I'm 14 and I've been smoking marijuana since I was 12 due to family problems&a family loss and my grades seem to me slowly going down hill in school and I have trouble sleeping at night if I'm not high, any suggestions on what I could do?View Thread
Families are the people who know teens the best. It is important that teens know that their families will always provide them with unconditional love and are available to them for open discussions. Families need to remember that teens are going through their own periods of turmoil and change both physical and hormonal which makes life a little complicated for them. During these trying times, they may be tempted to venture down the wrong path and without the love, guidance and support of their families; the wrong path may end up becoming a reality. Adolescents should be able to trust their families with any kind of discussion. Families create a circle of trust that should provide the teen with a sense of security and emotional balance. At times, peers can be part of the problem, but only a loving and supportive immediate family can help teens stay away from troubled paths. Read More about Family Role in Deter Addiction in TeensView Thread
No one wants to talk to addicts, except other addicts.
1. Get connected, socialize; talk to people who will listen. (I'm listening, but have no one to talk to; ironic.) 2. Get up and get busy. Time slows way down when your sober. 3. Boredom is your enemy, it always wins. 4. Yes, you can get a job, try it, and no Taco Bell is not beneath you. 5. Addicts are taker's, retrain your brain to be a giver: Help others, listen, talk to people who need help. 6. Lastly, addicts are master manipulators, they won't change without real consequences. (Don't feed their addiction)View Thread
I don't think this was mentioned in this discussion, just skimmed through. I know not everything works this same for everyone, but I came across something in a forum in the same desperation you are in now, when I first went off it. Yes, it was a pretty bad month or so. I was shocked at whole long it was taking, that's why I headed online to see what others were saying. I came across a post that recommended taking Omega 3 Fish Oil with some Advil (for accompanying headaches). I'm usually skeptical of anything working in that state but it REALLY helped. Please try it, anyone who is going through these horrible symptoms. It will ease you off the drug much more comfortably. In terms of dosage, I'm not sure what is best. I take two of each when my symptoms start to feel pretty bad. Fish Oil is good for you anyway, and obviously it's not great to take a ton of advil so monitor that and take as needed.
I hope this helps - just give it a try, it's worked for many others.View Thread
I started taking Effexor 7 months ago because I suffered with really bad depression after I had my son. At first it worked so well. I was given Effexor XR 37.5mg once a day. I felt like myself again. I was able to finally feel, so I though. About 2 months ago I was given generic Effexor because my insurance would not cover non generic. I was scared to take it but I was told that it is the same as non generic. That is not true. As soon as I started taking the generic I felt worse. I had really bad anxiety, I was forgetting things, I felt like I was losing my mind. I would get mad and feel irritable because of it. Whenever I would look at my 2 sons I felt as if I did not know who they were. Better yet, I didn't even know who I was anymore. I had no emotions. I couldn't cry or feel happy. I hated feeling like this. This is not how people are suppose to live. I exercise 6 days a week and eat a healthy diet. Why was I not feeling better. I am in the best shape I could possibly be. This is when I decided to get off of it, with my dr's ok. I have decided to get off of it cold turkey. Yes, I do have the brain zaps, feel dizzy at times. The withdrawals are nothing compared to how I felt on Effexor. I can actually feel again. Thank you god for answering my prayers. It is day 5 of being off. I would recommend to exercise continually and eat a healthy diet when coming off. Take omega 3's, a multi vitamin and vitamin B complex. I think since I have been doing this anyways for 7 months, it has helped with my withdrawals. I have not had headaches or irritability like some have stated. I will never go on this again.View Thread
Hi I have been smoking marijuana for a little over three years. To all of yyou I know its not that long of a time period. I started on my sixteenth bbirthday, now I am nineteen. It took me well over a year to start smoking on a daily basis. But the last two years of smoking was an every day thing. No more than a gram or two a day. I have now been clean for two weeks exactly. I stopped because I started getting scared. I was thinking wayy to deeply and having anxiety about things I shouldnt worry about. Now that I have stopped I have it way worse. I think about dying a lot and it scares me and I get wayy worried or parinoid about things that I shouldnt be about. Will all of this crap eventually dissapear completely. I have been praying also to be healed. I can notice better days but then worse days. I know the toxins and poisons are leaving my body and thats most of the case. My main question is, will I ever feel the way I used to Four years ago before I ever touched pot or any substance? BTW I only have smoked weed and drank alcohol. No other substances did I ever try. Alcohol is not a problem either. Just drink it very occasionally. Thank you so much. This horrible feelings are just really getting to me and it is very hard for me.View Thread
Next time how about using the truth! At our age what do you think they would do to you? I don't know anything...
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Next time how about using the truth! At our age what do you think they would do to you? I don't know anything about the use of it, however I do know about pain and I know about telling the truth and it is always the best policy. Speak up and share how much pain you have been in and tell how it was given to you and that is why you have it in your test.View Thread
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Like many addicts it's all IN OUR HEADS right? But seriously therewas always an open discussion about the Subutex VS. Suboxone issue. Most early recovering patients and relapsers seemed to overwhelmingly prefer Subutex claiming it provided more actual pain relief than Suboxone and felt it was also easier to come off of. What say you?View Thread
I would just like everyone to know that Gravol is addictive and that when taken for long periods of time you do go through a withdrawl symptoms.... alot of people take excessive amounts of gravol for the high and the hallucinations that you have when taken large quantities of graval.. i personally know that it is addictive.View Thread
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