How to Quit Smoking Pot - How to Stop Smoking Marijuana

Often called by a variety of names such as ganja, pot, weed, maryjane, reefer, grass- Marijuana (Cannabis Sativa ) is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. Surveys show that 37% percent of youths ages 12-17 have smoked marijuana at least once a month and this statistic has not changed since 2000. This makes marijuana as some sort of "entry level" drug of choice as more often than not,the marijuana user eventually graduates to using stronger drugs!

Most users smoke the dried mixture of shredded leaves, stems and flowers of the marijuana plant in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints. Some use pipes or water pipes called bongs while other Marijuana users brew tea or mix it into foods like brownies, cakes and even salads..

Studies have shown that marijuana smoke contains 400 chemicals, including most of the harmful ones found in tobacco smoke and it also deposits 4 times more tar in the lungs. Around 7000 published medical and scientific studies document the ill effects of smoking marijuana and these studies show that marijuana users have a 104 percent higher risk of graduating into the use of harder drugs like cocaine and a 5 times higher risk oh having a heart attack.

The major active chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as THC enters the brain it causes the user to feel euphoric - or "high" - by stimulating the brain's reward system, making the brain cells release the “Feel Good” chemical dopamine. As a chemical messenger, dopamine can make a person relax and elevate their mood but it also affects brain processes that control movement (heightened sensory awareness), emotional response (Euphoria) and the ability to experience pleasure and pain.

Reasons For Quitting

1.) It is bad for your Health.

Although cigarette and marijuana smokers experience the same respiratory problems and diseases like coughing, symptoms of bronchitis and frequent chest colds are the more common illnesses. Benzyprene, a known human carcinogen, is also present in marijuana smoke and the amount of tar inhaled by marijuana smokers and the level of carbon monoxide is significantly higher than in cigarette smoke. This is most likely due to inhaling marijuana more deeply, holding the smoke in the lungs for a longer period of time and because marijuana smoke is unfiltered this makes the user more prone to developing mouth, throat and lung cancer. Researchers at the UCLA Pulmonary Research Laboratory studied the effects of marijuana smoking and the study showed that lung damage caused by four marijuana cigarettes were equal to the damage caused by 112 tobacco cigarettes

Marijuana use is definitely worse than tobacco!!!

2.) It causes short term memory loss.

Studies have shown that smoking marijuana causes short-term memory loss since THC targets the nerve cells in the part of the brain where memories are formed, it also impairs the ability to focus, sustain and shift attention and this makes concentration difficult . It is also very hard to learn while high because a working short-term memory is needed for learning and performing tasks that call for more than one or two steps. And with THC affecting the brain, it makes it hard for the user to recall recent events (such as what happened a few minutes ago).

3.) It can affect your reproductive organs

Studies have shown that long term marijuana use can affect your reproductive organs too. For men, this can cause decreased sperm count and very heavy users can experience erectile dysfunction. Women can experience irregular periods from heavy marijuana use as it disrupts the release of hormones that regulate ovulation. These problems would most likely result in a decreased ability to conceive but then it does not lead to complete infertility.

4.) It can harm your children

That means women who smoke marijuana can still get pregnant and even the unborn child is being affected in a major way. Absorption of THC by the fetus increases the risk of birth defects and lukemia after they are born.Learning difficulties and poor educational achievement are also evident in children of heavy marijuana users.

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Ready to throw this out?

Ready to Kick the Habit?

A common misconception among many people today is that marijuana is much like cigarettes in that they are both PHYSICALLY addictive and it is so very hard to stop smoking them because of cravings within the body.

This is in fact very wrong!

This idea probably came about because to most people, a joint and a cigarrette are the same since they are both smoked and they share the same if not most of the effects. But unlike tobacco smoking, Marijuana doesn't contain any chemicals that can be physically addictive to people. Instead, the feelings that marijuana can induce is psychologically addictive. This means that the urge to continue smoking pot is more about the person wanting to gain a "high" rather than the body needing the drug to stop its pain.Trying to stop smoking pot is hard because the addict ends up craving for it subconsciously.

Because of the reasons mentioned above, quitting marijuana can be a long and difficult process. And, the best way to do this is to breakdown the process into several steps that would make the end result seem easier to reach. No one wants to go through something difficult and instant processes can't help you fix the problems. So, changing your perspective can help you go far. The point is: It's a long road, but you got to start somewhere.

1.) Get yourself a journal. Keeping a journal is the best way to keep track of your use of marijuana. With this, journal you can pinpoint how often you use this drug and why you are driven to use it. Also, jotting down your experiences can be a good way for you to see how much you have improved, giving you a good source of motivation.

2.) How has using marijuana affected your life? Taking stock of the things that has happened to you because of your addiction can give you the reality check that you need. List down all your losses as well as the bad experiences that you've had because of the influence of pot.

3.) What kind of future will marijuana give you? Think about the long-term effects of marijuana in you life. And, ask yourself if you still want it in your life ten years from now.

4.) List down your reasons for quitting. After assessing yourself, you're bound to list down a couple of reasons that will push you into quitting this bad habit. Unfortunately, listing them down may not be enough. Certain events in your everyday life like emotional stress can push you to look for that feeling of euphoria. Even worse, you might be tempted to take that puff because you can't help but miss that feeling. For this reason, you should keep this list of reasons with you wherever you go. By reading through this list when you feel the urge to take a puff, you can remind yourself about you need to quit.

5.) Why do you like smoking marijuana? By now, you must have identified the circumstances that push you to go for a joint. Take note of the feelings that smoking marijuana can induce. After that, list down other things that can give you a similar sensation. There are other feel good activities in the world like shopping, going to the spa, treating yourself to a good meal, going to the gym, trying a new physical activity or catching a really funny movie. Marijuana isn't the only thing in the world that can give you that "high". So, find a more healthy replacement for it by looking for an activity that can give you the same feeling.

6.) Find the people who really care about you. How can you quit when you are surrounded by people who would encourage you to take it when you have a problem? Perhaps you should find people in your life who can help you face your problems and solve them instead of telling you that it's alright to evade them by taking a puff from their joint. It sounds a little harsh but it's the truth. And, in order to junk the habit, this is one truth that you must accept.

7.) Find a support group. Now that you know who your true friends are, you can start creating a support group that would help you in junking the habit. A list of reasons can sometimes fail in keeping you out of smoking pot. Getting a support group can give you a Plan B when this happens. Don't be afraid to depend on people during this time. You need all the help that you can get!

8.) There's nothing wrong about getting more help. If you believe that the first seven steps are not enough to help you quit, then there's nothing wrong with combining it with other methods in order to achieve success. You can try supplementing the above steps with following:

  • Hypnosis. This has been shown to be extremely effective with smoking cessation and the breaking of other bad habits. Hypnotherapy can help you confront the psychological and emotional reasons that feed your addiction to marijuana. It can also help you or your loved one plan positive new goals and habits rather than rely on willpower alone.
  • Intervention. When people are addicted to drugs or alcohol abuse they often don't realize that they need help. An intervention is when family members or friends confront a loved one about his or her substance abuse in an attempt to help them realize they need help. Interventions provide an opportunity to express concern and offer suggestions about how and where to get help.
  • Quit Marijuana Programs. There are a lot of ads online that claim that their method can help you quit smoking pot. There's nothing wrong with checking out these ads. You just might find the answer to your prayers! However, you should make sure you know what you are getting into, before you jump in. Ask about the protocol of the program and see if it works for you.

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babybrownfox 8 years ago

This is a very nice topic and many will like this one. Those are the reasons why I quit my smoking habit but my friends they are still in to it. They find it hard to quit smoking even though they know the risk. Great topic.


Buxykay 8 years ago

Hi, a nice post you've got here. I am against any form of drugs whether soft or hard ones. Smoking weed, ganja or whatever is not only bad for health but bad for other things as well. It is a good thing you quit smoking. Bravo to you. Keep it up that way.

This should pose as a good example for drug abusers.


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sunstreeks 8 years ago from Western Washington

I don't agree that marijuana is worse then smoking ciggerates but I do think you did very well giving advice on quitting. Interesting hub :)


Jim/bart 8 years ago

very interesting, I hope this help in my mission to quit


past issues 8 years ago

I first started smoking pot at the age of 12, I was introduced by a family member. I have smoked pot until the age of 38, That's along time". I never sold it or grew it, so you can imagine how much I spent on it. I quit on my own. I was helped by a higher power but most who do not know about JC will not get it. Its a tough thing to do once you have done it for so long. But anything is possible with JC. Don't believe it ? Too Bad". Great post you have and I enjoyed reading others storys.


seanalbion20,B'ham ,w,mids,U.K 8 years ago

smoked it for 6 years every single day without fail, mainly to deal with the death of my father ,and it was not solids or grass it was cheesy skunk and let me tell you now i had stopped 3 times each lasting 2 months but relapsed every time.

I have recently stopped again and i have not even had a toke since september 2007- i know early days but you never know if you have conquered your addiction until you are with people who have not then you get a massive boost to your ego as you see the states people get in .

My withdrawing was quite painfull i had no appetite for 2-3 weeks ,serious stomach cramp,back pain ,mild insomnia ,sreious attitude problem , split personality was 10 times worse as i am gemini and that has always been a trait of me anyway, to put it down in words is hard as everyone is different and they deal with things in their own way -so no 1 way is path for the next to have success in beating the addiction.

It is all mindset and being stubborn enough to say i don't need it , but the 1 biggest factor in stopping was finally realising that my father had smoked this stuff since he was 16-17 and he sadly died at only 50 yrs old with chronic emphysemia-his lungs looked as though he had been shot with a shotgun he would cough and blood would cough out and not bits i mean he would lose around 100-200mls and be unable to gain a steady rate of breathing for nearly an hour , this is fact and don't anybody think it wont happen to me crap IT WILL, my dad never got to see his 2 other grandchildren as they were born after his death ,so ask your self is it really worth it -for me approaching 7 months clean i don't think it was and i am so glad i have stopped before it could make irreversable lung damge to me .

My quitting was straight -no detox drinks ,diet change ,locking myself away,and i don't go to church (atheist)if you want to stop you will and if you cant then you don't want change in your life until you have no choice which by that stage will be too late as the damage is done- whatever can help you is worth a shot but being honest with your self is the best way to start.

hope this helps atleast one person


zac 8 years ago

marijuana vaporisers are the best way to get high because your are only inhaling the thc from marijuana.been doing it for a long time and i am in great health


mike12572 8 years ago

the truth is (and im a pot smoker 4 18 yrs) any smoke that enters your lungs will have a harmful chemical.. i have tried and tried and tried to quit smoking.(i don't smoke ciggarettes or drink alcohol,or any other drugs) And let me tell you it is the hardest thing ive ever tried to accomplish... Especially because im a house framer and pretty much everyone i know snokes.. I don't believe in JC as i will die for my sins, i don't need anyone else to die for me.. So the religious approach wont help me out.. i think what i should really consider is giving my wife all of my money and cards and say "however a dick i become in the next 3 days, do not give me my cards back!!" pls.. any way good article.. enjoyed it.. and im just gonna keep trying to quit..


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Decrescendo 8 years ago

Wow this is a serious health condition. Thanks for the tip.


HowItIs 8 years ago

pot makes doing nothing exciting. when you start out, it doesnt matter what you are doing when you are high, its always a good time. then it becomes hey movies are fun lets go to the movies stoned it will be more fun. or, lets go out to dinner wait lets smoke the food will taste better. or, lets go bowling but wait cant forget to smoke it will make me concentrate more. soon enough you forget how to have fun without smoking weed. then it becomes, lets go out, ok lets smoke first...ahh who needs to go out when we can just have fun stoned here...but is it really? thats when weed becomes a problem. i know i have a problem, but im working on it...


Buxykay 8 years ago

Great job. This post should discourage the pot smokers. To my knowledge, Marijuana like all plants have their uses for medicinal purposes BUT only very little percentage of the exracts are used. Smoking Ganja is bad because of the repercautions. I have seen men whose live has been destroyed by Ganja and other drugs. SAY NO TO DRUGS!!!!


Larry 8 years ago

It worked for me!!


Marijuana Addiction 8 years ago

Yeah I have a site that deals with this very topic. I have been addicted to marijuana for close to 10 years and have been struggling to quit on and off for a number of them. Some people become dependent on marijuana. Check out my site @ http://www.marijuana-addict.com/


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POTPOLITICS 8 years ago

Yeah and not waiting for a RED LIGHt will get you killed.Weed should be legal I have been smoking since 11 and blaze 24/7 cause I like it and if I didnt I wouldn't.

I've quit before with that recovery rap nonsense now I don't go to "meetings" smoke whenever I want and feel GREAT.


John 8 years ago

I have been smoking for16 yars and have never quit for more than week. (I was out of the US). I don't get high anymore I just smoke to feel normal, eat, and sleep. The ounce every 5 days is costly. More costly is the time I have lost with family and friends that I have hid this from. I quit today.


mr.mary jane 8 years ago

i have smoked for 10 years ...that is 10 years out of only 21.i love weed ,almost as much as anything else i can think of .but where i from the only jobs you can get that make any kind of decent money,do drug testing,usually random.i cant live off what i make now so i am trying to quit.its like taking a major part of my life away .i was always high.wake up ,smoke eat,smoke,smoke before bed,and pretty much any time i was bored.i love the look smell taste of weed and enjoy the act of smoking.anyway i must quit. consider this my goodbye.FROM NOW ON I PLAN ON SPENDING MY "DRUG MONEY" ON THINGS THAT WILL STILL BE THERE TOMORROW RATHER THAN LETTING IT ALL GO "UP IN SMOKE". GOOD LUCK TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE IN MY SHOES,AND REMEMBER WE ARE ALL STILL THE SAME OLD COOL MOFO'S....JUST A LIL BIT MORE COHERANT....I LOVE YOU MARYJANE...BUT NOT AS MUCH AS I LOVE $$$$!


stephen mukuna 8 years ago

many Africa youth easily access pot & smoke to the grave.Help Africa


venus 8 years ago

I've gone my first 33 hours without pot, in 20 yrs. Going crazy from it..All I hope is tomarrow will be better than today:)


former Smokey McBong 8 years ago

ive gone 4 days without a cone,i don't smoke joints only cones as the hit is more direct, its been a very large part of my life for about 6 years and quiting is probably one of the hardest things ive ever done, the problem is that ive become so dependant apon it that simple things like sleeping and eating have become almost impossible without some "help", even going out with friends isnt as fun because for 6 years it been "lets get smashed" or "wanna chuck in for a esh". One of my main problems is even before i started to smoke i was a stress head and the pot help me relax, the fact that the majority of my good friends smoke dosnt make it any easier.... it would be nice to just go out and be straight without the constant throught in the back of my mind like i need a cone, even as i sit here typing this i still in the back of my mind am hangin out of a cone, my only fear is of a relaps and dissapionting the people that matter...plus the fact is that it cost out the ass in the last 6 years i have spent $43800 on pot... thats 2 new cars


gus 8 years ago

ive been smoking for years and finally tring to quit because it affect your whole life style. question 5 doesnt really help much because going out to dinner, movies, bowling etc make you thing wait...... lets hit a few bongs then go. whats up with those vids they just make we wanna go get my double chamber and rip it up


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Manky 8 years ago

Great hub. Smoking the weed is, it seems, just as bad for you as smoking cigarettes. So you run all the same health risks if you're a smoker whatever you smoke. All good reasons to give up


jason 8 years ago

i have been smoking grass for about 13 years, at least a half ounce a week.because of the high cost of marijuana. i have been forced to stop buying it . the only real problem i have not smoking it is, i have real bad nightmares. i mean horrid nightmares, i do miss smoking it. i am sure the nightmares will pass in time. but i have never tried or wanted to try any other drug. weed was allways enough for me. mabie its just me but smoking grass and listening to music go hand in hand for me i miss it . but other then the nightmares i am fine.you just have to replace your smoking time with some other activity. if grass was legal i would grow my own plants and start smoking again.. but for now.. i cannot aford it. and i also don't want to spend anytime in jail. so for now bye bye mary jane..


PiercedPotHead 8 years ago

Sigh... Its sad that the main reason people feel anxiety and uncomfortability about cannabis use is also exactly why a lot of people start, and that is peer influence. I see a lot of people who care very little about people's opinions, and many who care far too much. So many people exercise the use of the "its illegial", or the "you don't wanna be labeled a pot head do you?" kinds of thinking. I have to disagree with many things Ive read in these comments above mine, not that Im saying that they aren't other peoples true personal experiences, but I have to wonder how many of them were even posted by educated users/ex users with real experience on the drug in question, as opposed to some propaganda nut trying to further spread lies.

A little about me: I was a militant angry misplaced "straight edge" teen. I had much anger at the world and everything in it that I didn't understand. I was very il motivated to do anything unless it was for the good of myself, and even then I just sat around and played video games or watched TV. It was rare to get me active in social behaviors like parties or even sports. I rarely considered others opinions or feelings and used to ostrasize anyone who even looked like a user to me. I see now that I was fed a lot of propaganda that instilled fear into my mind. Fast forward some 10 years and now Im exactly the kind of person that the me from 10 years ago would have kicked the daylights out of. Many people report that they have become lazy or unable to commit and I know this goes with the typical "pothead" mentality as society sees it. I feel however that I must share my experience so that perhaps people can see that it isn't always, or even frequently that way in true reality and if you have managed to become mentaly addicted to pot there are more underlying behavioral issues that you should discuss with an experienced doctor.

Things that I know: Now a days I have a different view of society, its still not very positive but I have more respect for people making their own choices despite my opinions. I have also noticed that despite alot of people's claims pot helps me to personaly achieve focus. I find that when I smoke pot I become very direct and deliberate with my actions, I can further focus on a task unlike when I am sober. I have an increase in problem solving abilities and actualy find it able to motivate me to do things I would normaly avoid doing while sober due to the dullness of the given tasks nature. Perhaps I am ADD and this is the medicine that helps me, but I cant say for sure. I also know that in sports I am able to hit harder and work faster. I spend less time thinking things over and over in my mind and just react. Perhaps Im just an isolated case, but Ive noticed out of me and a handful of my college buddies and a few friends who all still smoke regularly, we are the most intelligent people in our social groups (even amongst alchoholics and sober people) and our test scores through school and personal life achievements proove this. I am extremely successful and honestly I have no desire to quit smoking. I have had to quit or abstain on a few different occasions for various jobs or social settings where it would not have been appropriate or convienient to smoke. Never seeing withdrawl, never feeling an urge to think life sucks and would be so much better with pot. Its always been a choice because I see even after extended soberness between smoking sessions I have only seen positive results from using. Ive never been driven to smoke as an escape from life, nor been driven to deviant behavior to smoke or obtain the drug. It may also be strange to hear that I am absolutly more active than ever, partaking in many healthy activities I used to hate like bodybuilding, mountain biking, white water rafting, competative sports and alike as well as excelling at my job where creativity and openmindedness goes a very long way. Aside from the obvious (however slight) damage it can do to the repatory system of the human body there is no medical proof of organic damage to bodily structures including the brain. Sure when Im baked out of my skull Im prety much useless, but I don't smoke to the point of total disfunction often at all, I have no desire to, but it certainly is fun to do! I leave it on this question: if it were no longer illegial and seen equal (or better) socialy to booze would you all still be so on edge about it? For those who don't use it would you realy care if others did? and to those who are trying to quit, would you still be trying to quit if your parents, peers and society were ok with it? I have many friends who don't know I smoke, many who dont care, and many who do. I think that anyone who avoids a certain croud for whatever reason (ie non smokers avoiding smokers and visa versa) is assanine and show again an underlying mental problem and you need mental evaluation to get to the bottom of your problems. For those of you trying to quit best wishes and I hope you find success, but seriously grow up, its not hard to do... the real question you need to ask is is it realy bad for me as a person and am I quitting because of that or because other people and laws have made me feel that I should. Please feel free to flame me fi you like. I'd love to discuss this more if any of you like. I will not be returning to this board so feel free to email me (thefourvices@yahoo.com) if you wanna stick it to me lol. I doubt i will find anything substantial or educated in your comments against what I have to say based on all the above posts, but I promise to be openminded unlike some people on here and discuss this maturity and educated answers. Ive spent years getting blasted every night and staying high every day, and have also stopped for a few months/years here and there to regain soberness and re-evaluate my life. The same stands true every time, and that is smoking pot improves my life personaly. Take it or leave it. Think about it and do some real homework. God Bless!


Akasime 8 years ago

Hello everybody. I too would be pleased to quit smoking marijauna. I first tried in high school as a result of my lost interest in school. I was not learning anything useful at all and the work was exactly the same for all 4 years.

I have extremely dramatic social problems because of a long trail of low self-esteem of which the provenance is high school. I was called ugly a lot because of bad acne during the first 2 years. As a junior, I began to wise up and drank a lot of water and exercised in my basement a lot. This got rid of my acne problem, but I still found it difficult to talk to and open up to people. I spent the entirity of high school at home playing video games and the lack of socializing still affects me today.

After graduating high school, I found myself left with noone who gave a crap what I am ever up to because plain and simple, I didn't have any friends. I have been smoking consistantly since my last semester of high school. After graduating, I took a crappy job at mcdonalds and saved up to buy a car. My mother forced me to go to a community college that I had objected to, and I ended up there for a year. I could not stand to go another semester after that so I called this instituion and had been going there since February but am now on a leave of absence.

My mother has been the one teaming with me to get marijauna. I now realize it is majorly but not completely her fault that I have been smoking all of this time. She rolls me joints ALWAYS so I always have them and when I run low, she just offers me more. I found this deal hard to resist because there is not much to do in my house. There are no neighbors for me to associate with in this crummy neighborhood. My brother and sister waste all of their lives on their computers so I can't even socialize with them. =< I just feel rejected all of the time and now I am beginning to tear up a little. I can't take the feeling of this much longer. I do not want to smoke marijauna anymore but I don't think it's my fault. I am only 20 years old and I have been inspired through and through by beautiful girls and Japanese culture. I am trapped in a loveless house.

I would like to explain the most recent accident which proved to me my family doesn't care about me at all.

My mother and I got into an argument because she was mad at something. I realized that marijauna is seriously messing up her mind. After our last argument, I asked my brother to hide my stash and NEVER tell me where it was and NOT to give it to me or my mother. My mother found out and asked him, and what he did was disrespectfully tossed it at her. After that incident, I came home from work and they were all gone. I was bored so I knew where it was because my mom told me AND my brother gave it to me.

When they came home, I was watching a movie. First thing my sister says is "Jesus Christ your eyes are red!" She has no manners and I have no longer any respect for her because of that. She could have at least said hi or how are you. To top that off, she didn't even come into my room to say it. Just shouted it out like the fucking hulk. She is such an ugly bitch because of her personality.

My mom said "hi, what happened to your eyes?" None of my family members have manners.


tay 8 years ago

smoking weed is not a addiction it a mind thing. all maryjane do is stimulate the mind in a nice way where it feels good. i've been smoking maryjane ever since i graduate high school in 2006. now we in 2008 i'm still smoking weed everyday matter of fact i smoke 3 or 4 joints a day. and yes marjane has effects my life i have short term memory lost and i can't get no job with the type of urine i have. so as results i'm a college student going for my R.N certification, unemployed. but beside that maryjane been the best but i plan on quitting soon i'm starting off smoking less joints a day and soon later two will turn into one and one will turn into nothing. but i do now it not a adddiction it a mind thing so i plan on finding something else to occupied my time so maryjane won't come across my thoughts. and no i don't drink or smoke cigarettes or do any other drugs that probably why it going to be hard for me to let go such a good stimulation. anyways good luck to anyone that trying to stop i will keep you guys update on whether i made a change or i'm still the same old pot head.


ex granddaddy purple smoker 8 years ago

Ok where do i start. im on my second day of not taking a huge zong hit. and that is huge for me cuz i first took a hit of weed when i was 11 years old. i was in 5th grade. crazy but yea i started young, but whats worse my little brother was a tag along and he first took a hit when he was 7. smoking weed runs in my family. my parents and most of my aunts and uncles smoke weed. I startd heavy smoking in the high school like 9th grade. i realize the affects it had on my school work and appearence. but i didnt care as long that i had a joint for after school. now im 23 and dont have nothing to show for. right now im having a hard time eating i just dont feel like it. i feel like throwing up. im trying to keep my mind off of it by working out. its only day two. i still feel like shit cuz the maryjane is leaving my system. ive been coughing of black tar all day long. hopefully everyday gets better cuz a joint really sounds good right. im going through it right now.


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Crystal Concepts 8 years ago Author

That's great! It is a good start. Keep up the good work! The first two weeks will be the toughest... After that it will start, tapering down. As you feel better, engage yourself with other wholesome activities and find friends who would help keep you clean. Take care!


Mark 7 years ago

I smoked for so long I can't honestly tell you how long it was. My wife and I split 3 months ago. One week after she moved out, I was sucking on my pipe when i just thought to myself "why am I doing this" I quit on the spot. No kidding. That was it. What a ride. No sleep, night sweats that required changing the sheets every morning, up and down mood swings. About a month after I quit I met a girl at a bar and we went out to her car and had a few tokes. Guess what, I HATED IT. The loss of control, dizzyness, it sucked. I have tossed all my pipes and sold my stash. I am no longer hanging out with people who get high all the time. I'm not going to become a spokeperson for quitting pot....thats a decision you have to make for yourself. I still have these freaked out dreams and don't sleep well, and now I'm coughing and clearing my throat all the time because my lungs are finally getting rid of all that crap. I figure 3 months down, 3 months to go and this ordeal will be over. But man, DO I FEEL BETTER ABOUT MYSELF.

Quit. You'll be proud of yourself and you'll get your self respect back.

I'm glad I did.

Good luck to you all.

Mark.


hi 7 years ago

Just quit 6 days ago


hi 7 years ago

Just quit 6 days ago, this Sunday will make it a week. My wife is expecting our first child in about 3 weeks and she wanted me to be sober for the experience. I also quit drinking beer which seemed to go hand and hand with smoking pot. I have to say that it has been easier than I thought having been a daily smoker for over 15 years. I do have the urge to get the pipe out for a quick puff, but realize that it would be disappointing to me. I can't say that I plan on quitting completely as I still have more weed calling me in the garage but for now it’s all about finding other things to do with my time. The experiences people have written above seem to read pretty true to myself. I think I smoked because it made me feel like I fit in and also made life's daily activities more enjoyable. The dreams I have been having since I quit have been pretty odd and more vivid, my moods haven't gotten too crazy, and I feel my head clearing up. Have to say that smoking for me hasn’t really caused my life to go to badly. I have always kept a job, paid my bills, and been responsible. People have never guessed me for a smoker as I often did it alone. Have taken 4 trips to Amsterdam to relish in the smokers paradise and will probably be back again before I die. I do believe that smoking pot isn’t the most positive thing to do with my time, but also think there could be much worse things to do. Good luck to those who have quit, are planning on quitting, or are just reading this for fun.


midnight toker 7 years ago

I have been smoking pot for 38 years,quitting only to get a job..It has not affected me adversly..Own my home,luxury car,great girl and all the toys I need..Today I have to quit because I got laid off..It is harder for me because I have no use for the extra money I will be saving..Who cares about money when you are miserable..No one has talked about how to quit once you decide..Fill the void..How do you do that?..I have tried God,working out,meditating,you name it..To me nothing(even sex),is as pleasurable as getting high..This time I have valium to help me sleep..Whether or not this can deal with the vivid nightmares and sweats remains to be seen..To me it is not about health..I already have Hep C,sciata,and diverticulosis..The reality is the only way to quit for good (like a diet),is lifestyle change..This time I am going to look into hypnosis,sinse nothing else has worked..Not looking foward to the next couple of weeks...


LaineyLou 7 years ago

You compare pot & cigarettes, not a comparisim at all! Yes smoking around young children is totally wrong but in the same sense smoking weed while you're pregnant is benificial while cigs are harmful. All my girls are intelligent young ladies, calm creative & perfectly healthy (thank god!). If I didn't smoke while pregnant I wouldn't be able to hold any food down, let alone even eat! help fight to legalize pot http://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/marijuana-equali...


Ryan 7 years ago

I smoke from a water filtered vaporizer so much better for your health but it is also much harder to quit. When I quit smoking from joints bowls, bongs etc it was easy but now finding it very hard to drop the voporizer. It just had control over me and now I am going to try once again to kick this habbit. wish me luck and good luck to all of you out there that are trying the same.


hazel 7 years ago

Well I must say, I feel so much better reading this article. I'm so glad I found this. I am tearing up right now cause quitting smoking is the hardest thing I think I personally have ever faced in my life. I feel so much better knowing that there are others who feel my pain. I am miserable right now cause I know that smoking has affected my life. I read some of the other post and I see that some people really think they have it under control but if you desire to smoke daily, hourly, secondly, you probably don't have the same life you did before smoking.

I too have not allowed smoking to affect my responsibility to pay my bills, go to work, or do what's expected of me but thats about it. It has affected my desire for maintaining relationships, I'm snappy when I don't smoke, I cry about every in life, and in addition to that, I haven't pushed to make more of my life beyond what I already have. You get comfortable with where you are and that is the problem. Have ya'll seen the weed commercials where the guy is sitting in the chair and before he knows it, about 20 years of his life has passed by cause he was content with being high? Its the indirect pattern you take when being high cause you sit back and enjoy your feeling. I don't visit my friends anymore, I haven't excelled on the job beyond the knowlegde I gained before smoking, I've grown an anxiety problem, etc.

Right now, I'm crying cause the benefit out weighs the risk but I still can't help but to want to smoke right now and I just decided to quit today!!! There's got to be a way cause I feel sick on the stomach. If its not addictive, why do you become physically sick? I'm also quitting cause my memory sucks. I'm so nervous about my memory loss cause I'm sure this is how some people grow old and get diagnosed with MS and altimers.....I'm sure I spelled that wrong. lol. I'm sure it plays a part and I don't know why there's no research proving it.

Please people, really evaluation the things and the people you have lost. Evaluate the time that has passed and evaluate repetitive patterns of disappointment and stop pointing the finger at others cause its YOU!!

Let's pray for each other.


livy 7 years ago

wow nice job!

not only have u convinced me but im going 2 give it a try

i have 2 stop 1 day either way

live a healthy life>>>>


Michael Michola 7 years ago

This is a great site. Hi. My name is Michael amd I am the founder of both the Quit Smoking Cigarettes Organization and Quit Pals Cessation Support group. I appreciate the kind words regarding our website.The Quit Smoking Cruise departs for the Southern Caribbean on January 8th 2009 and I will personally help anyone that wants to quit.

help anyone


damasterstylist 7 years ago

I am a professional hair stylist.I have been smoking weed for 10 years .I am 29 yrs old. It is very very hard to stop smoking weed. I have two kids 13 and 6. I can't eat if i don't smoke. I smoke in the morning to get my day started. I smoke during my lunch break. If i don't smoke at night i am very rest less. I have tried to stop several times but i become very irritable. It's like every thing ppl do gets on my nerves. It seems when i do hair high is when i do my best. I wanna stop smoking but it's hard. I commend those of you who have stopped.


your a bitch 7 years ago

smoke weed it good for u no like the bitch who wrote this is a dumdfuck and need to get slap and learn his facts and since weed pontecy is going up mean last weed u smoke and who the fuck smoke 4 joints it normal take people 3 hits to get high and now wat all who quit i respected that but i just wat to say this article has there facts wrong i no people who have been smoking there whole life and weed does help learn i have adhd so i can a med card and i focus way better high then not and no one has everdie because of weed or in link with weed so u no this article has there faxts wrong beside about the quiting part


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Thanks, "your a bitch" -- You're the perfect example of a learning disability caused by smoking weed -- Thanks for affirming the point I made in this article by your wonderful example! =) Peace!


samson simpson 7 years ago

I haven't smoked for a week now. I have smoked for 10+ years. The reason, and the ONLY reason (as of now), is salary protection. I make almost 80k a year. And I would much rather be sober and paid, then broke and high.

but i will miss the shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit out of it.


Enjoying my Sobriety 7 years ago

Wow I see aspects of myself in all of these post. This was a very helpful article and I will be starting my Journal today. I let myself turn into a real loser while smoking and pretty much destoyed my character. Weed effects people in different ways but being that I was already extreme, somewhat irresponsible, late, highly sexed and easily distracted smoking weed just aint for me. In response to "You a bitch" I WAS a bitch to the people and things I cared about most when I was high. Your typing skills just certifies that weed does take a toll on brain functioning. But I have no place to judge since a lot of the writing I considered to be so profound was an absolute mess. Im done beating myself up about it. We live and learn but if the same stuff is done over and over its simply foolish. Life have so much to offer...yes even sober. I still think when I am stable I wouldn't mind smoking now and then just for fun but there are plenty of other things to do for fun that arent illegal. I hope the best for everyone either way. One Love


Kwitter 7 years ago

I feel like a sell out admiting that I have to quit weed because I used to loved her so much and had such great times with it but the truth is that weed doesn't let you see when it turns from a hobby to a lifestyle. Smoking weed was cool but I turned into a pothead. People think it is not that bad just because you don't need to blow no one for weed. But it doesn't let you go as far as you can in life no matter how smart you're while being high. Hazel, your comment was the details of this last year of my life. I feel everything I had in my mind went to waste since I've turned into a zombie that is always high and can't rember things. I'm stopping today. I smoked the last blunt. Wish me luck


Kwitter 7 years ago

I feel like a sell out admiting that I have to quit weed because I used to loved her so much and had such great times with it but the truth is that weed doesn't let you see when it turns from a hobby to a lifestyle. Smoking weed was cool but I turned into a pothead. People think it is not that bad just because you don't need to blow no one for weed. But it doesn't let you go as far as you can in life no matter how smart you're while being high. Hazel, your comment was the details of this last year of my life. I feel everything I had in my mind went to waste since I've turned into a zombie that is always high and can't rember things. I'm stopping today. I smoked the last blunt. Wish me luck


Kwitter 7 years ago

I feel like a sell out admiting that I have to quit weed because I used to loved her so much and had such great times with it but the truth is that weed doesn't let you see when it turns from a hobby to a lifestyle. Smoking weed was cool but I turned into a pothead. People think it is not that bad just because you don't need to blow no one for weed. But it doesn't let you go as far as you can in life no matter how smart you're while being high. Hazel, your comment was the details of this last year of my life. I feel everything I had in my mind went to waste since I've turned into a zombie that is always high and can't rember things. I'm stopping today. I smoked the last blunt. Wish me luck


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mean green 7 years ago

I have smoked pot since i was 13. I'm 55 now and have finaly quit. I stopped because i have cronic broncitis now. I don't smoke tobbaco. It has only been 2 months since quitting, but i know i'm done with it, i have great will power. i'm going back to mountain biking as a way to help fill the void and to get in better shape. wish me luck.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

It's the first day of the New Year -- to everyone who has been touched by this hub, may the new year present you with great motivations to keep going for your goal to stay pot-free... Keep up the good work!


