I havn't been able to find any community for addiction specifically but I'm hoping someone here can help.
I've used various substances over the last few years to relieve anxiety, depression, and many other problems that can be temporarily erased. Most often I smoke weed in the form of a dab pen. Weed itself isn't supposed to be addictive, but carts are easier to keep so I use those more and I know I've used cheap stuff or laced products in the past which I think may have contributed to me getting addicted. I feel like I'm not necessarily addicted to the THC, but just the numbing feeling, temporary happiness, and relief from life.
I have this constant craving when I'm sober for something, anything to take the thoughts out of my head and let me relax. Whether it be alcohol nicotine or whatever, I just can't shake the craving.
I justify smoking because its better than many alternatives in my opinion. I stopped nicotine for a while but now I only use it if a friend has a vape or something. After stopping cold turkey I knew it was only a matter of time before the craving got the best of me. I also have family history of addiction, most of which I didn't know when I started, but I think this is why I'm more addicted than most of my friends who started around the same time.
Anyone know any ways of getting through or ignoring the constant mind tearing urge to medicate?
(I might just add a drawing so every post cause why not.)