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.
logistic: I was being sarcastic.
CreamFilling: It was at that point I realized something doesn't have to have a neurochemical or physiological basis to be an addiction.
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
dpzum1: WRONG.Marijuana is NOT PHYSICALLY ADDICTIVE. NEVER BEEN A CASE OF OVERDOSE LEADING TO DEATH.Nicotine, however is 50 times more addictive than heroine.I quit weed about two years ago. COLD TURKEYI have yet been able to quit cigarettes.Who ever says any different should provide SCIENTIFIC proof, or STFU.I'm not advocating doing any drugs, in fact I gave up all but cigarettes, but I do believe in getting the CORRECT INFORMATION, and not misleading the public with the premise that "It's for your own good".I'm SICK AND F*$@ING TIRED OF PEOPLE LYING TO ME AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT SUBJECTS SUCH AS THIS. I DO NOT NEED YOU HOLDING MY HAND, DIRECTING MY EVERY MOVE, TREATING ME AS A CHILD.Give me facts, I'll decide for myself.
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.
dpzum1: WRONG.Marijuana is NOT PHYSICALLY ADDICTIVE. NEVER BEEN A CASE OF OVERDOSE LEADING TO DEATH.
GungFu: I've been addicted for over two decades now; smoking cold turkeys has been the hardest to break habit I've ever had.Smoking cold chicken and quitting it was easy. I think the difference is the meat and skin. Cold chicken just doesn't have the same addictive fowlinoids that turkeys have.It's a costly habit but for the most part supply is plentiful, except when it's Thanks Giving time or Christmas. That's when the prices go through the roof and sometimes I have to smoke cold turkey sandwich meat that's processed. It's just not the same buzz,
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I've tried weed, alcohol, gambling, sex, tobacco, shopping, video games, and opiates. I'm addicted to being addicted to things.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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