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Posted by Another James (langton) on November 23, 2000 at 06:38:11:

In Reply to: Re: Marijuana posted by james on November 22, 2000 at 17:08:09:

: : I have been addicted to dope for 2 years. I am a 19 year old female and I am suprised to find myself in this situation.

: : How did this happen to me?
: : How do you stop doing what you love?

: i to just quit after 7 years and am having a hell of a time up and down tired and awake, anxious and not anxious, it royally sucks.....i have looked all over the internet for withdrawl symptoms and cannot find any, i also need help finding a web site with factual information about what happens after you stop after a long time, plus i am only 26 so i still have time to live right just like you do.....i live in washington state were the 2nd best stuff on the planet grows and therefore i expect some withdrawls but i need to know when they stop.....ie anxiety and all the wierd feelings i been having, dreams of girli dated 7 years ago and dreams of smoking, thats enough babbling for now..good luck

Hi you both. Congratulations! for geting this far down the track. I have been 9 days not smoking after doing pot almost every day for 25 years I've tried to quit before but somehow it's easier for me this time because I really want to be clean and have a clear head. Remember although you are suffering some withdrawel compared with alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs it's not too bad you're suffering from changing your mental space more than any physical addiction, try and keep with it, notice what not being stoned feels like, how you can feel high just by being clean. keep your motivation out in front of you and remember why you want to quit, try slowing down your mind by using your breath sit quietly shut your eyes and be aware of your breath for a while that's all! Try that for a few minutes if you can when you feel the craving it helps. The craving often comes from not wanting to feel anger, fear and sadness check that out. Look for new interests, join a yoga class if that's for you, love yourself for making the effort and the positive changes you are going for

I hope this helps a little

(another James)


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