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Medical Marijuana Charlie's Lovely Mommy 1 child; Granville, Massachusetts 1794 posts
22nd Mar '13

Stemmed from another thread, but still worth discussing.



If you are in recovery for drug addiction should you still be allowed to use medical marijuana?



I think yes.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
22nd Mar '13

I thought drug addiction recovery required you to abstain from anything like that (medicines and the like) while you recovered. :?

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
22nd Mar '13

No. That's like saying I went from drinking 20 vodkas a day to just drinking beer.



If you were in recovery, you wouldn't be able to do any drugs. It would completely defeat recovery.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 59994 posts
22nd Mar '13

I think it greatly depends on the person, and how honest that person is being in their recovery process. In some cases, I believe it may be a help, in others I believe it may be a hindrance to recovery.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19531 posts
22nd Mar '13

If you are an ex addict, are you given vicodin if you've had surgery? I'm sure, so why would mj be any different?

Charlie's Lovely Mommy 1 child; Granville, Massachusetts 1794 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 1372 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting pilot Jess:" If you are an ex addict, are you given vicodin if you've had surgery? I'm sure, so why would mj be any different?"

If you are in rehab at the time they really try not give it to you and if for some reason you do its heavily monitored..

r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
22nd Mar '13

Yes.
Even in the Anonymous programs are addictive substances accepted to be used as long as they are legitimately prescribed.

Charlie's Lovely Mommy 1 child; Granville, Massachusetts 1794 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting pilot Jess:" If you are an ex addict, are you given vicodin if you've had surgery? I'm sure, so why would mj be any different?"


No, I don't. I can't touch any of that stuff anymore. I don't even like to take advil. I feel like when I smoke weed it causes me to be more open with my emotions and problems. Like I will really sit down and talk about things.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting Charlie's Lovely Mommy:" I mean, I feel like you're always recovering because there's always the chance that you will relapse. ... [snip!] ... I never went to an actually rehab center for fear of losing my child to my mother, so I just go to NA meeting and therapy."


No one is ever "cured" of an addiction. You're always recovering because it is way too easy to fall off the wagon.



Aside from medications necessary for your continued survival, I don't think anything that alters the state of your mind/body should be introduced. The point of a recovery program is to detox and learn how to cope without the drug. How does it help to teach someone to cope by giving them something else to use? It kinda defeats the purpose of entering into a recovery program.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19531 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" If you are in rehab at the time they really try not give it to you and if for some reason you do its heavily monitored.. "</blockquote>




That makes sense. They should treat it like any other drug, I guess. But I would think it would be less problematic than say, Percoset.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
22nd Mar '13

I'm a regular marijuana user and I don't find it addictive BUT I can see how it could be addictive for someone coming off of a more serious drug addiction.



The marijuana just replaces the drug they used to be using.

Charlie's Lovely Mommy 1 child; Granville, Massachusetts 1794 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
Jane Gauntlet Due November 10 (boy); 2 kids; Hurlburt Field, Florida 23 posts
22nd Mar '13

I don't smoke mj, but still.. statistics have me convinced. I don't see weed as a addictive threatening substance, as a non-user i could be wrong. I just don't see anything wrong with it.One-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-othe