Marijuana is CURING my chronic stress and chronic depression
Really. I’d been chronically over-stressed and chronically depressed for some years. Then I smoked marijuana for the first time, one year ago. Now, I smoke marijuana frequently. Now, I am also the happiest and healthiest I’ve been in over 8 years. These facts are all related.
- I’d been ill with stress because I always cared far *too* much about far too many things.
- Marijuana makes me care less, quite generally (but I still assuredly care *enough* about my life and I do a respectable full-time job well and sober).
It is clear that marijuana is one of the reasons why I have felt so much better – and my PHYSICAL health has started improving also – for over two months now. It’s a catalyst perhaps – I was making the good journey already, but I;m moving more quickly now. I know that once I’m really through this bout of mental ill health, I’ll have grown so much stronger I know I’ll be stable and happy for the rest of my life (…without necessarily usng marijuana any longer)
I hope this might inspire other readers? OR, if anyone wants to challenge me, go ahead, I’ll try to reply to your post and we can debate :)
[...And yes, I was really high when I wrote this message, like an  for those in the know, from my third bowl of this long night.]
I think this would be the equivalent of saying
But its awesome. My girlfriend is in the same boat and marijuana is like night and day when she feels down… its amazing stuff. Doesn’t work for everyone (I get so stressed out on marijuana it’s ridiculous) but more power to you.
Does it really? Can you live without the marihuana right now feeling fucking awesome as well? Or can you only when under the influence?
I mean, I really do hope that it works for you as you describe it, but 999999 out of 1000000 cases it is just a temporary distraction and get-away from the root problem.
As long as you are not addicted to it (which I doubt reading your story), then I am very happy for you. But as with every other drug it is an addictive substance and it DOES NOT solve your problems, it is only a temporary distraction, runaway from the things you do not dare to confront when sober.
Of course it is easier to deal with your problem by running away to drugs, rather than man up and facing your problems sober, actually trying to fix them from the root.
Hope you are this on in a million exception though!
@filipek, fuck off man, what the fuck do you know.
@britboy0781, good for you man. i think its really cool stuff to hear of somebody who can change their attitude on life and themselves around, especially when they were getting so close to falling through the bottom of the infamous hole of despair..
Glad to hear you are feeling so much better. I have often likened depression to a person being trapped under a Rock. The Rock symbolizes depression or that cloud of sorrow/pain/problems that hangs over you. I feel that many people benefit through various forms of medication in order to get out from under that rock.
@jshmedler, I like the shovel analogy– I am going to steal it in the future, each time I use it will silently say a prayer to JASK:)
@jshmedler, What do I know?
Well I have been in the same situation, ran away into the same easy escape of drugs (marihuana for starters). Plus a four year long study showing many real life cases of this fake way of escaping mental illnesses. So actually I do know what I am talking about, what about you?
The root problem is the mental illness and like I said, drugs can be a TEMPORARY solution or even an eye opener, I will not deny that, but using it as an escape for those problems will not solve the root problem!
“why does it make the matter any less “authentic” because he learned to cope with his problem using the aid of something??”
As long as he learned to cope with it, and will be able to cope with it without the drug, there is nothing wrong, but if he will use the drug as an escape from his problems, it clearly does not solve his problems. Not only the fact that it is an addictive substance, and every addiction is bad, because it means you are not having control over your own behavior anymore.
@filipek, ok ok, touche touche
sorry for sounding like such an asshole in the last post.
but your last paragraph hits it spot on… and god addiction is such a shitttttty thing…. but the key to that is just dont get addicted ;) its kinda a paradox on its own.
YOU are curing your chronic stress and chronic depression! :D
Thanks everyone for your replies, they’re of a better quality than I’d dared hope for. I’m moved by the beautiful words of affirmation and support for the journey I’m making. But I’ve also taken in the more cautionary words.
I agree, I am playing a somewhat dangerous game, and a harmful dependency is a risk. But it’s a winnable game if you’re vigilant and skilled, I’m convinced of that.
My reasons for feeling in control:
This has been so useful though. Most of my conversations about marijuana use are now with stoners, so it’s valuable to get a few insights from the other side of the fence too.
[And yes, I'm stoned again as I've written this... hopefully this gives you some evidence that I can indeed think quite lucidly in this condition.]
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