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!

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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  • Cannabis harm reduction

    marijuana withdrawal symptoms relief
    While abstinence is always the safest option, some people will choose to use drugs and for those people applying the principles of harm reduction is always a good idea. Here are some cannabis harm reduction strategies.

    *Use a vaporizer, this will prevent a huge amount of harmful chemicals from entering and damaging your lungs.

    *Use some sort of filter, most smokers would not smoke tobacco without a filter, why not use one with marijuana.

    *Take fewer and lighter drags, do not hold the smoke in for as long.

    *Don’t smoke the spliff right down to the roach.

    *Don’t smoke cannabis that has fungus or mould on it, as this can be extremely harmful if inhaled.

    *Don’t smoke cannabis to deal with a bad trip, it can often make it worse.

    *Don’t share joints or pipes as many viruses can be passed on through saliva, including deadly meningitis.

    *Don’t smoke cannabis that appears to have artificial colourings or a chemically taste, as it is probably contaminated possibly with chemicals that are poisonous.

    *Use undyed card free of chemicals for your roach.

    *Make your spliffs with as little paper as possible.

    *Use low tar tobacco or a non tobacco alternative, if you mix it in with your joints.

    *Move your first spliff to latter on in the day.

    *Try to reduce the amount you smoke.

    *Set a limit on how much you smoke each week.

    *Try to smoke weaker strains, (of course this will be of no benefit if you simply smoke more to get the same effect, especially not to your lungs). If you do smoke stronger strains try to smoke less.

    *Have days that you don’t smoke on which you can get other things done. Try not to use on school or work days.

    *Make lists of important tasks and dates.

    *Don’t smoke until you have achieved things that need to be done.

    *Make sure you still take regular exercise.

    *Don’t take marijuana with other drugs, they can potentially interact with each other and increase the effects of one another.

    *Try to maintain friendships and interests that do not involve smoking dope.

    *Make sure you continue to eat right, marijuana use can cause people to eat too much of the wrong sort of food and not enough of the right sort. Try to eat properly before you smoke.

    *Don’t do your shopping stoned, you will be more inclined to buy less healthy food.

    *When you get the munchies snack on fruit instead of sweets.

    *Acknowledge the positive and negative effects of your drug use.

    *Be aware that if you or your family have a history of mental illness, that you are at a greater risk of experiencing some of the negative effects of cannabis. Be aware of the signs of paranoia, anxiety, depression and psychosis. Try to regularly evaluate the state of your mental health and ask others who know you well, preferably non drug users, how they think you are doing.

    *Recognise and act upon potential warning signs such as, using at inappropriate times i.e. during work, impaired function, preoccupation with use, failure to complete important tasks, the breaking of previously set rules.

    *If you think you can stop whenever you want then test that theory, try to stop for at least a week and see how you do.

    Obviously is orientated around encouraging people to detox marijuana, but this the real world and some will continue to use no matter what, so if you choose to use, try to play as safe as possible. For more information on this subject you may want to check out this webpage

    If anybody else can think of any other marijuana harm reduction strategies, please post them.

    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!

  • #2
    drug induced pyschosis

    I joined because my son has recently been diagnosed with drug induced psychosis. He is a heavy user of cannibis which doesn't help when there is a history of depression on both sides of the family. He started out using it recreationally and ended up using it as a way to deal with stress and anxiety. He hit a brick wall and now I don't know him, he is not the same person any more. It has only been just over a week and he is on two different anti-psychotic drugs along with his thyroid meds. He knows there is a problem as he was the one who called his doctor about it. He wants to go to addictions counselling and this is probably mostly due to the fact that he doesn't want to lose his girlfriend over this. I believe what you say about using safely if you are going to use at all.

    My son doesn't want to talk to me right now. Seeing me stresses him out even though I haven't judged him or gotten angry about all this. His doctor says it's because he doesn't want me to see him like this. I respect him and am giving him his space, but it is killing me. Anyone have any suggestions on how I can cope with this (besides counselling)?


    • #3
      Cannabis Abuse Addiction

      I am so sorry to hear about your son, this post is in no way implying that if you apply these strategies you will be safe from the negative effects of cannabis, the only way to be safe from the negative effects of drugs is not to use at all, it can be a very slippery slope from being a casual user to a regular user. And that will always be the message that tries to convey. It is so important that people like you Molly tell your story as a warning to others, particularly those who are more vulnerable to mental health problems. I admire your bravery and thank you so much for your contribution.

      I am sad to say that you are by no means alone, so many people these days are experiencing mental health problems as a result of their cannabis use, I know I did. There is no easy answer to the situation you are experiencing, but all I can say is to remember that it is not your son that’s responsible, for him not wanting to see you at the moment, it is purely a symptom of his illness. He may well feel shame about being mentally ill, allot of people do. Just try to make sure he keeps seeking help for his illness. Is he still continuing to use drugs? If so he has really got to detox before he is going to make any progress.

      I can only try to appreciate how difficult what you are going through must be, just try to be patient and in time he will come round. Again thank you so much for sharing your story, I am sure it will be of help to others.

      Hang in there and please keeps us posted as to how you are doing, I hope will be as much about supporting the families of people who have been affected by cannabis, as well as the users.

      Lots of love.
      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!


      • #4
        marijuana withdrawal symptoms relief
        regular user

        Hey my name is logan I've been a regular user for just over 9 years (im 19) and one thing I've seen if people are experiencing panic attacks or phycological issues and won't stop smoking get him to try changing things up I've found cannabis sativa (what I use for my ADHD) causes a lot of negative mental side effects on regular users phycologically speaking (panic attacks, drug flashbacks particularly acid, general withdrawal from family...) Try getting a more indica strain it may help it has much less of an effect of the mind and more of an effect on the body (it is generally more relaxing sativa feels like a rush from a drug were as indica feels more like a weight or a drowsyness almost like drinking feels when you first start buzzing) or try every month I do a 5 day chemical cleanse drink at least 2L of water a day and eat nothing but organic and washed fruit and vegies mainly greens and super fruit like broccoli, alvacado, acia berry, and no GMOs (no meat junk food nothing you can't pronounce or spell and nothing that didn't grow out of the ground) eat as little as possible quit smoking everything and drink as much water as possible. Keep in mind this is a short term idea after 5 days you are no longer flushing chemicals out of your body, your starving it.. This chemical flush will even make you able to pass a drug test (no guarentee I'm making no promises but I did 5 days before I was smoking every day all day)


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