We’ve all been there before. Overindulging in your favorite plant and feeling way too high for your liking. Nausea, light-headedness, dizziness, and paranoia are all signs you may have ingested a little too much THC.
Some people are lucky enough to never experience these anxious effects, but it can be downright scary for those who do. Whether you’re a veteran smoker or just starting out, marijuana-induced paranoia is never fun.
Without further ado, here are seven ways to cure a high that’s gotten way too intense.
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This might sound easier said than done, and it is, but using breathing techniques to remain calm can help lessen a high. Try taking a deep breath, hold it for four to five seconds and exhale completely.
After a few soothing inhales, the influx of oxygen will help the brain and body to regulate, weakening the high. Close your eyes and focus on the present moment while controlling your breathing with even, deep breaths.
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Hydration can be the key to avoiding overindulgence symptoms altogether. Drinking enough water keeps everything flowing smoothly inside our bodies.
When we become dehydrated, our bodies do all kinds of crazy things, like cause stomachaches, headaches, and dizziness, some of the same feelings we get when too high. If you find yourself struggling to come down from a high, reach for some H2O.
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This has been a household remedy for marijuana-induced paranoia and anxiety for decades. Chewing on black peppercorn has been shown to significantly relieve unwanted effects of THC, so always keep some handy for just such occasions. Fun fact, this is Neil Young’s preferred way to turn down a high.
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Being cooped up all day is enough to make non-smokers a little stir-crazy. If your effects are hitting a little harder than normal, try getting out into nature and going for a walk.
Taking a stroll in nature is one of the most refreshing things your high self can do. It takes your mind off whatever was stressing you out indoors and lets you shift your focus to the wonders of nature. The fresh air will help dissipate any uneasy feelings.
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Taking a shower or bath can seriously tame a high. Whether it’s hot water or cold water, the running water on your face and body awakens you to think sober thoughts.
The soothing water seems to wash away any feelings of nausea and paranoia. Breathing in the steam is also a great way to replenish oxygen levels in the body while providing hydration to the skin.
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Citrus fruits, like lemons or limes, are great at cutting down a high that has gotten too intense. Simply pop a piece of the fruit in your mouth, try to endure the sourness, and keep the citrus there as long as you can. The enzymes absorbed into your mouth help to reduce THC effects and leave your breath zesty fresh.
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Most of us drink one or two cups of this a day already, but I bet you didn’t know it could bring down a high. Coffee is one of the most effective tools for reducing a high that has gotten too intense.
The sobering properties of these beans can be felt almost instantly, leaving users alert and focused rather than paranoid and nauseous. Plus, the warmth of the coffee and the inviting smell never fail to relax the body and mind.