My mind is constantly filled with fear and anxiety.
I have constant worry in my life that comes from living a childhood that was less than ideal. My mom tried really hard to give my brothers and I all of the things that we needed, but she struggled with addiction issues and we ended up in the foster care system when I was 10 and my brother was a. I never wanted to end up like my mom, so I never used any drugs at all. I didn’t even want to smoke a cigarette. When I turned 21 and my friends wanted to go out drinking, I refused and stayed home instead. I was so worried and concerned about ending up like my mom that I did not want to take any chances. A couple of months ago, I started seeing a new therapist. The therapist has given me a lot of really good ideas on ways to handle the stress and anxiety that I feel everyday. One thing that the doctor suggested was meditating or going to a yoga class to clear my mind and help me feel more calm. Another thing that the doctor suggested was using medical and recreational marijuana products. The doctor told me that there were a lot of studies that showed promising results for people like me who suffer from anxiety. Nearly 100% of marijuana users reported feeling less anxious when using marijuana products. The doctor greeted me with several pieces of marijuana educational material and pamphlets. I took everything back to my apartment so I could read further about marijuana. It certainly wasn’t a decision that I was going to make overnight.