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Old 12-22-2017, 03:01 PM
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Iíve been wanting to ask this for about a month now but been scared of the backlash I might get so here it goes what if I can quit drinking but I have to replace it with smoking pot then after awhile stop smoking pot some times I think itís a little healthier then man made drugs like Valium thatís just my opinion I know it wonít help with staying clean and it still be numbing myself but itís not as deadly as alcohol yet again my opinion please donít rip my head off about the post Iím just tried of craving and relapsing Iíve been to doctors about withdrawals and was given medication and I feel out of it when I take it and was reading about the side affects I havenít done aa or addiction counselor I donít do good with groups or having to talk face to face with someone about my problems
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It's obviously a personal choice, but it's against our rules to promote the use of any kind of drugs or alcohol. Generally, the physical effects of withdrawals ease up within a week.
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:23 PM
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I understand that guess I’m having a really bad moment right now I would like to just be normal sober clean but I let my av get in my head to much it’s drives me crazy to where I can’t set down I just walk back and forth in the house
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:32 PM
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Hi, Countrylife.
I think several posters to this site have also struggled with this situation.
Some have felt that pot is more benign and preferable to alcohol.
Others found that pot is addictive , or that its consumption leads them back to alcohol.
Everyone responds differently to different substances.
My own feeling is that switching from alcohol to pot is simply substituting one addictive substance for another.
But that’s me.
Good luck. Hang in there.
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To me it is like choosing the lesser of the 2 evils.
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:32 PM
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I destroyed my life as completely on pot as I did alcohol later.

It was the same means of escape and I used it the same way - every chance I got until it was all day every day.

Pot came to rule my life and bought me too my knees the same way alcohol did later.

It really doesn't matter if it's natural or not or whether it's good for other people, or for cancer patients or whatever...I was the problem - I never met an escape drug I didn't like.

If you need more convincing go check out the marijuana forum we have here.

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ana-addiction/

It was a very bad move for me....I think it'd be a very bad move for someone like you too countrylife.

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To me it is like choosing the lesser of the 2 evils.
the lesser of 2 evils is still an evil - it must be better to choose no evil at all, surely?

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I never managed to moderate marijuana either. If you're going to go through this, you may as well come out the other end with a clean slate, right?
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Old 12-22-2017, 05:48 PM
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Thanks y’all I’m determined to not go through with it my problems will still be there my past experience with it was an every night event and cost way to much might as well fight for sobriety the right way
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