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i want to quit smoking cannabis.. help please?

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Dr. Susan Woods
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
You can do it: Wanting to stop is the first step, so you're already on your way to success. Some of it is common sense, like not having it in your home, maybe avoid friends who smoke pot for awhile. Treatments include behavior coaching, where you build your skills to avoid craving, and coping to keep your stress down. Consider going to a narcotics anonymous meeting, getting sleep, exercise and healthy food.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Treatment program: There are many treatment programs for addiction that follow the 12 step model. You also have to get rid of your drugs and paraphernalia and probably change the group of friends you have if they are users too. Like the programs suggest first admit you have an addiction that you can't control and get help.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it safe for me to quit smoking suddenly while pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: If you smoke you should stop. The faster you stop the better. There is no danger for the baby to go cold turkey.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it safer to taper off cigarettes or to quit smoking fast while pregnant?

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Quit fast: The faster you quit the better. Better to use nicotine gum, patches, etc rather than continue smoking. Ideally quitting cold turkey is best.
A 21-year-old member asked:

If I smoke weed everyday, am I psychologically dependent on marijuana?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Yes and no as it does create addictive behavior, if you find that it is hard to cut back, increase amount used, you experience unwanted symptoms after not using for a while this is indicative of dependency and possibly indicating cannabis addiction.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I just quit smoking and all I do is eat, am I always going to replace my addiction with something else?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Glutamine need: Taking orally glutamine will stabilize the brain chemicals causing cravings. Take glutamine wait for 20 min if still feel like snacking then eat. The reason for smoking and need to eat is underlying stress or anxiety that needs to be addressed. Cognetive behaviour therapy will further help to understand these underlying issues.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can my lungs heal themselves if I stop smoking?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is possible for your lungs to heal to a certain extent provided one stops eary enough before severe permanent damage/scarring or disease has set in. By definition, one has COPD if one has smoked a pack daily of cigarettes for 20 years or more. Statistically, if one stops early enough one's risk of getting lung cancer decreases to non smoker levels if one quits for 5 years or more!

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