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mimjimkim
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9 months ago

Does anyone here “self medicate”?

I’ve been using cannabis for the past two years but I’ve realised I am now completely reliant on it. It’s become so normalised to me that I’ve failed to recognise, until now, that I am actually addicted.

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Crossfetch
8mo

I've only recently found out about my adhd. The last 6 months have been the hardest time of my life and I turned to smoking weed every day to just give me the relaxation I need and to calm my brain down. Since starting I've noticed my adhd symptoms actually get worst while I'm on it. But then I also need it to feel normal.. Also completely losing the effects suck. I can easily go through 5g in a day... I always said to myself I'd never do this....

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mimjimkim
8mo

It’s hard

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rissaann🌈
9mo

I use cannabis and a mushroom tincture made with turkey tail mushrooms and try to do active journaling but it isn't always effective but I can absolutely relate to the reliance on the cannabis I've found myself in a similar spot so I've began to micro dose with mushrooms

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loopylou
9mo

Sometimes when I forget the second dose of my medication for ADHD I instantly feel the need to smoke a bit of canna. I never really medicated with canna to help with focus, I used it as I saw fit for anxiety and pain. I have yet to research the right strain to help with focus. I have an adverse response to THC so I try to limit my usage and only do very small amounts . As far as breaking the pattern of habitual use I would suggest tapering off or finding an activity to do when the urge to partake hits you. I use it also as a reward after completing a task that I have put off. Not fun getting task done but the reward system helps with also developing self discipline. Good luck!!

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dragonflymimi
9mo

How do you stop weed addiction? My adult son smokes daily and it stresses me out

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mimjimkim
9mo

I’m just at the moment of realising. I think that the person using has to accept that it’s an issue. For me it’s been really hard because it’s become so normalised in my life. My sister’s response to me admitting to an addiction was to tell me I’m not addicted because her current partner smokes daily as did the husband before him. She can’t admit that addiction is possible as it would have to change her perspective. Her adult son smokes daily as did her younger son who is now in prison.

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rutus
9mo

I smoked weed my since I was 13 almost daily I don’t get high anymore but I need to have it on me. I don’t feel I need weed like I used, since I’m on medication I don’t have chest pain or constant fight or flight but I feel better knowing I have my weed vape pen

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KillerTofu
9mo

I've used cannabis for the past 15 years. When I was younger it was mostly for fun, of course. Don't get me wrong, I'll still do it for fun now. But now mostly it is part of my medication routine, especially now that I suffer from chronic pain. I'm fortunate to live in a legal state, so I have a medical card and can actually focus on the strains and terpenes (even ingestion methods) that I need to actually see results in my ADHD and my pain. The canna doctors and canna pharmacists are very helpful. I used to think maybe I was addicted too. Like, I couldn't smoke enough to feel it or for it to help. But now that I have the right strains/terpenes, I find I can be more on a schedule with cannabis instead of smoking it constantly. I even use a tincture form of it to better manage my pain I've also noticed that since making the switch to medical cannabis and then recently to Wellbutrin (my only pharmaceutical now), I've never felt better and with the Wellbutrin, I'm not reaching for the cannabis as soon as I pop my eyes open in the morning. I feel the Wellbutrin and the cannabis make a great team for me. But again, it helps knowing what strains to get. Also, not living in a legal state and having to rely on buying from friends can make it tricky. Luckily, my old dealer would have a menu of strains and I could look them up. But definitely not like a dispensary... Friend weed isn't as medicinal now that I've had both. And, despite my guy having a menu, he still didn't have the right strains for me, looking back 🤷🏼‍♀️

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mimjimkim
9mo

I live in the UK so everything is illegal. And if you tell your therapist that you had a couple of drags to calm yourself whilst looking after children all hell breaks loose

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