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ATTN: KK - Thanks for the support!

ATTN: KK - Thanks for the support!

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Posted by Victoria on November 10, 2000 at 20:21:13:

In Reply to: Victoria- Please read this!!!!!!!!!!!!! posted by KK on November 06, 2000 at 07:56:40:

: Hi Victoria- Congratulations on taking that step. I hate to tell you this, but it takes a full year for the effects of marijuana to leave the body. I know this from personal experience and from professional counseling (years after the fact.) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not do this on your own!!! See a counselor or therapist. Depression and suicidal thoughts are very common withdrawal symptoms. I suffered the darkest, most painful period of my life because I didn't know the thoughts and feelings I was having were withdrawal symptoms, or that they were to be expected, or that they would go away in a year. It's a hard road ahead. Best of luck to you both.

Dear KK,

Thank you for your supportive post. It certainly is a hard road. During our now 2 and 1/2 month period of quitting, we've slipped up twice. Both times, a "friend" gave us some for free, and my husband, against my objections, took it. It lasted for three days, both times. One little hit each night. After that, I wanted so badly to go back to it forever, but we've not, thank God.

Counseling is out of the question for us. He'd never go. I do go to a psychiatrist every 4 months for a med check, and I've lied to him for years. He refuses to treat me with antidepressants if I continue to smoke. Yes, life is a little more boring, but I want to know who we truly are, without pot in our lives. So, yes, we're doing it on our own, and I never realized it would take a year for complete recovery. No wonder I still crave it all of the time! One day at a time, for us. It's harder for my husband, I think. He gets very moody without it, and blames me, and distances himself. I often have hurt feelings about this, but I know we're doing the right thing.

Thanks again!


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