Every Brain Matters Support Group is an online group for people harmed by marijuana who are seeking healing/recovery. This includes people harmed by using marijuana themselves and are in recovery and the families/friends of people who’ve been harmed or lost their lives as a direct or indirect result of marijuana use. This can include addiction, psychosis, suicide, homicide, DUI’s, Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, and other incidents of injury or trauma resulting in harm or death, overdoses, and where marijuana was a gateway, companion, and/or relapse drug.
Every Brain Matters Community is built on a foundation of love, willingness, and HONESTY. We seek to create a culture of healing by helping each other, and by working the 12 steps or any program that is beneficial to the member. We embrace proven principles of RECOVERY and we will find that through the support of the group we find moments of happiness, unconditional love, spiritual growth, and FREEDOM. The road of recovery is NOT EASY but together we find hope in our shared experience and as a result, we create a foundation of SUSTAINABLE RECOVERY.
From the website:
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. MA is not affiliated with any religious or secular institution or organization and has no opinion on any outside controversies or causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free of marijuana and to help the marijuana addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom. We can do this by practicing our suggested Twelve Steps of recovery and by being guided as a group by our Twelve Traditions.
Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous, because it has been proven that the 12-Step Recovery program works!
Who is a marijuana addict?
We who are marijuana addicts know the answer to this question. Marijuana controls our lives! We lose interest in all else; our dreams go up in smoke. Ours is a progressive illness often leading us to addictions to other drugs, including alcohol. Our lives, our thinking, and our desires center around marijuana—scoring it, dealing it, and finding ways to stay high.
“The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana.”
– MA Tradition Three
SUPPORT AND HOPE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY ANOTHER’S MARIJUANA USE
Many times we have heard:
“It’s just pot – what’s the problem?”
Confusion and self-doubt ensue. We spin between the belief that marijuana is harmless and our own conviction that something is wrong in our relationship with a habitual user. We can feel isolated. We can even feel like we are going crazy.
We in Mar-Anon understand. Although many think it less serious than other drugs or alcohol, marijuana is a mind and mood altering drug that can be addictive for some people. For those who seek recovery from marijuana abuse, there is a 12-Step program – Marijuana Anonymous. For friends and families whose lives are affected by a loved one’s marijuana use, there is Mar-Anon.
Every family is unique, but all families share a bond that can be used to support one another during trying times.
While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for helping a family member who is drinking too much, using drugs, or dealing with a mental illness, research shows that family support can play a major role in helping a loved one with mental and substance use disorders.
From the Al-Anon Family groups, Alateen
A place just for teens affected by someone else’s alcoholism.
Alateen is a place where members come together to:
Alateen is not a place: