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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    I don't have a drink of wine on Friday nights because I can't deal with my kids. I have it because I enjoy a glass of wine. I think people taking anti-depressants and saying without them being with their kids sucks is just as awful to hear.

    I think if he left the whole part out about how it was too hard for him to tear himself away from the internet to spend a few moments playing legos without taking something whether it was booze, pot, prescribed meds I would be feel better about what he was saying.
    Depression is a mental illness. It isn't as if depressed people want to feel that way about family time. Maybe it is awful for you to hear, but it certainly must be awful to feel that way too. So if medication helps then I'm all for it.

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    As somebody that has suffered from depression & anxiety I do not see why pot would be perscribed. I am a very firm believer in counseling to help you cope with those things and help you over come them. I will say I am also very anti-pot because of things that I have been around and dealt with from people that I love who do/did smoke. I just know there are other things that can be done to deal with every day stress. The thing that just eats me up about this article is how he says it doesn't really help his back pain but it helps him want to spend time with his kids. It is like he isn't even taking it for it's perscribed reason or that is how it seems to me. I totally understand having a day or two that you need to come home and have a glass of wine or just be by yourself but his is an everyday thing and it is like he is not able or willing to deal with life. I think people should learn coping skills before turning to that. Surely to goodness just checking your blood pressure and regular stuff that is done at a pcp isn't all that is required to be perscribed pot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alana*sMommy View Post
    Depression is a mental illness. It isn't as if depressed people want to feel that way about family time. Maybe it is awful for you to hear, but it certainly must be awful to feel that way too. So if medication helps then I'm all for it.
    But that's not what he is saying. He's not saying this is working for his depression or anxiety or the bad back reason he received it. He's saying it finally makes playing with his kids awesome.

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    I think his example is a very poor one. He doesn't say that his chronic pain causes him to not want to play with his kids, he doesn't say he is too wound up from working, he just says that he would rather play with his iPad than his kids. Fair enough. I see parents every day a the park who are too busy on their phones to play with their kids. Some days I have had enough and I just want some time to think in my own head.

    To use the alcohol reference, if someone said they needed to drink to deal with their kids I would say they have issues. If they said they had a drink to decompress from work, no problem.

    My main problem with this is I don't understand how it works. People I know on pain or depression meds take their appropriate pills each day and have the correct dosage. If they chose to go beyond that, they have a problem. For pot, I only know people who use it to get high and I'm not familiar with how it is restricted for medical use. My uncles used pot to be more mellow and they weren't good fathers.

    In the article he makes a flippant comment about how he could have used medication or yoga but he didn't. That bothers me. I do believe there is a medical use for pot but I also believe it shouldn't be a first choice.
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    Thanks for the well wishes ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    But that's not what he is saying. He's not saying this is working for his depression or anxiety or the bad back reason he received it. He's saying it finally makes playing with his kids awesome.
    exactly! He's essentially saying, I like to get high and play legos lol
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