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At this time, we only have two days left until Thanksgiving knocks at our doors again, and you probably know what to expect. On this holiday, we gather with family and friends to celebrate our national holiday that centers on one of the first gestures of love and gratitude (hence the name). All those years ago, when the Pilgrims met with the Native Americans, the concept of friendship was appreciated for a single day, and that tradition carries on to 2018 and beyond. However, Thanksgiving has also become a time where loved ones tend to spill the beans about everything, and relatives send a barrage of questions your way. So, with the changes taking place as of the 2018 midterm election, you can guarantee that (in some states) some conversations may focus on the fragrant little green plant. Here is how to have the big talk about marijuana this Thanksgiving.

Skeptics Abound

When we say “big talk,” we do not mean you have to have this conversation with children. After all, there are quite a few people who still harbor negative views towards the plant (and for good reason, on certain levels). After all, the little green herb has been at the epicenter of some chaotic moments throughout history. So how can you have a conversation with the hardcore skeptics? Simply put, provide them with some proof of the medical benefits (turning them on to the non-psychoactive properties). Needless to say, if you cannot budge a stone, stop pushing. In other words, do not keep up a conversation that isn’t going anywhere fast.

What about Kids?

Adults and children alike celebrate the American holiday, so you might expect some kids and teens to be asking questions about the little green plant, particularly if you live in a state that legalized it. What is the best measure? Stay true to your ethics and keep the drug paraphernalia away from little ones, or you can face some serious consequences. However, in terms of having the big talk about drugs, understand that you do have an obligation to help kids understand how some substances can be helpful while others can permanently harm you. Help them make the right choices if they ask.

Always remember that marijuana does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.

The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse or addiction troubles today.