Our expert says:
As you notice, in abuse situations or in most others, there can be a world of diference betwen knowing what you ought to do, and actually doing it.
And you seem, I hope, to be taking one of those steps of doing what you know you need and ought to do, in giving up the pot. Sounds like you're taking a number of positive decisions and steps, which is excellent. It'll be hard work, but worthwhile. GOod luck with making the changes --- we look forward to hearing from you as and when things have settled down. Dittohead seems confused on one very important point --- in anyone with psych problems, especally some of those you have had, pot is very clearly a continuing risk factor and does increase the chronicity and seriousness of the problems. Some people do seem to be able to handle it, in moderation, without problems ( except that it's dirtier and has more of the same health problems as smoking cigarettes ) ; but once we have discovered that we are among the vulnerable folks who experience problems with it, we are much better off without it. Just as small amounts of alcohol can improve our health, but once we are alcoholic and/or have active liver disease, it has no health advantages and many health hazards.
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