Deep Dive on CPTSD | The First Time I Drank, I Drank a Bottle

Substance abuse is a common feature of CPTSD. Day 5, May 18, 2020 It's bedtime on Monday night, the final day of the long weekend that is solidly linked with the rituals of camping, barbecuing, and of course, drinking. This year is different for me as I quit drinking 5 days ago. I'm not sure …

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Deep Dive into Cannabis | Part 2 | Sativa, Indica & Terpenes

When I first started experimenting with medicinal cannabis a few years ago it was much simpler: indica or sativa was all you needed to know. Fast forward to 2020 and scientists have identified more than 200 terpenes in cannabis! Terpenes are the "fragrant, essential oils that lend aromatic profiles to cannabis products" (source: Hexo). The …

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Deep Dive into Cannabis | Part 1 | Cannabis & Mental Health

On October 17, 2018 (the day recreational weed became legal across Canada) I posted a blog on cannabis and mental health. I want to do a few follow-up posts offering more about research in this area and my personal experiences. Since recreational cannabis edibles became legal on October 17, 2019, the update seems (relatively) timely. …

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