Tips for Sobriety

Dylan (@calmestdphresh) 8 years, 9 months ago

My parents found and threw out all of my weed and my bowl yesterday. In stead of just buying more, I’m using this as an opportunity to challenge myself. I was wondering if any othe rHEthens had some advice for staying sober!

February 3, 2013 at 6:45 pm
Caleb McCoy (111) (@cjmccoy93) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@calmestdphresh, Something similar happened to me when my mother found my stash. I realized it was a great opportunity for self-determination like it seems you have. As for “staying sober,” I know its tempting, but instead every time you wanna roll one up, pick up a book instead. You’ll find a much more constructive habit. Then once you think you’ve adequately matured, pick up weed again. In my personal experience, weed isn’t bad. You just gotta consume it in moderation. Once combined with lots of knowledge, marijuana and other drugs can be powerful tools.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Tips for staying sober… Well, I got one. Try not to be a lazy useless piece of shit. :)

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Dylan (3) (@calmestdphresh) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@beyond, I’m going to assume that was a joke.

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Dylan (3) (@calmestdphresh) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@cjmccoy93, Thanks for the suggestion! I’m not much of a reader, but maybe working out or something of the sort could work.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@calmestdphresh, Well, don’t assume it as a joke. I thought you’re going to use the opportunity as a challenge, as well as taking honest advices from experience. But if you think not being lazy is a joke, don’t reply.

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Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@calmestdphresh, Beyond does have a point, what do you do stoned except be lazy and useless.

I’ve never been a smoker, so I can’t comment much on this. Just try to keep occupied with other things I guess.

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Dylan (3) (@calmestdphresh) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I am anything but lazy. Unless working on completing Eagle Scout, having a job, and going to school is considered useless.

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Anonymous (50) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Honestly just fill your time to the point you can’t even touch weed. That’s one, and two avoid people doing it cause it’s really really easy to just crack. Finally remember that this is for you and times will come where everything makes sense to smoke weed. These will happen resist.

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Anonymous (328) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@calmestdphresh, Don’t force yourself in a prison.. Do you love weed? Do you find it beneficial? Describing that you’re not a “lazy piece of shit”, why not just lessen the intake to the point where it becomes a very minor thing to do?

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@calmestdphresh, I quit smoking weed last September and haven’t touched it since. It’s not hard if you A.) have no money or B.) find something that makes you busier. I don’t think weed is the devil, but I also don’t think it’s the right choice for me either. I may one day in the future have a few puffs here and there, but I don’t plan on becoming a regular smoker again.

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BornAgainGenius (5) (@bornagaingenius) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

try working out

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Tim64 (1) (@tim64) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

im currently taking two months off weed in hopes of getting hired at this job, so i say a) A good motive is an important factor. b) try some sort of fitness activity like working out or meditation. and c) the withdraw period is the hardest. Have some nyquil at hand, in case of insomnia or back pain.

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Philip (3) (@managerpip) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

One big piece of advise that helped me a lot when I was quitting smoking cigarettes was to NOT try not to think about it. We get it in our heads that we have to forget about it, and every time we think we want to smoke, we tell ourselves stop thinking about it.

The problem with that is that fighting the thought is just going to make you think about it more, want it more, and miss it more. If the thought comes into your head, let it come, immediately remind yourself why you’re not doing it, and move on. Don’t look at the deficits, don’t see it as something missing, and definitely don’t try and distract yourself. That’s like trying to run away from a tick on your back.

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Sugar Magnolia (375) (@melissaurban1991) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

sobriety is an entire change in lifestyle and thinking. did you want advice on being clean or sober

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Dylan (3) (@calmestdphresh) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@melissaurban1991, I guess being clean. And as for everyone else thank you for the advice

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Stoney Baloney (614) (@adamm0ss) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

What drugs do you do? I would say substitute the drugs for weed.

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SamknowitHall (8) (@yerhiighness) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Its all in your mind. If you focus your attention to other things while keeping yourself busy, youll be fine. Try to use up all your free time so you wont sit around wishing you had something to puff. Im speaking from experience, its only as difficult as you make it. Goodluck!

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kalifornia (10) (@kaliholiday) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@calmestdphresh, Ahh weed. All i gotta say is that you should disregard the comment about “being a lazy useless piece of shit”. I’ve been struggling with addiction for a few years – and its not easy. I’m busy every hour of the day until bed, yet with weed there’s always time for a bowl or two.

Not that weeds really addictive – but when you do something every day, eventually you’ll become mentally attached. Genetically, i have a addictive personality. I can’t really give you much advice in terms of staying sober – i’m trying to help myself with that now haha.

If your having trouble staying sober then it’s not really a problem (if your smoking weed), but be aware you could become addicted to some harder drug – or even alcohol, which is no good.

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Grayce (14) (@watchsparksfly) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@beyond, yo, let’s keep it positive. someone asks for help, you don’t chastise them for being where they are, you help them from the ditch they’re in.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@watchsparksfly, I haven’t seen a ditch here, only a person not knowing what to do with himself when he’s out of weed. That will apply for a different circumstance which will require an attention with meaning to the results. There’s nothing potentially positive in sobriety. It’s a natural fucking state. Question sobriety and you’re already a fucking fool. Seriously.

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Grayce (14) (@watchsparksfly) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@beyond, you are bulgarian, and I will therefore forgive your unnecessary aggression and negativity, because that is part of bulgarian nature. You have a very small frame of mind, friend, and if you can only care about yourself than I feel your existence is far from high, and you should be promptly removed from this site. I am not going to argue with you because that is what you want, although I assure you I have many quick retorts for all of your bizarre statements in the previous post.

You’re killin’ our vibes, man, and bringing us down.

No bueno.

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kalifornia (10) (@kaliholiday) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@beyond, It can be very hard to maintain sobriety, it can also be very easy. it simply depends on the person you are, how much you abused the drug, and how much you actualy want to be sober.

Try to help the guy out

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@watchsparksfly, Yeah… it seems like I have to consider your vibes considering sobriety. Not an easy thing to do. :)

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kaliholiday, The only way to help an addict is to either give him the drug or tell him what else to do. And since the topic is about that, if the latter doesn’t help as he points out very clearly, there’s nothing more anyone else could do, unless he gives himself time. But that kind of help didn’t help anyone before. :)

@watchsparksfly Fuck your pathetic vibes. Remove yourself from the site.

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Koda (156) (@gonzo1603) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@beyond, seriously man you need to stop or remove YOURself from the site because I’ve seen nothing positive come out of your pessimistic little brain. If you want to help people, which is what this site should be used for, then do it in a positive way instead of putting people down

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