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Did anyone else here become schizophrenic because of cannabis use?

I did

I used it very heavily, with a complete disregard for my own wellbeing - "Schizophrenia will never happen to me! It happens to other people!"

I'd never heard the word "psychotic" until I was sectioned

I was very naive, I thought it would make me more intelligent and enlightened

I smoked it because I was unhappy and wanted to change into a different type of person. In that regard, mission accomplished!
 
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Cannabis and alcohol made me very ill, it gave me depression and I hear voices, I have been ill scince 2008 and I haven't touched the stuff again.
 
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Did anyone else here become schizophrenic because of cannabis use?

I did

I used it very heavily, with a complete disregard for my own wellbeing - "Schizophrenia will never happen to me! It happens to other people!"

I'd never heard the word "psychotic" until I was sectioned

I was very naive, I thought it would make me more intelligent and enlightened

I smoked it because I was unhappy and wanted to change into a different type of person. In that regard, mission accomplished!
I had two friends who developed schizophrenia from smoking cannabis. They should really publicize this more as I have read about other people on this website who developed schizophrenia this way too...xo, j
 
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I did too. 2 years before I had schizophrenia I smoked hella weed.
 
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I had two friends who developed schizophrenia from smoking cannabis. They should really publicize this more as I have read about other people on this website who developed schizophrenia this way too...xo, j
I couldn't agree more.
 
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I think people who've gotten schizophrenia from drug use should have the responsibility to tell other drug users the possible consequences to their actions.. I do it when and if people tell me they're engaging in drug use , I tell them that schizophrenia could be a possible consequence to their actions... so they atleast get a chance at preventing schizophrenia and changing their life for ever..
 
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weed is a trigger.

You may have gone through life without this enabler. However, stress can bring it on as well.

My first psychosis was drug induced when I was 17.

I then had a further episode at 23 that was severe with no drugs in my system for a few years, and then they diagnosed me as a Schizophrenic
 
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