It's actually impossible to sober up right away from a marijuana high. The chemical messenger substance delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the part of the grass that makes you grow, and this can vary greatly from plant to plant, depending on how the plant was grown, prepared and stored. This means that the effect can be very different. However, there are a few things you can do to soften your high. You can also take steps to permanently give up marijuana so that you don't end up in this situation again in the future.
Method 1 of 2: Mitigate the effects of a high
Step 1. Know how long it can take
A typical high fades in about three hours, with the main effects happening about 30 minutes after smoking. However, if you eat or take too much cannabis, the effects can last longer. Highs can last up to 6 hours or more. They can also be unpredictable when another drug is added to the cannabis. If you've taken a particularly high dose of cannabis, your high can last much longer.
- An overdose can happen if you've eaten and ingested too much cannabis because it didn't work as quickly as you thought it would.
- The drug can actually stay in your body for up to two days.
Step 2. Ask for a sedative for panic attacks
Some people want to sober up because they become unexpectedly paranoid or have a panic attack. You can't speed up the disenchantment, but you can take a benzodiazepine-type sedative if you have a prescription for it (and only if you have a prescription for it!).
Always speak to your doctor before mixing prescription drugs with drugs. Your doctor can tell you if this is safe for you
Step 3. Sleep in
Because highs can last so long, one of the best things you can do is go to sleep. This can be difficult when you have a panic attack, of course, but a sedative can help.
Step 4. Ask someone to stay with you
You need to protect yourself from harm when you're high, which is why having someone with you can be helpful. Also, if you start panicking and then someone is around to talk to, it can make the situation easier to bear.
Method 2 of 2: Sober up permanently
Step 1. Make a goal of yourself to sober up
The best way to help yourself is to give up the weed permanently. But you have to want it because no one else can force you to do it. It has to come from you.
But take it step-by-step. Perhaps your first step is to find a withdrawal program. Your second step may be to move on to the withdrawal program as well. Take small steps for each day
Step 2. Fight the addiction
Contrary to popular belief, marijuana can be addicting. The high from marijuana is what makes some people addicted because they want to keep feeling the feeling. Around a quarter to half of all stoners become addicted to the drug.
Step 3. Get help
It is not easy to give up a drug on your own. Addiction is a chronic disease for many people and a number of programs are needed that contain and provide the patient with the support they need. Find a program that can help you. When you need a break from your life, try a withdrawal program that will disconnect you from your lifestyle for a while, making it easier to give up your stoner habits. If your family supports you well, you can try a local support group.
- The state is also offering support to help you get off drugs. In Austria, for example, you can use the public health portal to find an addiction help center that suits you.
- Look around for addiction counseling, a self-help group, a rehab clinic, or psychotherapy. You will likely need some or all of these offers to get well again.
Step 4. Learn to deal with your problems
Drugs like cannabis are often used to escape problems. Therefore, you need to learn how to deal with stress without reaching for the drug right away. Addiction clinics and groups for addicts can be helpful, but you can also learn some coping strategies yourself.
- One way to learn how to cope better with stress is to talk to people you trust. Even if you can't find a solution, it can often be helpful to simply get the stress off your heart.
- Don't be afraid to take a step back from a stressful situation. If something is really stressing you, such as a problem at work, then don't be afraid to take a step back from it. Take a moment to take a deep breath and clear your head. Also, don't be afraid to take a break from the stressful things in your life. For example, if you get excited about watching the news, you might want to skip it for a while.
Step 5. Be prepared for psychological side effects
If you've smoked weed for a very long time, then you will likely experience some side effects when you stop. Some people have a hard time falling asleep after giving up the weed, while others may experience depression or outbursts of anger. Another withdrawal symptom is that your dreams may become a lot more vivid as cannabis use can make your dreams less intense.
Step 6. Be prepared for physical side effects
You will likely experience some physical withdrawal symptoms as well. You may develop a headache for a while or sweat profusely at night. You might also be coughing up phlegm. Finally, you may experience decreased appetite, tremors, or dizziness.
Step 7. Make new friends
If all of your friends are smoking weed too, then chances are that if you keep hanging out with them, you'll fall back into the old habits. Try to meet new people who you can do other things with. For example, you could join local groups that share the same hobbies as you. You could volunteer or take an exercise class. Find people with the same interests as you, minus the grass.
Try searching for groups near you here: meetup.com
Step 8. Drink enough fluids
Drinking a lot of water can help flush the cannabis out of your body faster. Plus, if you drink enough fluids, you'll feel better overall.
- Although it is often recommended that one drink eight glasses of water a day, experts actually believe that men need about 13 glasses of water a day while women need about nine.
- Try drinking cranberry juice in addition to water. This can help the body detox.
Step 9. Eat potassium
If you sweat heavily, eat foods that are high in potassium. Try potatoes with their peel, melons, bananas, citrus fruits, and dark vegetables with leaves.
Step 10. Avoid caffeine
Because withdrawal can lead to insomnia, don't make the problem worse. Skip the coffee while you try to get your sleep rhythm back to normal.
Step 11. Try exercising
Exercise can give you a natural high that will put you in a good mood. It also helps you stay healthy and helps you recover faster. Try exercising several times a week to reduce your depression and insomnia.