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aarogya 7 years ago from Pune

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craven 7 years ago

Hi, I could do with some advice. I have never been a pot smoker but have a number of friends that have been. I have recently made a new friend and am trying to find a way to help him out with some problems he seems to be having. Not 100% sure if they are related to the weed thing but help would be greatly appreciated so I can try and help. He smoked from the age of 12 - 17, from that he lost a lot of social skills and it has taken 9 years to get them back. Seems fine if you meet him, bubbly and bright. However, he seems to lack confidence even though he has no reasons to lack. The main problem he is having is with sleep and i can only find topics relating to the sleep thing from people that have recently given up weed. 9 years on he is still having bad nights sleep, dreams that seem real and recently sleep walking. It is causing him big problems as he is constantly exhausted. I really want to help with the confidence thing which i think i can but the sleep thing is killing me, i have no idea where to start. Does anyone know on here if it is quite normal to still be having anxiety problems and sleep problems 9 years on? If so is there anything that can help. I hope someone can help me on this.


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mean green 7 years ago

Hi Craven,

I'm not a Dr. however the problems you are discribing in my opinion have nothing to do with smoking pot 9 yrs ago. I have smoked pot since I was 13 I'm 55 now and haven't experianced anything like what you describe here except when I was stoned. Anxiety can be caused by many things. He should see a Dr.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Well... Talk to your friend -- Rather, get your friend to talk about his dreams and keep him talking -- At some point, the reasons why he's having these dreams would come out of his own mouth. The issues he has had in the past -- whatever caused him to get into the habit -- haven't been resolved. It could also be caused by the things he has done when he was under the influence. Guilt and regret can be nasty -- The reason may not be related to pot -- Unless, of course, he sneaks some into his system from time to time... But, if he's clean then a lot of talking can help at this point. It would be great if you can find a way to get him to a clinical psychologist -- but I can see how difficult that would be. So, have some quality time with your buddy -- and read about "free association" -- It's a method used to make a person talk about his unexpressed issues by making him talk about his dreams. Of course, it can't make you a psychoanalyst overnight but it may help you prep your friend for one. Good luck!


Craven 7 years ago

Thank you for the advice, i will def look at the "free association" thing. He doesn't seem to feel he can burden his friends with his problems, i don''t see it as a burden, he does so anyways i can get him to open up would be great. Its nice t know that it shouldn't be weed related as I think he feels that it partly is so that could be 1 pshycological barrier I can get him past. Thanks again.


boss 7 years ago

After i smoked marijuana last night i felt really sick and i started sweating and i threw up.. Is that normal?


denny 7 years ago

Hi boss,

what you experienced was a "whitey." In other words you fell into a bad trip. what might have caused your bad trip was probably due to smoking too much pot to a point where you started feeling nauseaus, sweaty, sick, and eventually hurled. from first-hand experience i know exactly what you're talking about and whiteys happen from time to time whenever your under the influence of marijuana. unfortunately, i do not have any advice for you because bad trips are usually unpredictable but the next time you smoke, try not inhaling TOO much because you don't really have to impress your little pot head friends and try not to think of your bad experience, since it will lead to another bad trip again. happy toking!


demik 7 years ago

am mush greatful i find all i that i need to stop somking pot i ones stop but later got back into it when i help a friend when wanted me to just roll the herb after i did that i told me to take a puff that was what got me back.

"weed" is bad and i pray Allah will help me stop that all i need now cos is making me loss my love one


Lost Soul  7 years ago

I have smoked weed since I was 13, thanks to my family. My dad was a dealer for many years. My whole family smokes. Growing up in my house was always a party to say the least. Everyone smoked weed. Today I'm 37 years old and I am pissed off. I didn't have a chance at a normal childhood. I have wasted so much of my life. I have stopped smoking yesterday. Last night I had the worst dreams and sweated so much my wife thought I wet the bed! This is the hardest thing I have gone through. But I will suffer for a short time so my one yr old son has every advantage in living a normal life. Having a father who is bright,alert,clear minded and able to make the best decisions I can. Please God give me the strength to get me out of this lifestyle!!!


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mean green 7 years ago

Hi Lost Soul,

Do not give up. You must do this for your son, keep your boy in the fore front. My dad fisically abused me as a child, I grew up with that, I vowed never to hit my own kids as a father and never did, you are able to break this cycle for your son and wife. Do it, do it now, do not give in, it is only a weed, flush it down the toilet if you have any. When you feel like you need a toke, pick up your son and hold him, and the need will pass.

Good luck.


LostSoul 7 years ago

Thank you for the support mean green. I'm sorry about what happened to you as a child. I can relate to that also. I too vow never to hit my son. I don't believe it does any good at all. It's the beginning of day two with no weed. Last night was rough. I'm feelng a lot of rage inside, also sweated a lot in my sleep again. I hope all of this stops soon. Right now the only thing that can make me feel good and smile is my son. I keep telling myself it will be ok. I'm trying to stay strong for him and my wife. She is doing a great job dealing with my mood. I snap at her for the littlest thing the past two days. She knows this to will pass.


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mean green 7 years ago

Hey Soul,

My dad is gone now, I confronted him with his abuse years ago so he had to face his wrong doings. Your withdrawal symptoms will pass soon, but your cravings will persist. I have been off it for over 2 months and still get cravings, don't you fold. Try and fill your free time with something, go for walks etc. drink lots of water, flush that crap out of you.

Rod


time to stop 7 years ago

Im 19 Years old, i have been smoking weed for about 2 years. It doesn't sounds like to much time but as soon as i started i was hooked, at the beginning the only reason i smoked so much was cuase all of my friends smoked, i was one of the only ones who didn't smoke it, and ivevitably i started... I smoke pretty much everyday, and if i don't then its because i didn't have money, or weed and or noone else did. I used to do fun normal activities and i worked out like a maniac, I had the sexiest body out of anyone in my school, and friends. but soon going to the gym turned into lets getting high and not wanting to go. My parents don't know about this and they would kill me if they found it, it would break their hearts. I constantly lie to them and dissapoint them because i always want to go out and get high, and that's all i do, i just go call up my buddies and meet up with them, they are already high or getting high and will get high again, constantly... constantly getting high every day, constantly not doing my responsibilities because i would rather get high. constantly lieing, constantly dissapointing people... Ive had this thoughts in my head constantly. A couple months ago i quit because of this constant thoughts of me throwing everythign away to get high, i was doing good for about a week, i would just say no and hang out with my friend while they got high... it was hard... but i though, hey... if i can do it like this ican quit no problem... then i met up with one of my friends who i didn't see for a while and they were aboutto get high and they were like cmon it has been so long and all this and i gave in... and now im back in the same spot... i know i will have to stop one day and i can feel my lungs turning into lumps of coal so tonight i quit. While i was driving home i was holding my weed in my hand as i was having an emotional breakdown, i ended up throwing my weed out the window... the first time i threw away weed. i came home and now im on here. this time im motivated to get my life back. I will let you guys know how im doing... and as for the other comments... they relate so much to me and gj to you who quit. and gl to you who are trying


yazzie 7 years ago

today i am done i don't need pot that's what i have been sayin for the longest. but for real im done i am on probation AND I GOT PISSED FOR THE FRIST TIME IN A YEAR IN HALF and i failed im so mad at my self. but its really hard when u have been blowin for so long but i really want to have kids and a good life one day so this is my comment to myself lettin me know i can do it


Pzac 7 years ago

I want to quite something bad, not because I don't like pot its because of the MFs that sell it & the games they play.I think it should be made legal & controlled, this would cut out the need for the neighbourhood dealer who becomes rich throuh black market trade in his area. I'm actualy pissed of because it was a dry christmas & I went without so those that had excess, choke on it you greedy bastards. besides in Sydney Australia you pay $100 for a quart or 7gr. Its a f%kin Joke. Grow your own & sh*t on a deakler today!


killakella 7 years ago

Every action we take has positive and negative impacts on our bodies and minds - the ratio of which varies among the actions taken. Eating sustains our lives by giving us energy, yet too much leads to obesity which kills us. Skydiving can kill you but that sure gives people a high. Someone who skydives all day every day is more likely to die than someone who does not. When a skydiver is done skydiving, they likely continue their day by making a positive contribution to society. They enjoyed their high, landed on the ground, and moved on. Some people can handle their transient minsets and some cannot. It all depends on whether your net life contributes to society - and I would define contributing to society as this: Your contribution has a net positive effect on mankind. If you die from drug use at a young age then all the work previous generations contributed to making YOU is lost and mankind has lost some of its wealth. If you die from drug use at a middle age, have a job for some time contributing to the growth of human beings, but beat your wife and made her slightly more crazy than she already was, then perhaps you are NET 0 in the contribution column. It's good vs. evil, yin and yang, without dynamics we are already dead. Keeping the dynamics on a positive trend is the challenge. Most people want to live with more yin than yang - grow mankind. It's organic to want your species to survive. When your species becomes so dominant that many of its citizens have the luxury of doing more harm than good to its fellow ones, then something must be done. Surely my ancestors have understood this, if not in the same context as mine. What happens when an animal is bored? Does it help its family, or not? It has a group to make its food, another to make its shelter, another to bring it water, a family with the means to trade for these services, what does it do? It goes yin or tang, 0 or 1, luke skywalker or darth vader, angel or devil, net positive, or net negative. It must be taught to do the right thing for society, by society. This can be done by control, opression - or by teaching, communication. Religion is a great trick. Keeping the NET yang (devil) out of your existence will help future generations. No one is 0% guilty. Even those declared the greatest contributors surely had their negative impacts. A priest molesting a child. We're all going to do good things and bad things. How do we make baby humans grow up to do more good things than bad things? Hide the bad things? Make negative consequences for the bad things? Teach them to avoid the bad things? We love our baby humans, we want them to survive, the yang versions we make - we still do all we can to keep those dumbasses alive. We hide them from the hawks. In order for mankind to keep growing, we have to keep finding ways to keep sustain the less-fortunate. Find a way to keep them contributing, even if on the smallest scale. Build your empire.

My path seems positive. I can do good things, and smoking pot can contribute more positively than negatively. I may die sooner from a disease because of smoking pot, but I can help before I die from this disease. Some people can, and some people can't. My past, my ancestors past, my species past, my universe's past, has put me in this position of control. My mind is expanding, but I am grounded. Balance. Peace.


DCH 7 years ago

Good luck to all of you who are attempting to quit. I've smoked pot dawn til after dusk for 6 years and am 13 hours sober. Quit and stick with it. In the end, all pot leaves you with is a mountain of unused potential. Pot may block out the bad feelings but it also blocks the good. All the best!!!


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mean green 7 years ago

DCH,

Quitting is already working for ya, you might not ever have wrote what you wrote if you hadn't quit pot. 19 hours and counting. Good luck. Stick it out, drink lots of water.


Kevin Johnson 7 years ago

I think people should quit for some periods of time to show themselves they are in control, not a drug. if you've been smoking everyday or so for years, you don't even know what it is like to be in your own mind, I believe that is a shame. I've been smoking weed on and off (mostly on) for about 15 years, and I haven't smoked in a week. I plan to quit for atleast a couple of months, maybe a year, maybe for good. Nothing is going to control me. I know that I am not myself when I am high. I need to be myself first, and be high second. Not vice versa.


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mean green 7 years ago

I have to agree with Kevin. I was a daily smoker and often wondered what I was really like in my own mind. A few things I have noticed since quitting is that I am less forgetful, less irritated by small irritations, more patient when having a conversation and have better listening skills. There is a large gap IMO, between recreational smoker and daily smoker. Becoming a daily smoker is very easy to do. I think that if you want to be fare to yourself you should quit for at least 3 months to give yourself a chance to experience your inner self and listen closely to what your inner voice is saying to you.


bud man 7 years ago

I love weed!


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mean green 7 years ago

good for you bud man. good luck with that.


Conner Bomberg 7 years ago

Get a funcking real topic, that is actually hurting people. Ganja contains zero chemicals (unless you got a bad connection). If you've never smoked it, you will never know, so live your life and worry about something that actually kills, like Alcohol you stupid Kyke


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mean green 7 years ago

Define funcking Conner?? What's really on your mind?


marvin drage 7 years ago

conner, we all know there are other, more important issues in the world LIKE RACISM U KYKE, but pot can fuck peoples lives man, i speak from expieriance, it is mentally addictive and cuases all sorts of social problems like the young boy who smashes his moms house up when he cant get any to the money u put in to buying it going towards organised crime or even terrorism, so to be so off key with ur comments, the realisation of your stupidity will shock even more when u grow up, if u ever do


Angie-x 7 years ago

Today's my first in several years. I need a whole new life. If you have more help or wanna chat please hit me up on myspace. angieeure@yahoo. This almost seems impossible. I caint believe I am here in life.


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mean green 7 years ago

One joint should not change your life Angie. I went to your myspace, based on what i saw there you don't appear to be in a bad situation. What's up girl? E me if you wanna chat signal.88@hotmail


moneymaker 7 years ago

well i am jus 14yrs but been smokin since i was9yrs , but look like im goin 2 quit caz that has change my lifestyle , so wish me good luk . i smoke 5joints a day but i am losin my concentration but sill goin 2 college. so i will try my best n thanks 4 d advice


WHK 7 years ago

I started smoking based on peer influence when I was 16 and only smoked about 1x a month may be less. I was always so turned off and disgusted by people who just sat around and got high all day, but then what do you know, senior year i started smoking 1x a week, which turned to 2-3x a week, then over the summer it was 5-6x a week....now its everyday, sometimes more than once a day. Pot is a great thing---if used moderately, but the high i get just makes me feel so good. This is one of the first days I plan on not smoking in like 6 months, but i have thought about weed all day. I go to a great college, get good grades and see a bright future for myself. All my friends and classmates call it "a phase" but i can't really see myself stopping anytime soon. I want to get it down to about 1-2x a week again, which will hopefully help me get it down to doing it rarely.


Mandy Jane 7 years ago

I have been smoking weed since i was a freshman and i am now a senior in high school. Everyone in my family smokes weed so therefore i never really had to hide it. I was high every single day for a good 2 years, smoking at LEAST 2 times a day. I have a lot of friends who smoke/deal so a lot of times i would smoke for free which made it easier to do it so often. The difference with me is that I have been playing soccer all my life and am going to college for soccer. I am so afraid that i am going to lose everything i have been working for my whole life, for weed. Yesterday i decided to quit and i woke up this morning with a huge fear of doing so. I've tried to quit on many occasions and it NEVER works. i LOVE to smoke weed, it calms me down but my biggest fear is being in the hospital one day regretting every blunt ive ever smoked. I am coming to the realization that smoking weed is not as important as my life and i have so much ahead of me! This is going to be one of the hardest times of my life i just hope i can finally succeed in quitting because i really want to rid myself of this, it controls my life. All i care about is where,when,how, to get it and im not happy until im high. I don't want my life to be controlled anymore....


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mean green 7 years ago

Hey Mandy Jane

You can do this Mandy. You need full lung capasity to play soccer and you are not getting that by smoking pot. I am 55 and smoked pot since I was 13, I have not smoked any since the beginning of last Nov. I had to quit cause I have cronic broncitis now, I'm doing it for my health, it hasn't been easy, but I am soooo happy I made the choice to quit. Do it girl, drink lots of water.

RG


Andy 7 years ago

I think you should read mu friend's story

http://sites.google.com/site/stopweed/


me 7 years ago

I do not agree with the fact that marijuana is worse than cigarettes, but, marijuana can slow you down...and it also really can make you forget stuff; important stuff like an appontment for somewhere or a task or project that needs to be completed. Also, it can make you get lazy...but, I would love to stop smoking marijuana because i want to get a new job and start college...but this is some valuable information.....


MisterBadAss 7 years ago

been 4 days. last thing i smoked was some bubble hash. way to go out. I am using the Book Of Proverbs as an inspirational piece to help me quit being a fool. I don't exactly believe in the Christian Jewish God or any at all but the words of wisdom do help make me feel like a self confident fool and in turn helps take the edge off. Another thing Ive done is set up a resume online and I see all the jobs offered to me that I cant except cuz of randoms. I do other small things that pot use to get in the way of and each time i see them or do them it reminds me of the reasons why Ive quit. Like spending more time with my 70 year old parents that will be gone one day and never approved of my habit. But I do admit, taking a ripp would be so cool right now, but Ive felt that way many times. Time to skydive or something.


kareem jambel 7 years ago

well i had an intervention with my parents 2 and 1/2 weeks ago and i felt great. it was the greatest thing ever... well last night my friends were trying to encourage me to smoke some bud, but only a little. i was a hard core addict. i did it 6 out of seven days of the week... and last night i decided why not, i have been doing great i just wanna kick it and have fun tonight... that was the worst decision i have ever done. i felt so shitty, and i felt like i let down my parents a lot. then i let down my friend because we had decided to intervene with our parents at the same time.. all of my other friends are addicted and i need to help them but they cant. shit i need to help myself too. i feel like i finally have trust in my parents and they are feeling like almost good friends to me and i don't want to hide this from them but i feel like i need to tell them i did it again. i cant though especially after last talk. i mentally cant do it. mary jane is one smelly bitch and i wish i never would have done it the first time.


minneapoliskush612 7 years ago

haha lol ive been smoking weed since i was 12 and daily for 5 years, and i run marathons. Marijuana is not bad for you. and when i say daily, i mean 3.5g-7g a day if i feel like a blaze session with 2 or three friends well get the Oz. i can smoke blunt upon blunt bong upon bong hit, i only start to wheeze when i smoke a cigarett,


nick 7 years ago

this shit is fucking crazy, i smoked weed for about 7 years and all of my friends smoke still to this day, i quit for a job that did testing and i have been quit for 4 years now and it didn't take anything to quit. i am going to college now and when i was in high school i always got better grades when i smoked, i always got A's when i smoked and when i quit i started to get B's out of all of my memories my best ones i was smoking, it helped with all of my problems and it don't take anything to quit, i have known ppl that have smoked for years like i did and they just say im going to quit and that day they stop and never go back to it, after reading all of the stuff on this site it makes me want to smoke more then when i used to smoke lol this site is a joke


reeed 7 years ago

I stopped for 20 years now im 50 and have been smoking it again for 2 years. I am a wake and bake just like when i was a teenager in the 70s . I cant stop because life is too boring without being able to burn a fatty. So

stop for a while if you miss it really bad maybe go back to it again another part of your life, maybe its not so bad after all.

thanks.


denny 7 years ago

you guys are over-exaggerating your so called "marijuana issues." if you want to quit, simply quit. its not like the drug your consuming is crack or something.


Lacerta 7 years ago

Kudos to all of who on this board who have decided to quit. I just finished reading the entire page and I've seen my basic life story summarized in bits and pieces. Began smoking every 2 to 3 weeks as a junior in high school. By graduation it was 24/7. Now at age 24, I managed to eke out a college degree, but it's about the only accomplishment I have to show, and I was labeled as one of the kids with supposedly high potential in high school. Suffice it to say that I'm now nearly flat broke with no job and the only people I interact with socially are the ones I buy weed from or smoke weed with.

In the early days of an affair with Mary Jane it's easy not to see the danger on the horizon. 5 years ago I would have been one of the posters vehemently arguing the virtues of cannabis. I'm not gonna lie, it's a good time, and physically, safer than almost all other drugs, including alcohol and legal drugs. But the thing that eventually comes up is that you become content simply being stoned. Stress in life? Boredom? Personal issues to deal with? Nah, I'll just smoke a bowl. Nothing gets resolved. You don't learn or grow as a person. You don't try to improve your situation in life.

The real dangerous part is that this does not happen quickly, as it does with crack or heroin. It took me 8 years to progress through the following stages: smoking socially as a way to meet and interact with people, smoking alone everyday but still motivated to work, learn, and interact, smoking everyday and functioning but not really contributing anything to society, smoking everyday as my ability to function started to crumble, and finally, smoking everyday in an emotional meltdown over what my life has become. I would even dare to say that I went through those stages more rapidly than most do.

To Denny and the others who think these problems we're facing are supposedly so overblown, I have a few questions. First, have you been smoking regularly for a period of several years? If not, you're in no position to make a claim. I'm in the position now and I can tell you that it is not hard for mary jane to become a dependancy. And it is an addiction. Not physically like crack, but mental addictions can be just as compulsive. If you are a regular smoker, can you honestly say that you are living your life to the fullest and to your full potential? You don't have to answer me, just be honest with yourself. Remember that denial can be a powerful thing. Also, have you ever tried to quit? Does the thought of quitting send even the slightest chill of fear up your spine? If not, just wait. No one is invulnerable, and as long as that influence is regularly around it will always be a ready and willing crutch to fall back on. Once that happens, you may sadly experience the grief that myself and others have described on this board.

If you can honeslty say that you are living your best possible life and that weed is just a recreational supplement like the occasional martini, then good for you. Just realize that you are in the slim minority of people that can sucessfully pull this off, and realize that with enough time, Mary Jane just might have the final say. That's a warning from the guy who swore for the longest time that I was in the elite group of people that could blaze constantly and still succeed. I was dead wrong.

I know that when I was 16 I never would've let anyone naysay me, least of all some stranger on an internet message board. All I can say to people young and old is that weed is not a substitue for friends, sexual partners, life experience, the things that really matter and bring lasting joy in life. It is not an answer to your problems. If you think it is, it will bring you more, tenfold. Smoke at parties and on the weekends if you must, but make getting high the exception rather than the rule, and be on guard to make sure it doesn't cross that line. Also, please don't start smoking by yourself. Both these things are still walking a tight rope because few have the willpower to limit themselves to something that feels good. But I want to give you something, because I'm not a big believer in the "just say no" strategy. But if you want to say no, more power to you. Don't ever do anything simply to get people to like you, live your own life and don't look back.

I thank the many who have posted and I will bookmark this site to psych myself up to make the long overdue breakup with Mary Jane. She's not gonna take it too well, she's a jealous, needy bitch that's put a permanent hole in my pocket. But damn the sex is good.... Oh well, I don't need it anymore, there's better to be had. So long, bitch!


Jewel 7 years ago

I have been smoking pot for 30 years and I don't agree that it is not addictive. I smoke 3 to 4 joints a day during the week and more on the weekends. I have quit several times throughout the years but have noticed that now it is a lot harder to quit then it was years ago. In the dangers of smoking you failed to mention the bipolar disorder that comes with heavy use. I think that this is what has happened to me. I had a $100,000.00 a year job that was very stressful for 13 years. Throughout this period smoking pot was my only sanity salvation or so I thought. In June of 2008 I had been out of pot for 5 days and did not feel I was jonesing, just thought I was stressing as usual about the job but I snapped and just quit out of the blue. My husband was not working at the time so my salary was really important. After doing some research I found that suddenly quitting your job was a sign of bipolar and that studies showed the disorder can be caused by heavy marijuana use. I continued to dry out for 8 weeks but went back to smoking when I decided to take the rest of the year off. Fortunately hubby got a job 3 days after I quit so I was able to stay home. When I started to dry out in Novemeber for my January search I went crazy. I could not sleep had crazy mood swings, cried a lot and acussed my husband of having an affair. I went to the DR. after the first two weeks for sleeping aid. He put me on Ambien I started having horrible nightmares. I thought it was the Ambien but after reading all these blogs it could've been the pot. The Ambien gave me awful side effects so I started taking it in half dosages. On Christmas day my husband couldn't stand me anymore so my present was weed and he told me I didn't need to get a job anytime soon. I rejoiced and went back to smoking and off the Ambien. Now I am bored and want a job and although I still have weed I am trying to quit again so I can pass a drug test. I didn't smoke Sunday and was okay, yesterday I woke up shaking, dizzy, impatient and very irratable. I rolled one joint and made it last the day. My theory was to gradually cut down instead of going cold turkey. Today I am feeling much better but the craving is still there. After reading these blogs and the health reasons I will try and get through today without smoking. I would like to thank everyone for their comments as they have made me feel the support I need to keep thinking positivley.


Breaking up is hard to do 7 years ago

Pot has been the crutch I've been leaning on for the past 3 years and what was once a fun and occasional thing has become a several times a day habit. I can hardly remember what it feels like to go a full day without it, much less a full week, month, year what have you. I used to think I could function just fine with pot in my life, but I find it increasingly harder to accomplish minor tasks, much less the bigger more important ones in my life. If I am going to become immobilized I would rather have some horriffic accident leaving me limbless to blame it on than weed, but I have both arms legs feet and hands, so what is keeping me from going places in life, the weed. How pathetic right?

But as they say slow and steady wins the race, and I am so tired of feeling the way I do, and I know the way I feel is greatly attributed to the amounts of marijuana I have been smoking. It has taken me a long time to come to this conclusion, I've thought these thoughts many times before, but now is the time to stop. For me it is anyway, because I cannot imagine feeling this depressed anymore, and I know it is greatly related to the weed.

It's time to test myself for real, and this site really is motivating, and so are most of the people leaving posts on here! Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences, those of you who shun the idea of life without weed, I know what you mean. I too have thought it crazy to be a non-pot smoker, but every day I continue to smoke habitually I see myself striving less and less to achieve what I want. And sitting around smoking pot wishing my life would get better, will not make it so.

So goodbye for a long while Marijuana, I do not need something like this in my life you are not helping me to succeed!!!!! I realize that I am ending my relationship with you pot, but maybe someday, when I've gotten over you we can be friends and hang every now and then, but our relationship is just not working out. You are not being appreciated like you were in the very beginning, I take you for granted, I use you all the time. And you have raped my soul, you have made me sad and dependant you have made me lose my motivation because I have stopped caring about the things that I once had great passion for. So I'm dumping you.

Adios Ganj!


alex 7 years ago

ok look, i have smoked weed for 7 years. not as long as some of you, still a long time. all i can say is that weed didn't mess you up you messed yourself up. on a normal basis i smoke every day. however if something i feel is important comes up i can stop easily if i want to. the only people who mess up their lives with weed are the weakminded, such as yourselfs. you let a little plant controll your life to the point of it seriusly screwing up your life, then make a big production of quiting, reading articles online and having heart to hearts with people on the internet.

if you had a passion and you dropped it for weed, then you have no reall pasion.

if you messed up a relationship because of weed, the relationship musta not been that important to you.

if you sit around and just smoke pot, its because your a boring unimaginitive person.

my point is, its just a plant. if you let it controll your life its not the plants fault its yours. so please don't try and ruin it for people like me who just wanna smoke in peace.


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Thank you to all the people who posted their comments. We appreciate it very much.


2fly 7 years ago

howitis

well said, the thought of doing anything is horrible if im not going to be doing it high


arrran 7 years ago

ok im 15 and ive been smoking for a year now..lately its been like 4 times a week and even more on weekends..i have realized that my memory has gotten worse and that when i get high on schooldays i cant do my homework..but honestly if you can handle it and are strong enough to control it than it isn't that bad..i play soccer and i do boxing too..my grades are the same..and weed just helps get through things..the only bad thing is that i hate lieng to my mom..


MoneyP 7 years ago

Hello I have been part of this behaviour before.

My brothers broke smoke but it is really the personality and the moviation you have on yourself. some people refer to religion, other reasons of health and stuff to say why it is bad. but really its something people in their teen year living here had a choice of being part of or not.

its a great social activity only once a while. it obstructs with your education and other mental tasks. There are some that abuse this behaviour of smoking though.

it s the potheads i don't like because hey your life revovles around smoking and getting moneyand smoking again.

it does make ppl snappy at times. My parents hate us all doing it which is why i quit but the fact is being a girl or guy it don't matter. its just an acitivty that should be done in your younger years and not affect the children or younger people.

many times i see kids get weed or ciggz which is really horrible to think about. if i see any kid doing it i wud just take it from them. i used to know people who sold it to grade 8 kids and stuff which is really horrible.

its something to learn to see in college and get away from once you grow out of that stage. ifeel like my brother has a problem though he always asks for money and disappears for days which i hate

he doesn't want to admit he has a problem and requires help because he is not having a job or anything and in this prime age must be studying or working but he lives life just something by ...

i feel really bad for him which is why ive stopped smoking since 3-4 months.. i myself feel like im okay with it out it sometimes i do get bored and would like to kill some time with it ...but im not a n every all day smoker which i despise

depends on who and how your character is though...there are some smart potheads outs there thou but just imagine the possibiblies without THC affecting your mind....so be safe and learn to cut it down

A REAL MIND IS THAT WITHOUT ANYTING BUT OXYGEN!! be positive and this battles is for ever but bein there and living the life i think its okay as long as you do it in moderation and it don't affect your mental behavious meaning

you don't act crazy and psycotic

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that's it for now GODBLESS

for all the kids out there wait till your old enough 19 or more... your lungs are too young for this to start young!!


Cranky and Sleepless 7 years ago

Today marks 13 days since I last smoked pot. I have been smoking daily for about 11 years. I quit twice for 3 months and relapsed. The only time I have had a day off in the last 2 years was when I went to my grandparents for Christmas for the day. I work full time but every moment that I am not at work I have been high. I leave pot in my truck so that I can smoke as soon as I get off work. For me, pot has helped me sleep, eat, deal with stress and I have had no issues with school. I was able to pull off great grades in school even though I was high in class every day.

Since quitting I have had the most vivid nightmares every night, and I lie in bed for hours tossing and turning trying to get to sleep. Even once I get to sleep I wake up 10 times a night and I am never rested. My appetite has dropped and my mood is terrible. I don't even want to talk to my fiancé even though she has done nothing wrong and I want to quit my job and just run away. I tried to list off the reasons why I wanted to quit since pot isn't really getting me high anymore but rather just helping me to function normally. I don't want to be dependant on a drug in order to sleep or function in daily routine, but when I am getting so worked up every day all I want is to relax with a joint. So far I am still not smoking but I thought that by this point (2 weeks clean) my sleeping would be getting better and my attitude. I was wrong. I have been getting increasingly depressed since quitting and I am thinking of going to the doctor for some anti-depressants or sleeping meds, but then I am just trading off one drug for another. I hope that these negative byproducts of quitting will go away sooner than later. I just want to have more motivation and energy, but so far I am just depressed, tired, hungry and cranky.

Congratulations to all of you who have successfully made it, or are in the process of quitting. I would like to say that things will get better, but I have yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel.


anonymoose 7 years ago

104 percent LMAO


matt 7 years ago

i think who ever wrote this is an idiot for putting false facts up... marijuana smoke is nowhere even close to being as bad as ciggarette smoke... second, i have smoked everyday for the last 2 years multiple times daily and i have no resperitory problems, i go to the gym 3 times a week and play 4 on 4 full court basketball atleast twice a week for a minimum of 2 hours... i never wheeze or feel out of breath... its not bad for your lungs... the brain however is different it does diminish a lot of short term memory


passionflower 7 years ago

Well done to the ones that won from their own demons..But than again..smoking weed has made me more openminded on a spiritual level. Not hearing voices lol but closer to my intuition.It has inspired me with my writing, i play songs on the piano and guitar that come from unknown places. My paintings are painted within a natural flow. And my look on life has changed. I made lots of money, travelled and enjoyed having free time. But really the rewards i got on an inner level. You cant put a prize on it.I would say if you do smoke, do something with it. Get creative, or you will have the patience to take a long walk. To sit in the chair without movement..Well than you can also put backace on the list.I wish i could stop forever. I lost the love of my life because of it. I could stop to win him back and replace love with my lonely smokey solitude.I don't reget my life, it was my fate. I have become the person i am now. It has given me all the experiences i needed to appreciate what's coming.To have an addictive personality, i asume it could have been worst. I'm Dutch you see. I grew up around it. But i'm happy its just weed and not hard drugs. It was good to read about this. And don't feel that alone in this world anymore. I hate myself for wanting it. And wish i could scrab it of my shopping list. Good luck to u all..and i would say...if you had to give up everything to make it to a 100 years...would you want to live up till 100?? ;)


Fed up 7 years ago

Seriously the garbage that leads this website at the top is beyond misleading and further trumpeting of the BS we are fed by the government about the drug. I've smoked since I was 17 pretty much everyday. I had a two year break about half way through and soon realized I was better off with smoking than not. First of all its not even close to tobacco in harmful effects, and all the studies cited are skewed and funded by the powers at be who don't want to see it legalized. Not to mention as one person noted a vaporizer is a magnificant way to eliminate 99% of the health risk, I think the air we breath is likely more harmful.

The lsit of reasons to quit is almost comical as they are a perpetuation of the crap our government has been sholveling down our throats for years about pot. I'm an extremely successful person, have a great family and am a highly respected person within my community and industry. I have a successful radio show on finance and have performed every show stoned. I just can't wait for the day when people stop walking around like zombies are realize that pot can have amazingly medicinal qualities for a number of maladies. Not to mention we are all wasting untold amounts of money keeping people in jail for pot, not taxing its usage and fighting a useless war on drugs that fuels Mexican drug wars that spill over out borders. Pot isn't a gateway drug the human brain is the cause. We are all addicted to something, in some way think about? Many things are terrible addiction and some are just unjustly criticized and misunderstood aspects of the human condition. I can't wait until the majority of people finally wake up to the facts and all of us responsible well intended and contributing members of society can come out of the closet and stop being persecuted.


Davo 26 Syd Oz 7 years ago

Hey Guys

I smoked for 11 years and i realized that everything in my life was slowly going down hill.

I quit 6 days ago because some of my adult teeth were starting to fall out.

I thought to myself, enough is enough.

I think i have found the easiest way to quit. When i have quit in the past and relapsed, i quit cold turkey.

This time for 2 weeks i had one cone/bowl at night to help me sleep.

Then cutting out that one was so easy and i haven't had the normal cold sweats or appetite problems.

This was the easiest way for me to quit.


No more smoke 7 years ago

I'm a 25 year old woman who smoked a lot over the last 10 years. I weened from 15 joints (blunts) a day to 5, then the following week to 3 a day, and today is Day 8 of none a day - but I did have a few tokes last night for some stupid reason.

