Well I successfully got off of methadone without withdrawals and no cravings at all. I smoke weed for chronic pain and for general well being. I too don't go to NA /AA. I have went to meetings for over 20 years took what I wanted and left the rest I now don't go to the meetings but believe in a lot of the principles but I do believe in medication. I suffer from depression and take medication for that and I smoke weed for pain like I mentioned earlier. I haven't craved opiates for over ten years. Yes IMO you can smoke weed and not go back to DOC. These are just my opinions and not meant to upset anyone.
Also does anyone know of any supplements or foods that help with neurotransmitters? I think I have a serotonin deficiency problem that lingers longer than most.
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Hi, welcome. Look, it's all a matter of what you want in your life. The folks on here w/ significant clean time tried EVERYTHING (only weed, only booze etc.) to stay away from opiates. We all went back. And we couldn't tolerate all the bullsh!t that comes w/ using. So we got completely clean. We addicts always forget that people who aren't addicts don't worry about how often they smoke weed. And non addicts don't smoke it daily. It's not even in their thinking.
You tried it already and went back. You can try it again. It's really up to you how intolerable your life is, ya know? Myself and many of us on here are in meetings and it changed our lives. I had to face why living w/o any substance at all was so terrifying. Most people out there living productive lives don't rely on substances. It's really great and freeing to be able to live and have fun w/o any substance at all.
Btw, try going w/o any for 90 days, see how you feel. If the idea of that terrifies you, that's something to look at.
tryptophan is good supplement for dopamine and serotonin so is 5-htp I've taken that but not tryptophan and it worked
Everyone is going to have a different opinion on this subject.Mine is for me to stay clean I can't use any drug this includes weed and alcohol.They are drugs they may not be your D.O.C but they are drugs none the less.
So you have basically been doing this on your own by the sounds of it right? You stopped the opiates but continue to smoke weed at night or in a social setting on your day off. Do your social friends do more than just smoke weed? What benefit do you get from smoking?