Editor 2015-12-08 20:41:53
My son (23) is trying to stop using marijuana, after several years of use.
Is there anything (medication) that can help him with this? Are there
withdrawal issues? He seems to be having trouble getting to sleep at night.
Am I posting to the right newsgroup? Any advice would be appreciated.
Asger b 2015-12-08 20:41:57
That is definately the most commen issue when quitting marijuana.
My advice is this:
Your son must get lots of exercise, as it not only keeps the mind off the
marijuana, but also produces a nice natural fatigue. This is important,
because the main reason people have problems with quitting marijuana is the
lack of sleep.
If exercise and such is not possible for some reason, some people use
melatonin, which should produce a natural sleep, and keep the mind off the
Dr. wayne simo 2015-12-08 20:42:25
one must be careful with very heavy exercise as marijuana is stored in the
fat and other tissue and heavy exercise can cause breakdown of fat and high
amounts of marijuana in the circulation and thus at neurological (brain
receptor sites) causing an acute increase in marijuana effects. Mild to
moderate exercise is probably ok for up to six weeks after abstinence
Wayne alan sim 2015-12-08 20:43:13
ACUTE ANXIETY REACTIONS ARE NOT UNCOMMON DURING WITHDRAWAL FROM HEAVY USAGE.