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Cannabis Stops My Anger From Being A Trigger

Cannabis…. can you think of a better way to get out of control emotions, like raging anger, back in check?

It is fact that addicts get high to self-medicate a trauma of some kind. But just saying “self-medicating” because that does not explain in enough depth what “self-medicating’ really means. We, as addicts, have zero coping skills. WE DO NOT LIKE TO FEEL FEELINGS. Boom. There is the answer. We get angry. We don’t like how that feels. We get high to kill it. Anger is a hell of a trigger for relapse.

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Well, cannabis does not “kill” anything. Used in the proper way, it can calm you to the point that you can now think. I can’t count how many times I was angry and carrying on and then smoke and said “Wow, I was really overreacting.”

I used to kill my emotions with pills. I guess, if you’re an addict, you can imagine what a disaster that was. A couple overdoses came with those pills. And I felt like death for months every time I woke up in jail for some stupid things I had to do to get more heroin, pills, suboxone, whatever.

I could not get off of them. I was stuck.

Guess what? None of that happens with cannabis. Nobody has ever died from it. Overdosing on cannabis means a good night’s sleep. And on days I don’t have my medication, I am just fine. Nobody NEEDS cannabis. But life is a lot better and more manageable when I do have it.

Gary Zubris

Well what can I say? I'm a recovering heroin addict. And every other substance addict. Thanks to a brain trauma brought on by a drunk driver when I was 19. That was 1990. I finally have just over 3 years clean from that whole lifestyle. I was on my way to a very successful life, but fate had a different plan. I needed to spend the next 25 years of my life after that point in pain trying to destroy myself and that memory. But guess what? You can't. From rehabs, to hospitals, to nut wards, to jails, to prison, to sober houses, to halfway houses....from the PA mountains, to the PA city streets, to the suburbs, I've lived it and learned a lot. About the nature people and psychology, and about addiction. This is not stuff you find in a book. Well there is obviously to me, no other reason for me to be alive but to try and help other's not see the places in life I've been to. No normal person should have to witness that stuff. I want to help other people NOT hurt like I did, or many of the people and families affected by overdose deaths. There must be more than one path available. Addiction is not a one-size-fits-all kind of problem. One of the ways I choose to beat addiction is medical cannabis. I will detail my struggles trying to reintegrate. They go on daily even after 3 years clean. I want to be the hope for many who feel hopeless. It CAN be done.

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