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Hi folks,

Just a quick note in regards to the moderation of the group. Sometimes if I am a bit short on time or if we get a lot of posts at once I may have to just skim the overall gist of the posts rather than reading them word for word before I approve them, also we all have a different perspective as to what is acceptable and thus there may sometimes be the odd post that gets through that you may feel is inappropriate. And while this doesn’t seem to happen very often if there is anything that anybody reads and feels is inappropriate then please feel free to either shoot me a PM or use the contact form to let me know and I will always be happy to take another look at it.

Please keep in mind however that a post does have to be quite bad or harmful to the group as a whole for us to delete it, I don’t like to be too heavy handed with that kind of moderation and try to reserve it for only when it is absolutely necessarily as generally I like people to be able to have their say and most things can be ironed out with dialogue and often we can all learn from it, that said if you feel something is inappropriate like I say please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to take another look.


All the best,

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How to Handle a Marijuana Relapse in Front of You

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  • How to Handle a Marijuana Relapse in Front of You

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    My brother is great. He truly used to be my best friend until he started smoking pot so much that he was no longer interested in anything. In January, 2009 he quit cold turkey and told me how much happier he was, how much better he felt and that he can't be around anyone that smokes pot anymore. He did great! For about 9 months. Now he has re-started a friendship with someone who is even more addicted that my brother and he's smoking again.

    I don't know how to deal with this. I want to be supportive of my brother, but not the pot. He doesn't know that I found out he's smoking again so I have a feeling he will either avoid me, or, he will that he'll defiantly invite me over, do it in front of me and challenge me to say something about it. I really don't know what I COULD say. Can't say anything positive about that, and anything negative is a good excuse for him to make me the bad guy (girl). This is a new thing with him - turning around comments he doesn't like, to make it appear that I'm trying to make him feel guilty. It's not that I'm trying to make him feel guilty. I'm tired of people pretending and acting like everything is okay as long as nothing negative is said out loud. The fact is, my comments are meant as a reality check, as in I'm not going to pretend you didn't start smoking up again, not efforts to make him feel guilty.

    I guess what I'd like to know is how do I respond when he either tells me or actually does it in front of me?

    PS: I get how hard it is, I smoked cigarettes for 25 years and quit 7 years ago cold turkey. Had a single cigarette relapse and nothing since.

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    Hi Puffy and welcome to the forum.

    It’s a real tough one, trying to get the right balance between being supportive and non judgemental and getting them to wake up and smell the coffee. I think that’s probably the best approach though finding the right balance, too little and you fail to present your case too much and you turn them off and put them on the defensive, obviously the right balance can vary from person to person, some people can take more of a frank talking to than others, with others you catch more flies with honey than viniger, you just have to see how they react and adjust your approach accordingly.

    As far as how to react when he tells you or does it in front of you, well from what I have read it doesn’t pay to lose it too much, it’s probably better to stay calm, that doesn’t mean you can’t say your piece but it’s probably better to do it in a calm and collected way, but like I say it’s all about finding the right balance for that individual.

    I hope that helps, take care and please keep us posted on how it goes.
    Cannabis Rehab Admin

    If you wish to Use then Use, Your Body Your Choice, You're NOT a Criminal and I wish you well!

    My Choice is to be Drug Rehabilitated for 15 years because I Chose to be free from its Control on me!

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    • #3
      You DO get it! That's it exactly; finding the right balance between acting blase to going overboard. I'm going to see him today and I hope he tells me that it was a temporary falling off and he's not doing it anymore. He and I are a lot alike in that one puff is too many and 1,000 puffs aren't enough.

      Thanks for posting me!

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      • #4
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        My pleasure, good luck!
        Cannabis Rehab Admin

        If you wish to Use then Use, Your Body Your Choice, You're NOT a Criminal and I wish you well!

        My Choice is to be Drug Rehabilitated for 15 years because I Chose to be free from its Control on me!

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