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  • Anyone gone back to cannabis once-in-a-while?

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    Hi y'all.

    Been off the drug for about a month now. Feeling a lot better, and think I'll be back to normal in another month.

    I definitely overdid it for about a year there. I know this may not be the greatest place for a post like this...

    but has anyone gone back to using it recreationally, once-in-a-while? I used to wake and bake, but before I let it get to that point I'd smoke from time to time socially, with a girlfriend, etc, "responsibly".

    Just wondering. I don't mind if I have to give it up forever but if I can enjoy it from time to time "responsibly" that would be nice. Just looking for some experiences with the process.

    J

  • #2
    Hi a76erfan and welcome to the forum.

    Another user posted a similar question to this, if you read this thread you can see what our take was on it.

    Take care
    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
      Hiya,
      I know what you mean, I used to be a casual user, but eventually got too much, weekends I would roll first thing! I used to have one or two at work and then as soon as I got home I would sit on sofa in front of telly smokin roll after roll and not move again till I would go to bed (fight my way thru fog)
      I gave up last year and then thought I would just have a few here and there, but am now exactly the same again!
      My advice would be to detox forever, once u smoke one it is in ur system and u are craving it again. You don't need it! Stay healthy!
      Sarah x

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      • #4
        i smoked the drug for a few years, i gave up mainly because of family pressure. i really believe sum of us are born missing something in our brain and the drug replaces this and makes us appreciate things. but well done on quitting. more research needs to be done on this, the picture of the 'lazy under achieving stoner' is outdated n wrong. if u cant handle thc u were self medicating at least u know there is something that needs addressing and can talk to your doctor

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
          Hiya,
          I know what you mean, I used to be a casual user, but eventually got too much, weekends I would roll first thing! I used to have one or two at work and then as soon as I got home I would sit on sofa in front of telly smokin roll after roll and not move again till I would go to bed (fight my way thru fog)
          I gave up last year and then thought I would just have a few here and there, but am now exactly the same again!
          My advice would be to detox forever, once u smoke one it is in ur system and u are craving it again. You don't need it! Stay healthy!
          Sarah x
          so have you managed to detox again?

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          • #6
            I can't go back to once in a while. The concept, for me, is similiar to "starting over" with a girlfriend. I can never truly "start over", as if we never dated before.

            Same thing for me and pot.

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            • #7
              This question will always roam in ours heads, but lets be honest if it became such a problem that we are here in Marihuana Addcition rehab group its not becuase we can handle it.
              I guess an addiction is an addiction for the rest of your life so I would really recomend kicking this idea off you head!

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              • #8
                Adam uk

                hi im new here. im just wondering if there is such a thing as responsible cannabis use. theres a lot of confusion about drugs and alcohol - alcohol is actually listed alongside heroin and cocaine as a hard drug, yet the government put a recommended weekly amount guideline on it. does that this mean that heroin, if made legal, would have an amount u can safely use in a week. wat about cannabis? could you smoke 2 joints a day, like the guideline of 2 alcoholic drinks a day, if it was legal? no wonder kids dont know where their supposed 2 stand on these issues. im interested on peoples views on this

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                • #9
                  Hi Adam and welcome to the forum.

                  Those are all good questions and something you will probably get a wide range of differing views on. People often talk about “misinformation” in regards to drugs and this may be true to an extent with some of it, although it depends on your point of view is as to what you consider to be true and what’s not, both sides think that they evidence supports what they believe and can probably even reference scientific evidence which claims to support it and it gets even more complicated when you consider the extremely different experiences that people can have with all drugs including alcohol, maybe that’s why people believe that the evidence supports what they believe, it’s very easy to decide what you want to believe and then look for the evidence to fit, you can do that for pretty much anything in life, but Just as the fact that a drug like alcohol isn’t addictive for everybody, doesn’t prove it isn’t addictive for anybody, the same can go for lots of other drugs too, although some drugs like heroin are particularly addictive, if you use something like that for any length of time, then that does usually end up in addiction, I wouldn’t say there’s a safe amount for that, but every drug can be different and every individual can react differently, although I definitely think there is a addictive potential however you want to classify it i.e. physical, psychological, whatever, with any drug that gets you high, but that does not mean depending on the drug that everybody who uses it will get addicted, like I say very often it can depend on the individual, some may have more of a genetic predisposition towards addiction than others whatever the drug. It’s the same when it comes to the harm they may cause, some peoples bodies may be more susceptible to harm from various drugs than others, I have certainly read this can be the case when it comes to things like the effect they can have on the brain, just like with smoking tobacco the fact that every smoker doesn’t get lung cancer doesn’t mean it can’t happen to any. I think the reason people get so confused is that they like to think in black or white and see it as either or, that it has to be the case for everybody or it can’t be the case for anybody, but that’s just not how it necessarily is, yes we are all human but that’s where the similarity ends, the individual chemical makeup of our bodies and they way we react to various drugs can be extremely different. Anyway I have probably digressed a little, but I think it’s sort of relevant to the issue. A lot of it with a drug like cannabis probably depends on how you are using and reacting to it, this place is obviously for people who feel it did become a problem for them. Maybe there is a “safe” whatever that means to you amount you can use, depending on how you using and reacting to it, I don’t know, that too is probably to a certain extent also a bit of a subjective thing, but the government don’t advise what they recommend to be “safe” amounts for illegal recreational drugs, it’s just not something they probably feel is in line with the message they think they ought to be sending. The last thing you can probably do is try to make any sense of the hypocrisy of western society when it comes to alcohol compared to other recreational drugs, because there just isn’t any, it’s just one of those crazy hypocrisies that exists because alcohol has been a part of our culture for so long, but it really doesn’t stand to reason. If alcohol had not been a part of our culture for so long, if it was something that had just been introduced there’s no way in this day and age they would make it legal, it would be banned with all the other drugs I am sure. But just because there is an hypocrisy with alcohol isn’t really a very good argument for the use of other also potentially harmful drugs, if anything it’s probably more of an argument against the use of alcohol, rather than for the use of any others, the same goes with tobacco.

