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insomnia from marijuana withdrawal?

Question by : insomnia from marijuana withdrawal?
It’s been over a month now since I quit smoking marijuana(I was a daily user for 4 years) and I was wondering how long it takes for the insomnia to go away. I have been taking melatonin pills every night and they don’t always work any advice so I don’t relapse?
Ukranian you are wrong. Marijuana withdrawal is real do some research.
Ukranian you are wrong. Marijuana withdrawal is real do some research.

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Answer by Cornholio
After a month, you certainly aren’t having ‘withdrawal’ symptoms. You might consider that your marijuana use was treating your insomnia (that is a very common medicinal use of the plant), not causing it in its absence. You might be taking too much melatonin which can CAUSE insomnia. Melatonin isn’t like a traditional supplement – it’s a hormone. More is not better. It also isn’t a sleep inducer, but a body-clock regulator instead. Most adults shouldn’t be taking more than 1 mg, and should not take it indefinitely.

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Answer by Metalplanttag
Depending on how much THC you have stored in fat, it might take more that 60 to 90 days to be clear of the chemical.

You might want to read this document http://www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/pdfs/bmdc.pdf which I have reproduced a small amount below.
“Studies have demonstrated that tolerance and withdrawal develop with daily use of large doses of marijuana or THC (Haney et al. 1999a; Jones and Benowitz 1976; Kouri and Pope 2000). About 15 percent of people who acknowledge moderate-to-heavy use reported a withdrawal syndrome with symptoms of nervousness, sleep disturbance, and appetite change (Wiesbeck et al. 1996).
Many adults who are marijuana dependent report affective (i.e., mood) symptoms and craving during periods of abstinence when they present for treatment (Budney et al. 1999). The contribution of physical dependence to chronic marijuana use is not yet clear, but the existence of a dependence syndrome is fairly certain. An Epidemiological Catchment Area study conducted in Baltimore found that 6 percent of people who used marijuana met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association 1994), criteria for dependence and 7 percent met DSM-IV criteria for substance abuse (Rosenberg and Anthony 2001). Coffey and colleagues (2002) found that persons who use marijuana more than once a week are at significant risk for dependence. In the 1990s, the number of people who sought treatment for marijuana dependence more than doubled (Budney et al. 2001). Therefore, a large group of adults who smoke marijuana is dependent and may need and benefit from treatment.”
· The greatest risk of harm from cannabis use is in young people and those who are pregnant or have serious mental illness
· A tenth of cannabis users develop dependence, with three quarters of them experiencing withdrawal symptoms on cessation
· Most dependent users have concurrent dependence on tobacco, which increases the health risks and worsens outcomes for cannabis treatment

Marijuana abuse accounts for up to 20 percent of admissions into drug treatment programs.

According to Budney et al., the withdrawal syndrome associated with cannabis use is similar to that for tobacco but of lesser magnitude than withdrawal from other drugs like opiates or alcohol.

Cannabis Withdrawal from the American Psychiatric Association:

A. Cessation of cannabis use that has been heavy and prolonged

B. 3 or more of the following develop within several days after Criterion A

1. Irritability, anger or aggression

2. Nervousness or anxiety

3. Sleep difficulty (insomnia)

4. Decreased appetite or weight loss

5. Restlessness

6. Depressed mood

7. Physical symptoms causing significant discomfort: must report at least one of the following: stomach pain, shakiness/tremors, sweating, fever, chills, headache

C. The symptoms in Criterion B cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning

D. The symptoms are not due to a general medical condition and are not better accounted for by another disorder

First, direct comparisons of cannabis withdrawal with tobacco withdrawal have consistently found that the magnitude and time course of the cannabis withdrawal effects appear comparable to the well-established tobacco withdrawal syndrome. Second, cannabis users report using cannabis to “relieve withdrawal symptoms” suggesting that withdrawal might contribute to ongoing abuse of cannabis. Third, a substantial proportion of adults and adolescents in treatment for cannabis dependence acknowledge moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms, and some complain that they make cessation more difficult. In fact, cannabis users report having relapsed to cannabis use or initiating use of other drugs (e.g. tranquilizers) to provide relief from cannabis withdrawal symptoms. Last, persons living with cannabis users observe significant withdrawal effects suggesting that such symptoms are disruptive to daily living.

Thus, cue-elicited craving for marijuana activates the reward neurocircuitry associated with the neuropathology of addiction, and the magnitude of activation of these structures is associated with severity of cannabis-related problems. These findings may inform the development of treatment strategies for cannabis dependence. – http://www.pnas.org/content/106/31/13016.abstract?sid=ca43e649-7ac1-4b18-94ac-ac62e23b6cea

In the study, habitual pot users who were asked to abstain for two weeks experienced irritability, sleep difficulties and other symptoms that affected their ability to work and their relationships with other people… it is generally accepted now that the drug can cause addiction and withdrawal – http://news.yahoo.com/marijuana-withdrawal-real-study-says-210426347.html

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Have Your Say on Drug Abuse.?

