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Marijuana and Depression - My Personal Story
I've heard many misconceptions about depression and marijuana in my life. I'd like to share my experience so that others who have similar experiences feel more comfortable discussing and finding solutions to their issues.
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Marijuana did not help my depression.
This is one of the most important things that I just wanted to get out of the system right away. Many people think that since marijuana is famous for making people think they are happy all the time, when they are depressed and they smoke it, they'll be happy as well, but the truth is that it does not work that way. This actually brings us to the second point which is...
Depression and marijuana feed on each other.
When I smoked I was depressed, and I smoked because I was depressed. I mean, seriously depressed. That's the truth. Of course, when I was depressed, I wanted to get away from my real feelings, so I hid behind marijuana so that I didn't have to face reality.
Marijuana is cowardly. It is time to face your fears.
People smoke pot because they want to get away from the tough reality of life. It's an easy escape. They are trading short term happiness for long term misery. It took me years to realize this simple fact in my own life.
The truth is that if you're depressed about life, you need help. You need people that will love and support you. If using marijuana is a contributing factor, smoking more if it just doesn't help.
The more you smoke when depressed, the less you can do.
When I smoked a lot, I didn't accomplish a thing. It took me forever to do simple tasks that didn't used to cause me any trouble at all. Where are my keys? Even getting dressed becomes a pain. Believe me. Sometimes I woudn't even have the motivation to leave the house for days.
I ended up becoming a little emotional in this hub but that's because I want you to fully understand that you will not fight depression with marijuana. It just won't work.
I put an end to my addiction and depression
After smoking marijuana for close to 10 years, one of the main reasons that I wanted to quit was to get my mind back. I feel like a different, better person now that I am not stoned all of the time. Most people can't quit smoking marijuana because they don't know what to expect, or don't have a plan. You can escape this lifestyle. If you want to be fully prepared and successful when you quit marijuana, leave a comment, I am happy to help.