I suffered the tremors and sweats while I was cutting down, but they lasted around 2 weeks and since I've had 0 joints a day I haven't really had those withdrawal symptoms since. My biggest problem is that I'm suffering huge anxiety and panic attacks. They started when I cut down, and then they seemed to be ok for a week, but now they are back and worse than ever!

For no reason my heart starts pumping, breathing gets bad, throat tightens and as much as I keep telling myself stay positive its only a panic attack it wont kill me, I always end up having one. The longer I fight the feeling that I'm getting one, the worse my actual attack is. I am on 2.5 of xanax, only when I have an attack, but would be interested in hearing from anyone that is also suffering with anxiety and panic attacks since quitting.

Does anyone know how long I can expect to suffer with these? I know THC, depending on the level of use, can take anything from 26 to 80 days to clear the system, but does this mean the anxiety will stay with me that long? I did smoke an O a week every week the last 10 years so am not expecting this to be easy but am fearful that I'm never going to get over them and cant image having to feel like this for the rest of my life. I'm also noticing it hard to get pregnant, which is the main reason to my quitting. Will my chances improve after THC has totally gone? Does anyone know - I did check out loads of sites but nothing too conclusive have been on any.

Good luck to everyone still battling with the addiction and quitting. Yes people say its not addictive, but unfortunately it is psychologically addictive, which is just as bad a being physically addictive.

For those who haven't quit, you wont understand how bad it is until you do, and although you think you never will quit right now, trust me, some health scare or change in your life will lead you to do exactly that, then you will be grateful for the support on these hubs.

Would love to hear back from people in same boat.


Chitownstl 7 years ago

Hello I am 34 and have been smoking since I was 16 y/o. I have had real trouble trying to quite and fail over and over. I use everyday from the time I wake up till I go to bed. If I don't have it I feel terrible. I cant eat sleep and don't want to do anything. Every time I quite for a day for 2 I feel so terrible that just to be normal I smoke again. I have spent so much time money and effort into being a pot head that I feel at this point I cant turn back.


Davo 26 Syd Oz 7 years ago

You can do it Chitownstl. I used to smoke 5grams a day. About 60 cones/bowls.

Just cut down slowly to wein yourself off otherwise you will have major withdrawal symptoms. You also really have to want to quit otherwise it wont happen.

To No More Smoke, the anxiety will decrease over time. give it another 2 weeks and you should be fine.


No More Smoke 7 years ago

Hi Davo 26 Syd Oz, thanks a mil for your message! Makes me feel so much better, I know it sounds stupid but I think sometimes just knowing a time frame is half the battle for recovery! Did you ever suffer with the anxiety/panic attacks? How long are you clean for now? I'm getting motivation back and everything, and after reading your previous blog I'm thinking my Gum receeding could be part of the smoking problem! Thanks again


Betrayed 7 years ago

I'm 45 and have been smoking steady since age 17,about 5 years ago I noticed that I started to have anxiety and obsess over small things it sometimes became overwhelming,I told my doctor about my anxiety and my inability to deal with stress and he perscribed anti-depressants(worst time in my life),a lot of people experience mental illness so I never thought it could be the herb,I took the pills for awhile and after I quit taking the anti-deppressants I continued to smoke,any time the anxiety was bad I took tranks(the anxiety would fade after a day or two). 2 months ago I started to wake up in the middle of the night feeling anxiety that lasted longer after a week I went to My doctor and you guessed it- back on anti-depressants-. He recommended a specialist,when the phyc. interviewed me I never admitted drug use(wise if you are insured)he kept pressing the issue and I caved, he took me off the anti-depressants and perscribed some tranks and sleep aids and told me to quit the pot for awhile just to see,the first week was ok(I felt so relieved that I wasn't insane) I used the tranks when the withdrawl became annoying,sleeping was rough or non existant without pills(I think I ODed on melatonin)week 2 hard to sleep anxiety started to fade,week 3 no anxiety but still hard to sleep without pills,I'm entering week 4 and am feeling optimistic,I'm wondering what my new life will be like whithout my old friend who betryed me. (and to NO MORE SMOKE yes tabbaco as well as pot does cause peridontal disease.)thank you guys this blog helped strengthen My resolve to quit for good,Im glad I found it!


Davo 26 Syd Oz 7 years ago

To no more smoke; i used to suffer from anxiety and panic attacks really badly. ive been clean for 2 weeks now and have never felt better. If you want to chat about anything at all, hit me up with an email. davidmullins@live.com


FreshDC4 7 years ago

I Have been smoking since i was a junior in high school. smoking for me has been a way to meet people, I believe marijuanna brings people closer. some of the best times of my life happened while i was smokin with my buddies. but nowdays i smoke everyday... by myself. with others.. all day.

Recently i have been noticing i do not know how to act around people ive known for years.

I Am always worried what others think of my actions, or the things i say.

lately i have noticed as well that conversations with people have awkward moments.

And yea, im forgetfull, i lose everything, i cant wake up on time, i don't fall asleep til ... well its 3:22 am and im writing on a forum about smoking pot... get my drift.

IM HOPING .. that the answer to my struggles lies in the quitting of this habit.

but i am really going to miss cruising in my Integra blazin mad bowlz with them subs poundin through the night.

I Smoked a bunch just before this... Tomorrows quittin time.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

To all the people who shared their comments and experiences, my heartfelt thanks!!

More power to all those who are planning or are quitting!!

To those who do not want to quit...my prayers go out to you!


ben 7 years ago

i am 14 years old and i have a problem. ive been smoking since this summer and its gotten into a real habit. its all i think about all day and i have gotten a lot of my friends to use with me. i feel like an asshole. my parents just tested me and i tested positive last night. they are completely killed by me. my brother as ruined everything with weed and he still smokes every day. i want to quit but don't no how. please help


Pat from Phx 7 years ago

I started smoking pot at age 17 and quickly became a stoner. It didn't take me too long to realize i was addicted. I also have a problem with alchohol. I have quit smoking herb many, many times for good reasons. Chronic marijuana use contributes to my depression, anxiety, laziness. I'm not as strong or as smart a person using as I am off the stuff. It's damn hard to quit, though, but definitely doable. Even a week or two off the stuff and I feel way smarter. The first day or two and first week or two are tough, no doubt, because the mind will obsess about mj and you you might not be able to fight it. It's sooo worth it to quit the shit, though. Your self-confidence and lots of your abilties and capabilities are 100% better without pot in your system. I don't have much excuse for starting back up again after I quit. Reason for starting up again: getting complacent I guess. I've pretty much always known I've been addicted. Again, I'm clean. Haven't smoked or touched a drop in a week and a half. I feel my mind coming back like I said.

This time I'll put more energy into staying quit. Life is more enjoyable without herb because you can take interest in the things that marijuana made you lose interest in. A lot of little things, too.

Beware of pot smokers who make claims that marijuana is not bad for you!!!!! Some of these people are trying to justify their own drug useage. Others are just hanging on to bad information they got along the road. Almost all of them are heavily deluded!!! Don't let others force a decision on you about your thoughts about pot.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Congratulations on your desire to quit smoking pot! Am always happy to help those who have the strength to face their addiction.


Johnny 7 years ago

Today is the first day without Mary. Terrible cough for 3 months went to family Dr. He sent me to Pulmonary Dr. cronic cough from smoking and early signs of emphesma. Shit,I thought Mary would never hurt me.l We were friends for 30 years, I'm 40 something. I hope I don't lose the creative muse that she brought with her.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Hello,Johnny! In my book,its never too late to quit a bad habit. I am sure that your creative muse will not fade away..it wasn't mary that brought it along,you had it in you all this time.


Jay bittner 7 years ago

you guys are so fucking retarted. smoking tobacco is so much worse for your health than weed, because there are no chemicals and if u look at people who smoked weed all their life and who smoked cigarettes all their life who would live longer I bet you weed i mean come on are u that stupid people lie to you about that shit because they don't want you to smoke it but guess what its cool to smoke every once in ahwile or every day its cool because its not me it you. I fucking love weed no matter what u fucking say so suck on these balls.


Jamboney 7 years ago

I have smoked for 15 years nothing good ever came out of it. My family smokes on a daily basis and so do most of my friends. Im almost thirty and its def. time to quit. I've just recently quit smoking cigs. its been about 2 1/2 months and im kinda over that hump and really want to take this demon on head on. I quit smoking cigs cold turkey and WILL do the same with one of my closest friends for years now. What i think it comes down to is how people look at it. Yea its a drug and has bad effects on you but its weed. Its not a hard drug but stays with you for much longer than other drugs. Which makes it harder to get out of your system to get a better job. That's basically why im doing it toget a better job and to run for 5 mins and not be out of breath. Ive had a lot of family die from smoking and like i said im almost 30 and its def. go time to quit. Plus its so hard to get nowadays. Five years ago people usta deliver to my house. Now theres nothing but wanna b drug sellers.


Fresh DC4 7 years ago

does anyone have a story about their lives turning around after quitting, becoming un depressed.. you know a little motivation for me?

I smoke weed every day because if i don't im in a tired , sad , mood, and all i do is wish i was stoned, so i smoke and go about my day as normal.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Hello jay bittner!! wow!! no need for foul language but then again excessive use of profanity can be considered to be a side effect of habitual marijuana smoking.

As your name manifests (Bittner) your just a bitter guy,who needs a crutch (marijuana smoking) to face the world.

Tsk,tsk,tsk.. such a waste!!


Matt 7 years ago

This article is a joke! Im gonna smoke until I die. Ive been sober for months a high for months and let me tell you the high life is better. And as for statistics I must be the exception. Full scholarship through high school and making 100,000+ a year. Happy family life & great kids. My only problem with smoking is the risk I take acquiring the PLANT yes plant not drug like the government refers to it as. And I also smoke with a vaporizor and love running. I am running in my first marathon, half-marathon that is, in the next month! Legalize & de-criminalize this PLANT.


JoeWylde 7 years ago

Hi everyone we all got something in common.......can i bus. Cos you can't afford a car. Ahhh the symtoms like nausia i help with very liquid soups, chicken vegetable, chicken noodle, nothing creamy though. NOTHING CREAMY. Green tea is also good nothing to harsh on the stomach. I mean the nice cold green tea you by from a deli, not the kind you make yourself.

Well that covers nausia, next Insomnia

Sleep is like...well...sleep is hard to come buy, think of sleep when your not stoned( meaning non smokers) its like a solid, something they grab onto. For US its a liquid, we can feel it but its just so hards to grab. Well this is what i do...

No coke coffee, anything with caffeine. AT ALL. It sucks but you want to sleep right. Also don't do exersice right before bed...Its damn stupid....all you do is access your energy supplies, this will wake you up. Exercise in the morning or around 4 pm at the latest. DEFINATALY EXERCISE!!!!!!!!!!!!! you use up energy making you tired making you sleepy. BUT!!!!!!!! not after 4pm cos it will just wake you right up.

ALSO DON"T LET YOURSELF SLEEP IN, you gotta get up early it sucks but you wanna sleep right???...well this is how.

Just follow what i have said. ALSO NO ALCOHOL- it can put you to sleep....buuuuuuutttttt it can wake you up at like 3 in the morning. Then your just awake and hung over and feeling like shit. Horrible...

Ok joe wylde has a card up his sleeve.. something to make it a great night sleep. Headache over the counter meds. But not just any.. they have to have codeine, 9-10mg per tablet is fine, however that's not all so don't just go out and buy any headache med, it has to be a calmative aswell. MERSYNDOL. The calmative dopxylamine succinate really can put you to sleep.

Take 2-3 just before you go to bed, remember to keep calm aswell don't get excited or anything. Your mind is so fragile at the moment that if you aggravate it it with be more acitve at night and therefor sleep wont occur.

Well that's it for insomnia....

No caffeine

No exercise after 4pm

DOn't sleep in get up at 6 or 7 or 8am.

Keep calm, understand your fragile, take two or three Or the calmative headache meds and you should dose off. i do

Now Please follow all what i said...don't just buy the tablets, ull just get addicted those. And only use them for about a week.

Then drop it to 1 at night, then at your own pace stop the meds. its easy

I really hope this is a help to all my weed smokin buddies out there,

We are cool, we are awsome, we rule the world and we KNOW good music.

we just gotta stop smokin pot cos its like a slut girlfriend. Great...but you can


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Hey Matt,

Do you know hallucinations and dellusions are effects of marijuana?


Shell 7 years ago

I am a wife of a smoker and we are on the verge of a separation due to this drug. He found this website and passed it on to me to read. Thank you to everyone who has put their stories for everyone to read. It is very inspiring and I hope that all of you are still none smokers that have quit. I too hope that my husband will be able to quit.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

GOOD LUCK, SHELL! =)


mooncricket 7 years ago

For 35 years I have smoked pot... May 1, 2009 I have decided I am through smoking... why? cuz I decided this year I would take care of myself better... not to mention that nasty sounding cough I had.. It is good to see comments here that match how I feel, miserable, cranky, sleepy, not hungry, weird dreams and I seem to be crying more.. I am mourning the loss of a friend. (pot) we did everything together.. It's day 3 and I know this is the best thing for me, and I am going to try my hardest to stay off it.. I am doing it for myself, yet I know my sister and husband will benefit from it too. and they are very proud of me right now in my attempt.. no, let's not make that "attempt" let's make it, in my quitting of pot...

the time has arrived... I knew it would one day..


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Hurrah for you, mooncricket!!!

its never to late to stop a bad habit. The human body is a resilient and strong organism,it will heal itself if you let it. With a little disipline, your body will regenerate and all your aches and illnesses will go away!!

Congratulations!


quit smoking info 7 years ago

hey great job!really great info ,I see ,some people in the comments ,enjoying this


Dagz 7 years ago

Not that anyone will read this but..I don't really think pots that bad, seriously it helps me with writing music, i feel more creative (and it still sounds good sober)You just have to have self control, I definetly agree that it CAN become a problem, like when your smoking all the time and your only friends are stoners


ananamous 7 years ago

i think u all should have never quit


Cap'n Mickey 7 years ago

I am trying to quit simply because I have too much to lose. I have a great job that comes with a lot of respect and that allows me to help others. I have to drive 3 hours or more just to get some so I buy a lot at once and bring it home. I get really paranoid doing it and I really feel like I am letting my family down. If I were to get caught, I'd lose everything. In addition to the risk of getting caught, my supply is not that reliable. I have the same dealer/best friend since college. Because of my profession, I don't run into the type of people that smoke it. Anyway, when I run out I get crabby and anxious. I don't like having that insecure feeling in my life.

So here is the deal. The supply has dried up again but I have already sent payment for my next bag. I have enough for one more buzz.

So do I just say ##^% it and get over it or do I hold on until someone comes through? I don't really know what to do.

I quit for extended periods while living overseas, but I often took vacations to places where I was sure to score like Thailand and Vietnam.

I suppose I should just quit and get it over with while I still have a job and a family.

I guess my questions are as follows:

1 Can I tell my doctor?

2 How long until I feel better?

3 Is there a danger of me losing it and having psychiatric problems? I have heard that quitting leads to panic attacks and worse.

Any help would be appreciated. I am tired of sneaking off to buy pot and then living in fear of getting pulled over. I also worry about my daughter finding out. What can I do besides drinking water and working out? I already swim, run, and lift. I have even tried accupunture but i don't think it is an effective stress reliever for me.

Thanks, and by the way, I once thought pot was harmless when I was an immature teenager. We know better now...


MISUNDERSTOOD. 7 years ago

There not just as smart as they seem.They are. I do not disagree on anything said on this website.I will tell you I have my own addiction to this drug Marijuana.I smoke weed day in and out I have since I was sixteen.One thing I can tell you is that I'm not the same person I was before I started smoking.Infact I'm much more defensive,I can not take critzism.I came here trying to find help to stop smoking.please help


dav 7 years ago

you all retards smoking weed rules


rodrick2002 7 years ago

hey dav, your a dumbass. it's obvious that you just haven't felt the repercussions of it yet. and when you do you'll know what page to look at. http://hubpages.com/hub/marijuana. anyways you act like a retardate. i bet your friends gotta roll for you. post again when you grow up.


y'all are silly! 7 years ago

I've smoke MJ since I was 10, and I'm now 19...I smoke pretty steadily everyday, I don't smoke cigs like a retard...I have a job, and I'm currently attempting to attend a State University...I've always had a family of stoners, they would smoke around me as a youngster and I never seemed to care, they also always smoked cig in front of me and I always thought they smell gross, and my first hit of a cig was a terrible experience...The ONLY negative I'm facing in my life of marijuana usage is the cost, I do spend a lot of money, but I know for a fact that if I need to quit because of finacial reasons that I can and will!... I had to take Drug tests in my highschool senior year, and I would quit smoking for weeks at a time, never thought twice about it...It's really not an addictive substance, or else I'd be phening over it...I do want to smoke sometimes but it's just like I want to watch TV sometimes too, nothing more than a mere Want...all I'm sayin' is you people need to grow a pair and just quit if you're wanting to quit, it's really not hard...at all!

Marijuana is proven to be less addictive than coffee, and white sugar...It's all in your head, I don't care how long you have smoked, or how much.

It causes short term memory loss, while your high...once you sober up your memory will be the same as it was...My aunt smoked while pregnant with my cousins, both of them, and they turned out perfectly fine, one is fat but that's just the munchies talkin'!

No one has ever been proven to actually die from smoking marijuana...Marijuana is not a "gateway drug" in fact, there is no such thing as a "gateway drug". Don't ask yourself how many Heroin addicts used Marijuana. Instead ask yourself how many Marijuana users got addicted to Heroin. How many Heroin user drank a cup of coffee in there lifetime? How many Heroin users smoked a cig or drank a beer in there lifetime? Hell, how many heroin users took Aspirin in their lifetime?! I'm sure they practically all have, so does that mean Aspirin, Cigs, Booze, or Coffee is a gateway drug? They all classify as "drugs". Why does the all natural, spiritual, never harmed a fly, Marijuana plant have to take the blame for all this BS?

Quit bitchin' and quit if thats what you have to do. Mind over Matter.


BlackBoy (ReyRey) 7 years ago

Man black white hispanic, whoever wrote on this page i love yall. Yall have all helped me quit and it's all because yall were real about what it is to be a real smoker, like myself.I have been smoking now for 13 years and it wasn't until tonight that I decided to quit and look for some help on the net and that's when I came across this forum. Mostly all that I have read was somewhat a story of mine, that I can relate to and that's the eye opening experience that's blowing my mind.

I used to think a majority of these things only happened to me, but in actuality, we all have these faults and desires to get better with ones self, thanks you guy. Peace Love and Nappiness :.) And may the Powers of the Universe gives us all strength to put down this bullS**t lol. One Yall


Dj Pinky 7 years ago

Hi my name is Andrea...I'm actually at work right now...and I am still high from last night...I smoke pot almost everyday..The first time I ever tried pot not going to lie I was actually terrified...not because I was scared about what it could do to my health...or if I'd have a bad trip, but because I knew that I'm a curious person...I like to try new risky things more than once. I enjoy smokoing pot..It's become a part of who I am, I don't know if this is a bad thing but I used to smoke cigarettes and now it's like I don't even want cigarettes anymore, I just want to smoke weed...People always tell me there's no way you can get addicted but I'm almost possitive that I am addicted to smoking pot..there was a time in my life where I'd smoke every morning before work...after a long day at work I'd get home I'd smoke some more...wait til my friend gets out of work smoke with her....then smoke again before bed,...now counting that's already 4 times in one day that I smoked pot....it used to be one time a month....then slowly graduating to twice a week...then a little bit more and more everyday...and next thinmg you know im smoking every day more than 5 times a day. Ive gained weight, I've stopped going to College, I have no friends anymore, and the only friends I do have all smoke pot....I feel like I'm running out of choices...I love the way pot makes me feel...but I've been high this year basically everyday so far....I don't want to live like this anymore....I'm sick o n\ever even knowing what day it is...I want myself back...but weed is taking over me


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Hi ,andrea!!

Thank you very much for sharing your story.

Your desire to quit smoking marijuana is commendable and we hope that this article's impact on you will be positive enough for you to stop entirely.


froggy 7 years ago

two things:

1. I've been smoking every day about 20 years. I got an advanced degree, married, two great kids, employed, etc (I'm 40). I want to quit for a while to see how much it clears my head. I'll let you know if it works, and what happens.

2. Near the top of this post, listing the curses of marijuana, it lists the gateway effect. [ This makes marijuana as some sort of "entry level" drug of choice and more often than not,the marijuana user eventually graduates to using stronger drugs!]. Sorry, but this is horseshit. Smoking pot is a good indicator you won't go onto anything stronger. (compare the number of potheads you know to the number of coke/heroin addicts). Even the RAND corporation says so, and they'd love to say otherwise. check out their website.

Anyway, I'm sure I won't quit for good, but I need to stop for a while and damn, it's hard. Being high can feel so good.


Lisa 7 years ago

These "facts" have not been proven about the harmful effects of marijuana. Society needs to stop believing what is put in front of them and actually do the research. Current research is controversial. Some research clearly supports what this website says, but even more research points in the opposite direction...i'm not biased either way, you just deserve to know the truth.


Anointed pot head 7 years ago

well guys...Today is my first day without a fatty. Ive been smoking since I was about 18 on and off. I have smoked everyday for about 13 years. I just purchased this six chamber bong named UV aka ultra violet. whoooooooooooo, she is great. I know is going to be hard but I know I need to quit. I am in my last semester in collage and I have to quit to get a job. What kind of since does it make for me to go to school for four years and cant get a job cause I get high. It's hard now, but i know that the weed isn't going anywhere. So I agree that it is a mind thing. My mother has smoked since I can remember. So remember, children do what they see, not what you tell them. I am a song writer and when I get high, songs come from everywhere. I never write them down because I don't want to be a strung out musican or writer. I love writing and watching the material cultivate through other people.I know what you are thinking "all musicans smoke" but I just cant do it. I write GOSPEL! YEAH I know what your saying a minister yeah. Don't front not trying to justify but its a lot of yall out there. Hopefully my testamony will not only help me but others music ministers. Pray for me


julie 7 years ago

I have never read more BS in my life nothing on here is true, don't have this site it is not helping anyone, lies don't help


make it stop 7 years ago

My boyfriend has smoked pot for at least 14 years daily. He's been sober for 2 weeks. He's been extremely irritable, frustrated, can't sleep very well and his anger fluxuates to vast extremes. I'm hoping someone here who's gone through something similar can give me advice as to what I can do to support him through this. What can I do to make it easier?


Sandi 7 years ago

seanalbion20,B'ham, I have been smoking since 15. I am 56. Your post helped me. I have tried to quit before, but will try again now.


Joe 7 years ago

Man made beer, God made pot in who should you trust?


hinkley 7 years ago

my weed smoking spanned more than 25 years.i was a bong smoker every day all day when i could rip ahit or two.i always had the bong with me in the car.i always smoked atwork on breaks going out to car etc....one day i just decided to quit,i was depressed and not from weed from life.my ambition kiled all my motivation to do anything more and i found my self in my forties with a construction job not steady.union job.but not steady.guess the depression and mood swings ,money spending and just not knowing what it was not to have it in my system.so i quit cold turkey.well finished what i had and then quit.im 8 days in and not as bad as i feared i think i can do it.feeling anxiety and im lost but im off work and felt these feelings even high.i will have to let you know in a month but i think i got it.i did it for me and for no reason ...has to be something that clicked ,i was a huge pothead if i can stop anyone can..but ill let you know..


TO: FEDUP 7 years ago

HEY, FEDUP: THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO QUIT. WHO FEEL THAT WEED CONTROLS THEM. MAYBE YOU ARE A FINE, SUCCESSFUL PERSON, WHO HAS NO RESPECT FOR OTHERS FEELINGS??? SURE, MANY SMOKE AND HAVE NO PROBLEM. BUT MANY SMOKE TOO MUCH, BONG TOKE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING, THEN AN HOUR LATER, THEN EVERY HOUR AFTER THAT (WHILE AT WORK.... NOBODY KNOWS)

DOES THAT SOUND HEALTHY OR NORMAL TO YOU??


Ron Major PotHead 7 years ago

I am 52, I have been smoking pot for 35 years. I am on my 3 day of quitting. I feel like crap, major headache, tired, no drive, grumpy. I wish I could talk with someone. This is so rough. I have to stay off of it . I have probably spent millions. I can't keep a clear thought today.

Anyone know of a phone number I could talk to someone?


Claudster 7 years ago

This is really motivating. I'm trying to quit and it's a good site. I'll come back.


hinkley 7 years ago

will be 4 weeks wednesday ...got real easy after week 2 i cant believe how good i feel and how easy it really was.anxiety, baggagelike that dissappeared in week 3 ..i got it for sure and i don't need it it was a mind fuck that was it and i was a heavy 25 year bong hits every few minutes to nothing and yes ...i sleep through the night wow that was the thing i noticed most...after a week or so of insomnia and dreams went away...all a mind fuck


sickantierd 7 years ago

Ive been smoking pot for 41 yrs .... LORD help me.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Hi Claudster, kudos for your efforts to quit. It is so heartwarming to hear from people that are inspired by this hub.

More Power to you!


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Hello Hinkley, We all know how hard it is to stop,but you are already on your 4th week of Pot Free existence that's not an easy thing to do.

More power to you!


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello,sickantierd. 41 years is a lifetime,the Lord and your willingness to stop your addiction will see you through.

Cheers!


im In LOvE WiTh mArYjAnE 7 years ago

hEy IM juSt aBouT tO TUrN aN aDulT AND would like to STop SMOKING BECASE OF the healty facktor im not even 18 and feel my lungs tightening every time i have a spot or a hit theres also the money facktor but i am afraid because i see the road to being drug free so hard i no i proberlu sound like a pussy but i duno wat to do all my freiends smoke my family smoke to and they are all going to look at me like im the loser trying to stop i no this seem siliy but its very true i was a very sporty person before ever smokiing of course now i have stop completely and i just think it mayber to hard i have been somking since i was 10 and am now 2 days away from my 18 bady


waitingfortheday 7 years ago

hey. i am 20 years old and am at the stage now where i reflected on my life so far. it sad cuz i realize that i smoked my teen years away. i hung out with ppl who constantly smoked 24/7, and i associated with them because we all got along together. i never used to smoke until one day in 9th grade i was introduced to it. I never thought i was addicted until i realized that i cant stop. its not that my body needs it, its that i get bored so easily and i have no idea what i used to do with out mary. she was my bestfriend, my companion, when stressed, happy, sad or celebrating i always confined in her. its killing me admitting this, but i just gotta stop. i used to date guys who all they did was smoke and hussle, and i took part of it too. luckily i don't have a police record, but man, there were some close calls let me tell you. I finally met a great guy he has never smoked or even taken a sip of alcohol. yeah its crzy its like wtf you do for fun? but im trying my best to stop because he gives me everything i could possibly want, and thinks that i don't smoke. i never want to admit to him that still smoke cuz im ashamed. Ive prayed and asked the lord to help me through my problem, and i know he is because everyday i feel the strength of the day i finally quit. i bought my last sack yesterday and this is going to be it. i cant get a great paying job without a clean system because they do random drug testing, i cant focus 100% on my studies because my mind is constantly high or cant wait till my next fix. im majoring psychology and this is my biggest goal to overcome my psychological addiction. once i can over come this, i will know that i can help ppl out, and have the power to spred my words. I always use excuses as to why weed isn't bad. maybe it isn't. i havent been sick a day in my life since i was eight but that is no excuse, i could just have good genes. Everybody has different genes and are effected by drugs in differnet ways. Im chilled and think logically when im high, but i want to be intelligent WITHOUT weed, and honeslty believe myself when i tell people "i don't smoke". i lie to myself and if you can tell the truth to yourself who do you trust? im going to try 40 days without this drug and see how it goes. im preparing myself for the worst reading all these other blogs. I don't think my withdrawl will be that bad because i have gone without it, its just oce i give in, ill continue for a loooong time. I just need to give it up. i cant have a decent jo, marriage, or children with this in my system. Im looking forward to the day i stop, and continue to have faith in JC to help through this. Im not expecting anyone to read this, it was more a confessoin to myself and feel like i admitted the biggest secret in my life. whew. wish me luck on my journey. after this last sack of course. i mean it.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello,waitingfortheday.

the trick is for you to begin the process of stopping your marijuana addiction,once you start,JC will give you all the strength you need to kick the habit.

Remember,you should show initative and JC will be there for you.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello,waitingfortheday.

the trick is for you to begin the process of stopping your marijuana addiction,once you start,JC will give you all the strength you need to kick the habit.

Remember,you should show initative and JC will be there for you.


JJ 7 years ago

I've been smoking for about half of my life, I am 24 years old, I have a really bad job that doesn't really pay the bills. I can't get a better job because I can't seem to quit smoking, the stuff from the headshop doesn't work for pee tests at the high tech facilities that I would have to test at. I really need to quit as I am now a junior in college and I can't get the scores I want and go to the school I want (Yale) if I do not kick this habit. My now ex girlfriend is the most amazing beautiful woman in the world, and I don't deserve her, she has graduate, is smart and successful, and I am a loser stoner with a crappy fast food job. It is extremely hard for me to quit because my father is a medical patient and he legally grows the stuff, so I can get it at any time for free. I need to quit this habit, get a better job and get my beautiful lady back.

It has been 17 hours since I last smoked and I can't go back, I can't smoke again, this is the hardest time in my life, I have lost all of my friends because they are stoners. This is so hard to do it's totally insane. I am going to start going to church on Sunday and I am just doing my best to keep busy, I have to keep busy or I will fall back into the habit.


Spachick14 7 years ago

I am on my 3rd day weed free and had I not found this site I might have caved........ I am 33, had my first toke when I was 26, I was very against it growing up, my dad was a cop, actually he was in charge of the drug section for 8 years in a major city, I was educated about it which made me not cave to peer pressure.

I quite almost 4 years ago....... the day I found out I was pregnant, and didn't toke until I was done breastfeeding, I have smoked pretty near everyday since almost 2 years. I only smoke after my husband gets home from work or after she goes to bed, but still feel like a bad mother. I hate the person I've become, I've gained weight, I'm super moody when I don't smoke, I'm always thinking of how I'm going to hide/sneak it at family functions, I don't drink alcohol often or do any other drugs so I always found a way to convince myself it was ok. I just feel so sick right now and know that If i just have a little I will feel better, thank you for this site, it definatley helped me through day 3...........


weed head in uk 7 years ago

i am 29 now. started smoking weed at 14 occasionally and daily from about 19. have wanted to stop for about 5 years.have spent shitloads on the shit and lost numerous girlfriends who generally get pissed off lookin at a stupid weed head off his box cluckin for his next spliff. only off it for 2 days now but hope to do it like the rest of us losers


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

thank you for sharing your story spachick14. We are all rooting for you in your desire to remain pot free.

Keep it up!!


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hi weed head in uk.

people who are trying to quit smoking pot are not losers,they are actually winners because they recognize the negative effects marijuana have on their lives.

More power to you in your quest to be pot free!


Spachick14 7 years ago

Thanks Crystal, It will be a week tomorrow, and I actually feel ok about it today, the week-end was sooooo hard, I was around people who were smoking but I resisted!! My husband is being very supportive, kept asking people to go away from us and smoke it...... what a sweetie!! Thanks again for this site, it's helping me along the way, I am going to stay pot free, I know it!


Spachick14 7 years ago

Thanks Crystal, It will be a week tomorrow, and I actually feel ok about it today, the week-end was sooooo hard, I was around people who were smoking but I resisted!! My husband is being very supportive, kept asking people to go away from us and smoke it...... what a sweetie!! Thanks again for this site, it's helping me along the way, I am going to stay pot free, I know it!


yungmonstar 7 years ago

I'm so happy I've found other's who have a problem so smoking weed. I'm 21 an have been smoking for 7 years. Of all my friends I have the potential but smoking have become a part of my life. I can't eat an get pretty pissed easily. I know its all in my mind but if mind over matter is true this is gonna be hard because it's my mind im fighting not a substance. This totally sucks but I just smoked my last blunt wish me luck.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hi yungmonstar. as the saying goes, a journey always begins with the first step. The first step in this matter is that you believe that you have a problem that needs to be fixed.

So good luck and more power in your journey towards kicking the habit.

Cheers!!


logishasha 7 years ago

I smoke a lot, but when I travel for my job I don't smoke at all and sometimes I travel for my job for weeks at a time, this last trip I did was 10 weeks long! Did not smoke at all and had no problem with it. Now I'm back in my home city taking time off and kickin it with my homies and I can't put the smoke down, all my friends get the good shit and actually deliver it to me. It sucks! I like smoking but it defintely keeps you form doing other things. traveling for my job has showed my that it is possible but changing your surroundings seem to be the biggest thing.


logishasha 7 years ago

I smoke a lot, but when I travel for my job I don't smoke at all and sometimes I travel for my job for weeks at a time, this last trip I did was 10 weeks long! Did not smoke at all and had no problem with it. Now I'm back in my home city taking time off and kickin it with my homies and I can't put the smoke down, all my friends get the good shit and actually deliver it to me. It sucks! I like smoking but it defintely keeps you form doing other things. traveling for my job has showed my that it is possible but changing your surroundings seem to be the biggest thing.


waiting for the day 7 years ago

okay so i finished my sack a few days ago and then i found my self scraping the residue out of my pipe for a few days. i just need to stop, so last night my pipe slipped out of my hands and shattered to pieces, which is the greatest news ever to me (at first i was devastated) becasue now, i wont have that temptation around me. ;) imma keep on trying and i know i can quit, so today is day one. I know JC is wathching over me, and helping me through my tough journey, but the result will be great!!! im feeling okay, just when i have free time, im like man, i need some weed... but im not going to do that anymore, imma work out instead or do SOMETHING lol. ill keep in touch and evaluate myself weekly. i know i can do it. the lord is with me.


asdjna 7 years ago

smoke weed everyday


chinkinthearmor 7 years ago

I have been smoking since I was 15... I'm 29 now. I quit for a while in college and met an old friend and started everyday for the past 6 to 7 yrs. It has destroyed my financial life, my relationship, and me as a honest person. I used to think I was okay but I was so wrong that it makes me sick. I have stolen to smoke borrowed without the intent of paying back to smoke. It is nasty I am so sick...These are my first few steps to a new life. JC is strong within me and for me!! I will make it!


watingfortheday 7 years ago

today was day three and im doing okay, besids think about smoking all the time. i know the days are only going to get tougher the next few weeks, but i know i can do it because where theres a will, theres a way. JC is constantly by my side, when that temptation hits, my inner voice tell me no, and i avoid the tempation. i know its only been three days and i got so much in my system, but its the fact that im willing to try to stop and i know i will be successful. im still waiting for how many days i can go withut it permanetly. im ready to change my life and move on from these days filled of nothing but smoke.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello chinkinthearmor

Glad to hear that you are determined to rid yourself of this bad habit that has led you down the path of destruction.

