Posted by Linda
on October 18, 2000 at 23:07:05:
In Reply to: RE: Marijuana - Anyone else addicted? posted by Jes on October 18, 2000 at 11:46:05:
Marijuana anonymous can be reached at www.marajuana-anonymous.org or toll free in the states at 800-766-6779.
For some of the milder detoxing symptoms, a few home remedies have proven to be useful:
Hot soaking baths can help the emotions as well as the body.
Drink plenty of water and clear liquids, just like for the flu.
Cranberry juice has been used effectively for years by recovery houses to help purify and cleanse the body.
Really excessive sweating can deplete the body of potassium, a necessary mineral. A few foods high in potassium are: melons, bananas, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, and tomatoes.
Eliminate fat from the diet until digestion is better.
Greatly reduce or eliminate caffeine until the sleep pattern is more normal or the shakes are gone.
The old fashioned remedy for insomnia, a glass of warm milk before bedtime, helps some people.
Exercise not only helps depression and other unpleasant emotions, it helps the body speed up the healing process.
I have been free from Marijuana for 11 months. It was extremely difficult for me to stop - I could not drive my daughter to school for a couple weeks because every morning and every trip in the can started with a joint. My addition was severe. I had to change my phone number to my pothead freinds would not call. I have to go to any length to quit.
Try the web page above - there is info under literature about confronting another adict.