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28 Jul 2010

Dagga Addict
What would normally be the result of many years of daily dagga smoking ( about four to six joints ) combined with two to three beers as well as two to three glasses of wine per night. This person ( female ) is also on an anti depressant and has been for the last ten years.
I would like to know the usual effect of this regime on an average person? as well as the usual effect this would have on a family?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Ruby is right, here. Daily dagga smoking is just not good for the brain - and its as bad or worse than cigarette smoking, for the lungs. If she really feels she needs that much wine every day, she also has an alcohol problem.
It is pointless her taking an antidepressant ( if she is indeed depressed ) if she is taking this much alcohol ( always a brain depressant ) and dagga. Its just a waste of money.
I wonder if she has been treated these 10 years by a GP, when she should be seen for a full assesment by a proper, expert, psychiatrist, with whom she must be entirely frank about her drug and alcohol intake, and discuss both what her underlying diagnosis might be, and what are the best treatment options
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