logistic: I agree. As a nurse, I saw so many patients shaking and vomiting during marijuana detox. Alcohol detox literally killed patients, but not nearly as many as marijuana detox. Once I saw a marijuana addict vomit his own large intestine out from withdrawal.Such a shame.
olddinosaur: logistic: I agree. As a nurse, I saw so many patients shaking and vomiting during marijuana detox. Alcohol detox literally killed patients, but not nearly as many as marijuana detox. Once I saw a marijuana addict vomit his own large intestine out from withdrawal.Such a shame.Hogwash, dogwash, frogwash and so on.Withdrawal from marijuana causes some agitation and nervousness in extremely heavy chronic users, but the symptoms are very mild compared with nicotine withdrawal, which is one of the most painful and protracted drug withdrawal therapies known to exist.I speak from experience, having been there and done that. Farkers ought to also bear in mind, small amounts of hemp at regular intervals knock the edge off nicotine cravings to the point where the patient can ALMOST stand them.You call yourself a nurse, you ought to lose your licens for spreading lies like that. Go round the back to the nearest dumpster and scavenge yourself some professional integriy.
N9NJA: I call BS on this one. I quit pot and X cold turkey. Cigarettes? Those, I can't seem to quit, with or without aid.
snocone: So, Fark qualifies as addictive.Step away from the computer for your own good.
fragMasterFlash: [img6.imageshack.us image 269x275]And I never had to waste time waiting around for some shiatty fleabag dealer to get his shiat together ever again. Legalize it and maybe I'd have a bit occasionally, but never -ever- will I put up with some fecking moran dealers bullshiat.
Marcus Aurelius: GAT_00: PainInTheASP: You'll feel a little anxious when you're down to just stems and seeds and there's nothing to do on that rainy Saturday afternoon, but fight the urge to make that phone call. Pick up a book instead. Lather, rinse and repeat for about 48 hours and guess what? You're past the worst part.You do realize that's addiction, right? And that isn't even addressing the psychological, but not physical, addition of needing it to calm down and relax.I have been addicted to tobacco, opiates, and alcohol at various points in my life. From those experiences, I can assure you that pot is no more addictive than good ice cream.
eurotrader: Krymson Tyde: I used to smoke cigarettes; quitting was one of the hardest things I've ever done.I used to smoke a lot of marijuana (2-3 oz/week) then I took a job where random drug tests were a possibility; I stopped smoking with no side effects.Cheap ditch weed 2-3 oz a week or over sharing? I have met a few people that smoke a lot of weed and if that was decent quality you would have interesting body chemistry or you never left the sofa except for snacks
89 Stick-Up Kid: No one finds it suspect that this article comes out just before we vote to legalize it?
ParagonComplex: An article comparing weed "addiction" to nicotine and alcohol is misleading to the point of being evil and insidiou, and anyone that tries to say otherwise are equally evil and insidicous. Should be ashamed of yourselves for misleading the simple-minded and uneducated.
grinnel: Never smoked much weed, but used to be a 1 to 2 pack a day smoker. Loved me some Lucky's. The hardest part about quitting was not the chemical addiction but the habitual addiction. What I found was that it is by far easier to quit when you do it for yourself because you truly want to quit, not from outside pressures.In the other hand, masturbation is the hardest thing to quit, both as a physical and habitual addiction. I wonder if they'll ever find a cure....
danfrank: I've never smoked cigarettes, so I can't speak to what it is like to quit that, but if it is no different than quitting weed
Dinjiin: I have friends and family who are/were heavy pot smokers. Most would smoke in order to chill out and relax when they were stressed. They were perpetually self-medicated in order to cope with life.The problem is that they tend to become highly agitated and moody when they are stressed and they can't smoke. They've lost the ability to cope with stress without being medicated. So while pot may not be physically addictive, it sure as hell seems to be mentally addictive.That is a hard habit to break. It doesn't help that people don't want to be around your grumpy ass when you're trying to kick the habit, so you don't have a lot of support from others.
Shmeat: ...smoking pot turkey?
b0rscht: there are downsides that are rather slippery and difficult to pin down.
Krymson Tyde: Smoking was evenings and weekends. All evening and all weekend.If I was at home I was vegetating.
give me doughnuts: oliass: Ibogaine is the answer. After trying everything under the sun, Myself, my wife, my mom, and my brother all quit nicotine through an ibogaine treatment. That was years ago and none of us have smoked since.Did you put it in both cups of wine?
bdm26: I like to smoke pot....and then eat some cold turkey from the fridge.
orbister: iaazathot:But then cigarettes can't possibly be harmful, can they, as we all know someone who smoked 40 a day and live to 93.
TheSilverKey: FTFA:" Like all heavy drug users, stoners get high for a reason: To get your drug use under control, you need to find other ways of solving the problems you currently medicate with pot. Since one of the most common reasons that people get high is to change negative mood states, you need to find out the roots of that problem."This article is a lot more legitimate than people are stating. Nobody's an addict when they're having a good time.
NewportBarGuy: That evil weed. Horrible stuff. If you're on the executive board of Phillip Morris USA (not international).
JRoo: Lord Dimwit: It may not be addictive physically, but I've known plenty of people who would rather smoke pot than get a job, do something active with their friends, or, you know, do anything at all.One of my friends who's a big pothead hitched a ride with me on a six hour car ride back to where we grew up. I don't care if you smoke pot, but I have a job that requires security clearance, so I said that under no circumstances was he to bring pot in my car; I couldn't afford to get in that kind of trouble if we got pulled over for unrelated reasons. He couldn't stand to not smoke pot for six hours. He smoked up before he got in the car, and then brought pot against my wishes into my car and smoked up in a gas station's bathroom. I was furious. (This guy also got fired from several jobs because he'd smoke up before work and then doing a crappy job.)So yeah, not addictive in the physical sense, but people can be psychologically addicted to anything.Well maybe that guy just sucks because I smoke before work all the time and I do a pretty damn good job at most every job I've ever had.I almost dare you to find a carpenter that doesn't smoke weed.
PainInTheASP: Huh? How do you quit smoking pot? Here's a hint: PUT DOWN THE FRIGGING BONG.You'll feel a little anxious when you're down to just stems and seeds and there's nothing to do on that rainy Saturday afternoon, but fight the urge to make that phone call. Pick up a book instead. Lather, rinse and repeat for about 48 hours and guess what? You're past the worst part./Friggin newbs.
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