ClearblueSky wrote:padma norbu wrote:Another smoking herb is called "little marihuanilla" or something. It won't get you stoned, either, but former marijuana smokers say it is pretty great substitute if you have to pass drug tests.
There is also something called "kanna" that is a natural SSRI, apparently. You can make tea out of it or put a pinch under your tongue and suck on it for a while, then swallow it, almost like chewing tobacco.
From what I've heard, marihuanilla may actually be considered a mild psychoactive. I'm pretty sure it's usually sold at head shops only, not usually at health stores that carry supplements. Kanna seems less bad, but also may be a bit of a stimulant.
These substances themselves may be almost totally harmless, but for an addict (especially one starting recovery), trying something that causes even a little bit of brain chemistry change is the absolute last thing you want to do, unless it's something specifically discussed with a specialist. Most people can have zero problem, but even the mildest thing can trigger the very specific "addiction" part of the brain for someone with the disease, and lead back to more trouble. It's a big part of the reason why addicts end up replacing one addiction with another, and then eventually relapsing to the original. Just something to be very careful about.
Jigme Tsultrim wrote:Hey, Jesse. Best of luck. I found that the ability to conquer addiction arises from a steely determination to be free of it. I found the synthetic opiates the hardest as the hard withdrawal can last months. Just try another approach until you make it. In my case I had a cooperative doctor who helped me off Methadone. I staged down through Morphine to Codeine, keeping stepping down the dose until going to the next. Finally a low dose of codeine was easy for my determination to conquer.
To be frank I hear you making excuses to stay addicted: it's hard, I just don't feel good without it, etc. Don't expect an outside source to free you! "Free yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds".
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