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  1. Marty Achuma

    Merry Christmas 2018

    First Tricho flower of the season and to bring in the new year! T. lamprochlorus Back on Corroboree so I can stay in touch with the real world and since giving fb the flick
  2. Marty Achuma

    Link for the TGA's SUSMP homepage.

    "Please be aware that an interim decision will be published on matters referred to the July 2016 ACMS on the TGA website at the following link 15 September 2016: https://www.tga.gov.au/scheduling-delegates-interim-decisions-invitations-further-comment Please check the TGA website on this day for the information you are seeking." "The Standard for the Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) is implemented and enforced through individual State and Territory legislation and therefore you may wish to speak to your state and territory drugs and poisons unit for further information. Their contact details can be found at http://www.tga.gov.au/industry/scheduling-st-contacts.htm# " Whether this succeeds or fails it is still a step in the right direction. If it succeeds it will be up to the States and Territories to how or if it will be implemented. At the moment it sits with the expert advisory committee. I wonder if anyone from here is on this 'expert' committee
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    How do people get through the day sober?

    Skimming through all of that I see a few issues. Both mj and especially alcohol are terrible sleep aids. Do some research, alcohol = disrupted sleep architecture = feeling like shit the next day. Most drugs are terrible for sleep. Even over the counter and prescription sleeping aids have limited efficiency. Check out this http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2009/01/treating_insomnia_with_less.html If you take psychedelics when you feel shit expect an uncomfortable time, which may still be therapeutic.
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    How do people get through the day sober?

    Drugs are like icing on a cake. If you have shit cake no amount of icing will help. If you have great cake and put too much icing on it you will wreck it. If you have a broken cake you can use icing to fix it. And a good analogy taken too far just turns into cooking advice
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    How do people get through the day sober?

    I feel your pain Ace. I have been there and I must be a slow learner because it took me many years to get to out of the rut that I made for myself. Thoughts and feelings will either work for you or against you. Take control of your thoughts and feelings by using the principles of positive psychology. It does take time and repetition to repace set negative behaviors and patterns of thought with positive ones. I really need to revisit some of this stuff. Thanks for the reminder, and all the ideas!
  6. Marty Achuma

    How do people get through the day sober?

    Hence the neo-zen koan "Before enlightenment make macaroni vacuum rug, after enlightenment make macaroni vacuum rug."
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    How do people get through the day sober?

    You are on the right track Ace. You have clearly identified issues and sort help. All the responses are very helpful and insightful. We all have shit like this in our lives at some stage you are not alone. A lot of people are very good at suppressing their emotions and putting on a brave face. Is this a chronic thing or maybe its more seasonal? No pun intended. Using drugs to deal with or numb emotions is very easy and compelling, especially when emotions take over, but its not a real solution. I agree that drugs can be used to solve issues as long as you know your drugs and you have clear intent. But drugs are not usually the only or the best way. Although cacti have helped me to identify issues and let go of unhelpful emotions, but rarely the ones I expect :/ A better option may be to feel and accept the emotion, really feel the pain, loss, hopelessness. Embrace the pain like a friend who is telling you some bad news. Dare I say it cry, or at least shed a tear, feel the anger, hurt, joy, frustration, love, and then let it go. If you try to avoid and suppress emotions they will fight their way back and you will end up experiencing them over and over again. If you try to cling to positive emotions you will feel their loss. Really feeling and letting go of the emotions will also allow you to identify any underlying issues. Journal the emotions and issues, and share some with someone you trust. This can bring suppressed or undefined issues out so you can resolve them. Journaling can be very cathartic especially for emotional issues. http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/6-ways-journaling-will-change-your-life.html Identify which issues you have control over, which you can influence, and the ones that are of concern but out of your control. If they are out of your control at this stage then let them go and focus on other areas. If the issues are in your control identity ways you can help or resolve them. http://www.centreforconfidence.co.uk/pp/techniques.php?p=c2lkPTYmdGlkPTMmaWQ9MzU= Anyway I hope this helps. Giving advice is the easy part.
  8. This was posted in the religious section and the questions were about religion not the census. "Like sands through the hour glass" ;) The Oxford definition of religion is; "The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods." More importantly in Australia the legal definition of religion is poorly defined because there have been few cases which test the definition. As seen on the Australian Bureau of Statistics site http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/0/775012EF0058A77DCA25697E00184BDC?opendocument There are a number of formal and informal religious groups in Australia that use a psychedelic, principally Ayahuasca, but also other psychedelics. Back to the contentious census and spirituality, this news story has some relevant info http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/religionandethicsreport/spiritual-but-not-religious-what-the-census-wont-say/7699694 So is undertaking spiritual practices really practicing religious freedom? Some may say that it doesn't matter as religious freedom is not expressly guaranteed under Australian law. I believe that it definitely is due to Australia being signatories to international law. Case law is also relevant but there is not much to go by for this issue.
  9. My view is that a religion is any practice, behavior or action which leads an individual to a spiritual experience. Therefore on tonights cencus form I have stated my religion to be 'entheogenist'. As this is the way that I most often experience a spiritual connection. Nature is also prominent however classical psychedelics are an integral part of the experience. Do you think the term 'entheogenist' is too broad as could include cannabis or even alcohol? Is your definition of religion different?
  10. Marty Achuma

    Best carrier liquid for dilute medicine?

    Yes glycerine! I have drums of it in the shed from making biodiesel... I will never run out. In fact I might need to buy some more medicine
  11. Marty Achuma

    Best carrier liquid for dilute medicine?

    Thanks. Im tapering off mirtazapine from 3.75mg (1/4 or a 15mg tab). Best sleeping medicine btw, as long as you get the right dose. I diluted in water (refrigerated) but found drop off in effect by the end of the week. I was down to 1mg over a few months, however when my daughter started waking me up, traveling and shift work, and it all went to the shit. I found the following info in case anyone else is interested. Mirtazapine tapering info; http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/5301-tips-for-tapering-off-remeron-mirtazapine/ How to make liquid form; http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/2693-how-to-make-a-liquid-from-tablets-or-capsules/ Some possible factors for stable liquid dose; https://www.google.com/patents/EP1067934B1?cl=en
  12. Marty Achuma

    Best carrier liquid for dilute medicine?

    Well that wasn't very helpful D00d! Ha ha. Thanks for the reply anyway. There must be some standard. Something better than water? I guess 80% proof alcohol will work and kept in the fridge. Beside a amethyst crystal for good measure. What would a compounding pharmacy use?
  13. Hi, The title says it all. I have tried to look this simple piece of information up online to no avail. What is the best carrier liquid to use to dilute medicine? To enable a relatively stable preparation, minimun degradation.
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