Getting inspired thru religion is a sure way for you not to stray again.

More power and good luck.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hi there, waiting for the day.

the strength to continue to be marijuana free can gleaned from alot of sources. Religion is a source of immeasurable strength and it has also guided me thru alot of dark times.

The journey to being addiction free started with your first step and you are already well on your way to being whole again.

congratulations and more power to you.


4everend 7 years ago

Thank you for this wonderful support!!!


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hi 4everend,

This was hub written for all the people who want to break free from the clutches of addiction.

It is our belief that if people know what marijuana does to them in the long run, they will stop and hopefully,help others stop too.

more power in all our endeavours!!


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hi 4everend,

This was hub written for all the people who want to break free from the clutches of addiction.

It is our belief that if people know what marijuana does to them in the long run, they will stop and hopefully,help others stop too.

more power in all our endeavours!!


Katie 7 years ago

I've been smoking since '95....only times I've been sober between now since I started were just a month in early 2000 ,one month in 2004,and for two weeks in early 2007.Ever since then though I've been getting stoned everyday. I don't feel any shame from smoking and do not regret I've smoked for so many years,but lately I've been feeling it's the right time to quit soon. For many big reasons,one being that in late '07 my bestfriend passed away. She had serious health problems caused by heavy alcoholism and cigarette smoking but knew of my own struggles with marijuana addiction and was supportive of my desire to quit. Just for her I feel I should quit completely. Lately I feel it has'nt been having any real positive benefits towards me on a social level and i think too much about depressing things. I've found pot smoking has made me very introverted and a bit paranoid,although when it feels beneficial the perks of smoking for me would be an escape feeling into enjoying art and music.It puts me in a very deep thinking level and that's what kinda holds me down is because I start dwelling on negative thoughts sometimes while high....I try to dissect every aspect of every wrong thing in my life. I feel that's a feeling I can do without.

I would have to disagree it's worse than cigs though. it does'nt contain nicotine but I would say it feels irritating not having a hit. Definitely psychological addiction which can feel physical also at times. There is no real proof that it causes lung cancer though,I think that's a rather short sited assumption as it has'nt been totally proven yet.

I must admit I did cry reading some of these posts.It's tough to choose between trying to be sober and self medicating. Weed is'nt bad imo, people only make it bad....Overuse of anything can be problematic actually .

I feel ready to quit soon but it's more for personal reasons,instead of society saying it's bad for me.What about alcohol?That's legal and it's obviously worse,I've seen people destroy themselves literally with that,but it's funny people accept that more but put down marijuana.I like to quit under my own terms and I feel that's the right way to do it.

People stop beating yourselves up and thinking it's hard. On some level I feel it's not. One way I feel would work to wean myself off like I am would be to start smoking lower strains.Wake up and try not to smoke at all but just keep some in reserve but just not touch it. I can feel the change and just by moderation,little by little I'm cutting down until one day hopefully this week one morning I'm gonna wakeup and not want to touch it a whole day and see how I feel. I feel comfortable doing it that way.People should be more responsible about using really instead of imposing so many guilt trips.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello katie,

the struggles a person goes through in order to same themselves is really commendable. Slowly but surely is a way to stop and the detrmination to do so really depends on you.

more power katie to all that you aim and set your heart to.

Cheers for you!!


hinkley 7 years ago

quit for two months ..dreams ...all the shit ..went away and i was the same person i was on weed ..the quitting made me feel like a change going on but when the novelty wore off i was same person as always same feelings same energy and just no pot..i decided for myself it was no big deal the problems were me and blaming pot was easy .i am smoking again not as heavy but feel better with it ...just me


Rhoda 7 years ago

Hi all - first of all, kudos to all of you who have or are trying to get clean from weed. I am twenty-eight and started smoking dope daily in 2005. I've been clean since last Friday, July 24, 2009.

Weed affects all of us in different ways. For me, in the beginning, it was a great way to relax and unwind when I got home from work. From there it gradually increased to the point where I had to have a hoot at 5 p.m., then 8 p.m. - and on weekends - well, better have another at 10 p.m. before bed "cause you just never know, right?" Then wake 'n bake on weekends - then later in the morning, then early afternoon, late afternoon, evenings....it got to the point where I was pretty much stoned all the time. I found I could really get into music that way, cleaning the house wasn't so mundane, grocery shopping while high became a real 'trip'.

Some really strange stuff started happening - I started stuttering and slurring my words (even when I wasn't high) - I started having tremendous feelings of anxiety because I couldn't focus on my work or home obligations. I became a recluse, not going out on weekends to see friends, content to stay home and just get stoned. I got so lazy - couldn't cook meals, couldn't clean the house, got careless about my appearance, etc.

Basically what I'm saying is that I was losing control of my life - my relationships - my livelihood - because of my dependence on weed. I agree that it's not so much a physical thing but an emotional one. My weight went out of control - I'm not super overweight but heavier than I'd like to be. I'd binge on bad stuff late at night and then feel awful! Next day it got increasingly difficult to drag myself out of bed. Hubby smoked in his younger days (before he met me) - he never put up a fight about it - he told me his reasons for quitting when he did years ago and let me know that he'd be there for me if/when my time came.

It came. We had a good talk and I realized that instead of me ruling my life, my addition to weed was ruling my life. I was just hanging there like a puppet.

On my last day of smoking - turned out I had only one bowl left and realized I'd be desperate for the weekend. I did some hard thinking, smoked the last bowl, washed out my bong and put everything away.

This time was different. Last time I had to stop due to their not being anything out there to buy (lots of busts in my town lately), I had to go two weeks and was a total BITCH to everyone. All I wanted to do was smoke a joint. All day, every day, it's all I thought about. When I finally got an ounce it was like my ship came in. This time I tried to step out of that reality by realizing that it's NOT reality when I'm high. It's an odd sort of euphoria where everything's finny, everything tastes good and all the music sounds great.

I found that by having a REASON to quit, I was able to look at it differently. I've tried to focus on the positive and realize that I needed to make this change for myself.

And lastly (this is important, I think) - I realized that I don't really vividly remember much from 2005 to the day I finally quit. Everything is sort of hazy, with one common denominator - the weed. Life is to be lived and enjoyed and most of all, remembered. I feel that I have now taken control of my life by taking control of my addiction, and the first step was to admit - to MYSELF - that I had a problem. That was the hardest thing to admit (we as humans lie to ourselves so much, don't we?). Hubby says to give it a good year - and he bets that if I try a hoot after that - I just may hate it and its effects enough to never pick up a joint or a bong again. Time will tell, but I'm hopeful.

To all who've quit and shared their stories here - you are an inspiration. To those who are thinking about it - it may get tough, you may want it so bad you can taste it - but even after a week it is so worth it. I've seen friends this week that I haven't seen in years. I am renewing friendships - relationships - I am getting joy back into my life!

Take care everyone - my love to all.

Rhoda


ruinnned my fffuking life 7 years ago

ok im posting this to give me the confidence to finally quit smokeing. I used to be one of those stoners who thought it wasnt messing up my life and only makeing it better, but lately I started looking at the befores and afters of me smokeing i used to make all A's and school, I used to be really close with my family but now i come home and go straight to my room cuz im always so fukin blown and my eyes r really red i baerly talk to my mom any more. Before i started smoking i had alot more freinds and more tru freinds but now im only freinds with stonners plus i live in a small town and everyone knows and lookjs down on me 4 smokeing pot im not even aloud at any off my freinds houses cuz iv either been cot with pot on me or smokeing it in their house I HATE MY LIFE NOW AND I JUST WANT TO GO BACK. when i started it was going to be a 1 time thing to see how it felt and before i knew it i was smokeing everyday and i would smoke 24/7 all day. i havent smoked in 3 days and i cant eat right and im always angry i really hope i can quit


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

@Rhoda- Way to go dear!!! i hope that the people who are trying to or a re planning to quit smoking take inspiration from your comment.

More power!!


zero98tt 7 years ago

I believe that these steps can help anyone who wants to quit smoking marijuana. What I don't believe in telling people something without any proof. What exact studied did you read from UCLA Pulmonary Research Laboratory? Because I've looked around and the only thing I could find was this one by Dr. Tashkin.

http://www.blogcatalog.com/topic/tashkin/

In it he states that marijuana does not cause COPD or emphysema.

And if there was one case where a marijuana only smoker got lung cancer, then the media would spam it everywhere like it was a cure for AIDS or something. Just like they did with tobacco.

And as for the sort term memory lost. Well you didn't seem to point out that those effects are only when the THC is in your brain, or in other words when your stoned. Afterwards the effects are gone.

Like I said before, if you want to quit smoking marijuana I think these steps can help. But if your only trying to quit for your health then I suggest doing your own research and finding actually studies that state how the studies have been conducted.


Rhoda 7 years ago

Thanks Crystal! Thanks for starting this hub. I think what part of the issue is, is that we think we're all alone. Knowing that there are so many out there going through the same battle helps - by identifying with others, we realize we're NOT alone at all and that just because we may have a bad habit, the habit itself doesn't make one a bad person.

@ruinnned - I totally get it. I was feeling exactly the same way. Until I admitted to myself WHAT the problem was, I'd have these nervous spells where I hated my life and wished everything was the same as before. I'm not your stereotypical 'stoner' gal. But that's part of it - there are so many of us who hide this part of ourselves in secret, so afraid of the stigma of the label 'pothead' or 'drug addict'.

The distance from family was another part of it - I'm working on rebuilding those relationships now. Thankfully, it's not too late for me - and I bet it's not too late for you either.

The important thing is to channel your energy into something for the next little while - easier said than done, I know, but you should know that I've been there as well. The last time I quit (due to not having any stuff around and not being able to get any) - I just wanted to curl up in a corner and bang my head against the wall! (Pretty intense!!!) I wanted to break dishes and throw the iron through the window and tell people on the street to fuck off for no apparent reason - I just wanted to smoke SO bad.

I read something somewhere in my 'ah-ha' moment last week. I realized that I was running to weed to solve my problems when it was weed that helped to CREATE my problem in the first place. Thus I was caught in a vicious downward spiral - and it only got worse.

I'm no therapist - I'm no genius - I just think that I finally got to the realization of what was going on, where I was able to finally stop lying to myself. I asked myself if this was where I wanted to be in 10 - 20 - 30 years. Did I want to remember the next 10 - 20 - 30 years - which are supposed to be the best of my life - or did I want them to be there in my unconscious memory somewhere in a smoky haze.

Don't get me wrong. I miss it. I miss the ritual, the routine, the feeling you get when you first smoke a bowl - your heart's pounding, your thoughts are rushing through your head and you feel so good. I miss that, and I think I may miss it for a long time. But like quitting anything else, I'm taking it one day at a time. I'm analyzing my thoughts more clearly now. I'm not sleeping 100% better just yet - I had some crazy strange dreams last night and had trouble getting up on time this morning - but it's gradually changing back to the way it used to be. I'm not stuffing myself with sugar and sweets anymore (I stopped getting the munchies long ago but I'd eat, I think, to fill the void that I eventually feel that I fell into) and I'm eating better now.

Basically I just want everyone out there to know that it IS possible. But you to have to believe in yourself, and you have to get to the point where you want to make the change. Like I said before, I think it's different this time because I admitted this all to myself and because I have a reason. All of you out there will have your own reason. And just know that my thoughts are with all of you. By telling our stories, sharing our victories - and our disappointments - we learn. Kind of like a form of informal group therapy.

I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders - I can FEEL again. It's a gradual process - some days are better than others - but take hope in the fact that you can do it. I didn't think I'd be able to - but it's working.

Again, take care everyone - and my love to all.

Rhoda


Rhoda 7 years ago

Thanks Crystal! Thanks for starting this hub. I think what part of the issue is, is that we think we're all alone. Knowing that there are so many out there going through the same battle helps - by identifying with others, we realize we're NOT alone at all and that just because we may have a bad habit, the habit itself doesn't make one a bad person.

@ruinnned - I totally get it. I was feeling exactly the same way. Until I admitted to myself WHAT the problem was, I'd have these nervous spells where I hated my life and wished everything was the same as before. I'm not your stereotypical 'stoner' gal. But that's part of it - there are so many of us who hide this part of ourselves in secret, so afraid of the stigma of the label 'pothead' or 'drug addict'.

The distance from family was another part of it - I'm working on rebuilding those relationships now. Thankfully, it's not too late for me - and I bet it's not too late for you either.

The important thing is to channel your energy into something for the next little while - easier said than done, I know, but you should know that I've been there as well. The last time I quit (due to not having any stuff around and not being able to get any) - I just wanted to curl up in a corner and bang my head against the wall! (Pretty intense!!!) I wanted to break dishes and throw the iron through the window and tell people on the street to fuck off for no apparent reason - I just wanted to smoke SO bad.

I read something somewhere in my 'ah-ha' moment last week. I realized that I was running to weed to solve my problems when it was weed that helped to CREATE my problem in the first place. Thus I was caught in a vicious downward spiral - and it only got worse.

I'm no therapist - I'm no genius - I just think that I finally got to the realization of what was going on, where I was able to finally stop lying to myself. I asked myself if this was where I wanted to be in 10 - 20 - 30 years. Did I want to remember the next 10 - 20 - 30 years - which are supposed to be the best of my life - or did I want them to be there in my unconscious memory somewhere in a smoky haze.

Don't get me wrong. I miss it. I miss the ritual, the routine, the feeling you get when you first smoke a bowl - your heart's pounding, your thoughts are rushing through your head and you feel so good. I miss that, and I think I may miss it for a long time. But like quitting anything else, I'm taking it one day at a time. I'm analyzing my thoughts more clearly now. I'm not sleeping 100% better just yet - I had some crazy strange dreams last night and had trouble getting up on time this morning - but it's gradually changing back to the way it used to be. I'm not stuffing myself with sugar and sweets anymore (I stopped getting the munchies long ago but I'd eat, I think, to fill the void that I eventually feel that I fell into) and I'm eating better now.

Basically I just want everyone out there to know that it IS possible. But you to have to believe in yourself, and you have to get to the point where you want to make the change. Like I said before, I think it's different this time because I admitted this all to myself and because I have a reason. All of you out there will have your own reason. And just know that my thoughts are with all of you. By telling our stories, sharing our victories - and our disappointments - we learn. Kind of like a form of informal group therapy.

I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders - I can FEEL again. It's a gradual process - some days are better than others - but take hope in the fact that you can do it. I didn't think I'd be able to - but it's working.

Again, take care everyone - and my love to all.

Rhoda


Gaston 7 years ago

haha you ppl are ridiculous ive been smoking forever and every time i need to stop (mostly for drug test or stufff like that) its the easiest thing to doo...whoever said that you get withdrawls is really ignorant cause i avreraged about 5-7 sessions per day and i can stop anytime and be perfectly fine and have the same fun i do when im high.. WEED IS GOOD, smoke it if you have the chance you can stop any time you want


W-boy 7 years ago

I love smokeing weeeeeeed!


Curt72 7 years ago

I've been adicted to a number of drugs including alcohol and weed. Weed has always helped me to reduce my drinking and other drugs, so I always associated weed with being a good thing. Back in 2005 something bad happened and I was forced(and wanted to) quit everything, but I only quit everything except for weed.It was so much hardewr to quit because I didnt see the harm it was doing. Almost like a like some kind of love relationship with smoking weed. I was placed on supervised probation and I was forced to quit smoking pot. It was hard, no appetite no sleep for three days, and very pissed off. After three days it got alot better. Probation was only for one year, I was worried I would start everything again. But because I went to AA about the drinking and seriously trying to work a program I never touched any of the hard stuff again. It's been 3 years now. But I have relapsed on weed once in every year, lasting about one to two months, then I get to a point where I feel too guilty and know I have to quit.

I always quit again, now I'm doing it again for one month now. I need to quit again, I'm really dreadding it. I found that the first night, something like an Ambien to help sleeping can really help. Like I said you are over it after three days. The biggest problem is that pot smokers always want to put it off till tomorrow. I see myself doing that too. I need to quit, but I'll do it tomorrow. I like working out, so when ever I quit a dedicate myslef to working out everyday and that gives me alot of motivation to quit. The problem is that after working out like 3 months and looking good, thats not enough and I remember how weed made me feel. It's a lifetime process, I just hope somehow when I get older the desire to get high somehow goes away more and more.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

curt72.

Wow!!! your perseverance in re-inventing yourself is trully commendable. Your story will surely inpire others to do the right thing for themselves.

More power to you!


H - 4 7 years ago

i have read all the stories, and we all have our reasons!

anyway, i've smoked for about 5 years or so, not as long as some on here, it's not been a problem until latley, not only have i started spending most of my cash on it. but it's also got me in trouble with the law, thus making me paranoid, checking around all the time because i was carrying so much monies worth, i've also met a girl who is not fond of it, and i would like to quit for her, so those reasons are enough to stop.

i have a bit left, but i am going to give it to my friends who will put it to good use! as i said, the actual smoking i don't find a problem, it's just the other nonesense that surrounds it.

anyway this is day 1, wish me luck!


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello H-4,

Iam really impressed by the reasons you have cited for wanting to stop the habit. Am especially happy about your offering to stop the habit for the sake of a loved one.

Keep it up and GOOD LUCK!!


Will 7 years ago

hey I just want to quit...costs me too much...I think the side-effects listed are absurd...progressed my college to a 3.87gpa..my memory is at peak...i was naturally strung out b4 i started smoking...but this is 14yrs later...


kinga 7 years ago

ive been smoking heavily for about 5yrs, there are many reasons i want to stop, more so than none i have two large groups of friends, smokers and non-smokers.i turned myback on 1 group bout 3yrs ago, because at the time i wanted to smoke, and their critism of on how i wansnt being me anymore was pissing me off. socially id gone from loud, fun, energetic,caring, smiling person, to an arrogant, abusive, and to somwhat violent person that only looks out for ME. my attitude sucks now. Day1 of cold turkey, its painfull, i feel physically sick, no appertite and im uncomfortable, but im using this for motivation to become meagain


waitingfortheday 7 years ago

MAN, i looked at the last time i wrote something which was day three of when i quit, and its been two weeks!!! its all about mind control and doing something a little diffrent when you have the pot craving. i will drink a glass of wine or have ONE beer now and then, and my craving goes away. i think its just the "relaxed" feeling. im not going to replace drinking with smoking cuz i really don't like drinking, its just helping me get through these last two weeks and im doing GREAT!!!!! im going to keep being smoke free :) and tell my mind NO WAY JOSE!!!! lol i will update more later on how i doing.


missya 7 years ago

I have been smoking pot for 16 years and love it in so many ways. I started at 12 and never stopped until now. I have nothing bad to say about pot and if you are happy smoking it that's great, but if you don't smoke there is no reason to tell people to quite. Everyone must decide on their own if and when to quite. My boyfriend and all my friends still smoke and I am still smoke free, so you don't have to break any ties to the stoners you know you just have to tap into your will power, something everyone has. Pretty much all I am saying is if you want to quite anyone can and if you don't then smoke one for me and have a great high. It is my choice not to smoke and would never tell anyone they should quite.


Qtrlifecrisis 7 years ago

I turn 25 tomorrow, I have been smoking for almost 14 years. I don't really think it is very hard to be smoke free, I have done that for periods of time. The quitting is the hard part for me, after the first three days or so it becomes no problem at all. Today is my first day without it, so I would say that I am about 12 hours smoke free. This is not a big accomplishment, all it means is I didn't wake and bake this morning. This site seems pretty active, so I figured I would let my voice be heard and it's nice to know there are people listening. I'll post tomorrow on my B-day to announce my first time being 24 hours smoke free in years.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

We would love to hear about your journey to being pot free,waitingfortheday.

By all means,be an inspiration to the countless others who desire to quit smoking pot.

Hurrah for waitingfortheday!!


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello missya,

its quite refreshing to hear the opinions of others with regards to this matter and you are most welcome to post yours here.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Hi there Qtrlifecrisis.

we are always glad for the people who try their best to quit,it doesnt matter how many times you try just keep on trying and dont ever give up.

pledging to stop on your birthday is quite an affirmation to stop the habit,we are so ha[[y for you.

Keep it up!!!


Verdi 7 years ago

I started smokin bud abt the 7th grade. Im now 26 years old.


Verdi 7 years ago

Ok heres my story. I started smokin bud in 7th grade and im now 26 years old. I never really smoked mildly it was like once i started i just smoked as much as i could get my hands on. I love weed. Lookin back i was probably one of the only kids in my middle school smokin before school in 7th and 8th grade. I always knew its not good for u, im not dumb, and for the people that say its not as bad as cigs or doesnt cause health problems stop kidding urself. Take one look at the small pipes in my perculated bong and see the black build up and imagine ur throat or windpipe build up.(u cant use 420 cleaner on ur throat either)so it probly looks worse than my bong. I pass up weed that most people think is good weed. I guess im a weed snob, i love good bud. The smell, crystalization, everything about it. I know so many ppl here in connecticut that smoke i can get good weed all the time. Quittin is not abt the money for me cuz i sell bud just so i basically smoke for free. In my time i literally cant remember one day i havent smoked. Its that bad. Very high potency ganj , smoked through a bong all day, blunts in the past, and huge, huge hits. All day 4-5 times a day. Over the past months or years (dont know when 4 sure) i started having slight chest pains and a shooting pain up the left side of my neck. This sucks. I also have started to have severe panic/anixety attacks where i feel like i need to run around or something or my heart/circulation feels all f*cked up. 2 days ago i thought i was having a heart attack or something so i went to the ER. They did blood work, an EKG and chest x-rays and said i was perfectly fine. No heart attack, no stroke. They said i had a panic attack. Im like WTF. I dont just go to doctor for just anything, i swore i was physically messed up but i guess i wasnt. This was on day 2 of my quitting. Its now day 4. I got the nightmares, sweats and all that but has anyone else had chest pains or panic attacks like this?? I felt like this morning another one was comin so i took one of fathers xanax and it calms it down but not 100%. These chest pains (heavy feelin in chest) and panic attacks are really whats makin me quit. And i have like 14 grams of some really really good weed in my safe right now. But i dont want to touch it. I dont remember ever gettin these feelins when i was smokin at ages 15-21. Let me know if anyone out there has any input/advice for me abt this or have similar feelings. IM on day 4 of no smokin so ill be posting here regularly now as it may help me to quit.

-Verdi


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello Verdi,

Wow!!! I hope your story will also inspire others to come out and face their demons.

We will be looking forward to your progress reports and iam sure there will be people who will give their own two cents worth.

In the meantime.. More power to you verdi!


lost boy 7 years ago

whats good im 19 years old and have been smoking on and off since i was 15, my most heavy time coming between the ages of 16-17. the longest ive gone without smoking is 6 months from jan 2009 to july 2009. My birthday is in july and i figured id just smoke on my bday and then go back to no smoking. The thing is tho anytime i smoke i wake up the next day wanting to smoke again and that keeps going on until i muster up the will power to not smoke. In the past 6 months i have started to experiance anxiety and depression. like an earlier person wrote i dont know how to act around people ive known for years and ive become socially withdrawn. it takes a lot of effort for me to push myself to go out, has anyone else experianced these things and did quitting/continuing weed make it worse/better?


lost boy 7 years ago

whats good im 19 years old and have been smoking on and off since i was 15, my most heavy time coming between the ages of 16-17. the longest ive gone without smoking is 6 months from jan 2009 to july 2009. My birthday is in july and i figured id just smoke on my bday and then go back to no smoking. The thing is tho anytime i smoke i wake up the next day wanting to smoke again and that keeps going on until i muster up the will power to not smoke. In the past 6 months i have started to experiance anxiety and depression. like an earlier person wrote i dont know how to act around people ive known for years and ive become socially withdrawn. it takes a lot of effort for me to push myself to go out, has anyone else experianced these things and did quitting/continuing weed make it worse/better?


lost boy 7 years ago

as an added note i have been experiancing sleep and eating changes, i cant fall asleep and i wake up earlier and i dont really get hungary


waitingfortheday 7 years ago

im doing so good now, its crazy how a good two weeks can come to your advantage. Ive just basically tricked my mind to stop, whenever the craving or boredom hits, i just think of someother way to curve it. im not saying its a piece of cake to quit, i only been smoking a good 5 yrs everyday, those out there doing it even longer im like sh** its gunna be hard. Remember tho smoking weed is only psychological its called an oral addiction, where you constantly need to be doing something that involves your mouth, like ppl who chew on there fingernails or lips, just an addiction. if you tell yourself you don't need it,and have a strong mind mentality and can basically "trick" your brain, you'll be okay. whoever said quitting is easy. no withdrawl will be easy the hardest part is getting past the nightmares, panick attacks, chest/cough paing, sickness, eating changes etc. these are all signs of your body healing. its going to take time. just think of all the damage your body is healing. just have patience and be consistent, and everything will work out for the best :) you have to WANT to stop, not just cuz someone tells you its bad, or your ruinging your life. just think of what or where you could be doing if you never picked up that blunt like the smart dork all through high school... it amazing what decisions can do oneself. we put it all on ourselves, so you have the power to change your habits. all the best. p.s. i am still recovering myself but i have been through the worst 2 weeks and i can slowly feel myself getting better.


waitingfortheday 7 years ago

im doing so good now, its crazy how a good two weeks can come to your advantage. Ive just basically tricked my mind to stop, whenever the craving or boredom hits, i just think of someother way to curve it. im not saying its a piece of cake to quit, i only been smoking a good 5 yrs everyday, those out there doing it even longer im like sh** its gunna be hard. Remember tho smoking weed is only psychological its called an oral addiction, where you constantly need to be doing something that involves your mouth, like ppl who chew on there fingernails or lips, just an addiction. if you tell yourself you don't need it,and have a strong mind mentality and can basically "trick" your brain, you'll be okay. whoever said quitting is easy. no withdrawl will be easy the hardest part is getting past the nightmares, panick attacks, chest/cough paing, sickness, eating changes etc. these are all signs of your body healing. its going to take time. just think of all the damage your body is healing. just have patience and be consistent, and everything will work out for the best :) you have to WANT to stop, not just cuz someone tells you its bad, or your ruinging your life. just think of what or where you could be doing if you never picked up that blunt like the smart dork all through high school... it amazing what decisions can do oneself. we put it all on ourselves, so you have the power to change your habits. all the best. p.s. i am still recovering myself but i have been through the worst 2 weeks and i can slowly feel myself getting better.


Verdi 7 years ago

Man today is the one week mark and im not gonna lie i want to smoke tonight. Its been 7 days since i smoked and i keep tellin myself all types of shit to justify smokin tonight. WTF. Its like theres not much to do, its sunday, why not reward myself with a little toke. But on the other hand i want to see how i feel after the 2 week mark. This is the first time not smokin in a week in as long as i can remember


waitingfortheday 7 years ago

because you are not rewarding your body. you are rewarding your brain and habit. only going to pull you back. im not saying im perfect either but i had to break all my pipes after my first one accidently broke and get rid of papers, lighters, etc. anything to pull my back. i even set my checking account to a maximum cashback i can recieve,(less than 20) to discipline myself, its helped dramaticly. im telling you verdi, you teach your mind what to learn that how we went through school, so kinda reverse it. it takes time and practice, set your goal higher. 40 days. i relapsed after i hit my 2 weeks cuz i was so excited, but the nxt day i was like, sh** shouldnt have done that, and now i know i can go without it cuz i lied to myself, and who can you believe and confide in when you lie to yourfself? 40 days, is a good cleansing period, and im even detoxing just to tell myself its out of me. prolly wont work with all the years of smoking, but its the fact that i believe it,and if that helps, thats all that matters. i dont know if you religious but sunday is a christian day for many people, admit your sins to the lord and trust, and he will guide you through. have faith in your own actions, its all up to you.


Pierce 7 years ago

Hi all. So I'm 20 years old and this will be my first comment on a site. After reading other entries I feel I should share something as well. I've been smoking pot for around 5 years now, 3 of which I smoked daily. Lots of my family smokes pot and I use it as an excuse for smoking more. I quit last week but must confess I celebrated with a joint at the one week mark, probably not the best idea but when times are stressful its what I turn to first. So now it's a new week and i've already planned the next day ill smoke, but after reading all of this I feel I should change my mind. Things seem grey and boring now, and I tell myself this constantly because I've taken out what I enjoy most. So it's hard, and everyone will agree on that. Currently I've started a work out plan and it's only been 2 days but already I'm feeling better. I used pot largely because I was bored. It's a guaranteed happy good time and without it I find it hard to regain those feelings again. I just end up sitting here not doing anything at all because everything seems less interesting than it did when I was high. I feel lost and I miss just shutting down and relaxing, feeling content with doing nothing.

For now I'm going to seriously rethink my week's reward and hope that i'll regain interest in things.

Thanks so much for sharing experiences, it's certainly helped me.

Good luck to all (and myself).

Pierce.


Verdi 7 years ago

WaitingForTheDay-      Thanks alot for the positive advice. I really needed someone to write something. Anything at this point. I fought the urge!! Its 9:22pm where i am and i fought it all day. Damn i think today was the hardest(day 7 of not smokin). Dont know why maybe cause its sunday and this was like a pot heads day of just gettin geeked. One thing i want to say to the people who have smoked like 5 years or less.....stop NOW ! Ive been smokin like 13 years i think(not really sure how long) and trust its alot harder now. Im like a SUPER smoker. Not ur average lets smoke a joint type of dude. My bong plus ash catcher is worth like 500 dollars so im def not smashin it!!  My thing is i want to set a goal so my body and mind heals. Reach that goal, then smoke only once in a while. I know that sounds like a bad idea but someone please tell me thats do-able !! I love weed so fuckin much i dont want to part ways forever, just be healthier and happier knowin i dont smoke all day every day. How long should it take my lungs/ throat to completly heal ?? i need everyone to chime in on this one . Ive been 7 days and im still goin . When can i set the goal so i can reward myself with smokin??  40 days ya think -waitinForTheday ?? After 13 years how long till my lungs cleanse themselves ?? aftr that i want to smoke occasionally ... Give me some opinions please


Pierce 7 years ago

Verdi - I'll take your advice and stop smoking. Although thinking that ill never smoke again is a sad thought, I've also invested a lot of money into glass over the years and have built up quite a collection that I feel proud using. I think the way I'm going to go about it is to push it further each time I smoke. So I had 1 joint after a week, and now I'll make it two weeks. It would be ideal to quit all together but sometimes thats unrealistic and becomes easier said than done. I think you have to make realistic goals for yourself but make sure to always extend the time of soberness between sessions. I'm going to keep coming to this site for support, and know that you'll always have mine.

Pierce.


Pierce 7 years ago

So, I've thought of some other stuff that might help. When you smoke, only smoke tiny amounts out of a small bong or something, just to get the body functioning normal again and start to phase it out. So go a week and have a very tiny bit. Then two weeks and have a tiny bit. Even if you smoke a small bit every week you'll start to feel better and loose your dependancy. You've been smoking for a long time and I don't expect you to just do a cold turkey. And I forgot to congratulate you on your weed free week, that's awesome man and even though I don't know you I'm proud of you!

I've also found that getting back into old comfort zones helps, like a favorite sitcom or something. I end up just watching episode after episode until I fall asleep, then another day is done and I can plan how ill keep busy the next day. Hope it helps.


Verdi 7 years ago

Thanks pierce ill return the support my friend .. in the mean time stay strong cause if i can do it ...u can do it...slowly but surely u cant smoke as much as i do and be your best ...ive found that out over the years... whenever i feel like just smokin mass weed im gonna post on here....

in the mean time i feel i need something else to do maybe ill take up MURDERING !!!.... lol just kidding ...i think im really startin to lose it ! hahah


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Thank you guys for sharing your stories and efforts to quit.

Moral Support and an ear to listen is sometimes all that it takes to make a difference in someone's life.

So keep it up!!!

We are all slowly but surely reaching our goal to be free from the clutches of smoking marijuana.

More power to you all!!


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Thank you guys for sharing your stories and efforts to quit.

Moral Support and an ear to listen is sometimes all that it takes to make a difference in someone's life.

So keep it up!!!

We are all slowly but surely reaching our goal to be free from the clutches of smoking marijuana.

More power to you all!!


Verdi 7 years ago

Day 8 of no weed ... o my lord it was hard tonight..almost broke...stayed strong again...im goin campin and im def smokin this weekend... thats gonna be my 2 week reward. Ive smoked like 13 years anyone i tell i quit cold turkey is like how the hell did u do it.....its fuckin hard not to smoke at all... i must say i do feel pretty good physically though.. alot more talkative too...deal with shit better too like today it was about 95 degrees and i was doin shit outside and normally id be like fuck this im goin in the ac and just not comin out but i wasnt all frustated and shitty. It def is all mental though ......stay strong fellow weed heads ....tommorow is day 9 for me


Pierce. 7 years ago

Day 11 of quitting for me. Things are going alright, I did smoke once on the 8th day so I guess it's only been 3 days but I like to count the sober week before as well. That's awesome verdi congratulations, try and limit yourself to a smaller amount when you do reward yourself and see how it goes. I'm also finding it easier to deal with stuff but I'm also pretty mopey. Not that I'm depressed, just a little sad I suppose. It's annoying how everything is the same just less fun, so I don't really feel like doing a whole lot. Day 4 of my work out plan, that alright too, but not exactly an awesome time. I just feels like all I'm doing is working and working out. But I know I've stopped the daily routine for good, Rhoda's comments really helped me out.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Pierce.


Verdi 7 years ago

Pierce- did the same thing ..smoked just a small amount last night just to sleep better and boy did it work...Slept GREAT for the first time since i quit . I dont feel bad abt it or anything but now is the big moment where i have to go back to nnothing ..but im goin to do it..ill go another week maybe two weeks then smoke just a tiny bit again. I think this will be the way to eventually not need to smoke at all. Yea it sucks how smokin makes just aboout anything more fun. But im also lovin how great smokin is after a week or two break. Keep it up fellas ...smoked a small amount last night (like 1/2 gram) now back on my "DIET" !!!


