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From meth to weed

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by Lynnette, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Lynnette

    Lynnette Member

    I recently found out my husband has been on meth for about 5 or 6 months. On it, as in non stop using. We are hanging on by a thread and he is trying hard to quit. He’s been tapering down each day but now he is completely out. He’s having all of the anxiety symptoms and freaking out, he knew it wouldn’t be easy but it isn’t impossible. He’s mentioned that maybe smoking a little weed would help him cope and calm down and get by. I know it’s another drug and not the best option. But has anyone tried this? Does this really help?
    He used to be a heavy pot smoker and has quit smoking multiple times. So I know it won’t be a hard addiction for him to quit like this meth is bc he’s done it before.
    Any advice? He isn’t going to a facility. He refused. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
  2. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    use weed it will help him eat,sleep,and calm the anxiety and spinning thoughts in his mind.I know it helps with eliminating most affects of meth..Yes from experience.Its definately the lesser of the two evils.
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  3. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    of course much rather suggest nothing to help kick meth but maybe for 1 week weed can help him eat,sleep,relax
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  4. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    i'm not really sure... not experienced with this. best advice would come from an addiction specialist, but not sure you'll find one here in the forum... i do hope he can get through this anxiety.... me personally i would think marijuana is better than meth... but that's just me. just i always question even pot, like where is it coming from, making sure it's not synthetic, etc.... safety is important!
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  5. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Lynette... I'm sorry that your husband is struggling with meth addiction. In a perfect world, quitting meth without using another drug would be ideal. But the world isn't perfect. I think if the weed might help him get off meth, it's definitely worth a try. It's a safer drug, for sure. Harm reduction isn't a bad thing. Of course, the concerns @Dominica brought up are there, too: where the pot comes from, if it's laced with anything, is it synthetic, etc. I would say proceed with the weed, but use a lot of caution. Let us know how things go, okay?
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  6. Lynnette

    Lynnette Member

    Thank you all so much. This is day #2 with no meth. He has slept so much and eating eating eating. Yesterday he was miserable fighting the cravings and anxiety, all of the above. He felt like he couldn’t do it. He felt like giving in already. I was so scared he would. I gave him my all and was there for him, I helped him. And yesterday evening we decided he was going to get a little weed to help calm his mind. He has slept ALL DAY. The weed has really helped calm his cravings and help him sleep and eat. We agreed that smoking weed would be temporary, due to his job drug testing. So this is just to help him get by and get over the meth addiction. I feel such relief that that is gone. He let me shatter the meth pipe and I cried. I want to close that chapter and never go back. Please send prayers that we never have to go down that road again. It was so hard.
    I have a feeling things will go up hill from hill, I know I’m talking soon but I hope my feeling is right and things get better.
  7. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Lynnette That's really wonderful that he's doing better. I do pray that he will never go down that road again. I'm glad that he's able to sleep and that the Cravings have decreased. Thank you for the update and know that we will be thinking of you and praying for you and your husband. We certainly want the best for you!
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  8. Lynnette

    Lynnette Member

    Thank you so much for your kind words, it helps me.
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  9. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    I'm so happy to hear that your husband is making progress, @Lynette. And I'm glad the weed is helping him get through this, too. I'm sending him tons of positive, healing juju. And I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. One day at a time...
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  10. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    @Lynnette How are you doing? Hope everything is well
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  11. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    I'm wondering how you are, too, @Lynnette. If you have a spare moment, please check in with us, okay? We're here and we care.
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