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(Salon)   Apparently, it's hard to quit smoking pot cold turkey because it's just as addictive as nicotine and alcohol   (salon.com) divider line 34
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2012-10-07 11:30:11 AM
18 votes:
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.
2012-10-07 04:29:02 PM
14 votes:
Having just smoked a big fattie, that cold turkey is sounding pretty damned good right about now...
2012-10-07 02:56:38 PM
9 votes:
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.
2012-10-07 03:19:14 PM
7 votes:
Normally this is the time upon which I would make the joke about being able to do the quitting any time which is desired by me but something I have smoked recently has made me the paranoid person and so I am scared someone is reading the thread and trying to do the using of this against me. Cheetos, anyone?
2012-10-07 12:12:09 PM
4 votes:
Quitting smoking tobacco is easy. I used to do it every Monday for nearly 20 years.
2012-10-07 05:52:00 PM
3 votes:
...smoking pot turkey?

www.421flavors.com
2012-10-07 04:47:55 PM
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-07 03:18:17 PM
3 votes:
thecriticalcritics.com

bob saget would like a word with the author

/boo this woman
2012-10-07 04:52:11 PM
2 votes:

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?
2012-10-07 04:48:01 PM
2 votes:
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,
2012-10-07 04:39:55 PM
2 votes:
I'm addicted to sex, was hooked first time I tried it.
But not having hit bottom yet (no pun intended) I'm not ready to give it up

/ They pry my penis out of my.........
2012-10-07 12:21:35 PM
2 votes:

logistic: I was being sarcastic.


Never admit to a troll as beautiful as that.
2012-10-07 11:44:16 AM
2 votes:

CreamFilling: It was at that point I realized something doesn't have to have a neurochemical or physiological basis to be an addiction.


We're ALL addicts, and we're ALL addicted to the same thing:

www.thefix.com
2012-10-08 05:07:04 AM
1 votes:

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


ignorant twat
2012-10-08 12:35:18 AM
1 votes:
Only quitters give up tobacco, weed, and/or alcohol.
2012-10-07 08:43:49 PM
1 votes:
I quit cold turkey, every night.

Then I eat more cold turkey in the morning.
2012-10-07 06:32:59 PM
1 votes:

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.


I think maybe you should start smoking weed again. I think you replaced it with unhealthy levels of caffeine.

/Srzly, bong hits dude.
2012-10-07 05:50:00 PM
1 votes:

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.


Valium dear friend. Long term benzo addiction can lead to fatal seizures during withdrawal.
2012-10-07 05:43:14 PM
1 votes:

dpzum1: WRONG.
Marijuana is NOT PHYSICALLY ADDICTIVE. NEVER BEEN A CASE OF OVERDOSE LEADING TO DEATH.


Physically addictive substances always lead to fatal overdose? Or could those be, you know, TWO DIFFERENT THINGS?

CAPS MAKES IT TRUE.
2012-10-07 05:27:34 PM
1 votes:

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,


Have you ever tried pork shoulder? Man, that's some good shiat right there.
2012-10-07 05:05:31 PM
1 votes:
Simple solution: give all your weed to me. I'll properly dispose of it.
2012-10-07 04:54:56 PM
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I've tried weed, alcohol, gambling, sex, tobacco, shopping, video games, and opiates. I'm addicted to being addicted to things.


I'm addicted to moderation. I set out to get blind drunk and have a beer and suddenly I feel my resolve weakening. I'll try and stick with it and have another beer, but by the end of that one I start thinking about how I'm going to feel the next morning and I can't go on. Next thing I know I'm cold sober... again.
2012-10-07 04:49:08 PM
1 votes:
quitting VIAGRA was HARD. like ROCK HARD
2012-10-07 04:31:21 PM
1 votes:

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?


By "heroine", do you mean Wonder Woman or Invisible Woman?
GBB [TotalFark]
2012-10-07 04:27:48 PM
1 votes:

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.


But, you didn't grind your teeth. Interesting.
2012-10-07 04:21:59 PM
1 votes:
Currently celebrating Canucks-giving, so I'm more worried about quitting cold turkey in a week's time.
2012-10-07 04:21:06 PM
1 votes:

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.


Are you making this up?
2012-10-07 02:01:45 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-07 01:44:11 PM
1 votes:
apparently, if you are using Firefox, you have to turn off Adblock to read the full article.
2012-10-07 12:45:49 PM
1 votes:
Another article brought to you by the tobacco industry.
2012-10-07 12:22:53 PM
1 votes:
I quit smoking both pot and cigarettes cold turkey

/no deaths and only a few minor injuries were reported
2012-10-07 11:54:38 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-07 11:51:40 AM
1 votes:
I was being sarcastic.
2012-10-07 11:41:13 AM
1 votes:

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.


Oh, that's nothing compared to the patients with gambling addictions. It was at that point I realized something doesn't have to have a neurochemical or physiological basis to be an addiction.
 
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