If you feel a post is inappropriate

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,

Cannabis Rehab Admin

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

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    marijuana withdrawal symptoms relief
    I was reccomended to by yahoo answers trying to detox smoking marijuana. I started when I was 15, July 2nd 2008 and I was never able to detox for more than 1 week. I am now 18 and trying to stop before I hit the 3 year point. I was told it was all in your head and it wasnt' addictive by many people but I am unsure on how to get this message out of my head. One of the main reasons why I decided to detox this time is because I haven't feeling the top of the world lately, I have been having stomach problems, lack of eating, and burping quite often. I stopped for one day which is a accomplishment for me since I am a regulary daily smoker for the past 8 months. Yesterday was the first day off in a very long time. Hoping for tips and support, maybe even some ways on to talking to other young quitters for support. Thanks, any help would be appreciated.

    On the plus side I haven't been to a doctor since Grade 7, I really want to go to one soon, does anyone have any advice on what to do going alone? Should I just ask for a checkup or let them know that I am quitting?

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    Dear Eric,

    Addiction itself is something in your head. Your brain gets addicted; not your body. "physical addiction and psyhological addiction" definitions are old dated now. Addiction is a neurological disorder which arises after prolonged substance use. Each substance has its own addictive properties of course, and it's true that the drug may not be addictive for most of the people. But it's also hell out of a true that it can be very addictive for some people. Hence, each individual's brain respond to drugs differently. If you are addicted and when you stop using the drug, you may have physical and psychological withdrawel symptoms and people have a tendency to think that "harder physical symptoms mean that the addiction is worse". It's not true at all in my opinion. With the advanced medications, physical withdrawel symptoms of even heroin can be alleviated. It's the underlying neurological disorder which needs to me examined very carefully with its psychological, behavioral and social aspects.

    You can find the criterias to diagnose a person for the disorder called "compulsive drug seek and use" in the below link.

    I write these because the first thing you should do is to have a better understanding of your problem. And if you hang around for a while, you will see that "stomach problems, lack of eating and burping" are not the worst things that you may experience as a consuqence of the drug dependency. You are at 18 now, and you are at the beginnig of creating a life for yourself. If the drug gets to you, it can also get your life. the drug is the most sneaky drug which at first seems to come with no harm, but years later you see that you did nothing in the world but smoked weed.

    I'm sorry if i wrote too harshly but imagining you as a 28 years old man who wasted all his potential and life by the drug is far more too harsh. You're 18 now, and there are infinite possibilites in the world that you could do for yourself. If you think that the drug has become a problem for you, please take all the precautions now, because problem is only getting bigger and bigger by the time.

    In my opinion, the most important part of the quitting lies in the understanding of the seriousness of the problem. If you do that, i'm sure at the end you will succeed.



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      marijuana withdrawal symptoms relief
      Hi Eric_420 and welcome.

      I just want to say that I agree with what abiogensis has just said and think he has made some great points, terms like physical and psychological addiction are indeed out dated and aren’t necessarily the best way of describing what exactly is going on. Addiction is indeed a neurological problem which results from using a certain drug for too long, pretty much all drugs that get you high have this potential to some extent, cannabis really isn’t the magical exception that so many people have thought it is for so long, at least not for a lot of people and as abiogensis has also pointed out different people’s brains can react to any substance very differently.

      For a long time cannabis addiction has been played down as just “psychological” which it seems to me has mislead people in the way in which they view it, as if somehow it’s doesn’t actually exist and is all in people’s heads, but as abiogensis has pointed out its all result of what’s going on in the chemistry of your brain, that’s what causes all addiction physical, psychological or however it is you want to brand it, it’s not something you are imagining, I think we have probably been using inappropriate or misleading semantics for quite some time, the term “psychological” I think has certainly confused many especially when they have tried quitting and experienced some very physical symptoms as a result of discounting the drug. You only have to read the experiences that some of us here have had to see that some of us do feel it pretty bad, as abiogensis has just said indeed much worse than gas and a lack of appetite. We can all react to the discontinuation of the drug very differently some don’t really have much of a problem but some really go through the grinder and experience pretty significant physiological withdrawal symptoms, if that’s psychological addiction then fine but if you are feeling significant physical symptoms and it’s all a result of what’s physically happening within the brain then what the heck is the difference, apart from perhaps the severity of the symptoms which can vary depending on the substance, the individual and for how long it was used and even if they are separate things what about something that may be a combination of the two.

      But the bottom line is it’s all a result of what’s going on physically within your body, well your brain to be specific, but obviously the brain is still a part of your body, some else that gets separated that perhaps confuses. So in a nut shell I whole heartedly agree that the terms we have been using to describe this as a physical addiction and that as a psychological probably aren’t helpful. You can go around categorizing this as physical and that as psychological if you like but it doesn’t really describe very well that it’s all a result of what’s physically going on in your body. The more we have learnt about the brain the more we have learnt that a lot of which has been branded as “psychological” has a very physical causes within the brain, the more you read about various mental illness the more you learn that, addiction is a similar sort of thing, it’s a biological problem with the chemistry of the brain. I think that’s the only way we need to view it.

      All the best, thanks for posting and please keep us posted.

      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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