Is marijuana use keeping me in the flatline??

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  1. Youngdawg

    Youngdawg New Member

    I’ve been abstaining from porn for about 1.5 years now. I haven’t cured my pied yet because I’ve been in the dreaded flatline for over a year. My question to you guys is, do you think that there’s any chance smoking weed and stuff is slowing down my reboot or making the flatline worse? Whenever I smoke I get increased anxiety which I think is due to my dopamine levels being all messed up from the flatline. Plz let me know what you think, thank you.
     
  2. Bilbo Baggins

    Bilbo Baggins Well-Known Member

    I don’t know the answer to your question, but if smoking weed makes you anxious, avoid it as much as possible. Easier said than done, I know. But marijuana gives anxiety to many people, it’s pretty common. For those people (that includes me, so I never smoke weed) it’s better to stay away from it.
     
  3. Youngdawg

    Youngdawg New Member

    How do u stay away from it? Like all my friends smoke and always want me to partake
     
  4. Bilbo Baggins

    Bilbo Baggins Well-Known Member

    I was in the same situation 10 or 12 years ago, so I understand why you ask this question. Marijuana put me in a very bad emotional state, but I kept smoking too. That was when I was 20 or 21 years old. You must be around that age too? As years went by, the way I lived changed: I saw my friends less often, started working full time, you know, that kind of things. One day it became clear that marijuana just wasn’t for me. So I stopped. Ever since that time, it doesn’t matter if the people I am with smoke: it’s easy to say no. While when I was younger, I felt that I had to smoke, that I had to follow my friends when they smoked. But this is not good. I should not have waited for a change of environment to realize that I was hurting myself. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not an exemple of sobriety. I used porn way too much in my life, I drink alcohol too often, I smoke cigarettes, and all these things are bad for me. But at least, I have come to a point where I am able to stop using what’s hurting me the most. Marijuana is a big NO for me, I really feel like shit when I smoke. But I never was addicted to it, so it was easy to stop smoking. Though I still needed a change of environment to be able to stop. With porn, it’s way harder, because I was really addicted to it. But I am doing good with this as well now, and you too.

    My point is, don’t do like me and wait for the years to go by before to do this. At least, try to stay away from what is making you feel like shit. You don’t have to be a monk, that’s not what I am saying. But try to only use the drugs that don’t hurt you too much. You could have a drink when your friends smoke, for instance, IF you are not addicted to alcohol. It ain’t exactly the wisest advice you could get, I mean, everybody in their right mind will tell you to not use drugs at all, or not often. But that’s still my advice: if you need to use drugs because staying sober is too hard for you, then stick to the drugs that hurt you the less.
     
  5. Doper

    Doper Well-Known Member

    Same experience as Mr. Baggins.

    I smoked every day (mostly all day) from about 14-25 and I'm not really sure why because it didn't make me feel good the majority of the time. It just made me anxious and anti-social, and all I did while "high" was tear myself down inside. Awful. Even when I was a kid sometimes I'd think, why am I doing this, it doesn't feel good. But I just kept going....very strange behaviour. But then one day I just stopped, and it was effortless and I never again felt any want to do it again.
    Why would you?.....it doesn't feel good. It's just a stupid habit. It shows how illogical humans are. We can get in a habit of something that's not only bad for you and your life, but you just keep doing it even when it doesn't feel good or provide any tangible benefit whatsoever.

    Your friends will keep passing you joints. In my experience some people will continue to offer it to you for fuckin YEARS, even though they know you are going to say no....
    If you are constantly making yourself anxious for no reason with that shit, and you stop now, you will almost instantly notice your life improve if you completely quit.
    In my time smoking I've noticed (and others I know have mentioned this as well) that weed makes you look at yourself and question (and shines a light on) parts of yourself that are not good, so it can be a sort of catalyst for self improvement. This is only for some people as many dopeheads are quite stereotypically lazy. But for those that do analyze themselves and their life while high (me), it's generally way too hardcore and your self talk just absolutely tears yourself a new asshole. Maybe that's good once in a blue moon for that specific use, but sure as hell isn't every day.
     
  6. Youngdawg

    Youngdawg New Member

    Thanks for the input, but do u think weed is slowing recovery from pied since weed is a substance that affects dopamine?
     

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