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  •  If you're stoned, you're not sober. /nt (0+ / 0-)
    •  neither am I when on pain medications (1+ / 0-)
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      Batya the Toon

      or going around in pain just so no one can point at me and call me a drug user.

      And neither am I when in the grip of PTSD triggers...

      or in the grip of a cell phone conversation on the freeway

      or thinking about the argument with my kids/family/boss/employee/neighbor/self/

      I am you, and you, and you over there...

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 01:25:26 AM PST

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      •  No, you are sober when (0+ / 0-)

        in the grip of PTSD triggers...

        or in the grip of a cell phone conversation on the freeway

        or thinking about the argument with my kids/family/boss/employee/neighbor/self/

        Or in all of the above cases except possibly pain medication, which obviously is a tremendous problem and question for people who have a substance addiction.

        You may be distracted, even dangerously so, but you are sober. There is a critical distinction here: not relevant in some cases, perhaps, but from the addiction recovery point of view, tremendously important.

        Maybe you are better off not sober, that's for you to say. But if you're stoned, you're simply not sober. Otherwise, the whole concept of sobriety becomes meaningless.

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