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Old 08-08-2019, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Loved one is in recovery from opioids (fentanyl). Has not used drug of choice since April. Has regularly used kratom since then. Going on vacation soon. It's a large family reunion for a week. He has said he would like to smoke marijuana (with some of the family who smoke) while on vacation. Is this a slippery slope?
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You didn't post much information. As you may know fentanyl is a very powerful & extremely dangerous drug.

Our addicts are not in recovery when they are simply substituting one drug for another. Even if they are legal or illegal drugs.
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I am planning to use drugs.
yup, that's NOT recovery.
i personally do not consider using kratom as safe or part of a recovery process.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The National institute of Drug abuse categorizes Kratom as a drug with effects similar to opioids.

Marijuana is also a mind altering drug.

To consider casual use of marijuana as a slippery slope assumes the person is in recovery and this is dancing on the edge. Based on the idea that Kratom has effects similar to opiods, one might wonder if active recovery has actually begun.

That said, I don't know if this is a minor, in which case you have a right an a duty to protect the person from illegal or illicit drugs, or an adult who really needs to make decisions for themselves.

And, if there are minors present and other family members are doing illegal or illicit drugs, one might wonder whether or not attending such an event is supporting drug use in general and what type of example this sets.

Trying not to be too judgmental here, but golly - if it walks like a duck...

If you substituted the word "poison" or "cyanide" for marijuana in your question, what would your answer be? A certain amount of cyanide does not kill, but enough does - just like drugs.

Offering Prayers that you gain the clarity you need to make the best decision for you, your addict and your family.
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Yes, it's slippery slope. Someone who really wants recovery wouldn't even be considering it.
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