Weed makes me relapse

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  1. HansiK

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    Hello guys,

    i have mentioned, that in 7/10 relapses i have i smoked weed before... Anyone has simular experiencces?

    Regards
     
  2. TimeToQuitNow

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    Then stop smoking weed
     
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  3. EpsilonDelta

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    I don't smoke weed but I've noticed that alcohol can put me in a dangerous zone, although I haven't relapsed due to it (yet). I guess one should be careful with these kind of substances overall, since they mess with your brain a lot. And I probably think the previous post contains some good advice. ;)
     
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  4. Prince The Alpha Male

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    I've relapsed quite a lot after drinking or smoking weed. Especially after smoking. But I dnt smoke anymore and I don't drink that much either.
     
  5. Lencho

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    I mixed PMO and weed and yeah. Weed was a whole other demon that I had to overcome. Weed alone is bad. Porn alon is bad. Porn and Weed together is bad x10.
     
  6. Drugs like weed and alcohol alter our state of consciousness, often we don't make the best decisions whilst intoxicated, especially with alcohol. For me my crutch was cocaine, if you think weed and porn is bad you ain't seen nothing. It ruined my life, and the thing is i was in the driving seat (figuratively speaking) so the problem wasn't really drugs or alcohol or porn...it was me and the only way i could deal with it was to give up those things by getting support.

    I used porn from about the age of 14 to 30, Weed from the age of 17 -30 and cocaine from the age of 25 -30. The years between 25 and 30 were some of the worst years of my life. The drugs got worse as time went on and so did the porn.

    I've been sober now for over 5 years and i've realised throughout my journey that it's only by breaking the whole chain we can set ourselves free from bondage. Cutting out one thing in the hope it will have an effect on the other whilst still wanting the other doesn't deal with the underlying problem.

    Good luck bro!
     
  7. skaterdrew

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    Yeah weed made me relapse when I used to smoke it.

    There is probably different reasons why alcohol and drugs cause people to relapse on PMO. But I think one of the reasons is alcohol and drugs make you more care about the moment and not so much about the future. So when you're under the influence you aren't so much worrying about the future, and you're just enjoying being intoxicated in the moment. So then adding other unhealthy things in that you enjoy can naturally happen, because like I said you're much more focused on enjoying the moment than worrying about the future.
     
  8. sam30

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    When you try to stop smoking weed what happens?
     
  9. Lencho

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    You get craving, intense cravings... until one day you just don't.

    Wish I could say the same about porn but not yet, hopefully soon though.
     
  10. A8X

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    Probably the best description on the drug-intoxicated mindset and why it leads to more relapse.

    It is still possible to enjoy the moment while being sober, even more so in fact, but you don't lose your sense of responsibility and indulging in self-harming behavior is much less appealing.
     
  11. PeaceOnEarth108

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    yeah I think you're right, sadly.
     
  12. sam30

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    My friend tells me all these years his been smoking cannabis but he has no side affecct, but I believe eventually this will lead to paranoia?
     
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  13. Lencho

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    Yeah so in terms of side effects, there definitely is. There's no way you brain can bounce right back to 100% capacity/capability after a high. After smoking for a while (i consider myself inteligent) I noticed and felt as though I was a little behind. I made decision that I would then look back at and ask myself, why did I do, say or think like that. The only reason I was able to catch it is because I was able to call my previos pre-stoner self.

    But lots of people say they can quit and that its not addictive. I disagree. Like porn, some people can drop it quite easily. But I'm sure we can make a thread and there will be a good handful of people who have become dependant on it.

    Let me also add that while being a stoner, I did develop intense HOCD. Maybe that would have been the start to a paranoia disorder.

    Like porn, why must we be dependant on a substance or activity to feel enjoy life, to relax by our own means. We weren't born with THC running through our brains, nor do we develop into adults and have that happen.
     
  14. dearcj

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    When I gave up weed, I needed something intensify the experience of M&O, and I turned to weed. Not a good idea.
     
  15. I've known people throughout my life who have been able to just have a little once in a while, I have to remind myself that whilst some people may be able to do this, they are different from me. Weed used to be one of my favourite things, these days i realise it was like having a friend who although you enjoy spending time with them, they hold you back from realising your full potential.

    Having spent a number of years sober, i now appreciate just how different it feels having a clearer focus.
     
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  16. For me personally weed and PMO have become to intertwined with eachother. If I do one I want to do the other. Like thorswrath stated it’s very easy to make bad decisions when doing both together.
     
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  17. lococontigo

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    Before answering to your question: Get the f*** out of that friend circle who smoke weed, even if you're going to be alone.
    It's not worth of it. That probably are not your real friends. I experienced this on my own skin while quitting. None of those "friends" called me to hangout, or check on me how I was doing. Nothing.

    My advice to you is first, smoking weed replace for going in to the gym, and then after a while start NoFap. If you concentrate on two things is very hard to make it. That's just my opinion, that's how is working out for me, everybody is different.
     
  18. InnerMan

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    Lots of good comments on this thread. I'll just add that in my experience it's not just the state of being high but the hangover as well. After a good high usually comes a real low - I feel burnt out, tired, groggy and disinhibited. That last one is especially an issue because if you're already vulnerable to PMOing then the last thing you need is for a hangover to take away your defenses. I experinced this just the other day - I'm over 150 days pure semen retention, very strong mindset, good ambition, good momentum and yet I got high and after the high wore off I started looking at P-subs. Luckily I caught myself and decided to go sleep.
     
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  19. Brazilian Guy

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    That’s a great opportunity to quit weed too.
     
  20. Not a weed smoker (cause I've never gotten high from it and I don't know how to score some), but alcohol sometimes makes me relapse.
     

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