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Posted by Victoria on September 08, 2000 at 02:14:09:

In Reply to: Re: Marijuana - Any one else addicted??? posted by kb on September 05, 2000 at 17:39:19:

Hi kb,

Just read your posting. I wanted to comment on the kids "knowing". My 10 year old recently found out. Not by seeing us, but by thinking about certain times we are alone, behind locked doors. We told him that we don't like being addicted, and that we'll try to stop. We also told him that we will not discuss it to extent. We view it as an adult matter. I won't discuss my pot-smoking with my child no more than I would talk about my sex life. It's a (bad) personal choice made by me, and not until I was 18 years old. We've discussed how easy it is to be addicted, and that it is definitely, definitely, wrong for a person under 18 to even start.

Neither child has ever seen us smoke. We do it when they are in bed, or out of the house. Now and then, we lock the bedroom door, to "talk", but rarely since he found out.

You said that when you kicked, you were less scatterbrained, and more focused. Well, when I DO smoke, I'm that way. I get very amibitious, like doing housework, writing bills, etc. A psychopharmacologist I once had told me that I have a "reverse" reaction to it. My mind sharpens, and I'm extemely focused. I don't work outside the home, so no employer to worry about. The guilt comes mainly from the money we spend, which is about $100 a month. That's a lot in a blue collar world......

Thanks for your posting.

Victoria


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