By Tattoo_Freak - 14/08/2015 11:08 - South Africa - Roodepoort
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OP here. Thank you guys and girls for all this amazing support! I am truly humbled. #17, I have read and re-read your message. Thank you so very much. #108, Congratulations to your mom! It is always great to hear of other people's success. #134, 49 days and going strong. Well done! Take it one day at a time. To everyone I haven't mentioned, please know that I have read all of your comments, and I will continue to read them every day. It is support like this that keeps me going during the difficult and dark times.
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Wow, that sucks. Your coworker sounds really inconsiderate. Sorry OP
Seriously #25!?!?!?! That would not be the smartest thing to do. Its called a trigger. While I do not think of Weed as a drug, it is one and OP just stated that they are 1,000 days drug and alcohol FREE! Pretty inconsiderate of you to even suggest that!!! OP CONGRATULATIONS on you time put in to be and stay clean and sober. Its not easy, especially with Assholes that say, "Lets go out and drink and do some coke" Stay away from those people and triggers. And make sure you find someone to talk to to help you from relapsing!! Hell shoot me a damn message if you want!! Good luck to you!!!!
less than 100 days till your bday. stay strong! 1000 days ago you chose a better life for yourself. it's been almost 3 years and you still believe it's the right call. you've got this. call someone you can talk to. and like #40, message me if needed I'm always down to talk:)
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Just smoke weed. You won't get addicted to it and it doesn't have all the negative effects of all the other things. It's good for your depression too. The best part is, if it IS starting to affect you, you can just stop smoking with no withdrawals
Marijuana is not physically addictive. You can mentally crave it but you'll never feel sick from not having it. I used to abuse pain pills and when I decided to quit I had chills, I randomly puked, had intense mood swings and just felt terrible. And it was definitely not weed that got me into taking pills. It was surgery. If you ask any hard drug user I guarantee you they won't tell you they smoked weed and then decided to try meth because of it. But OP congrats on being sober that long! That is a huge accomplishment! Don't let your coworker get you off track.
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You're an idiot if you still think weed is a gateway drug. You know what's a gateway drug? Sugar and caffeine, also alcohol. All of those are horrible for you and you don't see any campaigns against those. Please educate yourself.
#6 you should really research things before you quote them as fact. the head of the DEA just said there is no such thing, just the other day... and thats his career. this is not including science and studies conducted. you know who doesnt want you to use marijuana? big, rich, pharmaceutical companies. if you start using mj or cannabis oil to cure ptsd or crohn's or cancer or glaucoma then you wont take their useless medicine and they will lose money.
Caffeine is addicting yes, ill give you that. However calling it a gateway drug in my opinion is going too far. When you get addicted to something its because it drastically increases the dopamine released in your brain so your brain adapts over time to become less sensitive to this one thing so you need more to get the same level of dopamine being released, with caffeine and coffee you'd need to drink at least a gallon a day for any major effects and most people who end up having their brain become less sensitive usually end up just drinking way too much coffee
#6, You're being sarcastic, right? Alcohol and cigarettes are a lot more addictive than weed and are the real gateway drugs. I suggest you stop buying into that stupid "reefer madness." Before you call me a druggie pothead who will say anything to justify it, I have never smoked weed. My dad has Leukemia and when it makes him sick and not hungry, it helps him get his appetite so he can eat and gain strength.
#34, you can live without sugar. Fat can be used as energy because your body will break it down until it takes the form of gluecose, which is a simple sugar that is then used in ATP synthesis or, in simpler terms, energy. Sugar is extremely addicting, but it's not needed. Carbohydrates will also break down into simple sugars, so you don't need sigar at all. Probably impossible to have a sugarless diet with the stuff on the market, but that's another thing.
You realize that carbs are just complex sugars All sugars are is energy storage devices.Without some form of sugar yes you would die. Your body wouldn't have the energy to continue the millions of chemical reactions that allow you to live. Also weed is infact very dangerous if used without a need. Anything put into the body that is not necessary for your system to maintain homeostasis is bad as it disrupts the normal funtions of the body.
#35. people go through caffeine withdrawals all the time in America. when people drink a lot of soda and coffa, and they get irritable when they don't have it. that is a withdrawal symptom. you don't have to drink gallons a day to be addicted, just like you don't have to snort mounds of cocaine to be addicted. I've watched people shiver and shake because of a lack of caffeine, likewise I've watched people go through withdrawal from pain pills, coke, methadone, and heroin with less symptoms all the way up to full blown seizures. like we better pump some detox meds into them or they are going to drown in their grits.. and yes, I found out in jail, that you can drown in grits. it's sad and funny at the same time