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Rehab question
October 3, 2004
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Has anyone here ever been in treatment for addiction to marijuana? I don't want to smoke anymore but I do, its getting harder and harder for me to fall asleep at night, I used to smoke every night to forget my stress and anxiety. I'm afraid I get too addicted to sleeping pills, and with my workload and daily stress I lie there with my stomach churning. I try to read and relax but I'm not getting enough sleep. I'm so tired I want to sleep but I can't, and I'm wondering if it is connected to the pot smoking, as I have been getting clean for almost two weeks now. (With an off night) I'm afraid to tell my therapist because I don't want to do inpatient treatment, my last therapist wanted to put me in that program but I was also smoking from the minute I got up, before I smoked a cigaretter even. I don't want to admit I was addicted yet.

October 3, 2004
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I wanted to add that I'm asking because I don't drink either, once in awhile but I don't look for alcohol when I'm depressed. There's so many misconceptions and theories out there about marijuana, I'm confused about whether I need treatment or not, and what its about. Anyone willing to drop knowledge pls do. Wow, this is hard to write, I never wanted to face this before.

October 3, 2004
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What about meetings?
There are people in NA trying to get off pot? Or AA? You don't have to talk about what drug it is... but while you are there I bet you'd meet people who have the same problem.
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October 3, 2004
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I suggest meetings also.

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October 5, 2004
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We all want a quick fix, how strong are you ? Sleep, try benadryl. If you don't want to do a pill then try yoga, meditation, hot bath, writing, reading, there are lots of things if sleep is the only issue. Don't buy any more pot is the big key, try 21 days. Be busy exhaust your self

October 5, 2004
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Thx for all the advice, I have been trying meditation and the like, I went from sleeping too much to none at all recently. I smoked last night, slept 7hrs but kept waking up with nightmares. I'm scared to come clean with my therapist, she wanted me to get a "resting weekend" = admitting me in the mental ward. I'm not crazy, just going through alot! I'm still in denial, I know that. I think I will ultimately have to get help. I don't feel ready to go to a meeting just yet. Its such an escape, I'm afraid of leaving that too I guess.

October 5, 2004
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Molly: The thing is I am an emotional wreck, depending the time of day and what day it is. I am so exhausted when I go to bed and all I want is sleep but it doesn't come easily. The current stress load isn't helping, and I am working on solutions for it. Mr. Jack is working full-time to reel me back in, not helping. Do I take him back? He's changing, surely he is. He'll never change. Constant back and forth. My heads a mess, but thats also why I know I can't smoke, not helping matters.

October 6, 2004
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Ok realized one thing today, can't control everything around me but I can take steps to control my smoking and bingeing. Had a bad couple of days but I didn't fail, just got off track a little bit. I came clean with my therapist also, might do random testing, we'll see.

October 7, 2004
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Marijuana, drinking, smoking, pills,shopping , sex, its all self medicating...........
What don't you want to feel, what don't you want to do, how is this serving you ?????? Change is damn hard, giving up a man, a bitch......... but you can change if you really want to. Do you really want to change ? Are you doing this for you, or some one else ? You need to sleep, you need to work out, that will help the sleep, and the depression, do you work ? Do you play? You must be pro active in your life. Write some more, take it from there. Don't get lazy, don't live by others rules, this is about you.

October 8, 2004
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you already know the answer to your dilemma.

October 10, 2004
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I wasn't ready to acknowledge it dire, but I am now. I'm going to rehab. I have more addictions than pot, all for self-numbing. Its hard to admit your not perfect I guess...

October 10, 2004
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There is a great rehab center in Florida called Transitions of America. Look it up on the internet. they work with you one the fee, yes, expensive but well worth it because it is in an area where alot of recovery is taking place and they also have a half-way house for aftercare. Give them a call. They will help you figure out what you are hiding from. GOOD LUCK and GOD BLESS >

October 10, 2004
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P/S/ Admitting you have a problem is half the battle............

October 10, 2004
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Thank you mommi,
so true, there are many ways to hide and numb yourself. Last night I felt the pain inside. I welcome it, because I don't welcome the thought of living my life numb and as a zombie.

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