I had to see 2 things at once.
First, weed has always been valuable to me for specific reasons.
It’s been too easy to enjoy its value at the expense of other values.
And seeing my other important values held back made me try to quit weed so many times . . . though I always failed.
What changed everything was simply sharing my story over time.
Sharing allowed me to see both why I love weed and also all those other good things too much weed infringed upon and hindered.
Through sharing my story, I faced my addiction, my perspective changed, and weed is no longer something I lose control to.
I’m thinking of 2 types of negative experiences, one immediate, and the other long-term.
I think weed is something you can have a good or bad relationship with.
I was addicted to marijuana for 4-5 years.
I found one of the worst problems was how it kept me from reaching my potential in life.
The irony for me was that marijuana itself seemed to show me exactly what my potential was. It helped me see “in-between” my own thoughts in a helpful way, to where I understood exactly what was important to me and why. Continue reading
Okay, I’m honestly NOT here responding to questions to peddle my books (they’re free anyway); but your question is the EXACT premise of my book, Facing Addiction.
Yes, I think it’s possible to reverse addiction, but it depends on what you believe about yourself and your relationship to what you’ve been addicted to. Continue reading
Let’s first take a few steps back…
No one gets addicted for no reason.
You might have started using or doing whatever it is for fun, for insight, for sleep, for concentration, for connection… Continue reading
People take drugs for lots of reasons. I’ve used weed for creativity and to cut through conscious indulgences (in order to reach truer intuitions buried beneath); I’ve used MDMA to experience a love and joy so overwhelming it literally sets straight my limiting thought patterns; I’ve used LSD to expand my consciousness, empathy, connectedness, etc. Continue reading