I quit drinking 4 years ago after realizing I couldn’t take the horrible side effects any longer.
I looked bad on a day to day basis, & constantly felt negative symptoms whenever I was stuck waiting for another shot or to get anywhere where I could buy a drink.
When my husband asked to have a conversation, he leveled with me about the drinking. Hearing it from him snapped me out of my cycle. I had a fire burning inside to change & stop the substance abuse. After getting clean, I decided to try weed for the reasons I constantly self-medicated with liquor. Even though cannabis is still something you take in, it’s completely different than alcohol. The latter is a literal poison, killing brain cells & injuring your liver & digestive tract. It’s so addictive the withdrawal symptoms from long long term use can literally kill you if you’re not good about it. Even though marijuana still has minimal addictive qualities, it was worth the risk. I’m ecstatic I took the dive & decided to give cannabis a chance. It eases my anxieties & stops my depressive thoughts like nothing else. Whenever I drank liquor, I never felt like the booze was successfully calming my nerves like I hoped it would. Cannabis is great as well because it is a natural plant. Also, it has so many odd varieties in strain selection. I have stuck with indica strains from the cannabis dispensary because they’re the most sedating & pain relieving in my limited experience. I’m fascinated by strains that have colorful buds.