Kyle 7 years ago

I have been smoking almost everyday for about 6 years. I've come to the point where I realize what I've gotten in to and have begun slowing down. More than once a day really is too much... Plus, when you smoke so much, you really don't get as high. Taking a break for a couple days and smoking once with some friends is a much better way and is what I'm trying to do. I've made some canna-butter to help as well. Pot's great, just do it in moderation.


M.J user 7 years ago

i have read as much as i could,how pple try to quit,I hate to say that I like smoking it more than not smoking,'cause if u smoke it,u gotta be socializing with smokers,,I envy those,who say I tried a few times,and i did not like it,whish i was 1 of those pple,i have a woman,who hates it,and me,2 gether,when she notices i am high,,it has been a week since i havent consumed mj,,I'll be honest,it feels much better,at the same time very boring,i wish i had a type of job,where u tell urself,ey dude,if u smoke,u r scrwed,,but i got no job now,and walking all day sober is not as much fun as when u r lill high agree?? donno what to add,and i thank everyone who shared their stories..


Brice 7 years ago

wat up guys....ive read like every single one of these posts and like everyone else has said, i see myelf in alot of these stories.......im goin to be a freshman in college this thursday(move in) and ill play soccer there too...ive been smoking for about 4 years.

i love weed...my best friends love weed...we love to get the best weed and get supper blazed and play basketball or get blazed and play xbox...or get blazed and just cruise around. the whole process of gettin weed and smoking is something ive grown to love. im one of those people who defend mary jane and say how much better it makes everything...

but the truth is....i spend so much money on ganja man...and so much time doing nothing...and i always lie to my parents...and it only is goin to hold me back physically when i tryout for soccer. ive played competitive soccer my whole life and it hasnt really had a HUGE effect because ive always been very succesful at soccer...but i still feel i need to drop it for a while because i want to know if ill become more focused and feel "great" like everyone is saying they are on here..

im so lost guys...i love weed so much...like ive already mentioned...but ive been sober for 1 day. last night was my last night finished with a fatty of some OG kush...but...i dont plan on quiting forever...or shit maybe i do...if i feel great after quiting maybe ill just quit forever...i just need someone to talk to about it...i cant talk to my sis cuz shes a stoner and its hard to talk to a stoner about quiting...cant talk to my mom and dad because they are pretty against it and i would only have a one sided opinion(they wouldnt know where im comin from in my arguements cuz there not potheads)

i know that quiting will help me in soccer with running and i dont want to keep on spending so much money. and i dont want to ever get caught up with the law holding too much bud...but i also love the feeling of gettin high man!!! TV is BETTER!! xbox is better!! eating is better!! bad movies are better!! reading books are better! when ur hiiiiiiigh.

so i really dont know guys...its gonna be a tough road to go down...but i feel kinda ready...and fuck it...if QUITING aint for me, ill just go ahead and blaze up again..but i dont wanna be 30 still smokin bud with no money and no job...i wanna be succesful...is it possible to be succesful and still smoke alot of bud? without being a rapper or an athelete or somethin like that???

PROPS TO EVERYONE ON HERE THAT QUIT AND SUCCEDED, AND PROPS TO EVERYONE WHO IS STILL BLAZIN IT UP ENJOYIN LIFE!

i just dont know what the right desision is because i see some people on here like "dude yall are dumb, mind of matter, ur not doing bad at life because of weed ur doing bad at life because of YOU" and im like "DUDEEEE hes right these people are just crazy and im just reading it thinking im CRAZY TOO. but damn man,,,,idk....can someone help me if they read this....thanks.......i also think college will be way funner if i remain a stoner........help


Pierce 7 years ago

Hey Brice. I posted on here a while back and now I'm confident to say I've stopped the daily smoking routine and man I really do feel a lot better. Don't get me wrong I love weed also and I haven't stopped completely but it's just nice not having to get stoned everyday. I say give it two weeks. I did and I'm feeling a LOT better. More energy. I'm thinking soundly, with less confusion. Better relationship with my parents and I'm starting to see friends I wouldn't normally see because they don't blaze. In the big picture of things 2 weeks of not smoking is so minute compared to the amount of time you have been smoking. I'm going into my second year of university and I think college will be way more fun if your not so dependent on weed. It'll give you a good chance to meet more people (not to mention women) and then the times you do blaze you'll be way more stoned. So.. Talking as someone who was in the same position, go two weeks, heck I didn't even go two weeks, I've blazed 2 joints since the 1st of August, not bad if I do say so myself. Keep in mind the first 10 days are shit and you won't like it at all. Hope it helps.


Brice 7 years ago

ey thanks man i was beggining to think that no one would ever look at this site again..hah. but thats great news! it makes me even more motivated to keep on going. i almost lost it last night cuz i was just so damn boreddddd. but im on day 3 and its gettin a little tough, but im confident that ill make it. and i actually thought about what your doin too. still tokin. but no where NEAR as much as i have been, and like you said "not being dependent on it". thanks again and ill keep this site updated


brian 7 years ago

i cant stop smoking weed, i need help


edog202 7 years ago

one day i will hope to quit but til then ima hit this spliff for all the ones who cant. all purp.


FreshStartSkates09 7 years ago

I am finished with day 1 , im so glad i stopped.

To whoever has posted within the last 12 months I

appreciate your stories, i have read them and have

expeienced some of the same things. True, it does make you feel good. I have smoked ever since I graduated ( and also picked up cigs ) ... totally not the person I was before I graduated, I am turning my life into a positive direction and takin Skateboarding with me, A drug free Skate team is whats up!!

Keep on Rolling

which ever way you choose to

..but i choose a skateboard!!

Skate=Life


FreshStartSkates09 7 years ago

I am finished with day 1 , im so glad i stopped.

To whoever has posted within the last 12 months I

appreciate your stories, i have read them and have

expeienced some of the same things. True, it does make you feel good. I have smoked ever since I graduated ( and also picked up cigs ) ... totally not the person I was before I graduated, I am turning my life into a positive direction and takin Skateboarding with me, A drug free Skate team is whats up!!

Keep on Rolling

which ever way you choose to

..but i choose a skateboard!!

Skate=Life


ernst dumas 7 years ago

there are two persons living inside me. one stoned and one clean. the clean always wants to get stoned, the stonned always wishes to be clean. the stonned worries about all the damage pot is producing and the clean does not care. is there any way of making an agreement between this jeckill and hide within?


babs 7 years ago

i smoked when i was down, i smoked when i was happy, I can identify wit all the peoples comments. I'm smokin for 10 yrs, have stopped in and between for a few weeks, at times months max period 7 months, coz i say I can control it, or try n lie to my wife i can stop, but i am lying to myself, once i start smokin again, i cant stop immediately until some bad luck and shyte happens to me again, either wife problems, or getting caught and im called an addict. When you walk the path of darkness you only find trouble, u meet weird people, troubled people, make sick choices, get involved with porn,, anger, moods, sex, substitue wit somehting else if no weed's around. When i do not smoke I progress in life, job, education (even when i smoke i still do ok in studies n stuff) but life and me is much more clearer innocent, moral, good, righteous without the weed, i excell faster. This thing has taken me to the depts of depression n problems and has made me cool and macho - but flip it i dont want to be an old man who looks back at time n years gone without being NORMAL - not high. When ur not high and things are great u begin to wonder hmmm i can enjoy this while being high also - but then it all goes down the darkness eventually. This world and life our purpose on earth is not to smoke n be goofed "high" .... I choose life


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Brian,

The first step in shaking yourself free from any addiction is recognizing that there is a problem. Since you already see that,you have taken the first step.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hey freshstart,

glad to have you onboard!! Sports is a great motivator in the fight to rid oneself of marijuana smoking.

more power!!


Smokey Mc Bud 7 years ago

Well i've been smokein weed now for about 8 years outa my 23 years of life and i've pretty much hit rock bottom with my family and friends this is 1 drug that i can honestly say wrecked my life. Goodluck to thoughs who are trying to quit


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Very brave and Mc Bud in admitting the harm that smoking weed has caused your life. Its never too late to quit.


Smokey Mc Bud  7 years ago

well im 19hours clean of THC and starting to feel a little better but finding it hard to stop thinking about that puff is there sompthing else i can do to take my mind off weed??


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hey,smokey.

have a look at this hub,it may help.

http://hubpages.com/education/mentalfitness


Busted Dad 7 years ago

Been smoking for many years.

Last night, my teenage daughter made the "bust". She absolutely flipped out. I feel terrible.

I really love my weed and dont want to stop.

Like a lot of people here, I thought I could stop it whenever I wanted. I dont like alcohol, I can't function with that. I rationalized that my weed smoking was OK, since I dont drink. Reading these posts I have come to the conclusion I do have a problem. Perhaps if I was only doing it on weekends etc, I could argue I dont. Fact is I burn every single day, often by myself. Thats not moderation, thats not having an occasional good time. Thats an addiction.

My daughter hates me for this. I don't even know what to say to her. They drill these kids how bad it is, compounding how upset she is. In my opinion weed is far less dangerous than alcohol. But it is illegal. I dont think its appropriate for me to trivialize weed use in order to "fix" things with her.

Im gonna try to fix this. I love my family.

Any advice on how to undo the damage ive already done?


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Dear Busted Dad,

The first step in getting clean is to realize that you have a problem. If the love of your family is important to you the next step you should take is to enroll in an intervention class near your residence.

The changes you will undergo will be noticed so you dont have to brag about going to class.

have a look around your community, iam sure there a lots of people with the same problems as you.

Cheers and more power in your drive to stay pot free


ken 7 years ago

plz help me somebody!!!!!!!!!!! tried to stop quitting a million times nothing works!!!been smoking over 10 years now and i think theres seroiusly something wrong with me....its such a huge part of my lifestyle, or even worse im afraid, it is my life....how can i do this....OH GOD HELP!!!!!!!!!!!tried to truely quit again tonight, everything was going good until i noticed that it was 11:00 pm and almost all my dealers would be gone to bed soon and that would be it for tonight....so im sitting here stomach started to get sick starts to got sweats, chills, the ol nine yards after only like 10 hrs sober....and there i go down to my dealers place, i have great will power in and everything else except this shit WTF!!!!!! im soooooooooo disapointed with myself,always lets myself down, i just dont know what to do anymore it makes me so depressed and i cant stop and it just keeps on screwing my shit up....thanx alot mary jane


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toastiebear 7 years ago

You are completely wrong when you say that it is not addicting. It is a very addicting drug for the right person. Anyone suffering from an anxiety, obsessional, or attention disorder is at higher risk. I don't care what people say about the drug not being addictive. I used to smoke from the time I woke up, until the time I went to sleep. When I quit cold turkey (yes I am going to use that term, deal with it) I could not eat for a week. I had very, very bad headaches, mood swings, and no sex drive. I was physically sick, and went to the doctor, to find out nothing was wrong. IT IS addictive, and that would be another reason to quit.

It took me four times to quit. FOUR. And I'm not even sure if it will stick this time. Each time, I would start smoking once in a while, on the weekends, and over months, it gradually turned into a all-day-every-day affair, just to be able to function. I suffer from anxiety disorder, and this drug gave me the freedom I thought I would never have. Now, I am slowly working for that freedom. I don't see a light at the end of the tunnel, but there is NO WAY I am going through withdrawals again. The with drawls only happened the fourth time. Six months of smoking all day every day will ruin many things for you. Take it from me.


Adam 7 years ago

I've really got to quit. Started at 12, now 28. I don't know a life without it anymore. I've quit every other drug and some serious addictions with alcohol and meth, but this is the hardest for me to quit. It's the last thing that separates me from true sobriety. Good luck everyone.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello Toastiebear,

Trying to quit for the fourth time is no mean feat, and realizing the need for you to stop smoking marijuana is a commendable and inspiring.

Keep it up and try to find strength from your future goals and dreams.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hey Adam,

Have a good look at the hub,there you will find suggestions that will aid you in your fight to stop smoking marijuana and your quest for peace and sobriety.

More power!


j from canada 7 years ago

Quitting for the 3rd time in my life....smoke from the age of 15 to 35.Started at age 46 for 3 months,quit again for 3 and started again!

I am off it for good now hopefully.It is just a pita trying to get good schwag! The weed is either not cured properly or just plain shit!

When I think of the losers I have to pretend are my friends just to get pot it makes me think wtf am I doing?

It just is not worth it anymore.Its not easy to quit but when you think of all the money you save and not having to worry that there is a "dry spell" or pay good money for some shit weed,it makes it worth it to me.

I will spend my money on something that is there tomorrow not gone up in smoke.

Dont get me wrong,if you want to smoke I see nothing wrong with it...just my personal thoughts on it.

Good luk to all


j from Canada 7 years ago

just to clarify....I smoked regular from age 15 to 35

After 11 years I started to smoke when my father passed.

Smoked for a year and quit again!

This year I smoked from Jan to March and quit.

Started again in June until a couple days ago when a huge panic attack made me decide enough is enough!

If you take any type of anti depression type drugs DO NOT SMOKE WEED!!

It will fuck you up more than you want....not right away but it will eventually get you.

It s great at first but after a while you just dont get stoned anymore and need better and more expensive herb just to get off.You have to ask yourself if it is worth it?

There are to many idiot out there growing who don't smoke and will pass off any dog shit schwag as weed just to make a buck.

I have seen moulded weed,bad weed,stuff I don't even think was weed and every other kind of shit you could imagine.

If they every legalize it and regulate it maybe then it will be worth it but for what you pay for the shit that is out there it is not!!

Good luck to all who try to quit.For those who smoke I have no problem with it.Just dont want to smoke dogshit anymore!


suzan 7 years ago

what do you do when you cant afford the weed any more?? still want it though...but you dont have the means to just forget about it. what if your stuck at home all day unemployed and there is nothing to think about but weed?? people say go shopping, go to a spa? but what if u cant afford it what do you. i've gone for the walks, done the excersizes, but when i come back in the house i just wanna smoke again?? but im stuck with this crappy feeling and a bottle of vicodin in my cabinet. so what does a poor person do when they are trying to kick the habit. the only help they have for people like us is either the slammer or the crazy house. i bet all of you ppl have homes and things like that, well what about those ppl who smoke the weed to forget all of thier problems. i can quit, but im still gonna be unemployed, living in the ghetto, with nothing but friends who smoke. im still gonna be broke, cuz when i do get a job bill collectors will be after me anyways to take all of my money! so whats the point. why dont you rich ppl help the poor folks out, no because ya'll too worried about getting lil jimmy to soccer practice and when the alhambra water truck is making his delivery. i have a vehicle right now and i dont even have gas to get to the grocery store. how will i get there, there are no grcery stores in the ghetto. so i guess i wont get there until the 1st when i collect my food stamps and welfare check!! no its not fun, every month the bills get bigger and bigger, theres never enough food. and its always either to hot or to cold. but i have friends that get the stuff so why not smoke it. it helps me forget the fact that i was born into this bullshit!!!!


Frazzled  7 years ago

I smoked for 12 years pretty much every day. I quit almost 2 weeks ago now. At first I smoked because I wanted to expand my mind. I thought it would make me a better writer or artist. It never did. Eventually, it slowed down my creativity to the point I was happy smoking and playing video games and thats what I've been doing for a long time now. I decided to quit because I'm tired of always needing something. I realized it with cigarettes, always looking foreward to the next fix, keeping me from enjoying the moment and quit cigs. Pot was harder to realize this with because pot always seemed like it would make the moment better but it never did.. Though I could only see this after I broke down and smoked. It just made me content todo stuff that no one ever wants to hear about or worse yet, would ruin my will power and I'd do stuff that I'm embarrased to tell anyone. I'm struggling with the same problems others have mentioned. Things I used todo don't seem fun anymore. I'm hoping I'll enjoy playing video games or doing nothing again. But maybe I won't and will be better off. I do miss the ritual of it. The smell and the taste of good stuff. I can't but feel like I am leaving a part of my life behind. But honestly, I've been smoking every day for so long I don't know who I am anymore. Pot has made me content with mediocrity for long I've grown stagnant. I've managed to keep my life pretty much the way its been for years but it hasn't gone anywhere new in a positive way and I want to grow. Sadly I don't think I'll ever be able to grow with pot. I won't ever be able to truly enjoy the moment in life while I am a pot user. I've been struggling with panic and anxiety toward the end of my using it and am still struggling with it since I quit. I've been trying some different hot teas to achive calm and they seem to help. If for no other reason making them takes my mind off of missing smoking or worrying about the fact something might be wrong with me. I've been able to sleep OK but since I quit smoking, my dreams have been off the hook. Crazy vivid and just very strange. Which as actually been kind of fun since I almost never had dreams as a smoker. Each day since I've quit has been a little easier. I don't seem myself ever smoking again. Quitting has been too hard and why fall back into the same rut. Life is short. When I smoke it seems even shorter. Its time for me to move on and I encourage anyone who wants to quit at all todo so. Pot and other drugs don't get you anywhere but in trouble or confused about yourself and the world. The world is confusing enough, it doesn't need any help. God bless us all and good luck. I'll be checking back on these boards while I continue to quit because its been helpful to read other posts while I struggle with most of the same things as you all. Thank you


guy 7 years ago

you guys are all pussies! don't smoke weed if you cant handle it


guy  7 years ago

I don't think anyone here had trouble smoking. Its the quitting thats the problem cause we want better lives.


MYFREEAUCTION.COM 7 years ago

Nice hub if you have to, or want to quit. A++++ Now pass that joint =)


not the girl 7 years ago

Well, I am glad I am not alone. I have been a chronic every day smoker for the last 16 years. Both my parents smoked, I still smoke with my mom. For years I said I would never want to quit, I loved everything about weed, didn't see anything wrong with it. I am a very hyper person and the weed totally chilled me out and made me feel nice. I couldn't do anything without smoking first. But now that I'm in my 30s, married, want kids... I am starting to see things differently.

But what put this all in motion is the economy. I have a weak paying night and weekend job right now - the only one I could find at the time that didn't drug test. I really need to get a "real job" again... and failed my last drug test even though I did the whole "detox drink" thing. We also cannot afford it, we spend $70 a week and have a mortgage to pay. We've cut out everything else, but weed has been so hard for my husband and me.

I am on day 3 right now. Day 1 has always been easy for me.. day 2 sucks - the stomachache and bitchiness starts - last night I drank a bottle of wine to chill.... and had a hangover this morning... and I did have some crazy nightmares last night...so far Day 3 sucks as much as Day 2. Today I will not drink wine, I am facing this head on. Reading internet articles, phoning friends for support. I have no appitite and generally feel like shit.

I am just taking the one day at a time attitude. I told my dealer not to sell to me. I really am trying. I have failed many times before and I hope I don't this time. Even after I get a job I want to be able to live without it. I am so dependant on it for everything. Its no way to live.

Wish me luck.


Jim 7 years ago

This whole website is ridiculous. You dont need an intervention or support group to quit smoking weed. I used to smoke weed every couple of days for an entire year and a half. I still maintained a 3.5 GPA while in my first year of college. The only reason i quit smoking weed was because i found a great job that required monthly drug tests. I stopped cold turkey and have not smoked weed for the past five months, nor do i want to. Even when i did smoke weed i would actually go through stages where i didn't even want to smoke weed for a couple of weeks and the only reason i would start up again is out of boredom. There are so many worse drugs you can do and weed doesnt lead to those drugs. The only reason it is considered a gateway drug is because it is put in the same category as hard drugs like coke and heroin. In my opinion the only thing that marijuana leads to is doritos. If kids do move on to hard drugs after marijuana it is only because we have made weed illegal and they figure if they're going to break the law once why not do it again. Weed leads to hard drugs about as much as jaywalking and is probably just as addicting.


Tadeusz Mullins 7 years ago

DONT SIT ON YOUR SOFA EVERY FUCKING DAY SMOKING WEED! GO OUT AND ENJOY LIFE!...smoke weed when you get back home for some goood sleep and munch!


Richard 7 years ago

The article is great very informative. But, doesnt get me to stop. We all die. No matter how healthy you are, you will die. Period. Some people rather be happy and smoke weed then not smoke weed and stress out on daily problems. Everything is not good for us. Someday, there will be a commercial on how apples are bad for you. As long as you live your life peacefully, I believe your body can adapt to anything and still be healthy. I believe its all in the mind. You believe mary jane is harmfuly, then it will be. You believe it does more good then harm and it will. Let people live there lives the way they want. Thats the purpose of freedom. On mary right now so excuse me if i dont make full sense lol laters


Trimax77 7 years ago

Hi people. I am 25, I smoked and experimented with other drugs from the age of 15 to 19, 4 years not long huh? it is if your smoking 6+ joints a day and hitting bongs and cones every night with your "friends". So when I was 19 I lost all my hair to alopecia, s stress related anxiety disorder. I quit everything! easy, I quit weed first time, lasted a week untill I was in my friends house and I was passed a spliff which I took. I decided the next time to say no. Well guess what, I wasnt invited to hang out with my "friends" very oftern after that, I NEVER smoked again. It costed me wasted opportunity,time, it effected my social skills, turned me into an idiot. I actually believed in new age crap and in the lyrics of bands like there doors. I was such a fool, but I realise that what was going on was that I was running, hiding from myself. My parents were splitting up at when I was smoking, I never got over that, or the loss of our family home and lifestyle together untill around 2 years after quitting. Sure there were nightmares, horrific in fact, but I knew it was the pot leaving my system and my brain chemicals were trying to balance again. It got easy after a year.

I sobered after 1 year of quitting pot, I dont mean I was high for a year! I mean I felt NORMAL for the first time since before I started smoking it. People who smoke it every day forget what its like to be happy and calm without it, and when you quit and get that back its such a smack of reality it like, what on Earth was I thinkintg smoking that CRAP, because it is junk, pure , evil, mindless, junk and anyone who defends it is in denial.

From a former addict who went to hell and back only to realize that the most important and precious things, opportunities and feelings in life pass you by while you believe your happy being baked.

WAKE UP ITS JUST A DOPAMINE HIT CAUSE BY THC BEING IGNITED AND INHALED>its not real happiness, its not REAL its a DRUG INDUCED DILLUSION and it eats your soul.


Trimax77 7 years ago

By the way, what really helped me was joining a Karate class after quitting and training 3 times a week. I went from being an unfit braindead depressed misfit to being the national champion 2 years running in full contact shotokan Karate. I am now a professional musician, music teacher and aquatics specialist having studied music theory, biology and psychology.

Its not hard to quit pot, the hard part is quitting the friends, lifestyle and taking responsability for your life and emotions.

If anyone thinks that their pothead friends will be there after you quite then think again. when you leave the weed club you are not welcome anymore. it may take months but you will notice that they will call you less, hang out with you less untill it dwindles away to nothing.

Peace and respect.

Jim


Jim 7 years ago

It sounds to me that your nightmares were probably more related to your parents divorce or your douchebag friends than your addiction to marijuana. My parents went through a divorce recently as well. It fucking sucks!!! Weed is probably not the best way to cope with that as some breeds of weed can cause anxiety. But to say that marijuana is evil mindless junk is just ridiculous. Weed did not ruin your life but it certainly didn't help you to deal with it. So stop blaming all of your problems on weed. As for your friends, if they stopped hanging out with you because you wouldn't smoke weed with them then they were not your friends. Those guys were assholes and i dont think they accurately represent the pot smoking community.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello jim,

if you can read the hub one more time, you will see that the source of the data regarding the cigarretes was mentioned. but if you are so myopic not to see it, i have copied it for you:

"Researchers at the UCLA Pulmonary Research Laboratory studied the effects of marijuana smoking and the study showed that lung damage caused by four marijuana cigarettes were equal to the damage caused by 112 tobacco cigarettes"

let us treat each other with respect so let us please refrain from using profanity and such.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hello Trimax77,

Your entry into sports is very commendable and should serve as a guide for other people who want to stop smoking marijuana.

Good job and more power!


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

hi guy!!

nice observation!!


Do your research on things before believing lies... 7 years ago

I got high off of marijuana and it's the most dangerous thing in the world that you can smoke, it's illegal because the government is trying to protect our health 100% guyzzz!!

Last time I tried this plant's flower I killed myself.

Lock all of your children this stuff is more addicting than any other drug everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


Jim 7 years ago

Do your research on things before believing lies... needs to do their research on things before believing lies. Not that i believe you are the least bit series but i would like to shed some light on this. Marijuana is illegal because William Hearst, a large invester in the timber industry during the 1930's, was losing money to the growing hemp paper trade. He created a racist smear campaign against the mexican americans who were importing the crop into the US. No one has ever overdosed on marijuana because it is impossible. The danger lies in the hand of the user. Its a habit not an addiction.


roro 7 years ago

i never thought i wouldd be writing on this crap,

iam a stonner, i would just look at this rubbish and laugh it off, but i have reached a point where i do need to quit smoking pot.

i have been smoking for four years, i have travelled the whole fucking world just to smoke the best pot i can find,

and i mean everywhere,

i smoke about 8 t 12 joints a day, and over the past 2 years, i have seen a huge decline in my physical abililty, i used to play tennis and boxing, i cant even run noww.

i try my level best to take breaks from smoking, but i always give in, and find that one last jay lying around,

i have the best girlfriend in the world, i ant to do everything for her, and she cant stand the fact her boyfriend is stonned of his arse morning to night.

i cant beleive iam writing on this crap, but i read a lot of the posts and i relate to most of the things which are written,

the thing is iam baked right now, and i love pot, loveeee it.

iam just trying to do the math in my head,

i dont mind dying earlish, but i want to be around till about 60. i have a lot of things to do,

iam still only 20, but since money is never going to be a problem i cant see me stopping.

help!


Jim 7 years ago

Roro, that truly is a sad story my friend, but this website will do you no good. If you want to quit smoking weed do it gradually. Seriously, asking a stoner to keep a journal of his joints is ridiculous. You know why you want to quit and you already know how it has affected you. You can still smoke weed just smoke less of it. When you wake up, tell yourself you're not gonna light it up till a certain time and you cant smoke after a certain time. While you're not smoking weed go out and do something productive. Go to the grocery store, work out, meet a girl do anything that requires even the least amount of effort. As the days go by start to shorten that window of time that you allow yourself to smoke until eventually you dont even have time to pack the bowl and by then you wont even want to.


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Crystal Concepts 7 years ago Author

Thank you guys for your comments. It is good that both sides of the coin are being represented in this discussion but we believe that if you seriously want more information on the matter it is up to you to research deeper into it.


Jim 7 years ago

I see that you mentioned the UCLA pulmonary research laboratory but what i do not see is a link, an article, a page number from a medical journal. I'm just supposed to believe that this study exists somewhere because you mentioned it. I did however see that zero98tt asked you a similar question and got no response. Could it be that the study does not exist. You have no facts!!! But this is a recurring pattern on your hubs. Every bit of information on every one of the pages you create gives no credit whatsoever to the author and the source and that is ONLINE PLAGARISM. You have no sources to verify these statistics and it seems to me that you are just making them up off the top of your head. It is important to quit at a certain point for your own reasons but you are giving these people all the wrong reasons and backing it up with false claims. And your methods for going about the process are not effective. Where are you getting your information, who are your experts, and why can i not find any truth behind anything you say. IF YOU DELETE THIS COMMENT AGAIN I WILL JUST KEEP REPOSTING IT. STOP USING THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE TO GET HITS ON YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS!!!!!!!!


AddiktdToGanja 7 years ago

Well take it from someone who was once the most popular kid in school and now tries to commit suiside everytime they are feeling depressed... it ruined my life it caused me to lose my friends and family and now all i have left in my life that comforts me is marijuana... sad very sad !


14 7 years ago

I guess people should radher quit drinking than smoking.. Taking all bad things that COULD happened to you as a smoker will change anything? Let's have a look how good it is:)

Think of it!

Do not drink and drive better smoke and fly;)


Darius 7 years ago

I am not a Marijuana enthusiast but any means but some of these claims sound ridiculous. Anything exceeding moderate use can be a detriment to your health. And why even list short-term memory loss as a major issue? It's short-term.. meaning it goes away within a few hours.


Lee 7 years ago

I've been off it for 4 days now. I, with all my heart, love smoking with a passion, but it has reached my time to finally call it quits as my wife is expecting a child. My family comes first now and I don't plan on jeopardizing the goodness of life.

I'm not going to lie - damn, I want to smoke so bad! It's so mentally addictive - that's for sure.

Don't quit if you do not have the desire too. You can try all you want to quit, but if you don't have a sincere desire to quit, don't waste your time. Just smoke away all you want - I'm definite you'll reap horrible benefits in the long haul, if not anytime soon. Make up all the excuses you want. It doesn't matter whether you've been smoking that good stuff for 20 or 30 years - anyone can quit. Stop whining and just quit! Anyone can quit! Stay active and exercise as much as possible, get a new hobby and set a few goals that you want to reach on a quarterly basis, and of course cut your ties w/friends who have access to 'anything' that has to do with weed.


confused being 7 years ago

I have read all the posts on this page, and would like to thank everyone for their inspiring comments.

For the past 9 years, I smoked weed every 30-60 min, EVERY SINGLE DAY. I am 22 now, and I have not smoked in about 21 hours. This is the longest I have gone without smoking since I started.

I am not sure I am going to be able to do this, but I know I need to try. I really want to know what it's like to not be high all the time, becuase I just don't remember. Not to mention the many other problems that me being addicted to marijuana has caused (Insanely costly expense, worrying about getting more, difficulty communicating with people, wondering what I have forgotten, wondering what I could have learned in the past 9 years).

So far I am doing O.K.. I already noticed feeling slightly smarter, and being able to understand people talking better. I also felt more observant as I was driving my car today. Typing and reading about somthging that interests me, like this, definitley helps ease the aggravation.

Boy, do I feel wierd though. My emotions are changing quickly; Sad, bored, then unemotional, then I feel happy I'm doing this for a second, then I go back to being bored, sad, anxious. My thoughts have been racing, and I am constantly questioning my every thought.

After reading above, I realize my uneasy feelings will start to fade away soon, and I will be left with just occasional cravings to smoke. I cannot wait for this to happen. Honestly I do feel very poorly, but there is also a lot of other things going on in my life right now. I do not know why I am typing this right now- I suppose I am just trying to keep busy (I realize I may not really be helping anyone, and am just ranting about my problem). Thanks for listening though.

Congrats to everyone who has met their goals. I am trying to figure out what my goal is. Do I want to quit forever? Do I want to quit for a month? Is there still bud in my system, and is that why I am still so damn confused???


james 7 years ago

u owe the 3 hours of reading i did on your post to weed damn people how many comments can there be?


redesent 7 years ago

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redesent 7 years ago

Without writing an essay on this subject I will quickly tell you my experience. I started smoking weed at the age of 13, i am now 26, that's half of my life. It has bought me many good times and i've led a largely normal and productive life. However recently i've begun to think maybe there can be so much more to life than being stoned everyday.

In this period of over 10 years I have stopped for odd days or weeks for holidays, work committments etc. I had convinced myself that this meant I wasn't dependant. It doesn't. Scientific studies (link below) show that in many cases withdrawal (both physical and pyschological because human physiology and pyschology are more closely linked than any scientist has yet to truly understand) do not begin for up to a week after stopping smoking.

I have recently finished university, completeing a postgraduate diploma in architecture. This has been enough of a changing point in my life to convince me to stop once and for all. I only just managed to pass my diploma course, architecture is a subject which requires creativity as well as focused study, throughout my education I would have great ideas but never manage to complete them. On my wall I now have a calendar counting the days since I last smoked (now day 7) and this quote:

"What hashish gives with one hand it takes away with the other: that is to say, it gives the power of imagination and takes away the ability to profit by it."

Charles Baudelaire 1820

I would urge anyone quitting or thinking of quitting to read the linked report, this is an unbiased medical document dealing in facts (unlike the text at the top of this page). Good luck to all.



Ang 7 years ago

Hey!

Its my 2nd day without pot. My Boyfriend dumped me last week because of this reason... I'm gonna win him back, and make a better life for myself.

My mouth is really achy? sore teeth and gums... the muscles I'm guessing.

I've started to keep a diary and go for walks late at night to take my mind off things. Its not going too bad

It really helps reading everyone elses posts and knowing that I'm no the only one dealing with shit.

Hopefully I can stick to my plan

I'll keep you posted :)


daisy 7 years ago

A few years ago I never would've touched the stuff. I was really healthy and always fit, active and happy. Now, because my boyfriend smokes weed, I do too. I know I sound really weak but I find it really hard to be around people who smoke and not join in. Most of our friends smoke now too so the temptation is almost always there. Now most of the time I feel lazy, stupid, lethargic and recently a little depressed at times. We smoke pretty solidly for a week or two then have about a week of good intentions but it doesn't last. My boyfriend isn't interested in quitting which makes it even more difficult. I'd love to hear if anyone has any advice...I really want to quit! Thanks! :(


bakersfield 7 years ago

pot makes me horney


hernandez483202@hotmail.com 7 years ago

Im 16 years old. I have been smoking since i have been 13. I think its time to change and get real. I used to think smoking weed made me cool, but it doesent. If you think about it, your only making yourself addicted to something ur not suppose to. I had a bf that would buy weed all the time for me and he was 24. He would sometimes MAKE me smoke the shit, then i would. but then i realized that smoking is not making any diffrence...


Chong25 6 years ago

what a load of BS, i'm 25, been smoking for 10 consistent years, so far i havent noticed:

1) Any whatsoever cravings for pot if i cant get any.

2) Lung damage (i have regular checkups, doctors say i'm perfectly healthy)btw if you are sensitive about that, you can always use a vaporizer which eliminates 99% maybe 100% of the cancerous chemicals released during combustion.

3) Low Sperm Count (did a sperm count test and was astonished when they told me that i have a high sperm count)

4) Any kind of memory loss (memory loss only occurs when i'm under the influence)


illma 6 years ago

www.givingupcannabis.com. I am at the early stage of quitting (again) and this site has been a godsend. the forums especially are full of those who actually know how soul destroying it is to feel like a slave to the green.


illma 6 years ago

www.givingupcannabis.com. I am at the early stage of quitting (again) and this site has been a godsend. the forums especially are full of those who actually know how soul destroying it is to feel like a slave to the green.


