourself you quit. Tell yourself tomorrow will be another good day. When you wake up at night try to smile about these things as you have done it. If you feel like choking your fiance remember I felt like choking my girlfriend too. You will be estra sensitive so be aware of that.

                        If you break down and smoke dope it will be a big let down for you. You'll feel guilty and will not enjoy it at all. So don't even think about that. It is a mistake. You can feel your inner self crying out in appreacion for quitting. I get excited about quitting for myself. Don't start eating everything in sight as you can over do it. Last year I gained 20 lbs in around 3 months. Then I tried to limit my food intake so I wasn't gaining. I started smoking because I tried one joint that was only suppose to be one more time. It was a month before I was back on it all day. I lost 20 lbs. Started lifting weights and now I've quit smoking again. I've gained weight just in the last 5 days. There are millions of x potheads. We might as well be two more. Were actually quitting together!

                        I never drake a coffee in my life. I eat breakfast when I get up in the morning. I always have tried to eat healthy and stay healthy. You seem like a smart girl. I think you will do OK if you don't let your guard down. Don't think because you quit for a year you can have a joint now. What ever level you were at you'll go right back to it if you start again. So beware!

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                        • #13
                          its xmas day and im upset i wont be getting stoned tonight,but a bigger side of me is happy that ive given up,my sleeping is a lot better but not 100% i wake up in the night but get straight back to sleep,

                          quitting the drug will help you put on weight because your metabolism slows down as the anxiety leaves your body,when i smoked the drug i use to get paranoid and think to much about anything and everything,which burns a lot of energy,weed also effects your nervous system,you need to have a good strong nervous system to build any kind of muscle because your muscles rely on nerves to grow and obviously training and good food,the the drug blocks the signals from your brain to your muscles,which stops them from growing,also you need to stop eating "the munchies i.e. crisps,sweets chocolates" that you use to eat when smoking weed,speak to a gym instuctor they will guide you,i find going gym and building muscle is a milliond times better BUZZ then any the drug has ever given me,it gives you such a nice confident feeling about yourself

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                          • #14
                            Well the dreams started last night. I haven't had a dream like that in god knows how long and I woke my fiance up to tell him about because it was mainly about him. I had read on other posts on CannabisRehab.org and also had my best friend tell me that when she quit she had very lucid, vivid dreams that almost scared her sometimes.

                            I feel it's getting easier as each day goes by, but man that dream kicked my ass last night. I do however feel like I finally got some sleep/rest last night.

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                            • #15
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                              Yesterday was the first day that I really craved a bowl. It wasn't just one time during the day either, it felt like it was all damn day long! My fiance got me in the gym last night though to start working out. I have tendinitis in my knees so I can only really do the elliptical and free weights for my arms. I'm going to look into finding a hot yoga class as well, but the craving was horrible yesterday. I got through it though and it's been 7 days since I've smoked.

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