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  • Cannabis Addiction & Recovery - New Section

    Cannabis is often seen as a less harmful drug than other substances which can be problematic. Join the discussions on changing cannabis use and working on recovery.
    Bamboo [facilitator]
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    Cannabis Addiction & Recovery - New Section

    Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:51 am

    Hi everyone,

    For ease of navigation we have created a new Cannabis Recovery specific section. We want your experience on the forum to be as seamless as possible.

    Over the next few days we will be moving existing threads across into this category where you can easily find other stories of cannabis addiction and recovery support.

    Feel free to provide us any feedback and we encourage you to post your journey here :)
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    Leonarda
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    Re: Cannabis Addiction & Recovery - New Section

    Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:28 pm

    This is a great idea now that COL (Counselling Online) have specific threads for easier access to recent posts on a particular topic or just being able to search through other posts to see what strategies and experiences members have had with a particular issue. If anyone wants to post about their experiences in using cannabis or you know a friend or family member and perhaps what has worked for them to reduce or give up- this is the space for sharing - Looking forward to your posts, everyone :)
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    teapot
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    Re: Cannabis Addiction & Recovery - New Section

    Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:47 am

    Lyngne wrote:
    Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:36 am
    I wouldn't say that cannabis is bad, as it helps to relax and get rid of pain. Sometimes people are forced to take cannabis to get rid of piercing pains and this can't be called an addiction, these are forced measures.
    Like many substances cannabis can be helpful in some situations. This space is was created for those who've found that their cannabis use has started to negatively impact their lives and they've decided they'd like some support in reducing or eliminating their use. For those who don't consider their cannabis use to be harmful, carry on :D
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    TheDees
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    Re: Cannabis Addiction & Recovery - New Section

    Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:28 am

    Substance use often starts for positive reasons and the 'pleasure' principle is part of this. For some the negative impacts can be problematic, so I would encourage users to reflect on the short and long term positive and negative impacts of your cannabis use to help your decision-making whether you would like support in reducing or eliminating your use

    As Teapot posted earlier 'Like many substances cannabis can be helpful in some situations. This space is was created for those who've found that their cannabis use has started to negatively impact their lives and they've decided they'd like some support in reducing or eliminating their use. For those who don't consider their cannabis use to be harmful, carry on"
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    Shadow19
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    Re: Cannabis Addiction & Recovery - New Section

    Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:52 pm

    Sorry for the long post .

    I was using cannabis for 10 years stopped for 8 months In total throughout that time . Only just decided to quit recently. Going on to my 5th day sober. I was a full time user I would use it every morning to stop stomach pain and nausea from abusing it .I would use it before I ate or went out anywhere or when I had pain or felt sick. I would use it when I'm stressed , angry, annoyed. it's all fun and games until you start losing who you are and when you basically stop caring or showing emotions for the people closest to you when your more concerned about when you can have your next Rip. Losing your interests and becoming reliant on weed to socialise or have an appetite and to the point where I thought it was the way I could be happy as I was always angry and annoyed when I wasn't high.

    It took me losing extreme weight to the point of starvation as I was turned off food and had no appetite basically living off one meal every 3 days to a week sometimes longer, dares and weed and since quitting have been in extreme stomach pain , vomitting and diahhroea, dehydrated, constant headaches ( having attacks like gall bladder attacks). Lying to my loved ones about how regularly I was taking it to the point where I needed a shit ton more to even feel the high...


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    Leliel
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    Re: Cannabis Addiction & Recovery - New Section

    Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:29 am

    There is no addiction to cannabis, there is an addiction to pleasure.
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    teapot
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    Re: Cannabis Addiction & Recovery - New Section

    Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:17 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your story, @Shadow19, it sounds like cannabis was really destructive to your health and your relationship with yourself and your loved ones. I think you're incredibly brave to be trying to quit again in the face of so many health issues. It's been a couple of days since your post, how is your journey going?
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