TOKER 6 years ago

POT IS WHAT U MAKE IT ALL THINGS U DO FOR LONG TIME IS BAD FOR YOU DR. TOKER


PipePrincess 6 years ago

I've been smoking about 4 years now. I love weed. I love being high. I love my mindset and how I think when I'm high. But I know I need to quit. I graduated a year early from high school a month ago and had so many plans but now I'm so lost. IDK what I really want. Everyone I know has heard me say "I'm quitting" and never take me seriously anymore because I just don't. I get to the 3rd day and have emotional withdraws. I have emotionally weakened myself because I am always too high to face... reality.. I guess. Its day 2 and I really want to stick to it this time. I used to try to justify my smoking by staying "At least I have my priorities straight and taken care of" but now I see what it has done to me. I'm unable to make decisions and I am a wreck when it comes to emotions. I cry or get mad when its not neccessary, I snap at the ones I love because I get aggrivated easily when I am sober. Its like there is 2 of me; High me, and sober me. Sober me is so disappointed in high me and knows she has the potential to be so much more. Ever since I lost my baby girl when I was 6 months pregnant Mary Jane has been my only escape ((I DID NOT SMOKE WHILE I WAS PREGNANT)). Prior to that it was just for fun. I need to learn how to like being sober again. Its gonna be damn hard thats for sure. Good luck and I'm proud of all you fellow potheads for quitting.


Sheep 6 years ago

Hi This is a great topic, and very informative, its so true everything that is said here, i have smoked since i was 13 years old, i got my first joint on my 13th birthday, my dad was the first one who gave me my first joint (Talk about disfunction) im now 23 years old and i still smoke, my entire direct family smokes. my mother which should be my greatest motivation for stopping has smoked for the last 37years, which has result in acute emphysema, she is still alive but who knows for how long.

I have been doing so much research on this and have discovered the following; Everytime im stoned i dont do anything, i isolate myself and by default rendering myself useless (I speak for myself, as everyone is different) but by having this effect on me, i now have fallen into a trap by were i now smoke as an escape coat.

and another thing i have found, as i am stoned everyday for the last ten years, is that when i work when im stoned projects take twice as long and with many more mistakes... when i got involved in my current field i was stoned, and now find it very difficult to do it any other way, someone once told me if you conceptualize an idea stoned you'll only be able to accomplish it stoned... but there is light my dad stopped 3 months ago... just wish there was a pill or i could get my brain rewired... anyways keep up this topic ill be back.

Cheers


adude 6 years ago

hey there.

I agree with people here that quitting pot can be hard for some people (I usually have stomach issues when I quit) and that smoking every day can severely affect your lifestyle, however, it is ridiculous to compare weed to tobacco as the article does. Weed has actually been shown to help PREVENT lung cancer by forming a protective layer around the lungs.

That might not save you from other respiratory problems, but it's definitely better than cigarettes which actually increase the likelihood of developing it.

it's a shame that the comments on this blog are mostly mature and intelligent, yet the article that started this great discussion is riddled with inaccuracies and misinformation. And the moderator makes no attempt to correct this but instead wastes his time with sarcastic comments directed at some younger/less mature people.

I quit weed every 2-3 months for 1-3 weeks, aside from appetite loss I don't suffer particularly much, but I understand that different people have different reactions. I never had a good stomach anyway and that's what ends up bothering me. If you quit cold turkey from 3+gs a day to 0 you're more likely to experience intense symptoms, like with ANY substance, ask ANY doctor.

If you really want to help people, this blog needs more ACCURATE FACTS like that last one, and less ranting.

there's my 2 cents, peace be with you all.


shaky Jake 6 years ago

High,

Smok'in since I was 14 (34yrs) every day except fly-out travel days since TSA showed up. The withdraw is always what is discribed in this blog. My long, and short term memory is exceptional to the point of weird but I assure everyone from experience abuse effects your psyche over the long term. Why else would it cause the described side effects when you stop? To the kids in this blog that smoke every day, ask yourself; who is in control of this relationship? It's time for me to take control of mine and these tips help. Thanks!


Joe 6 years ago

Please visit this link to see the real results of the UCLA study. I am all for information being given out, but lies are unacceptable.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/26/MNGAKJ2S481.DTL&type=science


Bud Jones 6 years ago

Ok Kids....I've been smoking Pot for at least 40 years (since 14. I have quit once before for about 3 months and maybe have been out of Pot a couple times for a day or two during those 40 years. Regular user.

The past few years I have been smoking about 1/8 a week.

I recently quit 3 days ago...experienced some withdrawal but that was expected. I am a believer that "some" people like myself can go cold turkey and walk away from it by choice.

It depends on the individual.


ganjahh lover  6 years ago

i decided to quit smoking dro. Weed is probably the best drug and the best feeling. it makes me feel myself, thats what i love about it. i have no worries just in peace with myself and the world. i think about things in different ways and perspectives. my minds is just in ease. i have had probably the greatest experences while high, laugh the hardest while high, had the greatest convo's high, and had meet some crazy ass people while HIGH. BUT as a 15 year old girl i have decided to quit. i want to go far in life with basketball and soccer (iWreck) . i want to go far in life. its jusst that simple . Weed never helped me in any situations, in fact i have lost soooo many opportunities in life. such as getting kicked off the volleyball team, having to be judged for the fact that i smoke, being looked down upond, losing such much memory!, having FACKED up lungs, losing my friends, my familys trust, wasting SO MUCH FUCKING MONEY!! money that i spend on to have a good time and shit dosen't even last for morre then 2 hours! it makes me mad . sad. and although i don't regret it, i know its not to late. all these missed opportunities has only been from a year and a half of smoking. im trying to imagine my life 30 years from now. and honestly i dont want weed to be a part of it. i think i need one last see you later from "weed". this dosent mean im done with it. i think in the future when im a succesefull adult , ill sit back in my recliner next to a warm fire smoking a "special cigar" .

i just want to be successful. i have quit smoking for 3 days now. im proud of myself. :)


Mike 6 years ago

Sup guys

I first started smokeing when I was in eighth grade. I am a senior now. My grandfather, who was pretty much my dad died from leukimia my freshman year. I was hurt bad, I started up the habit of smoking that year heavily. Like I dont know, getting high and playing halo 2 was just fun.

My softmoure year me and a couple of friends was driving around blazed, and i took my mind off the road and hit a handicapped pole. My car is pretty much made out of plastic so it did a lot of damage, when the cop got there he knew we were blown. I got three months probation. In those three months I found my most amazing girlfriend, weve been dating for 15 months. When I was on probation I said to her you make me not want to smoke (She never smoked in her life) But guess what, I did. She never knew about it so after like 7 months i got her to try it. Now me her brother and my brother and a couple of friends love getting blazed on saturdays. Its messing my relationship, shes the kind that gets mad when i do it without her, so i stopped telling her, and just started lieing. I want to be back to how me and her used to be. Weed is messing my relationship with not just her but everyone. Im taking an EMT course and whenever I have clincals the hospital will drug test the class, so thats why I am pretty much stopping. I also have a job that could drug test if the bosses suspect it, and the EMT class. Which I might go to college to be a paramedic,this is my year that counts and I want A's and B's. No c's or d's like i had in my first two years. I want to smoke since the posse has some but after reading this and getting my feelings I believe I can do it, or slow down. Good luck my fellow stoners. =]


Distressed 6 years ago

How do I help someone quit? Or at least moderate? Almost 10 years of smoking, my significant other has not made any significant attempts to moderate, he only finds excuses- everything from having ADHD to being more creative to it's not bad compared to the drug usage in the 70's, etc etc. I've grown worried for his physical and mental health. I'm willing to do anything. I need some advice. Thank you.


Mol***Hiigh 6 years ago

yo. last night i was layin on ma sofa after a lonng day of smokkin. i couldnt be arsed to move. do anything... hours later of staring at my TV i thought FUCK this shit im wastin ma time. n i woke up this morning optimistic about collage and i didnt have a J on the way to the bus stop. i was very hyper :) not as hungry :/ what the tutors told me stayed in ma head for once so all good :)))) but i do admit i ad a cheeky 1 when i got bak but tommoro im gonna go all day again and just have one before bed. then next week nothing. i know a cant do it all at once. Peace and Lovvvve guys good luk xxxx


schmoopsy 6 years ago

I promised myself not to smoke this week and I was really hopeful about having some not stoned time. I have to read and follow instructions right now and I need good hand-eye coordination and I need to stay alert and focused on a lot of little things, so I really shouldn't be stoned. But when I woke up today I decided that it would make me really miserable to just start my day without getting stoned, so I just took a couple puffs from a roach and told myself that was okay, I just took the edge off but I won't smoke any more today, and then I did. And I smoked again a little while later. And now I won't get any work done.

I'm kind of afraid of how I'll feel if I don't smoke. I think I believe that being stoned will make what I'm doing more enjoyable, and it feels great for a few minutes, but then I get... stupid. I think I should just not get stoned when I wake up tomorrow. Not at all.


Jeeyup 6 years ago

I can't quit, tried many times.

Dealt with WAY too many life problems, way more than an average human does, probably multiplied by 100 times.

Marijuana is in my life, in my system, and on my table right now ready to be rolled in a blunt, and its some Kush. ;)

Where da bud at? It helps me LIVE.


RE: 6 years ago

Jeeyup- dealing with anything un-sober is really not dealing with anything at all. you're justifying your use because you don't have the full strength to quit. i hope you find your will.


Mikeyman1983 6 years ago

i have been smoking pot for along time i am working at a good job making a little over 120k a year pot is actually helping me with my job.I feel that people over react about it its a plant its here for a reason you think if we new about this stuff in the 1800s it would be legal now come on and relax we have other things then this to worry about like our economy.


Ex-stoner 6 years ago

It's been a long month and a half. Cravings suck. I can't sleep or eat. Hopefully it will end soon hahaha


Nick 6 years ago

This article is riddled with inaccuracies. "Marijuana smokers are at a 104 percent higher risk of graduating into the use of harder drugs like cocaine." Not only is this not scientifically proven, but the "104% higher risk" is stupid. Basically it means a marijuana smoker is at a 4% higher risk than non-smokers. This 4% fluctuation is probably larger than the actual margin of error done in these studies. Besides this, no studies done on this subject have been accepted by the scientific community as being proving or disproving the "gateway drug" theory.


Last Dance 6 years ago

Coming across this site was a good thing for me. Just to be able to relate with fellow pot heads who share the same difficulties quiting. Im 29 years old and i've been smoking for the past 13-14 years religiously. Over the course of those years i've attempted to quit numerous amounts of times only lasting a few days. For me the emotional attachment to pot comes from the abusive childhood I had. I had an extemely emotionally abusive and bi-polar father. At the age of about 15 I realized that i didnt have to take his abuse anymore and i could revolt by escaping my house and hanging out with my friends and my best friend soon became mary-jane and shes been my best friend ever since. I never fully understood the dependence on marijuana until my father finally committed suicide in 99'. A rather tragic end to a long tragic life. The pot smoking never ended. I even smoked on the way to his funeral. I never dealt with his loss or with the harsh memeories of the past. on ly to smoke them all away. I was convinced things were getting better for me but it was all a mask. I never dealt with the pain of my life. I just smoked it away. When I started smoking pot when i was a teenaager it was an escape for me. Now I realize 14 years later i'm still just running away from the hurt and the pain of my life, convincing myself that there is a reason to still be hurt. Now i'm married and have 2 beautiful kids of my own. Life couldn't get much sweeter. But i'm still smoking to numb myself. I've finally had enough and so has my wife. I'm a mess and Ive spent my life running away when now i dont have to. I have to saty and be clear minded and happy for my kids. It's the damn near hardest thing ive ever had to do. I've been smoking from the time i wake up in the morning to the time I go to sleep at night for the past 13-14 years. I learned to be a happy father to my kids who are both under the age of 2 . I've given them all the love and attention that i never had. I'm still not the person who i wanna be .....sober..well for the past 2 days I have been sober. I'm still fully engaged with my family. But my mind is a mess my appetite and my mood is a mess and i cant sleep at night having all these horrible thoughts running through my head. But I love my family more than i love that bud. I finally had enough and I tossed all my paraphanilia and a my last 1/4 ounce out and down the drain. I wanna talk all the efforts into smoking pot and put that into possitivity and a great sober life for my family and my kids. I never want my children to ever know that i smoked or ever know what an addiction is. Thank your for the opportunity to vent this.. I feel much better now.


Epiphany32 6 years ago

Wow, reading other smokers' perspectives on quitting really helps to put my life in perspective. I have been smoking weed practically everyday for the past 6 years. I never did it in high school because I thought it would hinder my learning abilities. I'm glad I did this, but as soon as my lungs tasted it in college, I was hooked. I was under the impression that weed was making my life better. I couldn't have been more wrong. In high school, I was productive w/o weed. Now, looking back on the past 6 years, I realized that when I thought weed was doing no harm, it really was. My accomplishments post-weed addiction are far and few. I've gained weight. It has furthered my social anxiety. I already feel the difference with the reduction of my short-term memory.. not to mention all the money I have kissed good-bye purchasing it. It has made my mind an utter mess and my vocabulary is at an all-time low. I always blamed something else in my life for all these problems and not the weed which was a huge mistake. A few days ago, as an experiment I decided to quit smoking for a few days. I'm glad that I did. Prior feelings of worthlessness have been replaced with a sense of dignity and control. Although my dad told me to never quit at anything I do, today, I decided to permanently quit smoking. Thank you everyone for enabling this. I wish the best for everyone else who's in my position!

Godspeed.


Maryjane 6 years ago

This is all bullshit. Ignorant people trying to pin their psychological problems on weed. Its not the weed man, it is the fact that you have an addictive personality and the ganja happens to be the drug you choose to abuse.

I used to smoke pot every single day, i was respected among my pot head friends for my ability to smoke chronic in rediculous quantities.

I moved out of state recently and i no longer hade a connection that allowed me to get it cheap enough that i could sell it and basically smoke to my hearts content for free. So i stopped. Simple as that, it's been about 2 months. There was one occasion when i visited my old town for the weekend and i smoked with a friend while i was there, but when i returned to my new home i had no desire to go out and find a new dealer.

i havent experianced any form of withdrawal or change in my eating habits. the only difference has been a bit of difficulty sleeping. My trouble sleeping started around the time i was 10 or 11 (before i had even seen marijuana) when i fell in love with books and would stay up all night long reading even when i had school in the morning. Smoking a nice heavy indica has always helped me get to sleep at i reasonable hour when i have something important to do the next day.

As far as physical health is concerned, there has never in history been a case of marijuana overdose, nor is there any accurate evidence to support the claim that marijuana can cause cancer. Furthermore, although it is true that weed contains more tar than ciggarettes, it does not contain the harmful additives that the tobbaco companies add to their product, nor is it grown using the dangerous chemicals that big tobbaco companies treat soil with which in recent studies has been shown to contain radioactive properties that have more than likely been causing the increased rate in cancer among smokers in recent years.

As a pot smoker ive experianced the ups and downs of using marijuana, including problems with the law, problems in school and even problems within my family. But going through it all has only made me absolutely sure of one thing. There is nothing bad about smoking pot. Pot will not make you do poorly in school, or get you into trouble.

However the people that oppose its use WILL try to hold you back from getting a proper eduction if you use marijuana and the legal system WILL throw your ass in jail and make you waste hundreds of dollars and hours in probation and communtity service if they catch you with it. The problem isnt in the plant its in the minds of ignorant people.

Although i do no feel the need to smoke Maryjane at the moment, i know i will return to her someday, for she will always be my first true love. I guess i'll see here when i get to cali.


Epiphany32 6 years ago

"There is nothing bad about smoking pot." "Ignorant people trying to pin their psychological problems on weed..."

Ugh, first of all, who are you to discourage others from quitting weed? If you really think that there's nothing bad about smoking pot, then you're the ignorant one. Sure, if you smoke every once in awhile, the effects are minimal. But, if you reduce yourself to a heavy daily smoker then how can you say it doesn't have any adverse effects? I don't care who you are or if there is no significant scientific evidence that weed to leads to lung cancer, if you inhale smoke, any type of smoke, and if you inhale it daily in big tokes, it will effect your health in a negative way. BTW, there is a lot of evidence pointing to the fact that weed digs away at your short-term memory.. And not to mention all the unproductive time you waste lingering stoned outta your mind.. including the aforementioned $$$ that you burn away. I was just like for the past several years blaming everything else except weed.. until I seriously took a step back and re-examined the effects of weed with the an unbiased mind.


josh 6 years ago

The title is "how to stop smoking weed" but that picture of a blunt wants to make me smoke more.

by the way you don't smoke the leaves or stems. you smoke the buds. so i don't know why you even wrote this anyway


pageantrejects 6 years ago

Ive been smoking weed for over 20 years, I am now $). oh god. I quit smoking cigarettes a couple of weeks ago and am now ready to cold turkey weed. i have about a 1/2 oz left and Im not smoking any more. Ill give it away. No more smoking anything for me. Im giving my poor raisin lungs a break finally. :) You can do it too!!


Lovepocket 6 years ago

First of all,the comments to this hub are infinitely more helpful then the hub itself...that being said,much respect to all the people who have either quit smoking or are in the process of quitting.The only criticism i offer is for those of u that have never tried a drug and have no understanding of what would lead someone to do so,yet shamelessly bash those who do as criminals or addicts.We ALL crave an escape of some sort,some healthier than others.Its important to remember that the use of weed dose'nt make u an idiot or a "bad" person,should u choose to buy a $200 pair of shoes over a fat ounce of dro...thats ur money to waste,and it is just as much a waste.No one can argue the negitive health effects of smoking,but the scientific findings for studies on weed are among the most ambiguous of all drugs....No one is saying heavy use of weed is good,but i encourage u all to examine every angle of this issue including ur own addictions(shopping,eating,coffee,porn)in order to really understand the problem...agin much respect and love to all of u that have control of ur lives!


longtimeitseems 6 years ago

id rather not specify my name but the stuff people write in here is right on the dot FOR ME!!!... i cuaght some people bashing on our adiction and to some its not an addiction... its just a way of life and i completley understand that!! I DO trust me.... but for some it DOES destroy lives those who have to hide it from everyone they love like me! ( everyone in my family, close friends ive known forever) i love hangin out with my friends they all smoke and so do I, everyday 24/7.. but i know i have to make a choice of who is more important and WHAT is more important.... someone my bash my comment but those are people who want to quit but cant come to terms wit it and they know it is screwing there lives up and not letting them live life to the fullest...WHY ELSE WOULD THEY HAVE LOGGED ON TO THIS SITE!!!! there not doing it becuase they are bored there doing it because they are curious in how other people are quiting but dont want to be frowned upon by there friends.


Pierce 6 years ago

So I've already posted a bunch of times about three months ago. I had stopped smoking pot for.. a month? not even.. and I just reread my entry, talking about how I had stopped the daily routine and how I felt so much better.

Now I'm back to smoking daily, but things have been shit lately and I know from experience that it's the pot that makes me feel this way, but sometimes (mostly) it's so much easier just to get high and get rid of feeling angry and depressed than it is to go through the whole trying to quit thing.. Sometimes it feels like i'll never be able to quit.. But today I've packed up all my shit and put it away in storage. I haven't gotten rid of anything but at least its a start and it will stop my daily smoking. I know the process of quitting pretty well now. It takes me about a week to feel normal but then I still want to get high just because its a easy good time. But man looking back on the years, all the fuzzy memories.. I look back and wish I could have done things differently, or enjoyed certain times more than I let myself.. Im so confused with everything lately I'm not even sure what to write or why I'm writing anything.. maybe just to show myself that another quitting attempt is underway..

what starts sweet ends bitter.

good for you to anyone that has quit or is currently quitting


ivan  6 years ago

im trying to stop smoking so far its been a lil over 24 hrs. its is very hard to quit!!! i am a very stubborn person so i think i can do it. i have been smokin weed off and on since i was 15 and became a complete stoner at the age of 16 im now 22

during this time i introduced it to my brothers to it(big mistake) my family is falling a part its the hardest thing to go threw.. i was raised by a alcoholic father and a hard workin mom with no time for us.. and im currently trying to patch thing up with my girl friend.i think i can quit i know can right now i cant eat/sleep im going on day2 let JC help get threw this day. i also quit smoking with my 20 year old bro yesterday day 1 he had the shakes made me real sad but JC can help him along with me we can do it and bring our family back together... is there anything i can do to make this process a lil better like eat sunflower seed or chew on a straw?


smoke tchoker 6 years ago

very good ideas


Kristin 6 years ago

I'm 29 years old now and have been smoking pot since I was 12, habitually since about 22. I love it. I love it. It sucks to have to quit. This is difficult, especially since my desire to quit is monetary only. i've come to accept that the reason i am in so much credit card debt is because of the amount of weed i smoke. $200 about every 10 days = about $7300 a year * the past 7 years = $51,100. wow. that is riduculous. How to quit when you don't really want to but need to?? i've alway been a stoner overacheiver. i graduated top of my class and have a great job (which i almost couldn't get because of failing the initial drug test - quite embarassing). i'm not a pothead in any sense of the word except the fact that i smoke every morning, night, and day off. i'm lost as how to do this.


Rudy Padilla 6 years ago

I am 14 years old and im tryinq to look for advice to quit smokinq maybe from someone that smoked before that quit how did they do it. If you have any answers could you please contact me at my personal email address Ayoo leche@aol.com


ibeatupsatan 6 years ago

Kristin.. you could always just start your own small personal garden and supply yourself instead of paying all that money. Its a great financial decision for a stoner plus gardening can be relaxing and fun!


redesent 6 years ago

hey people,

I posted a couple of months back and two failed attempts later here i am again.

Third time lucky right? If I can't do it this time maybe I never can?

I need to know how my brain functions without THC clogging it up. So this is it this time, it is within my control to change my life in this way. I can do it, you can do it.


The_Other_Woman 6 years ago

I'd love feedback if any of you can help me. When my husband and I got together - first date - I told him I could never have a relationship with someone who smoked pot. He quit (or so he said). I know of 1 time that he smoked it prior to us getting married and that was with my knowledge.... and then he promised to never do it again. Sixteen years and 4 kids later he is regularly smoking again - I think maybe he's done it on and off, but now it is multiple times a day, including at 5am. He's alone with the kids and smoking in the bathroom. He does it on vacation, and at home. He carries it with him. And, he thinks I don't know. With the economy like it is and 2 little ones, I can't afford to leave. I think he may be about to lose his job, and that's only made things worse. We don't fight (we hardly see each other). I avoid him b/c I don't want to talk about the drugs... and I dont know what else to talk about b/c it's always on my mind. I am totally in love with him and always have been. But,I deserve to be the one he has a serious committed relationship with - not Mary Jane. After all I've given for him I refuse to be the other women, and yet I am. How do I approach this? It IS a deal breaker for me, it's just that I can't leave right now. If I could, I would simply give him the ultimatum. But, I can't. So, what do I do? Please help.


They forgot me 6 years ago

They forgot Kush

"cmon bitch ya know you wanna smoke dat kush"

No?

ok..

I dont smoke btw :)


frustration 6 years ago

Ever since I started dating my current boyfriend (3 and a half years ago) we've been smoking everyday, literally. I really want to quit, but he doesn't, and it's been so hard for me to quit when it's in my face everyday. I don't want to leave my boyfriend because I love him and I know he loves me. I don't even care if he continues to smoke after I miraculously quit. But I have yet to succeed and I don't know what else to do but to stay over my parents house for a couple of days, so that I'll have no choice but to not smoke since it won't be around me. Of course, my boyfriend is upset by this, but I don't know what else to do, nothing else has worked so far. I just can't wait until I'm sober again and enjoying life for what it really is, not just seeing it distorted through a cloud of smoke.


paul  6 years ago

i do want to quit but cant , i really need help


Why 6 years ago

Crystal Concepts bwhy do you think you have to slam the people that disagree with you. If you need everyone to think the way you do than you have some real issues. I have smoked weed for four years now like once a week and it has changed me for the better. Unlike you it allows me to keep an open mind about things. It also healps a lot with my math classes. When I am on the weed it helps me think much more clearly and allows me to work out the problem. If you want to smoke smoke and if you don't then don't.


Quit to be legit 6 years ago

hello stoners and ex stoners,

im 16 years old and ive been smoking the weed for about two years now. i first started smoking once every two months then once a month then eventually once a week. even if u dont want it to become a habit it still does. weed makes everything better and more interesting, things like music and food and sex. but we have to learn that we can live without the herb because its just a downhill path to hell. it starts out being fun and amazing, but it will become an everyday thing. It has ruined the lifes of many people i know. i feel ashamed because i am the only one in my family who blazes. dont get me wrong, theres nothing like rippin a fat bongtoke and listenin to music, just keep it under control. SMOKE WEED, JUST DONT LET THE WEED SMOKE YOU!

try cutting down from everyday, to once every 3 days, then once a week, then once a month. you can save money and your high will be even more amazing since your tolerance will decrease. It wont hurt to try

good luck my fellow stoners. :]


StonedMusician 6 years ago

This whole article made me laugh. The only valid reason Crystal gives us to quit smoking weed is for your health (In which case; what do you care about another humans health?). Smoking weed is perfectly fine and it is not a "Gateway drug". The author is simply relating A to B because A comes before B.

Has it ever occurred to any of you that the reason the user "eventually graduates to harder drugs" is because the user is fed lies all of his life about this horrible monster of a drug only to try it and discover that it is nothing like it is depicted by society?

"Well, if they lied to me about this maybe they lied to me about this too..."


Why 6 years ago

StonedMusician, I totaly agree. Marijuana is not a gateway drug. It is made into one by these people that like to spread lies about its supposed "dangers".


I just dunno... 6 years ago

weed is not a gateway drug. prohibition provides the gateway. if it was controlled and sold legally it would prevent people from being introduced to harder drugs by dealers.

90% of the time dealers are only in it for the money they don't care who you are or what happens to you.


RICKY 6 years ago

people that smoke weed are so stupit and are without a personality, ive been smoking for 8 yrs and im 20. one thing that it does it losses all sense of responsability you get weaker and dumber. you get so stupid and your so vedge. be yourself, dont be someone who your not. i dont need drugs to get hipper. i used to take it to dehype myself, but i soon realise that being hyper is as though im high but im sober. dont need to consume that veggy, even alchool but thats okay once a while. i hate because by now i could of been in university, but im stille in college cause i was slaking on my homework and smoking weed. you werent born with a joint in your hand so be natural, and youll see, your face will become prettier,


Geno 6 years ago

I agree with most people on here, the article is obviously written by a none smoker, but all the other people on here feeling the same way I do makes me really want to quit for good. I first toked in 6th grade now im 24 sorta wondering where the time went. I got my younger brother hooked and he now smokes more than I ever did. In my house weed was the norm, parents smoked it aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, everyone! But what do they have to show for it? Nothing.... Good looking out to all of you with positive posts,


budsmoke  6 years ago

Weed is good no doubt about it. But there are many problems in my life that can be attribute to this great plant. Im 27 I have been smoking since 14. The problems i see mostly is the lack of concentration. im a finance student in my last semester and it is definitely hard to go to school and smoke i do not usually go to class high but when i have to do hw my girl will have a blunt and i cannot turn it down and my hw does not get done. It is hard to sleep without it and when it gets to the point where we are just getting high to get high it is a problem. I do not think that it is bad but if you find urself smoking everyday it will affect your productivity in life. i have had many incidences with the police where they have found weed and it affects my ability to get a job I think weed should be legal then we could smoke without some of these issues. weed is not a gateway drug that is bs I have seen many people who have graduated to other drugs but they never just smoked weed. They did pcp, drank everyday, had no discipline in their eating habits and now they do coke it happened pretty fast. The problems with weed come from when you smoke everyday as with anything you do everyday even if u lift weights everyday you will have problems. Me personally i do not want to quite but I do not want to smoke all the time. If you smoke all the time this is much deeper them weed you have addictive tendencies I have them too. But maybe limiting your weed use to times when you can enjoy it can help. do not smoke weed just to get high use weed to enhance other social activities as you would do with alcohol. Do not smoke to go to sleep this will affect ur sleep cycle. Do not smoke before important things. This addiction is more or less a lack of discipline. You need discipline in you life.


ridu 6 years ago

yo pot is bad.everybody knows that.but quiting pot is not really easy for real ganja smokers.But there is an antidote.seriously it's called love.what ever talking rubish.but in bangladesh we pot smokers believe that love can change us.so we stay away from any kind of affection.

P.S.-there is a mistake"Marijuana isn't the only thing in the world that can give you that high".It's wrong.marijuana is the only thing that gives you high.Unless it's a drug.


Jeff 6 years ago

Great tips for quitting. If I were quitting that's what I'd follow. However: It seems marijuana is around to stay, acknowledged not only by the legalization of medical marijuana in many U.S. states and other countries, but for industrial purposes such as food, supplements, textiles, paper, oil etc..

Why not also include tips to help marijuana users protect themselves from the the harmful effects of marijuana. For example implementing the use of a vaporizer, which eliminates the most harmful part of smoking (the smoke), while still maintaining it's effectiveness.

p.s. marijuana does not cause cancer, but it is known to slow the development of cancer cells, often recommended to help ease the pains of radiation therapy instead of using harmful pharmaceuticals.


Bob 6 years ago

I just quit on the spot after I found out I have HPV. Now i'm not sleeping properly, constantly having night sweats. But other than that, it's all to the good!


Brain McCormick 6 years ago

I like weed. It smells good.


mike 6 years ago

i smoked weed ever since i was 12 im 41 now i couldnt get any where i live now didnt know anyone scraped my pipe and just quit its been 7 weeks and havent had any urge to smoke at all maybe when its time it is time


Mark 6 years ago

I have been smoking cigarettes and marijuana for ten years now. And I wish I never started. I would do anything to be able to quit forever. The addiction is %100 mental and I have no will power. If you are reading this and wondering if you should start smoking, take it from me. Your life is to valuable to waste it on weed and cigs.


Lost Soul 6 years ago

So im 19 and ive been smoking weed for around 2 years now. ALthough i never really had an urge to smoke many of my friends convinced me that it was just a "phase" and something to do when your bored. after i tried it a few times i was hooked. For the past few months, i was smoking a few times a week and i realized how much it has effected my memory. I am young and have my whole life ahead of me. I have been sober for a week now and i doubt i will go back to smoking. good luck to those who are trying to quit.


me myself 6 years ago

I need to quit smoking. I've tried to quit so many times now but it never works. all my friends smoke so that what we do when we hangout. smoking has gotten me in trouble at school, work and home. i just need a way out.


Godfather 6 years ago

I stopped for 5 years then 6 months ago my jackass friends got me doing it again. In my experience, i have learned that its all about who you hang out with . If you hang out with smokers and stoners, you have a more chance of joining them. If you hang out with non-smokers...you will remain non-smoker. This is what I intend to do. Planning to move to another city in a couple of months.


Terrance Bia 6 years ago

THe 400 chemical in cigaretts is deadly and Marijauana has no checmical eccept a natural one called THC there arnt any chemicals in Marijuana drugs are man made and, weed is a all natural plant with no chemicals its actully better then smokin cigaretts and drinking alchol


Livefreeordie 6 years ago

Brownies are a safe alternative to getting high rather than smoking if that is peoples concerns? I have smoked weed for 25 years and have not had any health effects according to my doctor after testing. People should watch "Super High Me" a true life story about smoking weed and its non negative effects...it will be sure to change some peoples opinions. Weed saved my life.


jake banks 6 years ago

please this isent helping i been smoking four years i am turning fifteen i dont want my life to end up nowwhere everywhere i go its smoking somewhere either after school or somewhere i just keep ending up smoking again what do i do?????im hurting my family


GREG 6 years ago

im a teen who has been smoking pot for like 2 years..in my town all there is is drugs theres nothing to do or anywhere to go..littlerly 90% of my town smokes pot.ik i can stop if i really wanted to but i feel like there would be nothing to do and a little pot isnt bad for you once and awhile. but then again my girlfreind for 3 years dosent know my second life of smokin and its only a matter of time before she finds out..im screwd i think unless i stop smokin but good article learned alittle..the journal should help


COMO ex smoker 6 years ago

Been smoking for 2 years multiple times a day. Being a junior in high school quiting isn't an easy thing to do when you go to school every day and see your buddies you always smoke with. I've given up bud for a few weeks at a time, but i always come back. I have gotten busted by parents on drug tests that a knew where scheduled, and i still smoked. Marijuana made me careless. I didn't care if i disappointed my parents, getting blazed was more important. Marijuana makes me feel whole. Nothing beats music while your high...

I'd never had social issues throughout my younger years, marijuana changed that. I've lost interest in social situations. I used to go out plenty, party, kick it with friends, whatever. Now i usually stay home or just stick with a couple of smoker friends. I know there is way more out there that HS has to offer and i'm cheating myself out of it.

Earlier today I broke my pipe I've owned for two years, my bong i've had for a year and a half, and sold all the stash. My goal is to be able to come back and read this post a year from now, and realize i've put all these problems deep into my past.


glenn 6 years ago

well for all the weed smokers put it this way i thought it was kool to smoke but when me and my friend was high we went out and cause my friend was really stoned he had jump in front of a movin car and was killed now i have stop smokin cause of it and i tell my friends dont do it u may think its kool but it anint plz


angel puff 6 years ago

I made the choice to quit today I am going to do it in small steps i smoke about 1/8 a day so Starting today I am going to cut it down to a 1/16 for 3 weeks and then take it form there


Goons 6 years ago

i smke weed fromlast 1 year but in a start i never think about that i will smke it agen but after i smke more ed more

ed was feeling that am losein my memoery day by day but now i smke ones a week ed that good news to me its a big diffrent from past ed deside its my last year with fuckn WEED pary for em frnd THINK YOU


Alex bykowski 6 years ago

i have been smoking weed for 2 and a half years everyday and i just cant take the pressure of it anymore. everyday i feel like i need to smoke not physically but mentally. so i went on the look for help and found this website. thanks to all the people here with there inspiring story's and all the helpful information i have received i have now decided to quit weed. now i know why weed has the name the "devils parsley".


Crazy U 6 years ago

Hello Guys!

Im 26 years old, and i started smoking for about 8 years ago 2 to 3 times daily. I really loved it.

But suddenly weed started giving problems in my relationships, i started having very angry behaviour, i was fighting with my family and girlfriend, for small things.

