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.
CreamFilling: It was at that point I realized something doesn't have to have a neurochemical or physiological basis to be an addiction.
logistic: I was being sarcastic.
Truncks1: It is really easy to quit smoking weed. Its not anything close to nicotine. And I was just as unproductive before and after. Its all insane bullshiat.
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.
dpzum1: AND, Alcohol is the only drug which can KILL DURING DETOX.My family has 4 nurses and a Doctor, I KNOW WHAT THE F I'M TALKING ABOUT.
Weaver95: That said, for some people, marijuana is a wickedly difficult master. Ironically, its (relatively) low cost and the lack of obvious severe negative consequences from frequent use make spotting problems and changing behavior more difficult:this statement makes little sense.
Krymson Tyde: 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 snacksIn fairness it was a team effort with a friend, but I held a full time job at the time. Smoking was evenings and weekends. All evening and all weekend.If I was at home I was vegetating.
NewportBarGuy: Marcus Aurelius: I'm pretty sure that not smoking doesn't cause bronchitis :)I'll concur with the SundaesChild. Both times I quit for significant periods I wound up with pneumonia or bronchitis. You get over it and can breathe easier afterwards, but for some people (I'm assuming 1+ pack-per-day smokers) this is an issue. You also begin to taste food again as the cilia in your throat regenerates, and you get a nice deep voice.Maybe that was just puberty?
cepson: As addictive as nicotine and alcohol? Then we should make it as illegal as nicotine and alcohol.
Espertron: I'm surprised this hasn't turned into some pot-snob thread
NewportBarGuy: logistic: I was being sarcastic.Never admit to a troll as beautiful as that.
purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: Truncks1: It is really easy to quit smoking weed. Its not anything close to nicotine. And I was just as unproductive before and after. Its all insane bullshiat.I remember quitting and thinking "oh I'm going to be so much more productive now and be able to remember things better" and then finding I'm just lazy and still can't remember shiat.
muddythinker: The Fark headline is misleading. Even the author says:
orbister: give me doughnuts: QUitting tobacco was hard. Quitting pot was as easy as waking up the next morning.So you were addicted to tobacco but not to pot,
iaazathot: Oh for farks sake...All my adult friends have successfully stopped smoking weed. Not all of them have been successful with cigs. Most have been successful at giving up alcohol if necessary.My wife works with special populations that are very likely to be using drugs and alcohol heavily. Pot, not a problem to kick, alchohol is very difficult, meth is practically impossible according to her data (which she does keep). Heroine is almost as tough as meth, and cocaine is harder than alcohol but less difficult than meth and heroine.Is it that time of the year for false information about marijuana again?
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.
FloydA: I remember being addicted.It was as though all the lights were on, but nobody was home. I felt as though someone else was controlling my mind; it didn't belong to me any more. The sweating and shaking were nearly constant reminders. I was unable to eat or sleep and breathing was difficult due to a tightness in my throat. I was deeply into it. I kept telling myself that I had built up an immunity, and I really wanted to believe that, but it would be more accurate to say that I constantly wanted more. I could see all of the classic signs, but it was as though I had lost the ability to read. I started having heart palpitations, and I seemed to be moving at a different speed from everyone else. I couldn't be saved, and I longed for oblivion. As long as there was any left, I would be happy to take it. Like I said, I wanted to believe that I was immune to the stuff, oh yeah, but in the end I finally had to face it. Also, for some reason, there were a bunch of women wearing too much makeup and playing guitars.
gilgigamesh: 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 smoke pot on a near daily basis, and I have for decades. However, whenever I travel (and I travel a lot), I don't bring weed with me. So I will go from daily intake to anywhere from a few days to several weeks weed-free; cold turkey.When I do, other than missing it a bit (especially if I'm on vacation), I don't have any symptoms of what could reasonably be termed withdrawal. Not the least bit of anxiety or distress. I just stop and go on with life, and when I return I am no worse for wear.If that is addiction, addicts are pussies.
Marcus Aurelius: I used pot to quit smoking cigarettes. Maybe that's why I didn't get the same lung issues.
Marcus Aurelius: Quitting smoking tobacco is easy. I used to do it every Monday for nearly 20 years.
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