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Bud or self harm?

ShadowofusShadowofus Posts: 19 Fast Newbie
edited November 2018 in Drink & Drugs
I only started smoking 'bud' a few months ago. I don't really know what it is. I just know I smoke it in a spliff. My first thought was if I smoked it would it reduce my self harming because I often self harm when I am not calm so instead of self-harming I could grab a spliff because they both give a calming affect. But I don't know which is worser self harming or smoking bud, what do you think? I know my mum would kill me if she ever knew I am smoking bud because it is illegal. So she would say self harming is better. I just want peoples perspective on this? Also if I smoke a lot of it I fall asleep and when I am feeling suicidal that is what is best so I dont act on my thoughts just a little something to send me to sleep so surely that is better than ending my own life?🤔 sorry might be really wierd questions lol

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  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 3,274 Ultimate Poster
    edited November 2018
    Hey

    they both sound just as dangerous as each other:/. Does “Bud” mean weed? But drugs arent healthy. Im sure you know they cause lots of mental and phsical health effects. Like - halucinating can be dangerous sometimes & weed can put you in dangerous situations. And self harming is dangerous too. 

    There are other alternatives that can give off the same affects in healthy way & better ways to cope.  Have you heard of shock alternative self harm? Its basically still kinda hurts but not harmful. Like holding tightly on ice - hurts but not harmful. Or maybe finding distractions can help with focusing on something else - tho realise thats hard.
     There is always some sort of cause for self harm & i think speaking to health professional sounds like more of an option than these too. As this only help short term. And as sometimes professionals can provide sedative sort of pills that you can take to feel sleepy. - as thats the sort of effect youre wanting from drugs?

    sorry i know thats not answering your question. But they both are dangerous so dont really know how to answer it. 

    But hope can stay safe & take care
    As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear. ~ Tracee Ellis Ross
    AidanShadowofusJellyelephant
  • SkiveSkive No discipline! No morality! No respect! New ForestPosts: 14,866 Part of the furniture
    Smoking bud is less harmful, but self medicating is not advisable. I highly recommend seeking help from a doctor.
    AidanShadowofus
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 3,274 Ultimate Poster
    edited November 2018
    Skive said:
    Smoking bud is less harmful, but self medicating is not advisable. I highly recommend seeking help from a doctor.
    Drugs can make mental illnesses so much worse, esp depression. And then may end up self harming as well as taking drugs. And cause other psychotic illnesses. So if had to say one id say self harming as long as not doing it too dangerously. But yeah think def seek professional help
    As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear. ~ Tracee Ellis Ross
    Shadowofus
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 894 Incredible Poster
    Drugs may help a user mentally short term, but not forever- usage may make you feel worse when you're not taking them, and you can spiral into an addiction where you will have to continually take them to feel ''normal" and continual use isn't good for your body or your wallet.

    I think it best to seek professional help, and find something more safe and sustainable to help you calm.
    Shadowofus
  • SkiveSkive No discipline! No morality! No respect! New ForestPosts: 14,866 Part of the furniture
    Shaunie said:
    Skive said:
    Smoking bud is less harmful, but self medicating is not advisable. I highly recommend seeking help from a doctor.
    Drugs can make mental illnesses so much worse, esp depression.

    And some drugs can be effectively used to treat depression and mental health, though I'm not suggesting weed is one of them. The relationship between cannabis and depression is both complex and incomplete, with evidence that it can be beneficial and problematic mentally. Self medication is never the answer though. Physically speaking the level of harm is minimal, where as self harming will leave permanent physical damage and can be dangerous.

    You shouldn't be using either as a mechanism for coping with mental health issues. 
    Shadowofus
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