Weed starting controlling me. and i have to fight against it.

I dont wanna have more that kind of agressive behaviour.

I want to stop smoking.

Its very difficult, but im sure i can.

but i have to leave my smoking friends for sure, because its too temptating.

I realised that there are more important thinhs in life than weed.

Kick the Weed, day by day.......fight with every strenght


cole cannard 6 years ago

hi everyone, so here goes my story. I look back to find a 14 year old kid who was successful in everything he did, straight A student, well liked, great athlete i mean everything in my life was perfect. Then it began... a friend of mine, in fact my best friend asked me to try the drug. I was a typical young teenager and figured i could just try it one time and be fine. BOY WAS I WRONG, It became a weekend passtime and I loved it. Soon after that I began buying my own and smoking it at home every night. The weed hadn't affected me at that point in daily life and I saw no reason to quit. Then I ventured further into the drug and the lifestyle that comes with it. It became so bad that I would buy a dub and it would be gone a couple hours later. My mind began to feel the effects of the memory loss and paranoia, and I also began to skip school as well as stop doing what I used to LOVE. I'm not a stupid kid so I decided enough was enough and I quit. 3 days later I was crying, anxiety ridden, and depressed. The withdrawals were so bad I went right back to it and figured I could still live life high and happy. A year later I got a duii for marijuana, uhoh thats no good lol. This experience left me devastated. I spiralled into a depression and began to really regret ever smoking. This brings me to where I am now, an 18 year old who is done with that bull sh1t life. It does absolutely nothing for you. I am glad I have not gone so far into the addiction that it took away everything, I mean im still in school and still have a chance at going pro in golf which is my passion. I can only imagine how far ahead in life I would be if I never toked but here I am. I know now that when I quit I will be stronger than ever mentally and physically. It will NOT be easy nor fun but 110 percent worth it. good luck to everyone who wants to quit, you will suceed if you understand what pot has done to you and your life.


SteveR 6 years ago

these are good tips,

however much of the information here is inaccurate,

making up false "facts" only makes people believe that all the information is false, making it easier to smoke weed.


Dirty Rob 6 years ago

My story: In high school, I had pretty good grades, I was very athletic, not shy, but not the most outgoing person in the world. I started smoking the summer that I got out of high school, and I fell in love with it by smoking blunts every opportunity I had, and by going as far as selling the stuff. I thought I was the guy who had it all together, who could work a part-time job, go to school full-time, sell the chronic, and just do me. Unfortunately, smoking everyday led me to bad decision-making: I began skipping classes with the attitude of, "Ohh, it's just one class" until eventually I had to drop all of my classes. Up until two days ago, I smoked weed everyday, and pretty much all day. What I learned to do is be an "active stoner." What this means is that instead of getting high, and hopping on Halo3 for hours or just getting high and being a bum, I take care of my business. Now, I go to every class, and I've gotten straight A's for 4 semesters straight, I'm on the President's Honor Roll, and I'm very close to transferring to a prestigious business school. I decided to quit smoking for the new year because although I have managed to be successful in school, I don't feel like I am living up to my potential, especially when it comes to being social and participating in my classes when there is a debate or if I have a question. Instead, I just keep to myself, focus on what I need to get done, and hope that I don't get called on. For the last few years that I have been smoking, I get anxiety attacks at school, or at work: my heart starts beating real fast, my throat tightens up, and it feels like I can't get out what I want to say. Going into business, I feel like I need to exude confidence, and be able being able to explain something at the drop of a dime. With these anxiety attacks, I have made the realization that to this is not going to be feasible if I continue to get baked everyday. What's bad about it is that it's not only when I'm high. It can be the next day at school, and I'll think of a question to ask the professor in class, and then the anxiety just kicks in and I end up keeping my question to myself. Please, does anyone else feel like they have the same dilemma? I mean I can be at work and my supervisor can ask me a question, and my heart just starts racing even though I know what I want to say. It sucks ass because I want to be able to break shit down, and educate fools with presentations by conveying my understanding of things. Pipe dreams, or no?


Dirty Rob 6 years ago

My story: In high school, I had pretty good grades, I was very athletic, not shy, but not the most outgoing person in the world. I started smoking the summer that I got out of high school, and I fell in love with it by smoking blunts every opportunity I had, and by going as far as selling the stuff. I thought I was the guy who had it all together, who could work a part-time job, go to school full-time, sell the chronic, and just do me. Unfortunately, smoking everyday led me to bad decision-making: I began skipping classes with the attitude of, "Ohh, it's just one class" until eventually I had to drop all of my classes. Up until two days ago, I smoked weed everyday, and pretty much all day. What I learned to do is be an "active stoner." What this means is that instead of getting high, and hopping on Halo3 for hours or just getting high and being a bum, I take care of my business. Now, I go to every class, and I've gotten straight A's for 4 semesters straight, I'm on the President's Honor Roll, and I'm very close to transferring to a prestigious business school. I decided to quit smoking for the new year because although I have managed to be successful in school, I don't feel like I am living up to my potential, especially when it comes to being social and participating in my classes when there is a debate or if I have a question. Instead, I just keep to myself, focus on what I need to get done, and hope that I don't get called on. For the last few years that I have been smoking, I get anxiety attacks at school, or at work: my heart starts beating real fast, my throat tightens up, and it feels like I can't get out what I want to say. Going into business, I feel like I need to exude confidence, and be able being able to explain something at the drop of a dime. With these anxiety attacks, I have made the realization that to this is not going to be feasible if I continue to get baked everyday. What's bad about it is that it's not only when I'm high. It can be the next day at school, and I'll think of a question to ask the professor in class, and then the anxiety just kicks in and I end up keeping my question to myself. Please, does anyone else feel like they have the same dilemma? I mean I can be at work and my supervisor can ask me a question, and my heart just starts racing even though I know what I want to say. It sucks ass because I want to be able to break shit down, and educate fools with presentations by conveying my understanding of things. Pipe dreams, or no?


Richie P 6 years ago

Well, I am 18 years old. Ive been smoking pot for 3 years. I smoke pot a lot. I have always been a good kid and done good and school and i was always smart, but then i started smoking pot and i do it ever day and like, thats all ive been doing latley. and i feel like a looser man, like, my mom and dad dont like it and i feel like a drug addict or something, pluse i poped lots of pills and have done lsd a number of times. But smoking pot everyday just makes you feel so dumb. Im just sick of it and fed up with it, i feel retareded or something. just look at how im typing, its all like a stoner would talk, that why today, i have decided to quit for good. i like it and all but its not worth it at all and I've smoked a good amount of it and it aint nothing special anymore. Now i can tell my girlfriend and my parents what i did over the weekend and stuff cus i'll remember now.


chris 6 years ago

hey hey hey smoke weed every day! No don't im just kidding


chris 6 years ago

hey hey hey smoke weed every day! No don't im just kidding


JJ 6 years ago

This is all bull mayn, A bunt helps me calm down and put things into perspective a little better and clear my head when things around me get to stressfull, its about time we LEGALIZE, the gov can tax the hell out of it and due to the mass damand we could bring this country out of this horible time were going through. And most importantly for all the "health risks" ive herd ive NEVER herd of some one oding on weed.They have this amazing new invention called a Vaporizer and it takes away all the hamfull chemicals that everyones worried about, im a very healthy intelligent 18 yr old highschool grad wit a b average and when I went to see my doc about a month ago he told me my lungs were in great condition and ive been smoking since I was 11 lol granted that is really to young to start smoking im not saying minors shud pick up a blunt but the fact is im one of MANY perfectly healthy bright young stoners, and I plan on being buried wit a phaty at a nice old age. id love to hear what all the haters have to say about all these facts I just brought to light on this subject... peace love and reef


Ryan Buell 6 years ago

If you want the truth about Marijuana watch the documentary "The Union".


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Justine T 6 years ago from WI

Very intresting topic an i agree on lots of it exept for the part on that is just as bad or worse than ciggerets... cigerets have way more chemicals ... yes weed can expeshiley beacause people lase it but indeed its not the best for ;your health an "being an addict" not that i want to continue it brings me down it doesnt help when the high is gone it gets you out of the reality that you dont want to be in. an i keep herting the poeple that care about me because i dont know how to stop because yes i want to stop my bull but if its offered i dont know how to say no? how do you stop that ?


Kt Blackness 6 years ago

Another good documentary sort of thing on weed is "Super high me" it was funny and informative. Sorta.

Anyway, I think weed gets a bad rep and do not think it should be considered an illegal drug. Pain killers and anti-anxiety PRESCRIPTION meds are killing people not weed. Weed is one of the very few medications doctors can prescribe with such few negative side effects.

Of course, weed, like everything else out there is going to be abused. And I agree that it's bad for your lungs, sucks when you need motivation and screws your short term memory. For these reasons I'm trying to cut way back but I don't think I'll ever fully quit.

Because of weed I don't take Xanax or prescription painkillers unless the pain is unbearable and a toke is nice for a tummy ache or the flu. I would lump weed in with alcohol even though alcohol is WAY worse for you and simply say smoke responsibly. You don't need to smoke every day, just like with alcohol you shouldn't have to drink every day.

Currently I am an every day smoker, except for today. Today I quit for my first day of college and plan to not smoke for at least a month. After that.. every once in a while, ya know? like drinking. Smoking weed once in a while is not drug abuse. smoking every day probably is..

I think everyone on here who did manage to kick the habit completely is awesome though. Even in writing all this I can see I'm probably technically addicted but I've got high hopes for me. haha, get it, high hopes?

Good article, obviously everyone here was seeking some sort of guidance and you make a relevant argument. PEACE!


mike2223312 6 years ago

Its either not addicting or I have a non addictive personality. Ive smoked pot for 10 years straght and I quit 2 months ago all of a sudden, cold turkey, no withdrawls.

I think your either week minded or have a serious addictive personality if you have trouble with quitting weed.

Thats just my two cents.


Noah  6 years ago

Just spent the last hour reading every testimonial on this site. Thank you to everyone for there opinions. I'm 33 and have smoked weed almost every day since I was 18. I have a law degree and a great family who loves me, but I have decided enough is enough. Pot hasn't ruined my life, but my life can be a lot better. I have a 3 year old and another one on the way and I want to live a long time to watch them grow old and have children. I also want to spend the extra money I have on my family and not my personal addiction. This will not be easy for me, but I will come back to this site for support. Thanks again to all of you.


nina 6 years ago

It's amazing to see so many people upfront with themselves. I too started out as a casual smoker in my teens, but now, 15 years later, I am disapointed to see myself smoking every day. Although I do believe that smoking recreationaly is not a problem, in fact I'd rather have a toke than a beer any day, I do not want it to be a daily thing. I wouldn't get drunk everyday, so why would I get high ?

At this moment, I am fighting the urge to have a toke. I know that this shall pass, but for the moment, I find that reading other's people's experiences is quite helpful.

How has weed affected my life ? First of all, I don't believe teenagers should be smoking and I regret doing it as a teen. Your brain is still forming at that age and I believe you are more likely to get addicted. In high school, I did not participate in any extra-curricular activites, my friends and I, instead of doing something that would get us a natural high, we would be lazy and smoke up. I did not learn to work to accomplish things that made me feel good. I wasted my musical talents as well, which is too bad because playing music is the only natural high I know, but it takes work and I got lazy because I learnt I could feel good by sparking one up.

At first it seems that weed helps you get motivated to do certain tasks and I fell for that as well. What I noticed however is that although I could spend hours on end working on an essay, the quality of the work is never as good.

What encourages me to quit smoking is seeing my older sister, who has been smoking for more than 20 years. It's scary what that stuff does to one's brain, she doesn't notice it but her thoughts are so scattered that she has trouble expressing her ideas, always looking for a word or forgetting what she was trying to say !

I have so much to live for, and often I feel like I've wasted a lot of time and money smoking. I have quit for long periods of time in the past and I remember that I actually felt high just by living out of that cloud !

I'd like to make it clear that I am not judging people who smoke everyday, I am judging myself because I know that for me smoking every day is plain stupid and unecessary. There was a time where I only smoked on my day off, on Sundays and I actually appreciated it. This is what I am aiming for now and I have an approach that I hope will work out. For now, I'll have a smoke an hour before I go to bed. In a few days, I'll cut that one smoke out and not have any in nthe house so that if one weekend my boyfriend and I feel like smoking, we'll get a small amount, finish and not have any left over, that way the temptation will be much diminished. He is trying to quit cigarettes and me weed, wish us luck !

One last comment : anyone who thinks that weed is not addictive needs to be more honest with themselves. Now, having said that, it also depends on each individual's personality. I, for one, have a somewhat addictive personnality. There are people out there like mike 2223312 who can quit at the drop of a hat, and that's great. Some people can have a stash in their house and only smoke once a week or once a month. That used to be me, but, I let laziness take over and now I am in a position where I want to cut out for a while, clear my mind and then hopefully be able to be a casual toker and not the every day smoker I have become. I don't want to be a pothead and there's only I that can make that change.


blaze_30312 6 years ago

Hi Everyone! I have been smoking since high school and at the age of 31, it's time to stop. I haven't taken a toke since Sunday and I know that's not much, but it's a stepping stone for me. I have been psychologically addictive to weed and everything is mind over matter. I'm glad I stumbled upon this site because this really helps. Thanks for all of your comments and stories and God Bless!

*Mind Over Matter*


need2change 6 years ago

I started casually smoking when I was 18, but as soon as I got to uni it got much worse. Within a month of starting uni I was blazing everyday purely because I could. I didn't see any problem at the time. However, it did make it much harder to do my degree. I managed to get a 2:1 in the end, but I know if I'd have put in the work I could've got a 1st.

The thing is with me I'm naturally very intelligent, found school easy and got top grades without having to work hard. Because I found everything so easy it made me naturally lazy. When you're naturally lazy and have an addictive personality weed can be quite damaging. If I have weed in the house, I can't not smoke it, it's just not physically possible for me. Weed also makes me lazy and demotivated, which is worse for me because that's how I am naturally, so i become super lazy and demotivated. However, I've smoked on and off for 7 years now, much more on than off. I've quit a few times, only to start again. Weed helps me deal with the stress of life and takes away the shitness of life, and also improves every activity. Everything is better when high; sex, food, tv, anything and everything.

I've decided to quit now as I feel that my intelligence is no longer there. I was born naturally gifted and now I feel like a dumbass unable to express myself properly and get on with what I need to do in life. This is because I've blazed pretty much everyday for 7 years. I miss the clear headed feeling that comes when one stops smoking weed. So, it's been 3 days now since I've smoked, it's hard going but I'm coping. I'm thinking that I will still have the occasional blaze when I feel I've earned it, like when I finish my studies as a nice reward, or my birthday, but I'll be careful that when I've finished the bag I won't think to get more. That's the main problem I've had before, I've quit before, been ok then had a random smoke and loved it so much I just kept picking up and before I knew it back in the pattern of blazing everyday. The thing is I love weed, I love the act of smoking, the feeling it brings, everything about it. I know I need to quit though, otherwise I will fail my studies and develop cancer or something. The difference this time is that I WANT to quit. Every other time I've quit was because of other ppl telling me I should, or because I felt I had to, but I never wanted to. In an ideal world there would be no negative effects from weed and I'd blaze everyday, but the world is not ideal. So I want to quit to get my intelligence back, I want to quit to keep my health, and I want to quit so that when I do smoke in the future I appreciate it more. I think now at the age of 25 I'm mature enough to not need it anymore, and to live a normal life. Lets see how it goes...


need2change 6 years ago

I started casually smoking when I was 18, but as soon as I got to uni it got much worse. Within a month of starting uni I was blazing everyday purely because I could. I didn't see any problem at the time. However, it did make it much harder to do my degree. I managed to get a 2:1 in the end, but I know if I'd have put in the work I could've got a 1st.

The thing is with me I'm naturally very intelligent, found school easy and got top grades without having to work hard. Because I found everything so easy it made me naturally lazy. When you're naturally lazy and have an addictive personality weed can be quite damaging. If I have weed in the house, I can't not smoke it, it's just not physically possible for me. Weed also makes me lazy and demotivated, which is worse for me because that's how I am naturally, so i become super lazy and demotivated. However, I've smoked on and off for 7 years now, much more on than off. I've quit a few times, only to start again. Weed helps me deal with the stress of life and takes away the shitness of life, and also improves every activity. Everything is better when high; sex, food, tv, anything and everything.

I've decided to quit now as I feel that my intelligence is no longer there. I was born naturally gifted and now I feel like a dumbass unable to express myself properly and get on with what I need to do in life. This is because I've blazed pretty much everyday for 7 years. I miss the clear headed feeling that comes when one stops smoking weed. So, it's been 3 days now since I've smoked, it's hard going but I'm coping. I'm thinking that I will still have the occasional blaze when I feel I've earned it, like when I finish my studies as a nice reward, or my birthday, but I'll be careful that when I've finished the bag I won't think to get more. That's the main problem I've had before, I've quit before, been ok then had a random smoke and loved it so much I just kept picking up and before I knew it back in the pattern of blazing everyday. The thing is I love weed, I love the act of smoking, the feeling it brings, everything about it. I know I need to quit though, otherwise I will fail my studies and develop cancer or something. The difference this time is that I WANT to quit. Every other time I've quit was because of other ppl telling me I should, or because I felt I had to, but I never wanted to. In an ideal world there would be no negative effects from weed and I'd blaze everyday, but the world is not ideal. So I want to quit to get my intelligence back, I want to quit to keep my health, and I want to quit so that when I do smoke in the future I appreciate it more. I think now at the age of 25 I'm mature enough to not need it anymore, and to live a normal life. Lets see how it goes...


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cblack 6 years ago from a beach somewhere

It is hard....very hard to quit. I wish I could but nothing else relaxes me after a hard day better than pot. I quit drinking. I quit smoking cigs. But the pot is the hardest. I LOVE YOU MARY JANE!!!


keepTrying 6 years ago

It's nothing but a lie. Pot promises so much, but delivers nothing. When I smoke, I'm the world's greatest drummer, I'm in great shape, I'm an awesome lover, I know it all...but it's all in my head. The truth is, when I'm high, I live out these fantasies, but take no steps to accomplish them. My drums sit collecting dust, I don't even go to the gym anymore because I'm too self conscious to leave the house, not to mention, out of breath. And love? Forget about it...the truth is the beautiful woman I fantasize about would want nothing to do with a pothead. I'm a loser, plain and simple. My wife left me years ago. My daughter looks at me funny when I'm high. When I attend a family gathering high, everyone is short, quiet, wanting to get away from me.

Dope hijacks the brain's pleasure system...it promises but does not deliver. YOU DON'T NEED THIS SHIT...do whatever you have to do to quit - completely and forever - and don't look back. You'll be happier, healthier, wealthier, and people will respect you more. You not only can do this...you have to. Good luck.


headintheclouds 6 years ago

i agree with you keeptring and for the ppl who bash these posters and say weed is not a gateway drug you have no idea what you are talking about... it all depends on the person and there sisuation i am not agenst weed i love it its a part of my life and it allways has been my whole family smokes it hell my father even placed 2nd in the 1993s cannibis cup for 5 years now its been wake up smoke a joint than smoke another one 30 mins later all day everyday weed has realy messed with my head after about a year of smokin it i didnt wana do nothing but get high and its only goten worse i have droped out of school grade 11(probibly the reason for my poor grammer) but might as well say i have a grade 9 education becuase i do NOT remeber anything the last 5 years has just been a haze for 4 months now all iv done is sit in my house and smoke weed my dealers come to me so i rarley have to go anywhere iv become very anti socal and as fucked up as it sounds i almost fear being seen by others fearing what they think of me its such a fked up way to live your life and its all becuse of weed like i said befor i love weed its just not for everyone.. if you have a addictive personality and a shitty life my advise to you is not to start smokin it will turn into a crutch faster than you think... if you have lot of money no problums and everythings going for you than hey why not right? and to all thos mature and very wise people who taken the time to post advise or experiences know... that its appricated by many including myself

-clean for 1 day so far


Vincent 6 years ago

People are idiots...while I respect anyones decision to do what they want with their body I hate to see blatant propaganda like this posted. It serves no purpose but for people to remain truly ignorant about drugs, which makes it all that much unsafer for people who DO choose to them and infact even for those who don't.

When it comes to mental addiction it's often an underlying mental problem, not the drug. It's the person.

Until we start properly educating people about drugs effects and how to use them safely and start treating users as medical problems rather then criminals this vicious cycle will continue and history will be doomed to repeat itself.


keepTrying 6 years ago

Vincent, we forgive you for your own ignorance and denial. Some of these people have been putting junk in their systems for decades, so they understand people like you who remain in denial and are angry about that denial. Please be supportive or find a new place to rant. It's obvious that you have a drug problem, how else did you find this site. End your denial and take your own steps to heal yourself.


Jeff 6 years ago

Hi, my name is Jeff, and I have been smoking pot for 12 years or so. I decided to quit yesterday after I noticed that I couldnt say the words I wanted to because my brain just felt like it wasnt working. I am in sales, so I need to be creative when im talking to potential clients. Most of the things I do outside of work, I enjoy smoking pot while i do these things, which makes me think it will be way more difficult to stick with it. id say half of my friends smoke, but they wouldnt really pressure or give me shit for not smoking, maybe at first they will, but if i can keep it up they'll understand. I did wkae up around 2am with a wet bed, and had wondered for a second, but then realized it was just sweat. This site is great for me, as I dont really want to talk to my friends about this. Thanks and good luck to everyone trying to quit the herb!


weed head 6 years ago

hello everyone i been smoking pot for 17 years now seems like 17 days ago im fighting hard 30 hours clean i have lost everything my friends everything i wanna shoot people and all when im high i know i can quit cause when i get arrested i always do for a good 30 days with no problem but im rich so i neva have a problem with buying it big problem and have all the right connections i hope i can stop for good but i doubt it will happen good luck everyone remember if u dont stop u will lose all the people u love except the people who really understand they will always be there


myounis 6 years ago

i have been smoking herb for quite sometime. it helps me focus, sleep, and yes even my memory has benefited. i retain more information when im stoned BECAUSE im so focused. being an artist my mind has to be completely open. most of those facts about marijuana being harmful and so "bad" is propaganda. find out for yourself, research dont just beleive what your read. as far as quitting i have no plans, but i do say quit for your own personal reasons if you do. its not hard, i go thru oz every few weeks and can stop any time and have. i have never lost a job because of it, nor had any urge for cocaine or "hard" drugs. I truley believe that marijuana is an amazing plant and we are still learning about its wonders.


budah 6 years ago

weed will harm your body but there are many things we consume each day that harm it much more weed most deffently will mess with your head in time and the openmided feeling is nothing more than the onsight of psychosis loss of reality agrue what you will but a truley brilliant and enlightend mind does not need anything to improve it and if it does your very weakminded.. people like myounis make me worry for the future of our species...


thisyaboysharod 6 years ago

I have smoked ridiculous amounts of marijuana. Some days I've smoked more than 10 blunts due to the company I keep and the fact that I'm a recording artist & mixing engineer. I stay around it because most artist feel they need it in the studio. I'm tired of wanting it. It truly does make doing nothing more exciting and I'm a hustler. I have to always be doing something or I'll feel like I need weed to make the nothing I'm doing productive.


Rude Boy 6 years ago

I have smoked casually for 10 years and have suffered absolutely no ill effects from it. The only thing that pot has changed is it has made me a fan of ska, dub, and reggae music.


Mike 6 years ago

So i posted a post three months ago, i thought it was sooner than that. I actually stopped for like two months, but i started up for winter break, but guess what, its a month after break and im smoking everyday. I cant do this anymore, I have a problem, so I am going to try really hard to stop smoking, save money, enjoy life once more, i was not sad or depressed when i stopped smoking, i actually enjoyed life, now I am just depressed and everything now, and i cant imagine not smoking anymore, but i need to. It sucks, goodluck everyone


Mike 6 years ago

So i posted a post three months ago, i thought it was sooner than that. I actually stopped for like two months, but i started up for winter break, but guess what, its a month after break and im smoking everyday. I cant do this anymore, I have a problem, so I am going to try really hard to stop smoking, save money, enjoy life once more, i was not sad or depressed when i stopped smoking, i actually enjoyed life, now I am just depressed and everything now, and i cant imagine not smoking anymore, but i need to. It sucks, goodluck everyone


weed head 6 years ago

ok everyone i am 7 days clean now i feel so good i have had a few days when i felt horrible but it wasnt a bad fight i havent lost my appetite i get the night sweats i am so happy i stop smoking that gunja im done for good i'll let u know when im 2 weeks clean stay stroung everyone its not harder then u think i smoked 10 blunts a day by myself for 14 years


Karl 6 years ago

Just quit yesterday after smoking nearly every day for over 5 years....man this sucks, but hopefully I can recover the real me again. I'm not necessarily a religious person, however I have a feeling that God is the only way I can kick the habit.


WJ 6 years ago

I am 46 and started smoking pot when I was 15. I have quit several times (6 months was the longest)only to be drawn back in. I promised myself that I'd quit when I got my bachelor's degree(took me 10 years instead of 4).

I promised myself that I'd quit when I met a nice girl. Then I promised myself that I'd quit when I got married. Then I promised myself that I'd quit when I had children. Then I promised myself that I'd quit before they got old enough to know anything. But I just kept smoking. Well, I am trying again today (GOD HELP ME).

Why do I bother you may be thinking. When my son was 5, he would tell everybody that his Dad smelled like cigars. I dismissed and ignored his comments thinking the subject would just go away and that I needed to be more discrete. I continued to smoke pot.

About a year ago, my now 11 year old son asked me again why the garage smells like smoke all the time and why I (my clothes and breath)always smell like smoke (he has never seen me smoking).

I himmed and hawed saying something about hanging outside with the people at work while they are on a break smoking cigarettes. He told me that he has smelled plenty of cigarettes and that the smell wasn't the same. I ignored him, rationalizing that it would just go away if I was just more careful.

It pained me greatly to lie to him, but I held my ground convincing myself again that if I just denied it, his curiosity would just go away. I continued to smoke out in the garage and in the car away from the house.

I also started hugging him less and less when I came home or anytime that I had smoked, out of fear that he would detect the pot odor.

Then the other day when I was taking him to school when he found a nice bud that I had neglected to secure. "Hey Dad, what is this?" he said holding it up to me. I quickly grabbed it and mumbled something about it being trash and threw it on the floorboard, quickly changing the subject.

When I was looking into his inquisitive eyes, eyes that in the past have trusted me catch him when he jumped into the pool, eyes that when fearful...would be relieved by my soothing voice, eyes that had at one time held unconditional trust, it really hit me. I have been lying to him for many years, and he is catching me!

I can't remember being as utterly ashamed of myself as I was at that moment. I wanted to take him in my arms and cry...apologize to him for lying to him. I wanted to apologize for all the times that I was more interested in getting my high than helping him with his homework, or to stoned to play catch with him in the yard. I wanted to explain my rational for needing the pot and needing to lie to him. I wanted to apologize for making my wife lie to him to cover my sorry addicted ass!

I don't want my son to think of my as weak, a liar, or a drug addict. I don't want my son to think of his mother as a liar. I fear I may be too late to redeem myself, I pray that I am not.

I am utterly horrifed that by example, I was teaching him that it is ok to do the same thing, while all the while earning his distrust.

The idea of my son suspecting or knowing his father was a liar and a drug addict stung deeply!! But...I still kept smoking this past week , hoping the ashamed feelings would go away...until yesturday.

I am in a vworld of shit of my own making. Noone to blame but myself. All I am feeling now is SHAME and nausea. My wife loves me, but doesn't respect me, my son thinks that I am a liar and drug addict, and I am feeling no respect for myself at all.

I pray that I am strong enough to quit for good this time...and that I can again regain the respect and trust of my family. For you believers, please say some prayers for me.


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osiccmade 6 years ago

damn real talk I've gone threw helluh shit just cuz of weed.trying to quiet even to is hard.thanks for the addvice


legalize!!!!! 6 years ago

omg, wtf is with this site? im gonna have to agree with matt and conner and fed up. its all just shit our health teachers said to make us scared of drugs. pot is definetly not worse then cigs. have you ever heard of anyone dieing because of ganga? i havnt. and iv never heard of them getting cancer from it. thats just ignorant. cigs and dank are made of completly differant thigs! if its so bad then why do they perscribe it to people? you do realize that cannabis has no tar? its equivelant i guess would be hash or resen,smart one. this is just a bunch of bullshit strung together by haters. how much do you wanna bet that the person who wrote this has never smoked in their life? and im pretty sure most people know the differance between a doobie and a cig. its not that hard to tell. i have smoked since i was 13. i smoke every day, usually more then once or twice. i also smoke cigarettes. dont tell me their practicly the same its total bullsht! and pot doesnt make you get into other worse drugs, YOU DO. what, does miss mary pop up with a gun and say " if you dont snort that coke im gonna pistol whip your ass"? if you get into other drugs that is ENTIRELY YOUR FAULT. even if your dealer offers its not like youv got to buy it!and did you ever think that maybe your shitty life isnt poor janes fault? all she does is make us happy but still ignorant people want to hate. and its usually people who dont even know what the hell their talking about like the loser who typed this garbage. have you ever considered that your life is shit beacause life is just shitty? shit happens. sometime you just dont have a good life. sometimes youv got it all but your life turns to shit. you cant blame greenery for lifes randome tourture. chances are it would have happened anyway. infact pot has saved my life. i used to be so sad. i would just sit in my room all day long now joke, i was NEVER out of their and if i was i was miserable at school. wouldnt even come down to eat. this went on for about a year, maybe more. but then one day my friend invited me over to go skating later. well we were hangin with her sis and her bf and they decided to let us hit their shit. i didnt get vary high the first time,but i felt it a bit. it made me feel better. the next weekend she invited me to skate again, and honestly, i really didnt want to go. i never wanted to leave my room. i didnt even want any new freinds after the one i lost. i had nobody. literally. the only reason i went again was because i felt bad for saying i would and didnt want to ditch her again. well we got high again, and for the first time in about 16 months i didnt want to die. i used to do some self destructive things that id rather not get into but wen i started smokeing i stopped hurting myself. havnt done it since. before herb i was dead, at least inside. it allowed me to make friends again because for the first time i felt like i wanted to try and have a life. i made things get better instead of just ending everything like id tried to do before. and think about it, if everyone smoked, noone would fight each other. do you ever feel like fighting wen your flying? i sure as hell dont. there would be no road rage and no school shootings. its the herb of peace and it needs to be spread. i think its funny theres all this fucked up shit in the world and your worried about pot. you dumbass. write an artical on crack! or coke even. at lease i know people whos lifes and mids have been really destroyrd by it. that cane killed a vary beutiful boy with a promising future. he was only nineteen. me and my bestfriend have been terrorized by a crackhead. we were alone at like 3 in the morning walking the streets. you could tell the bitch had lost it just by her talking cuz she was rambling and not making any sence. my best friends mom was (or is still?) a crack addict. she tried to sell monica for drugs. she was only like 8. luckaly the dealer wasnt a sick basterd and was like bitch your crazy get the fuck outta here, thank the god i dont belive in! have you ever heard of someone trying to sell a family member for weed? no. have you ever heard of someone sucking dick for tree? no. if you really want to save lifes tell people how to stop shit like crack or meth, wich is another drug that iv seen destroy people. or maybe you should write something else we need like helpin a serial killer fight the urge to slaughter or teach a pedofile how to resist the urge to fuck little boys, or help a serial rapest quit. those are examples of REAL things you should actually be worrying about and trying to stop, not a simple little plant. get a life, and learn some shit about a topic before you go posting it on the internet for the whole world to see. its people like you that give jane a bad rep!

bottom line: LEGALIZE that shit!!!


6 years ago

i sorta have a thing with this guy. but he smokes a lot. theres nooo way he would ever get me to smoke, and he knows i hate it. i want him to stop soo bad but all his friends do it. idk whwat to do


dr puffingtons 6 years ago

you know what marijuana has had no proven cases of it killing someone or leading to addiction. now on the other hand alcohol and cigarettes cause deaths from lung cancer and alcohol kills people all the time yet they are perfectly legal. god made marijuana man made the rest who do you trust.

sincerely DR. Puffing'tons


Jacqui Osterud 6 years ago

I don't think marijuana is worst for you the ciggeretts, ciggs are waaaay worst. I liked all the important info good job


Debbie 6 years ago

I'm 46 and have been smoking pot on and off for most of my life. I'm self employed and feel I perform better while high...I'm definitely nicer if I at least know I can get high later. I've had to quit before and I can't stand myself let alone anybody else. I have made some of my stupidest mistakes in words and actions as a result of trying to quit. Reading this blog is both encouraging and discouraging because I know now it can be done but the yucky crap I feel while trying to quit is something I'm gonna have to go through and after having suffered for 2 weeks last year, I gave in and went at it heavier than ever. I have been diagnosed bipolar as well as my dad and sister and have always considered Pot as God's anti-depressant, being all natural :-P. I've been off all meds going on 9 yrs and that wouldn't have been possible without Pot. I want to quit...I really want to...I just don't want to chase away the few people I have in my life doing it, lol. I can be one mean bitch without it. This is a start I guess....good luck to those like me and congrats for those who've over come...this has been very helpful. Thanks for sharing.


