Feeling super high while surrounded by family doesn’t sound like the best time. Here’s how you can manage it.
Thanksgiving is an emotional time of year, filled with food, booze and relatives you don’t normally engage with. A few of these factors alone are enough to make anyone feel they need a marijuana-induced escape. If you’re smoking and hiding it from your relatives, getting super high might be a stressful and bad idea.
While every family is different, no one enjoys being super high and having relatives asking them about their job prospects or the people they’re dating. Here are 5 tips that can help you come down from that high as soon as possible.
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Have some water
It may seem basic, but water is very important when it comes to managing a really intense high, especially if you’re the kind of person who gets cottonmouth. Drink something cold and preferably non-alcoholic or caffeinated to keep you from getting more intoxicated than you already are. And make sure to hold on to that drink. Take periodic sips and get refills, which will help you feel grounded. Snacking on something (not edibles!) might also help.
Go for a walk
If you’re too high and can barely speak, maybe it’s time to go outside. A change of scenery and some fresh air can do wonders for you, and it’s also a great way to prevent people from giving you weird looks. Try to go for your walk with someone you trust and who knows what’s going on with you; you don’t want to get lost in the middle of a Thanksgiving dinner party.
Take a shower
If you can make a quick escape and take a shower, do it. A quick shower can help you relax and distract you from your high.
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Doing an activity that requires some focus can also help you feel grounded and more in control of your senses. Try to watch some light TV, play a video game, focus on the delicious food without appearing ravenous, or talking to a friend or relative you trust. If you’re surrounded by family, keep your talking to a minimum, since that’s the best way of not blowing your cover. Stick to basic questions and you should be fine.
Get ready to act
Most people won’t notice a thing if you’re careful, so try to keep your cool and remind yourself that no one knows the depths of your high except for yourself. If you think someone is looking at you weird or asking you too many questions, just chalk it up to marijuana-induced paranoia. The best thing you can do at the moment is stay calm and remind yourself that this is momentary.