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Is it worth it? - February 7th 2016, 05:58 AM

Is it worth it to try weed? I'm currently at the lowest point in my life with the worst social anxiety and depression I've ever had. I can never relax I'm always afraid (of people) and i can barely speak to anyone and i hate my existence. Sometimes i want to never have existed if that makes any sense. I just want to reach a state of inner peace and happiness i haven't felt in so long. I read an article on how shrooms supposedly help with anxiety. I talked to a friend about it and they suggested i try weed before i try shrooms since i have never tried psychedelics before. I really want to try them even though they're illegal where i live and now Im torn, one friend tells me weed will help calm me down and another is afraid ill have a "bad trip" and kill myself (which is the least of my worries). What should i do?

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Re: Is it worth it? - February 8th 2016, 12:25 PM

No. Don't do drugs. Not because thats what I'm "supposed" to say, but I used to be an addict. It's not worth it at all. Stay away from them, please!
Getting high will not make your anxiety or depression disappear. They will numb your emotions for a few hours but your symptoms will always come back more intense than before. I could comment a novel on why you shouldn't use drugs but what you do is ultimately your decision.
   
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Re: Is it worth it? - February 9th 2016, 12:53 AM

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Re: Is it worth it? - February 11th 2016, 08:24 PM

It's not worth it, like Everly, I used stuff before. I wasn't an addict, but I was smoking to cope with my problems and it only ended up making things worse, or at least not better. Like, did you know that existing mental health issues increase the risk of having a psychiatric break while smoking marijuana, a drug many consider innocen? I sure as hell didn't know at the time. I know a lot of people who smoke weed to "deal" but it isn't the best choice to use it as a crutch, no matter how appealing it might feel. I, for one, used to have a panic attack almost every time I smoked weed. Shrooms would have been even worse for me.

Please, consider finding some other coping mechanism - music, art, driving - and avoid mind altering substances. I promise it gets better.




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