A Message from a High Sobriety Reader
We love hearing from people who are living healthy lives with the help of medical cannabis, one of our readers shares their story:
I have been reading about High Sobriety and would like to give you Congratulations on someone finally using their head. 20 years ago, I was given an anti anxiety drug, Alprazolam, which is highly addictive. I wasn’t told this by my physician who wrote the prescription. A year ago, I decided, on my own, to go off of these pills. I felt I just didn’t need them anymore although my physician had said that I would probably be on them for the rest of my life. I wish he had told me the whole story. I tried to slowly cut back which was extremely hard to do so I substituted the Alprazolam with marijuana. I switched physicians and talked to her about the use of marijuana. I have smoked it off and on since I was in my twenties, now being 64. She was blown away when she heard that I had cut down from 6 pills a day to 1.5 pills. I was completely honest with her and she told me to continue doing whatever it is I’m doing to get off of these pills. I am now down to 1 pill a day and will be cutting that down also and then, finally, after 20 years, I will be Alprazolam free. I know that I couldn’t have done this without the use of marijuana. I am not addicted to marijuana. I only use when necessary for my anxiety and can finally live a life without the depression (side effect) of this drug. Don’t let anyone tell you it doesn’t work. If Doctor’s weren’t so afraid of the repercussions from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, I know more would openly admit their belief in marijuana. Maybe it’s time to go after the College here in Canada to have this opinion changed. All these people who have never used marijuana but do use alcohol and prescription drugs and have a bad opinion of marijuana need to be educated and that can only be done by users of marijuana so these people can actually see the benefits. I just wanted to share my story with you. Thanks for listening.