Comments on: Friends with Benefits https://www.erowid.org/columns/teafaerie/2014/02/28/friends-with-benefits/ Psychedelic Musings from the Center of the Universe Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:11:11 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 By: Raw https://www.erowid.org/columns/teafaerie/2014/02/28/friends-with-benefits/comment-page-1/#comment-39085 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:11:11 +0000 https://www.erowid.org/columns/teafaerie/?p=708#comment-39085 Everything in moderation. After experiencing a year-long amphetamine addiction and having had a steady relationship with opiates, dissociatives and benzos for some reason cannabis-use doesn’t seem like such a big deal anymore. There was a time where I would quit cannabis but then slowly return to smoking 1-2g a day only 3-6 months later. It wasn’t until I later experienced far worse addictions that I learned how to better control my use using both willpower and decisive planning. I continue to smoke weed but only buy a small quantity every couple weeks. Besides that I often take one other substance(including alcohol) each week.

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By: Sky https://www.erowid.org/columns/teafaerie/2014/02/28/friends-with-benefits/comment-page-1/#comment-38690 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:28:16 +0000 https://www.erowid.org/columns/teafaerie/?p=708#comment-38690 I’m 56 years old and I’m using the herb sacrament since the early 70s. I noticed that in most recent years I’ve diminished my meetings with this alley, probably due to my daily duties and ‘responsibilities’ and maybe new metabolism…. But I have to say that I’m living in… Babylon… in a big, crowded town with awful vibes and neurotic people who don’t share my values and lifestyle, so I keep a ‘low profile’ and I must stay ‘vigilant’ in some way. But I have to say that during summer I come back to my beloved community of brothers and sisters who live in the countryside and there I gladly partake in smoking rituals around the fire etc. I feel at home there and and my relation with the green alley returns in all its splendor. So probably it’s just a question of set and setting and ‘modulating’ the personal visits to the herbaceous dimensions. Unfortunately all the anxiety of the (post) modern living sometimes doesn’t mix well with the ancient wisdom ( and ‘rhythm’) of the herb and we feel uncomfortable…

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