Unfortunately, there are no definitive answers to your questions, Mert.
Nevertheless, I can tell you that most of your difficulties will improve if you stay sober - the longer, the better. Engaging in chemical dependency treatment now can optimize your chances of staying sober for a long time. 12 Step meetings are also a great resource.
Cannabis will stay in your system for a long time, but the good news is that every day you are sober, some of it will metabolize out.View Thread
Cannabis gets into your brain and stays there, and you have been using it for a long time. In effect, you have lost your feelings because you've mentally "checked out" — those feelings are blocked by the cannabis. The good news is that you will eventually feel better, but it will take a while for the cannabis to seep out of the brain. The pains you describe are likely due to the effect of long-term use. After a prolonged period of abstinence — if these pains persist — I suggest you see your physician. Right now, looking at chemical dependency treatment would be a good safeguard against relapse.View Thread
Marijuana impairs short-term memory and affects brain function adversely. It will slowly leave the brain, but it's difficult to set a time frame.
Your three months of abstinence is admirable — I recommend you continue with this and also seek support in a 12 Step fellowship . Talking with others who share the same situation is valuable and can help alleviate your concerns.View Thread
Although you've tried hard to help, some lessons have to be learned alone. I suggest you take care and honor yourself by showing that you love your sister, but follow your stepfather's example: Don't get drawn into the drama caused by her disease of addiction. You can accomplish this by setting firm boundaries. In fact, the whole family may benefit by attending Al-Anon meetings. Al-Anon can help those affected by any form of addiction, not just alcoholism.
It is possible to be there for her and tell her how you feel about what she is doing to herself and her family. Remember, she can argue with your opinions - but she can't argue with your feelings.View Thread
Cannabis can cause problems with your thinking, and long-term use can certainly cause problems with memory. There are studies linking Cannabis use to the development of schizophrenia in certain people who may already be vulnerable to mental illness.
All in all, long-term, high dose Cannabis use is risky for everyone, but especially for the adolescent population because their brains are still developing.
Based on your reported escalated use, your personality may not be the only thing you're putting in jeopardy with continued use, especially since you already have an established diagnosis of ADHD. I would suggest stopping altogether, and seeing your doctor is a good place to start. View Thread
You've done a lot of great things so far and have come to some good insights about yourself and the disease you have.
However, there is one more thing that I would advise you do right now: Let the professionals take care of your medical program while you focus on your recovery program. There is no need to micro-manage your Suboxone treatment, especially since you indicate that is what got you into trouble in the first place.
So if you just 'suit up and show up' and try to listen to those who have some experience doing this thing, you'll do just fine.
Seeking the advice and help of your physician regarding this matter is the best way to go. Self-management and self-directing your care regarding matters like this usually don't work well, believe me. What you want to achieve is certainly reasonable, but you can't do it yourself.
THC sequesters in the body fat and comes out ever so slowly.
I simply can't answer your question as to if you will test positive for THC in 59 days, but you are doing one thing right — staying abstinent.
All the calculations and the reported remedies are meaningless unless you stay sober. My recommendation is to figure out how to continue to do that, and then the rest of your dilemma will work itself out. If you were also taking other substances, you might also consider 12 Step meetings and/or treatment in the future. View Thread
The short answer is yes. Based on this description of how you feel, it may be wise for you to seek medical attention.
Opiate withdrawal can be a very uncomfortable experience and can last for several days, up to a week or more. There can also certainly be other complicating medical conditions involved that are causing you problems.
You've already enrolled in a treatment program and are trying to get sober, so why not go the distance and give yourself the best chance possible by seeking medical attention and asking for more help? You won't regret it.View Thread
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