positrac wrote:This is a topic that has an opinion.....
I am an compulsive personality and I can not under any circumstances eat, drink, smoke, have sex, drive fast, or do anything because I am out of frigging control! I guess what this means to me is I have a two fold responsibility and they are 1) I need to know myself honestly. 2) Because I have a idear of my personality and having been honest I need to remove all of the hype and do what I need to do in order to stay healthy. Healthy is more mentally than physically as I am broke all to pieces and I work hard to stay out of the pain meds. These doctors are pushing these drugs to make us all dependent and rarely do they actually listen to our warnings of our addictive personalities if we are totally honest and transparent about our "other" issues like addiction. Not referring that we are all addicts although I know I am and I can't trade one for the other and think I might be getting over on my way of life.
Weed is just another gateway opportunity to do stuff. Some folks may use it for a specific reason and I am not judging as I know life has a sick sense of humor and I too could be begging to get some weed in order to cope with pain.
But overall I think it is more of a reason to get stoned and play the pain card for hair splitting for other portion of society.
you can think what ever it is you wish to think its up to you but the fact is,it is just your own opinion, all i know is aa is clear it has no opinion on such matters and that all medical conditions should be treated by professionally trained people like drs,
they learned to take that stance because of past mistakes that do get repeated by others in aa who give out there opinion on the subject. if we go around telling people there not sober or not living the right way by taking there substances and then they stop taking them, what happens ? they might be ok and find a new way of life but sadly the mistakes they learned was that some people couldnt cope without there substances and would kill themselves, i certainly wouldn't want to sit in an aa room when news of someones death gets announced if i had put my opinion over to that person that they shouldn't take there drugs
my sponsoer has had 3 people who have killed themselves in his 40 odd years and it affected him badly as he questioned himself and if he could of done more or less etc i listen to this sort of wisdom in aa as it makes so much sense to me, if i dont give out my opinion then i can not be held accountable later on
its nothing more than pointing fingers and me thinking i am better than them just because i dont use or take anything but the truth is i dont know how that person really is as we are all so different, we might be alcoholics and share that same nature but we are still different from each other some people have a very high pain tolerance and others much less
of course you can take the view that you dont care if they kill themselves or not just so long as you have been honest enough to tell them what you think.
but for me i like the idea of saying i have no opinion as i am not a dr, if your worried about the effects of a drug then speak to a medically trained person. it takes me out of the problem and directs the person in the right way for them to find there own answers
i would at one time of been shouting from the roof tops about how wrong it would be and there not really sober and not really thinking about how that person really is it would all be about me and what i think on the matter. thankfully i am growing in aa