Question by hot_but_taken_by_my_man: Have Your Say on Drug Abuse.?
I need to report on Drugs and drug abuse I was curious to know other people’s perspective on it. so please let me know!
Thanks 😀

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Answer by eventfulnights82
ii wrote a whole essay on legalizing drugs…if you want it email me; [email protected]

Answer by HappyApple
I think drugs have done some good things for us. If you don’t think drugs have done some good things for us, do me a favor: go home and take all your albums all your tapes all your CD’s and BURN them! Cuz you know what? All those musicians that have made the music that has enhanced your lives thoughout the years… RRREAL F@#*ING HIGH ON DRUGS!!!

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Can my employer give me a random drug test in Pennsylvania?

Question by : Can my employer give me a random drug test in Pennsylvania?
I never signed any kind of consent form and I never received a company handbook or signed/got anything when I started working for the company I work for. Can they legally require me or ask me to take a random urine test? Also, if they do and I refuse to take it what can I do then if I am fired? For the record, I am NOT a drug user. I am however very concerned about my civil rights and don’t want to feel like someone could force me to pee in a cup for them at their request. If they had asked me to sign a consent form upon hiring me though, I would have and I would submit to a test if they asked me to. Bottom line is they didn’t so what are my rights and how can I preserve them? Thank you in advance 🙂
Wow! I guess some people either don’t read before they throw their opinion around or they don’t get that this is a simple question of civil liberties. Or maybe they don’t understand that in this country we have certain civil rights! Again… I am NOT a drug user! But just because I am clean doesn’t mean i’m ok with someone telling me to go piss in a cup! It’s not a question of convenience. It’s a matter of rights! Read some ACLU literature and quit sounding like a brainwashed conditioned sheep following the herd!

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Answer by Ryan M
Yes you can get fired for refusing. Its called “at-will employment”.

Answer by lcr000
random are not usual practice unless your are in an occupation that requires it, reasonable suspicion can be used at any time whether or not they told you when hired or no handbook.
the drug test starts the minute they ask you to take it, if you refuse or go the next day it is the same as failing

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how can i stop cocaine use?

Question by sebatian w: how can i stop cocaine use?
I am 25 year old male in florida i spend about $ 1,000.00 evry two weeks i need help

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Answer by ?~???~?®
First of all, you need to go to a licensed detox and rehabilitation center. The most important part will be to get all of the coke out of your system, and began treatment with a clean mind and body. For some people, this will seem like the hardest part. People who use every single day are accustomed to keeping a certain amount of cocaine in their body, and when the level drops below that, they have acute withdrawal symptoms and need medical help in dealing with them. However, this is not by far the hardest part.

After getting all of the drugs out of your system, its important to stay in a rehabilitation center or attend substance abuse counseling meetings. Both of these will help teach you how to deal with temptation and how to begin rebuilding your life. Reaching out for help isn’t the hard part, STAYING CLEAN IS. You’ll have to change your life completely — get a new phone number, leave your old friends behind, maybe even move into a new place. If you’re constantly surrounded by fellow users and dealers, it makes it too hard to keep saying no.

Addiction is an incurable disease. You can never be rid of cocaine addiction, you can only manage it. It takes hard work and determination. Unless a person is ready to quit and works at it, it will be almost impossible for them to stay off drugs. If this is you, you have a hard road ahead of you. But it will be more than worth it in the end. Its impossible to have a productive life and be actively using cocaine.

Answer by vanessa
yes you need help you are addicted so i would advise you to go to drug addicts annonymous you can call AA for their telephonew number by the way have you ever tried to stop on your own by going to meetings? worth a try and its free AA will give you where and when these meetings take place in your area good luck drug addiction is one hell and not easy to get out alone unless you are not an addict maybe you are just a social user anyway best to find out without the world knowing about it

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Drug addiction….?

Question by limon: Drug addiction….?
My brother, is probably the biggest addict I know, he has been most of his life. I know its a stuff thing for him to deal with, he smokes crack and drinks 99% cleaning alcohol. Its amazing how much power it has over him. He cries because it hurts him. He has been in and out of treatments, you name it, he has pulled through a few of the years, and also got married and has a children he is a wonderful husband.
Regarding addiction, you can get out of it, yet like my brother is drawn to it, its like some evil force. Can anyone shed some light on drug addiction, and pray my brother gets well.

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Answer by Nikki
Well I will definitely pray for him and you and your family. It is hard when someone we love is an addict. All you can do is encourage him to get help AGAIN. You can’t force someone to do it if they aren’t ready mentally. He has to want to quit for himself. I do wish you well and I hope he finds the will power to check in and get help for good this time. My ex-best friend is a crack addict so I understand how you feel. It’s hard to deal with and it takes a toll on you and everyone around you.Take care.

Answer by kissfan5273
Just like depression and people who self injure, addicts seek the familiar. Think of it this way, someone who has been in prison for 50 years, starting maybe when they are 20, don’t know how to live in the ‘real’ world. They never had to…so they go back out and commit a crime to go back to prison. If an addict gets clean, and starts to live life, he may face hard times he ‘missed’ while on drugs, therefore he gets scared and seeks the familiar. My best advice for you and his wife is help him get clean, and if and when he does show him he has so many reasons NOT to go back. Help him through those hard times that he hasn’t been through or is afraid of.

I hope this helps

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