When you hear or read about somebody that overdosed on Marijuana; that is a very dangerous situation indeed. So what precautions can you take to avoid it? Here are some suggestions:
Tip one: Don’t take any more than is needed. Never, ever smoke more than 2 joints in a short period of time. This is a very easy way to get high and return to your bad habits. In fact, it is far too easy. You will become dependent on it and you will have to wait for it to kick in before you feel like smoking another joint.
Tip two: Watch your food intake. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables can be enjoyed along with the high. Fruits and vegetables help flush out the harmful substances in your body.
Tip three: Keep hydrated. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day; if possible drink more. Not only helps to keep your body hydrated but it also helps to keep you away from dehydrating yourself.
Tip four: Try not to drive while high. Driving while high is just as dangerous as being there. You could end up getting into an accident or even dying.
Tip five: Stay away from coffee and other caffeine containing beverages. This can trigger a response in your brain which will cause you to feel good. You may begin to think about how good you feel and this can lead you to do things you normally would not do. Keep the consumption limited to no more than four cups a day and always stay away from the coffee after the first hour. This will help to limit the amount of things that trigger a reaction.
Tip six: Watch what you eat. If you know that it is going to make you feel good, then you can consume it. However, if you are not sure, then do not do it. You should know that when you eat certain foods they have different effects on your body and sometimes they will make you feel good and sometimes they will make you feel bad.
Tip seven: Get educated. The best way to avoid being dependent on something like pot is to know everything that is involved. You should become educated on everything that affects your body. Learn as much as you can so that you are better prepared to manage your addiction. You can do this by enrolling in classes or reading books.
Tip eight: Don’t smoke with others. This goes without saying; however, it needs to be stated. Marijuana is highly addictive and you need to think about how you are going to interact with others while you are on a marijuana high. This is one of the most common ways that people begin to fall off the wagon and start using pot. Try to avoid all interaction with others while high. In particular try not to smoke while driving or doing any other dangerous activities.
Tip nine: Do not let the high take control of you. Once you feel the high has started to wear off, remind yourself that you are still the same person that you were before it occurred. Take deep slow breaths to help keep yourself calm. Continue to remind yourself that you will feel better. Also, if you are under the influence of alcohol, remember that alcohol can act as a sedative and help you sleep.
Tip ten: Eat a meal that has plenty of fruits and vegetables in it. Fruits and vegetables are vitamins and nutrients and when you consume them you will feel much better. They will also help to reduce the amount of nausea that you are experiencing as well as reduce the amount of stress that you are feeling.
Tip eleven: Avoid taking in caffeine. Caffeine can make you feel more alert and will increase the rate at which you are moving throughout your day; however, too much of it can be very detrimental to your mental state. Excessive amounts of caffeine can cause a change in how you feel and make you feel like you are going to throw up. If you find that you are starting to feel very sluggish and tired to try to cut back on your caffeine consumption.
Tip twelve: Eat a small, healthy meal before you even begin to work. This will help to regulate your blood sugar levels. A great way to do this is to choose a moderate sized piece of fruit or an apple that is about the size of a deck of cards. Another good idea is to have a protein bar with some low-fat milk. By having a snack before you even begin to work you will give your body time to adjust its blood sugar level; thus reducing the chance of an insulin spike. This is something that you cannot achieve with an insulin spike; hence the reason for the sudden drop in blood sugar.