How long to return to normalcy after giving up polydrug abuse?

Discussion in 'General Addiction discussion' started by dj_c, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. dj_c

    dj_c Newbie

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    Ok, can anyone tell me how long it would take to get shit out of one's system and return back to a normal life without drugs after a 7 month ussage of heroin(smoked), cocaine, speed, and ecstacy. I had a2 week break once but went back to it.


    I'm just curious how long it would roughly take to return to a state of normality, as over a certain period of time in the past7 months I haven't been with normality,well, thatswhat it feels like. (so i'm told, cough cough:p)
     
  2. William_Again

    William_Again Gold Member

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    one day or an entire lifetime depending how strong of a will you
    have...sorry thats the best I can do...there is obviously going to be a
    recovery time and that will vary depending on all sorts of factors but
    either way you go (continue to use or quit) I wish you the best of luck
    and hope things get better cause they don't sound to great.
     
  3. burntmythumb

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    Ive been off of meth for over 6 months now, and I still feel the "burn" in the pit of my stomach every day, especially now that I got to this website actually..Been smoking crank for 8 years daily, i also did alot of coke, but I never really cared for it, just traded crank for it when i wanted a change, meths got me by the balls, o rmaybe not,.i really dont know, all i know is its been over 190 days, and i still get the itch.I smoke about 2-3 grams of weed daily after work to unwind, and im happy with just pot..BUT,damn..im fucking still getting cravings, thank god I dont know anyone that still cooks or sells..80% ofthose i knew during that 8 years, is either locked up or dead..you'd think that would be enough to make me want to stop


    never cared for x,h, or crack..ive done them all a few dozen times, but i guess im not that addictive brain-wise to those drugs, I quit them all very easy, coke was a lil harder, but NOTHING like meth..they didnt have ahold of me like crank does, see me..im babbling, not making any sense because im thinking about it..





    did what i type helped?


    i doubt it, but it did help me, I hope you the best in your venture..
     
  4. psyki

    psyki Gold Member

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    Most drugs are out of your system fairly quickly, but I believe your
    question is more aimed at the psychological aspect of quitting.
    There isn't a straight answer to that, it has to do with the reasons
    you used drugs, and how much of "you" depends on the drugs.



    For example I simply cannot imagine myself not smoking weed, it would
    require a dramatic lifestyle change. Coke, on the other hand, I
    do only once or twice a year so I could easily erase it from my
    life. Then again I know addiction is in my genes so I'm more
    susceptible, but I know lots of people who have stopped doing drugs and
    easily returned to "normal".
     
  5. William_Again

    William_Again Gold Member

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    This sounds stupid but I read it so....I thought I would say it. On
    Sylvia Browns website (shes that famous psychic whos on Montell
    Williams every other day of the week) so says that in the next 50
    years, 20 years, I dont remember which, but real soon a drug is
    supposed to be created that will erradicate addiction. I personally
    don't believe this, but it was interesting. I dont think this would get
    rid of addiction cause if a drug existed like this people would be
    doing crank/heroin everyday and then when they became addicted they
    would take this drug and become unaddicted only to restart the process
    again...
     
  6. psyki

    psyki Gold Member

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    Hahaha man, only on the internet. What are we talking about here,
    a drug you take that makes you not want drugs? Sounds like
    something drug companies would love to get in on.



    Like you said, removing withdrawals is one thing, the problem is that people WANT to take drugs.
     
  7. unico_walker

    unico_walker Newbie

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    You do know about the experimental "vaccines" to permanently alter
    brain chemistry that will destroy the ability to feel euphoria right?



    Yea I know sounds like bullshit to me too, WTF would these innoculated
    do when they need serious painkillers? What kind of life would they
    experience? Could this even physically work?



    It at least interested some nut balls in Britain to call for innoculating all school children against drugs.
     
  8. psyki

    psyki Gold Member

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    See the movie Equilibrium, it's not a bad flick about exactly that; a
    future in which drugs are administered to the entire population of the
    planet in order to prevent emotion (and therefore violence) in the
    aftermath of WW3.



    I suppose you could permanently damage dopamine, serotonin, or whatever
    receptors you wanted to, but wouldn't that be akin to causing brain
    damage?



    Most drugs cause the brain to do something it already does, just on a
    larger scale. I doubt attacking the brains own reflexes will work
    in this case. Then again the US is known for doing some pretty
    backwards shit...