Posted on July

07/07/16

20 things to do instead of smoking weed!

We know from the research there are some proven techniques to help overcome cannabis cravings for those trying to quit. Cravings come in waves and tend to only be strong for about 20 minutes, so if someone can push through the danger zone, the cannabis cravings start to become less intense and less frequent. Enter the four D’s: distract, delay, deep-breathing and de-catastrophize. The first of these – distraction – is the most important tool in your mental toolkit to riding the waves of those cravings.

Here are 20 things you can do to entertain your brain and body that don’t involve smoking weed. Maybe you’ve tried some of them before, or perhaps there’s something you’ve always been meaning to try but have never got around to – now’s your chance to give it a go!

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hobbies, distratcion, weed watch blog, cannabis, art, music, physical activities, social, friends
Posted on July

04/07/16

When your friend should quit weed - but they think it’s a miracle drug

Now don’t get us wrong, cannabis may have some positive applications, particularly in medicine – though right now the jury is out on most of those. But for recreational users, the focus on medical use and choosing to ignore possible negative effects, has made it difficult to encourage young people to consider objective information about cannabis, and talking to friends and loved ones about concerns relating to their use has become a bigger challenge than ever before.

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cannabis, weed watch blog, miracle cure, legalisation, talking to a friend, conspiracy theories, marijuana
Posted on November

25/11/15

Schoolies toolbox

Straying from our usual blog style, this month we've compiled some of our most relevant resources for young people who will be attending schoolies, and their parents who might also need to get their cannabis knowledge up-to-date.

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schoolies, parenting, helping a friend
Posted on February

11/02/15

Posted on February

04/02/15

A friend with weed is a friend indeed?

If you want to help a mate with a cannabis problem, having a conversation with them is a good place to start.

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weed watch, talking with friend, helping a friend