Smoking large amounts of cannabis can result in lethargy and changes in sensorium, which can lead to significant disruption in sensory and motor functions and general perceptions.
Death can certainly be a consequence of these abnormal perceptions in the form of accidents. Additionally, long-term negative effects of long-term cannabis use include multiple brain dysfunctions too numerous to mention here.View Thread
You are not alone, believe me. Getting off opiates is a real struggle for most, and the reason is exactly what you described about your situation.
Long term opiate use changes the chemistry of the brain, so initially getting off of them can cause great anxiety and discomfort. The only real remedy is to get off of them and stay off of them.
Eventually your brain will heal and your discomfort will ease. Seeing your physician to help you is a good idea. I wish I could give you a 'quick-fix' remedy for this but there really is no effective over-the-counter product that can take care of it.
If an opiate addict works a solid recovery program and adheres to the principles of the recovery model, there is no reason that this can't happen. The problem arises when one of the partners (usually the addict) starts to scrutinize the word "legit." View Thread
Detox is always a serious business. Every detox will put you at risk, and that risk becomes more significant each time you go into withdrawal.
I like to recommend that your doctor weigh in to make these critical decisions on your behalf every time you go into withdrawal. There is help, so you don't have to keep putting yourself at risk like this. All you have to do is reach out for help.View Thread
The window of time for a drug to show up in a hair specimen is 90 days after usage. That's why hair testing is commonly utilized as pre-employment testing.
There are a lot of variables to consider surrounding drug testing, so I wouldn't know about the chances for a positive test after a one time cocaine use like you describe. Your urine would likely be positive for up to 72 hours after a one time use.
Perhaps a more important question is "how did this happen?" In order for you to avoid another situation like this, you might want to look at some issues surrounding your alcohol use. If so, there is help available. View Thread
You are not alone. Getting out and going to lots of 12-Step meetings, getting a sponsor and engaging fully in a program of recovery will help you a lot.
Also, keep in close contact with your physician and pay attention to good principles of wellness such as nutrition and exercise, and this period of discomfort will soon pass. The tincture of time is your solution.View Thread
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