HOW CANNABIS HELPS ME COPE WITH MY TRAUMA | DOPE …

Content warning: discussion of sexual violence, trauma, and PTSD. Please take care of yourself. I’ve compiled a list of resources for survivors of sexual trauma and you can find them on my personal blog. Please note: I’m not a doctor, this is just my own personal experience based on my training as a trauma professional and living with PTSD.

I’m a survivor of multiple rapes. The specific details aren’t what’s important here, but one piece that is useful to know is that each was a different person and they were all people I knew—people I trusted—at least somewhat. My first year of college, I went to a Take Back the Night rally and during the survivor speakout portion of the evening I unexpectedly found myself up at the podium sharing my story. It was powerfully healing to reclaim my narrative in that way.

That experience made me want to understand trauma

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