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Old 01-31-2010, 08:06 AM
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withdrawal support

hi i'm new to this community.

my partner has decided to quit smoking weed. i guess he's been smoking for about 3 or 4 years, not sure, but he has admitted to being dependent. he wants to quit, and i want to support him how i can.

any advice from the other side or from those who have been there? any activities or hobbies to help the healing process or even a distraction? i love him very much and i commit to being completely understanding.

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Old 01-31-2010, 08:11 AM
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You can't do this for another person, so don't get too caught up in what you can do.
LOL don't smoke weed around him.
He will have to find his own interests and I would feel squeezed if someone were trying to do that for me.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:44 AM
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welcome to sr. its a good thing that he wants to quir, maybe you could suggest him going to an aa or na meeting, in the mean time maybe you can find an alanon or naranon meeting for you to attend. other than that, there is nothing you can do to help him. take care of you and if he's serious, he'll do the same.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:21 AM
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hi, I saw your other post, are you disappointed with the responses here? I admit we don't sound much concerned with him and his plan for quitting.
It's just that we know it is so much out of our hands and when we try to take on what isn't ours...boy oh boy does that get crazy making!
I suggest living the kind of life you want to live without the pot...that is a strong action right there!
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:29 AM
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It's his choice so let him coordinate the activities to distract himself. I've heard by at least a thousand people that weed isn't addictive. I firmly believe the opposite. Also, some say it reduces their nausea (as spoken by a pregnant woman...) and offsets anxiety. I believe studies have shown that weed actually causes these symptoms. Duh! So, having said that, prepare YOURSELF for the ride if you're so inclined to go on it with him.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:53 PM
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sorry for the double posting. i don't know how to work forums

i totally understand it's his battle, and i'm not an overbearing person anyway. i suppose i've psyched myself out reading articles on withdrawal symptoms, and it breaks my heart. many of his friends do smoke, and i don't. ultimately, it's his goal, and he wants to do this for himself and his health.

i will definitely keep boundaries in mind; i hadn't really thought about it.

i was wondering more about what to expect, groups, and wanting to know if exercise really does relieve some of the stress. if so, i need to mentally prepare to do some serious bike riding. yikes!
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:00 PM
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suppose i've psyched myself out reading articles on withdrawal symptoms, and it breaks my heart.
In my opinion, I don't think that people go through physical withdrawals from giving up weed. The physical withdrawals that I imagine you read about are when someone is quiting heroin, opiates, benzos, etc. These drugs have some nasty withdrawals. I know, I've been there too many times.

What I'd like to add is, don't ask him if he's been smoking. For me, there was nothing more discouraging than to have my Family/Friends question me when I was trying to quit.

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