                  Geez, I didn’t mean to write this much and it’s all stuff I have probably wrote in many other posts, I apologise in advance for those who have heard me say it all before, anyway it’s a tough one and I am not going to try to tell people how much they should or should not use, I just support them if they feel it has become a problem and want to change their situation. Geez I really can rabbit can’t I, LOL, anyway I think I will call it a day and go and get some food.

                  That’s just my take on it what say U?

                  Take care
                  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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                  • #10
                    Adam uk

                    you raise some good intelligent points, in an ideal world these substances wouldnt be about, but their here and making them illegal doesnt stop them being readily available. its a shame so many people abuse them then have to go through the difficult process of rehabilitation to see them in their true light

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                    • #11
                      Yeah I know what you mean, it’s just a reality of life I guess, at the end of the day, human society will always have drugs and some people will always abuse them and develop a habit, whatever the drug and regardless of whether they are illegal or not. Even though I have experienced some very negative effects from pot, I am not really a hard line prohibitionist and that’s not what CannabisRehab.org is about, it’s not really about that particular issue one way or the other, although I will happily share my opinion if the subject crops up, if I am to be totally honest I think there are pro’s and con’s either way, which is the less of the two evils I am not entirely sure, on the one hand I think why add to the problems of drink and tobacco by legalising others, we have got enough to deal with them two alone, if anything we should be banning them too, not legalising others, on the other hand I think perhaps it would just be best to legalise the lot, apart from the really nasty ones like heroin and meth and then at least we could control them better, like I say there are pro’s and con’s either way, what I don’t really think there’s much point in is criminalising people over their drug use, if they commit a crime as a result of or in order to fund their drug use then fine prosecute them for that, but I am not sure that using in its self should be a crime. Either way I certainly don’t think there’s much point in locking people up for it, perhaps I am in favour of decriminalisation rather than legalisation, but like I say I am not entirely sure.

                      The people here myself included have found our marijuana use to be a problem and those are the people CannabisRehab.org is for, but I always say that I am in no way saying that this will necessarily be the case for everybody. Like I always say if you are going to use any drug, be aware of the things to look out for, just keep an eye on yourself and monitor carefully how you react to it.

                      Anyway it’s been good to talk with you Adam.

                      Take care
                      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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                      • #12
                        No Casual Use For Me

                        Just wanting to add my 2 cents here.

                        For me, there is no chance of casual "once in a while" use. I have tried that and almost immediately I went right back to full blown addict status. I do well for a couple of days while I justify my usage, saying that it's just a little bit and I won't get caught up again. It never works that way for me. I LOVED pot. Loved everything about it, the smell, the taste, the feeling of being high, I loved it all.

                        What I have since realized is that I love myself and my family more. I am a better person when not smoking pot. My relationship with my son has grown so much and we get along so much better. My work relationships are better. My stress levels and anxiety have significantly dropped. For me, I can't smoke anymore...ever.

                        I still have some very close friends that smoke but luckily we're so close that they won't smoke it around me. They accept my choice to detox and support me in it. I am very blessed to have them. I also have plenty of potless friends that are huge supporters of my decision.

                        I dont't consider myself a hater of pot. Some people can smoke it socially and have it not become a problem. My hat's off to them. I, unfortunately, will never be one of those people.

                        Today is Day 5 for me and it feels great to be free. Best of luck to all who have quit. Guidance and support who are thinking about quitting.

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                        • #13
                          a76erfan, you may be one of the lucky few... but if you came to CannabisRehab.org in the first place because the drug was a problem, I doubt smoking once in a while is a reasonable option. I've been there and it meant going back to heavy use.

                          I've been off pot for 9 months and I rarely think about it anymore, but I know I'm always one little joint away from my past.

                          take care

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                          • #14
                            Well said, Bongwater!

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                            • #15
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                              Honesty will set us free

                              @ Vixsin

                              "I dont't consider myself a hater of pot. Some people can smoke it socially and have it not become a problem. My hat's off to them. I, unfortunately, will never be one of those people."


                              I have been dealing with this all too real problem for 10 up and down years... I as well have to be brutally honest with myself and know that this is a simple yet profound reality. I CAN'T be one of those people either... EVER... PERIOD!

                              Day 1 begins today.... again... : D

                              Best wishes to all !

                              Originally posted by Vixsin View Post
                              Just wanting to add my 2 cents here.

                              For me, there is no chance of casual "once in a while" use. I have tried that and almost immediately I went right back to full blown addict status. I do well for a couple of days while I justify my usage, saying that it's just a little bit and I won't get caught up again. It never works that way for me. I LOVED pot. Loved everything about it, the smell, the taste, the feeling of being high, I loved it all.

                              What I have since realized is that I love myself and my family more. I am a better person when not smoking pot. My relationship with my son has grown so much and we get along so much better. My work relationships are better. My stress levels and anxiety have significantly dropped. For me, I can't smoke anymore...ever.

                              I still have some very close friends that smoke but luckily we're so close that they won't smoke it around me. They accept my choice to detox and support me in it. I am very blessed to have them. I also have plenty of potless friends that are huge supporters of my decision.

                              I dont't consider myself a hater of pot. Some people can smoke it socially and have it not become a problem. My hat's off to them. I, unfortunately, will never be one of those people.

                              Today is Day 5 for me and it feels great to be free. Best of luck to all who have quit. Guidance and support who are thinking about quitting.

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