Debbie 6 years ago

Well, I tried to quit again today....woke up determined not to take one pull on the pipe. I didn't lose my cool with any humans at least...the goats pissed me off though and I couldn't get into my work so I gave in....immediately I felt better. Geeze, it's got a hold of me :-(


Debbie 6 years ago

Well, I tried to quit again today....woke up determined not to take one pull on the pipe. I didn't lose my cool with any humans at least...the goats pissed me off though and I couldn't get into my work so I gave in....immediately I felt better. Geeze, it's got a hold of me :-(


weed head 6 years ago

2 weeks and 1 day clean i feel like the old me again it feels wonderful i still get the urge but i wont let it win the fight look so much betta in the face already i dont have any illness except i was shot in stomach 16 years ago and thats just a excuse lol anyways i look so much betta and feel betta nice lips again in all and for all of u who smoke blunts that shit got tar in it and thats what i smoke


Paul 6 years ago

Great posts, ya'll. I quit 2 days ago and I can feel my head clearing up already. I have been smoking religiously EVERY day for 5 years, and often I would spend the whole day in a stoned haze. When I first started smoking, I thought that it was great and wondered why everyone wasn't constantly smoking. At first, when I was casually smoking with my buddies after school and weekends, I felt really relaxed, chilled out, and very sociable. But after a while, I realized that I enjoyed the actual act of smoking and getting high more than socializing (mainly due to the TYPES of people I was smoking/socializing with -- not to say that there aren't some really great, productive potheads, but you have to dig deep as most pot smokers, in my PERSONAL experiences, are well-intentioned, but generally tend to be quite lazy, forgetful and unreliable. Also, your fellow smokers will encourage you to smoke as often as they can, and that is what makes quitting very hard for me. They don't do it consciously, but I think chronic pot smokers want to have as much company under the big cloud of smoke as possible. However, my stoner friends are, in a way, my motivation to STOP. My good buddy, who I generally smoked with daily, is supporting my decision to quit, but won't even consider quitting himself, as he is in a lot of DENIAL, which is a big factor among us smokers. I went to this same buddy's house today, and he was down in the basement smoking a blunt with his brother, and it looked like such an unpleasant situation; sitting in a dirty basement (his parent's, of course) next to a dirty ferret cage, watching Robot Chicken and stinking up the place. Then I realized, that is what I have been doing for the last 5 years! It kinda put it in perspective, though I would be much more relaxed right now if I were stoned. But I guarantee I wouldn't have posted this comment, I would be listening to the same damn Bone Thugs songs again like I have done every night for the last 5 damn years!


backcue 6 years ago

Long live potheads! LOL I will FOREVER smoke. Legal or not. Anyone that has a problem with that gets the ugly finger lol.


tht guy 6 years ago

your facts are completely wrong, get your head outta nixon's ass and move on


CaliKush 6 years ago

Tabacco is defintely worse then marijuana, so please get ur facts straight Mr.Smart Guy. Marijuana is just a natural plant that us potheads love and will never stop smoking it just cause of that euphoria high we get and that delicious taste. Cigarretes taste like shit and are hella bad for you. You know it cause if u inhale cigarres it actually hurts way more then marijuana so fuck cigs. Inhale marijuana people Throw your Cigs Away.


weedhead 6 years ago

got 2 feet of snow today in feel like im gonna relapse 2 weeks 4 days clean this sucks mary jane is calling me


smoking effects  6 years ago

I think by reading this post any one can easily quit the use of any drugs .


Ted 6 years ago

I have no reason to lie to people I dont know,trust me as a 15 year everyday 5-6 time a day smoker.You have to quit once you reach your 20's or you will not make productive worthwhile relationships in your personal and proffesional life.The hardest part of quitting is once you get sober you will be EMBARASSED on the f****** time and money you spent,not to metion for me the f****** possesion charges on my PERMANENT ARREST record.If you want to be 29 years old living at your moms house driving a 98 honda civic with no LAND no HOUSE and a bunch of douchebags you thought were your friends then by all meens keep smoking.I would give anything to grab my self at 14 and smack that blunt out of my hand,and all this shit about not being addictive is BULLSHIT I tried quitting my 100 times before I had my first sober 14 months and it was amazingly productive and then relapsed for almost a year.Today im only 8 days sober but I can tell that I will never smoke again even while im sitting on a half pound, I just look at it and laugh like how did this green little bud have so much power over my life it's just embarrasing.If you want to quit you have to drop your smoking friends(if you could call them friends remember REAL friends want you to progress and be happy not make them feel like less of a loser) and start working out a week before you quit and for me the sleep depravation was the worst i could not sleep for the first 3 days up sweating like a crackhead it was ridiculous,and not to metion I lost my apatite completely eating maybe twice a day.But about day 4 I got 4 hours of sleep then 6 hours on day 5 and finally 8 hours on day 7.Its rough but you have to do it just MAN up and be a beast,and I promise you will win good luck and I hope this helps as I was looking at these posts to help motivate me to quit.And to all the pro-weed people its just disrespectfull and douchebaggish to post your bullshit on here THIS IS A FORUM FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO QUIT SO GROW UP.


Working On It 6 years ago

When people look at me, I am the last one they would ever expect to smoke weed. I went to tough schools, was a collegiate athlete, and am very hardworking. However, I am in a profession that absolutely forbids marijuana. I have never let weed stop me from being successful, and to tell the truth, I actually work harder. I am just trying to make the point that everyone is different. It does bother me that I would never go to work high, but because I do it on my own time, I could be fired. Just as I would never go to work on sleeping medication or drunk, but I am free to partake in those on my time. I AM quitting because my profession is my second love, family is first for those wondering. I love what I do. I did love smoking. I do hope it is legalized one day. So that mature adults like myself, can choose for ourselves.


john blaze 6 years ago

i wanna smoke a joint now


Joao, Portugal 6 years ago

Hi Y'All...

Just want to share that after 10 years of puffing, i am now on my first day of deliberately, by my own choice, not smoking pot. you know, it's like the most permanent thought on my mind, like it was for the past 10 years, just to light it up, but i actually flushed what i had left down the toilet yesterday, so, even as bad as i'm craving it right now, i will just have to get by without it. at least for now, but i'm convinced that the first couple of days will be the hardest ones. the pure thought of going to sleep without being high (or smoked out) is terrible for me...

but i do believe it will bring lots of improvements in my life, and to those around me, but i am well aware of the very hard times ahead... WEED IS ADDICTIVE! you do not suffer severe physical sypthoms from the withdrawl, but damn, the psychological ones are hard enough. i will now face nightmares and mood swings, and cold sweats, that's granted, but i guess i will just have to face it all and bang my head against the wall...

just want to give a big thumbs up for this article, and to everybody for sharing their thoughts, as it made my evening a lot easier to overcome, and i do hope that the same will help a lot more people in the same situation as me.

i am thankful for everything that weed has given me while i was becoming a man, but the truth is that it was not adding anything at all to my experiences that was worth my health and my life...by the contrary, it was just an escape---and that's actually all that it is, if you come to think about it.

that's the reality check for me, and good if you are actually disciplined and can cope with self imposed rules, but i sure can't and never will, so for me, it was time to say bye bye. (see you later??) i hope not! but i am not going to become one of those who stopped smoking and started drinking, or snorting cocaine... i do want to revive a psychedelic trip again as i believe this will help me find myself again and make it less painful, but that's my resolution. i'm glad i have one! cheers guys and good luck---


Joao, Portugal 6 years ago

Hi Y'All...

Just want to share that after 10 years of puffing, i am now on my first day of deliberately, by my own choice, not smoking pot. you know, it's like the most permanent thought on my mind, like it was for the past 10 years, just to light it up, but i actually flushed what i had left down the toilet yesterday, so, even as bad as i'm craving it right now, i will just have to get by without it. at least for now, but i'm convinced that the first couple of days will be the hardest ones. the pure thought of going to sleep without being high (or smoked out) is terrible for me...

but i do believe it will bring lots of improvements in my life, and to those around me, but i am well aware of the very hard times ahead... WEED IS ADDICTIVE! you do not suffer severe physical sypthoms from the withdrawl, but damn, the psychological ones are hard enough. i will now face nightmares and mood swings, and cold sweats, that's granted, but i guess i will just have to face it all and bang my head against the wall...

just want to give a big thumbs up for this article, and to everybody for sharing their thoughts, as it made my evening a lot easier to overcome, and i do hope that the same will help a lot more people in the same situation as me.

i am thankful for everything that weed has given me while i was becoming a man, but the truth is that it was not adding anything at all to my experiences that was worth my health and my life...by the contrary, it was just an escape---and that's actually all that it is, if you come to think about it.

that's the reality check for me, and good if you are actually disciplined and can cope with self imposed rules, but i sure can't and never will, so for me, it was time to say bye bye. (see you later??) i hope not! but i am not going to become one of those who stopped smoking and started drinking, or snorting cocaine... i do want to revive a psychedelic trip again as i believe this will help me find myself again and make it less painful, but that's my resolution. i'm glad i have one! cheers guys and good luck---


Joao, Portugal 6 years ago

Sorry about the double post above...

It has just ocurred to me what i think it's a great analogy to all this addictive situation:

Imagine a song, one you like so much you put it on replay on your player. you are listening to it for the first times and you loveeee it, after an hour it starts to become boring, you feel that the same song you loved so much before that you have put it on an endless replay on your player, is now causing you to be a different person, fed up and lonely, as nobody else could stand it anymore after the whole day listening to it. you are just numbed really. Why wouldn't you change it? by listening to the same stuff over and over again, as good as it might be, you are skipping all the rest, which can be equally good or better!

just put a new song on your player, the old one is not adding anything to yourself! ;)

i'm on my first day...


RL 6 years ago

I am 55 years old. I started smoking weed at 18. Over the past 3-4 years, I was smoking about 3/4 of an ounce of good quality weed a week. Not chronic, but real good stuff. Last weekend, my 24 year old daughter was taken to the hospital with alcohol poisoning and I decided to start setting a f**king positive example. I decided on Friday that my "quit day" would be Feb 8th. But then Saturday I thought I would hold out as long as possible before getting high.

I made it all day. But I couldn't go to sleep. I still had a couple of buds and got up to go get high so I could go to sleep. But the fact that I had to get buzzed just to sleep really pissed me off. I decided then and there that my quit day was that day, that hour, that minute.

I went to the drug store and bought some Valerian Root, melatonin, and Tylenol PM. I kept the buds so I wouldn't feel panic over not having access to weed.

On Tuesday of last week I flushed the buds, and threw away all of my paraphenalia.

It's now Monday night, Feb 8th and I have gone 10 days without a buzz. It really hasn't been that bad. I do have trouble sleeping but the meds discribed above help with that. The bigger problem is that I'm constantly on edge although the Velarian root helps somewhat.

I have an advantage over many of you in that I always smoked alone. I have NO peer pressure to get high. If my peers knew what I used to do...well, let's just say I wouldn't have any peers.

My appetite is slowly coming back, as is my motivation. I have started working out again. I have no doubt that I have smoked my last weed. In fact, I stand the risk of becoming an anti-weed crusader. As I look back on my life now, I cna't believe the money, relationships and opportunities lost to that evil stuff.

Just like cigs, YOU have to REALLY WANT to quit. If you make up your mind, you can do it.


Scared in Georgia 6 years ago

I quit smoking weed last weekend after 10 years of pretty much daily smoking. Why? Because I got put in jail for "DUI" drugs. In the state of Georgia, ANY amount of THC in your system at time of arrest is instant DUI. It doesn't matter if you smoked last two weeks ago!!!

I have never been in trouble with the police ever before this. I had the sh*t scared out of me by Georgia's insane pot laws. Now I am facing trial, thousands of dollars in lawyer fee's,fines, possible additional jail time, etc.

As for "how to quit smoking pot", I don't recommend the path Iwas forced to take, it sucks.


Weedfiend 6 years ago

i have to stop smoking becaue i can't get wood and i always have the shits


ha 6 years ago

Its used for medicine and its legal in many states. This isn't Tim Leary and his introduction of LSD. Some people can smoke it sparingly while others abuse it. Too much of anything is bad for you; even vitamins. I'm quitting because I can't do it sparingly, at least not now. Everyone's situation is different. When your dad is on the verge of death from heroin abuse and your sister is selling her body for crack (personal experience)... then let me hear it.This is coming from a straight A student who smoked pot while taking tests.


sam 6 years ago

hi, my gf is really older than me she smoked pot for 30 yrs now i smoked pot & hash for yrs not much like once in 1-2 mounth for 3 yrs i quited 3 yrs ago now i wanted her that quit pot not good for her she did that for 2 mounths now but only thing is that she wuited just for me not any other reason & her mind is into it still i want to know do i need tell her go on smoking ? or keep it up this way & i was dissapointment all these 2 yrs cuz she wasnt listen to me about quiting i started smoking also mounths ago not much than she got upset about that

thanks


sam 6 years ago

hi, my gf is really older than me she smoked pot for 30 yrs now i smoked pot & hash for yrs not much like once in 1-2 mounth for 3 yrs i quited 3 yrs ago now i wanted her that quit pot not good for her she did that for 2 mounths now but only thing is that she wuited just for me not any other reason & her mind is into it still i want to know do i need tell her go on smoking ? or keep it up this way & i was dissapointment all these 2 yrs cuz she wasnt listen to me about quiting i started smoking also mounths ago not much than she got upset about that

thanks


Sam 6 years ago

hi, my gf is really older than me she smoked pot for 30 yrs now i smoked pot & hash for yrs not much like once in 1-2 mounth for 3 yrs i quited 3 yrs ago now i wanted her that quit pot not good for her she did that for 2 mounths now but only thing is that she wuited just for me not any other reason & her mind is into it still i want to know do i need tell her go on smoking ? or keep it up this way & i was dissapointment all these 2 yrs cuz she wasnt listen to me about quiting i started smoking also mounths ago not much than she got upset about that

thanks


Sam 6 years ago

hi, my gf is really older than me she smoked pot for 30 yrs now i smoked pot & hash for yrs not much like once in 1-2 mounth for 3 yrs i quited 3 yrs ago now i wanted her that quit pot not good for her she did that for 2 mounths now but only thing is that she wuited just for me not any other reason & her mind is into it still i want to know do i need tell her go on smoking ? or keep it up this way & i was dissapointment all these 2 yrs cuz she wasnt listen to me about quiting i started smoking also mounths ago not much than she got upset about that

thanks


Chad 6 years ago

I had to stop reading after your asinine implication that "the marijuana user eventually graduates to using stronger drugs!" You lose all credibility when you make ignorant, blanket statements like that and have the nerve to put an exclamation point on it. Your bullshit is what makes the web stink so bad.


Georgieboy 6 years ago

Hey guys, I'm not a smoker myself, so i don't know where you're coming from. But a relative of mine was going through some hard times recently and it felt like I had to help him somehow. Anyway, I found this guy's site that seemed pretty unique. His story was similar to what my cousin was going through, so I had him check it out. Maybe it could help some of you guys out there. Here is the website.

www.stop-smoking-weed.org


Manny 6 years ago

Hey, im not a smoker.

Ive read just about all of these stories, and you guys trying to quit, wow. just, wow. I really hope you guys get to the point where you never think, dream or become dependent on mj ever again.

tonight, I'll make a special prayer for you guys that are fighting against this. Even if you dont believe in the power of prayer, i'll still pray for you.

hope you guys dont mind.

good luck

and may god bless your life's for dropping this addiction.

Manny


Richard 6 years ago

Manny you sound like a moron,


Fanci W. 6 years ago

Great article thanks.

Unlike a lot of you, I really haven't been smoking weed for that long. But Bipolar Disorder and Clinical Depression made weed seem like heaven to me.

I've lost everyone because of weed. Not because I've smoked, but because they smoke. My fiance and I's relationship pretty much collapsed because of him smoking(back when I was deathly against it). He cheated on me, lied to me, hit me, treated me like shit all because of that dreadful plant. I lost my best friend because she started smoking. Mary Jane will destroy your life.

You just stop caring about everything and everyone. And when you're off your high all you can think about is the next time you're going to get money so you can toke it up again. It's extremely hard to quit smoking, I'll tell you that much. But seeing how much it has changed me, and everything I've ever loved it's damn worth it.

I used to be the sweetest, most generous person. No cussing, back-talking, always there for you. Now I'm just some stoner sitting in the back of the room not giving a fuck about anything or anyone.

It's not worth it

Quit while you can.


Jason 6 years ago

The information given on this site is highly inaccurate. Any dumbass who believes this made up prohibitionist jargon needs to pull their head out of their asses and read the truth. norml.org


ALS99 6 years ago

Quit 5 months ago after 14 years of daily smoking. Still have cravings but getting better everyday. Most of my friends and family still smoke and will still offer even though I have made it clear I quit. I guess they are finding it hard to believe which is understandable if you know me. I recently started dating a cop who has never smoked so it has helped spending so much time with someone who doesn't offer and he has been really supportive and encouraging without being pushy. When I feel a craving coming on I can call him and he tells me how proud he is of me for being so strong. Unfortunately I have increased my drinking which has never been a problem for me I assume since I prefered smoking and hated mixing the two. I just joined a gym last week and my hopes are that the knowledge that I am getting up early to get to the gym will discourage drinking at night. In the last year I gave up so many vices. I was a social smoker with cigarettes but have not had ONE since 12/08. I changed my diet to mostly organic and non processed foods. No coffee, tea, soda, sugar, wheat or dairy. I lost 30 lbs and kept it off all year. So what I am saying is I KNOW I have the will power if I set my mind to it. I guess my concern is alcoholism is a huge problem in my family and I know wonder if my addiction has been substituted by my preference for smoking pot and if I don't want to smoke anymore but I don't want to drink even more. I am not assuming anyone will really read this but it helps to get it out. Deep down I know I can get over this and my track record prooves it but it helps to reach out to people who might know what it's like. Good luck to you all!


B-EASY 6 years ago

its worth it, just quit, move on to bigger and better things. trust me your not missing anything important. ive smoked weed for 5 years im almost 19 now, maybe longer than 5 years my memory is so bad i cant fucking remember. it is ruining my life and i feel as if ive let my family down, i should be in college right now but i decided i would rather take a break after highschool and what did i do... Nothing smoked out....... i feel like ive wasted what should have been the best years of my life. they were good i just cant remember shit... so what does it matter anyways. i did find what i truly loved to do and that is ride my crotch rocket. but i just quit 4 days ago and i cant sleep a fucking bit


annoynmous bloke 6 years ago

I really did not find this site useful, no offense to anyone involved. I smoke to forget, to stop worrying, to forget my problems, to have fun, to end the endless processing, analysis, and relentless thought that my brain feels necessary to punish itself with. I want to learn how to STOP thinking, I have spent my whole life learning, listening, oberving, I AM SICK OF IT, I just want to NOT feel to NOT think to NOT learn. Weed is my escape, my last bastion for me, myself and I. Alcohol is so much worse, and doesnt do anything for me but make me feel like shit.


anonymous 6 years ago

http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5515#alleg1

Go to this site if you really believe anything on this page...

I smoked pot for 10-years just about every day, but mainly on the weekends or after work. I decided to quit at 28 years because when I started smoking I told myself I'd clean up at around that age because I'd be done with school, have a job, and be looking to start a family. Well, I've got all that now and so for the past year I have only smoked on special occasions. Completely by choice. NO ADDICTION, CONTRARY TO WHAT MOST INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE SAYS AND THE PEOPLE ON IT BELIEVE.

The only negative effects I started to have when I quit were nightmares. Oh, and frustration with the fact that society will allow people to get filthy drunk and get away with it. I do not drink alcohol. Never have. I've always been strictly a pot smoker. Weed should be legal just like alcohol. It would solve sooooo many problems with our correctional system, with our economy, and with the current energy crisis.

As for harder drugs, nope. All natural. I was a real hippy.

What I realized from having the night terrors/nightmares checked out was that in a way I wasn't addicted to the weed but I was self-medicating for a sleep disorder (diagnosed by professionals). (As well, I was also using it to have fun). In fact, most of you people who think you are addicted are just treating either a physical or mental illness (or killing boredom). I am in the mental health field and as a user I have studied this extensively for both professional and personal reasons. Don't misdiagnose yourself as an addict, you probably are treating something (you could also be an addict but look into reasons you may be self-medicating before you jump the gun and have society label you in a negative way!). With any mental illness, you can use medication, but simply changing your thought patterns can have the same effect (if not a healthier effect). Please do not try and get on anti-depressants or other pills without first consulting with a professional. Most of these new medications are simply for the drug and health insurance industries to make money. The side effects to new medications are lowered sex drive (as if you weren't already having difficulty!), increased suicidal thoughts! And... You won't believe this one... ANAL LEAKAGE!

So please be smart about quitting. Don't assume anything. Quit by your own choice, not societies. See a doctor and be honest about your feelings and thoughts. My MD and my therapist both told me that they were not worried about the pot use, but more so what I was using it to treat! Through therapy I realized I had some anxiety and as I stated I was having night terrors. With better exercise, diet, and sleep patterns I was able to manage both.

I want to make it clear that I am speaking of my own experience and we are all different. There are all sorts of people with all sorts of problems, opinions, situations, etc. I hope this was helpful. Be safe. Make smart, educated decisions, and if you need consult a professional that will give you unbiased, truthful advice. Don't jump the gun.

Good luck.


bryan paga 6 years ago

ive been smoking pot for about 50 years and i have to stop because the place i work at is now doing random drug tests :(


yumyumyummy 6 years ago

i started smoking weed once in awhile, but after my mom passed away i slowly became a chronic. i lived in my bathroom with my water bong. i would be high all day from when i woke up to when i would go to sleep. i'm fortunate enough not to have to work. i've been trying to quit in hopes to have children one day soon. i've been experiencing nausea, hot & cold sweats, no appetite, i just feel miserable. it's great to read that other people have gone through it too. even greater that they kicked the habit for good. i myself just want control of my life. good luck everyone! i hope this goes well..


Jackie V. 6 years ago

Hello! No one would ever guess that I smoke weed if they saw me on the street. I'm in school to be a teacher...just a 26 year old white lady from the 'burbs. My family smokes, my boyfriend smokes, I smoke. I started when i was 18. It helped my depression a lot. I was able to enjoy going for walks and such. I even lost weight because I started smoking it. Now I'm at a point in my life where it is too much $ and hassle to buy it and smoke it. Plus, I get the munchies lately and I want to lost some weight. It doesn't have the same affect that it used to. But I always go back to it eventually. Some people just enjoy the way it affects their psyche. I believe it is okay it moderation---like one puff a week. If you bring down your tolerance by quitting, one puff is great. Good luck not doing it everyday! That's what i am trying to do now :)

Praise JC!


logiovo 6 years ago

smoked weed for 15 years, the first 7 were pretty heavy, but then i ended up in a hospital, not cause of weed, but because i was in there i wasn't allowed to do weed. for about 2 years i was off weed, i felt really good, but then i got out and i was starting to smoke it again.. i had it in control, but i started to lose control and smoke it more and more.. eventually i had to say 'stop coming around here' to my smoking friends, and i was able to get it down to a toke every night, but thaats been going on for about 2 years now. even that toke is starting to kill me.. so i gotta stop completely. I want a better life, and i know i wasn't born to smoke weed, so i have to just quit it and be who i am supposed to be, and achieve what i need to achieve. weed wont help me get there, and its not welcome there.


Queen Canabeetoka 6 years ago

This right here is the BEST WAY to describe wtf happened to me. This is so well put I'm bewildered at the accuracy. Thanks for posting. "Pot makes doing nothing exciting. when you start out, it doesn't matter what you are doing when you are high, its always a good time. then it becomes hey movies are fun lets go to the movies stoned it will be more fun. or, lets go out to dinner wait lets smoke the food will taste better. or, lets go bowling but wait cant forget to smoke it will make me concentrate more. soon enough you forget how to have fun without smoking weed. then it becomes, lets go out, ok lets smoke first...ahh who needs to go out when we can just have fun stoned here...but is it really? that's when weed becomes a problem. i know i have a problem, but im working on it..." -howltls


Psilo 6 years ago

Man, you got it just right! That is EXACTLY the way smoking bud always goes. I for one LOVE Ganja. You must treat her with respect and She will do the same for you.

I got that way time and time again until I quit for a few months. That was my first time since I started. I had anxiety attacks and all that.

Now that I have centered myself, I will continue to use this gift of God as it was intended by the Creator Himself- With Great Respect and Meditation-_-_


elmo 6 years ago

Love the weed but it's gotta to go soon! I enjoy my health way too much to keep destroying it. It makes me feel dumb too, I don't like that anymore... Hopefully I'll be able to find strength in GOD. I love you mary jane but I think it's over...


HighintheSky 6 years ago

Hi im 20 almost 21 and i have been smoking for a good 6 years now (daily +/- )

Really nice article that sums things up quite well , i really enjoyed reading everyone's oppinion and how they deal and have dealt with pot .

I wouldnt be reading this if I didnt have the intention of quitting the greenz , This is not for the near future because im still figuring stuff out ,

I have tried a couple of times but after some months i would relapse in my daily habit . My expirience with it is that the boredom is driving me into it because i have no problem staying sober if i'm busy but its those lonely moments of boredom that push me back to my reefer , just to kill time. So i know what to do if the time finally comes and that is to start skating again , working , girlfriend or becoming alcoholic because nobody cares then ( jk )

If only it would be healthy , what a gorgeous world we would have .

Bless all u ( ex- ) puffers out there Peace and love

Stijn


Sweetss 6 years ago

Well I have felt like a big loser lately and I haven't found out why till reading all of these comments. I haven't smoked today, but would love to, but I'm ready to stop today for good. I have smoked for 13 years now. I have no desire to meet new friends or hang with family cause all I want to do is smoke. I quit in 2003 for 2 months and started writing in a journal and it did help. Today is a big waking for me. I'm ready to let it go for good. Stay blessed!


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Stolas 6 years ago from Midwest

There is no medical or scientific evidence marijuana is physicaly addictive. If you want to stop smoking it and have problems its not the marijuana, its your will power that needs help. Also there are studies by credible universities that marijuana helps prevent aging related memory problems and is good for your long term memory. Also if your worried about the problems from smoke inhalation, try vaporizing. I would also add that it is less harmful on your lungs then tobacco because THC dose not burn as hot, reducing the risk of cancer and not burning your lungs as much as a cigarette. Quiting is a choice, but should not be a burden, and smoking is a personal choice and should be up to the individual. Also this is a powerful medicine, and has perhaps saved me serious surgery.


Jeff D. 6 years ago

I was saved about a year ago when I was 44. I lived most of my life smoking pot. But I finally came to the conclusion that this was not all I needed to do. Everything I did,I did it around smoking pot. I will tell you one thing for sure. If you can't just quit smoking pot. For two weeks you got a problem.

The Lord is helping me to quit. I hope you give him a chance to help you. (can't hurt)

:Below is my Pot Testimony:

"The Sacrafice"

2/17/2010

The Lord wants me to make a sacrafice today! He has been giving me signs that he wants me to quit smoking Marijuana. I did not want to believe

it. I have fought it for months. I thought for awhile that I could use it in moderation. But it seems that my moderation can only last hours. I have tried to not smoke for a day,just could not seem to get away from it. This is a very hard thing for me. I had been smoking for close to 30 years and have only missed a few days out of them years that I did not smoke. I have learned to live my life in slight fog.

I feel the Lord wants me to sacrafice the Marijuana and all the stuff that go's with it. Including the seeds of it's life.So I have gathered all things to do with this and brought them out to be burned in front of God. I did not know if I could have the faith in the Lord to do this thing. The more I thought about it . The more I knew I could not let him down again. I have made this Sacrafice to the Lord today. I have faith that he will help me through the trying times.


what a waste 6 years ago

I am 32 years old. I have been smoking chronicly for exactly half my life now. I have missed so much due to being stoned. I have lost jobs and more importantly relationships. Yet, I continue to smoke. Its like playing Russian roulette, any day I could lose my career. It's time to quit fucking around... People are depending on me to do the right thing and to make good decisions. I know that I am at a crossroads in my life. It's time to make a change, I just hope it's not to late...


nick 6 years ago

I HAVE SMOKED HASH FOR 23 YEARS EVERYDAY MOSTLY IN PIPE AND AT FIRST I DIDN,T THINK IT WAS DOING ANYTHING BUT ONE NIGHT I CAME HOME AND HAD WHAT I BELIEVE WAS SLEEP PARALYSIS AND THIS WAS HAPPENING EVERY NIGHT FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS AND NOW COMES AND GOES AS LEARNED HOW TO CONTROL IT AND I HAD THE BAD KIND WHEN YOU FEEL A PRESENCE IN YOUR ROOM AND GO TO MOVE AND CAN,T AND THEN THE EVIL BLACK FIGURE LIKE OUT OF SCREAM APPEARS AND DOES WHAT IT WANTS AND IVE ALSO HAD FALLS DUE TO TAKING PIPES WHILE DRINKING LAGER FELL FROM PEER AFTER TAKING ONE AND LANDED ON SAND SECOND TIME DIDN,T LEARN FELL SAME PLACE WRONG SIDE AND LANDED ON ROCKS WAS OUT COLD FRIENDS HELPED MY FACE LOOKED LIKE IT WAS HIT A FEW TIMES WITH BASEBALL BAT STILL DIDN,T LEARN AS I,M WRITING THIS I,M THINKING ABOUT STOPPING AS I HAVE CONCUSSION FROM BLACKING OUT AFTER PIPE AND SMASHING HEAD ON CORNER OF SHARP TABLE SO I,D SAY IT AFFECTS VERYONE DIFFERENT


rastaman 6 years ago

weed is from heaven, why you guys run a way, take advantege of this plant.


rastaman 6 years ago

weed is from heaven, why you guys run a way, take advantege of this plant.


taking life back 6 years ago

hey everyone,

just feel i want to write down my experience and maybe it might help someone else, or maybe not.

Im 24 now and smoked weed from the age of 20 to 23, in that time i pretty much smoked constantly. I was introduced to weed through a girlfriend who had smoked it along time. Up until the point of me starting i had always said no.

within that space of time i really feel that i got lost within myself and everything i love, and lived for. yet at the same time i learnt things about myself and the world that are priceless.. and important.

I feel lucky that i have been able to stop smoking and relitivly easy. I realised that i should stop when i lost all motivation to do anything, my girl friend and i would find ourselves constantly moaning at each other over "weed" and my thoughts were just "weed. All conversations with friends were "weed" and looking at it honestly... that was all that mattered.

So to stop. I had to sit down and remember times before i smoked, times i were happy, sad, running around, having a joke with friend, and times where i wasnt paranoid/ didnt have yellow stains on my teeth/ didnt smell like an ash tray and didnt have my head up my own ass... Times i could sit down with people and have a conversation for however long and not mention or think about "weed" because in truth, "weed" is great, and loads of fun but so are sooooooo many other things in life, and for me it had become a part of my identity and mind process, and when anything is that overpowering you lose sense of the whole picture and become as deluded as the alcoholic and as a gambler, or the money chasing idiot, life then is lived in the short term hits.

The addiction for me was broken down into two.

Tabacco + weed = joint = two separate addictions

First the tabacco was easily broked as i only assoiated tabacco with a joint, so when i craved i would always blame the nicotine, then i educated myself and realised nicotine is only stored in the body for 3 days, so after 3 days of no smoking i was mentally ahead of the game. And after those 3 days it gets easier.

To combat the weed addiction, i simply said NO MORE buying it, which was easy as i didnt have any money anyway, aand when i was with friend or other smokers i would count the number of times a conversation started about weed, and soon you realise that you have been living and keeping that pointless repeated conversation alive again and again and again, this can be really off putting once you can see the behavour that you fall into when you smoke pot.

So a combination of the above helped me get my foot back into reality. It is as easy or hard as you make it for yourself though.

I would also like to add that anyone who is totally against pot and never tried it then dont bother with any comments on the subject, you havent experienced something so you wouldnt understand it. And dont try to understand it unless your willing to try it.

I would also like to say that i dont think it is a bad thing, just for me it became an addiction and not everyone is the same. Let it be.


PrettyGirl 6 years ago

I am trying to quit smoking weed DAILY, and I know I can do it! I say daily because I really enjoy smoking weed and I truly do not want to not ever smoke weed again. I dont drink much or do any other drugs, and I'm border line crazy (i think way to much) and weed chills me out. I currently smoke multiple times a day. I'll roll one blunt and it will last me all day. I am tired of feeling tired and spending money on weed. So now I'm at the point where I just want to smoke only on special occasions,like when on vacation, my birthday, once a yr. camping trip, etc I'd be happy with smoking 5-7 times a year.

So I have gradually quit. I started off smoking less and less. I have come to find that staying busy is the best way to not think about it. The hard part is, I love coming home after a busy day and just relax and enjoy a blunt. So thats when its hard and when you really have to remind yourself of the reasons you want to quit smoking or in my case quit smoking so much. Also since I have been smoking for so long theres not much that I can say I truly enjoy. Other than spending time with family and seeing everyone grow, theres not much that I really enjoy like I used to before smoking weed daily. I mean sometimes I catch myself feeling lost, like I know I want to do something I just dont know what to do. So now whatever it is that I'm doing, I try to enjoy as much as possible, no matter what I'm doing like washing dishes, shopping, showering, etc, even if I have to sing out loud or just be really sarcastic. Sometimes when Im really craving weed and I'm really depressed I laugh out loud uncontrollably for no reason and that helps for a bit. I have also been excersing, that helps alot. Ever heard of runners high? I have also been really trying and just trying to educate myself on the negative side effacts of smoking and just stay focused, I HAVE TUNNEL VISION NOW AND AT THE END OF MY TUNNEL IS NO LONGER A SACK. GOOD LUCK TO ANYONE WHO IS TRYING TO QUIT AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR SHARING THERE STORIES AND ADVICE!!!


done with it 6 years ago

hi guys, im i a heavy smoker and started really young. I am having a baby and my wife dosen't smoke,but shes preganant and it worries me, she dosent pressure me but i feel its time to quit. In one way it seems almost impossible, weed is second nature to me and i dont know how life will be without it but it time to find out. Thanx to everybody here and hope your journey is a good one. Jesus is everything and there is nothing he can't do. God Bless.


Chosen One 6 years ago

What a waste of time. I use to smoke pot, heavily since the age of 17, I am 20. I quit very recently, no problems. I use to smoke 8 grams ($80) worth of bud everyday (price in Tacoma Wa = $10 a gram.) I would buy a pack of swishers roll (5) blunts, smoke them throughout the day till around midnight, and smoke the rest of the 3 grams till the morning. If you have a job you want or keep, then quit. If you wanna stop for another personal reason, then do it what's stopping you?


Art 6 years ago

Pot helped me get off Xannex. I had a three pill per day prescription and wanted to get rid of this issue. I began smoking pot and was able to kick Xannex. I am not off the pot and am working on quitting cigs. I recently had a terrible stomach flue which put me in the bed for a day and a half. So, not having a cig for the last 48 hours has kick start an effort to quit smoking at all. I feel really strange, but I know just like everything else, this will pass. Oh, and Jesus Christ does live.


hector leroy 6 years ago

ive been smoking fo 70 years 6 times a day and i dont want to stop but i need to pleaze help


Love 6 years ago

I smoke heaven's herbs everyday, I wish I could say I want to quit, but I dont think I do!!! I think that it causes Bipolar Disorder really! cuz I, myself feel nuts sometimes like im happy then I feel irritated and Restless all of a sudden. For the ones who are willing to quit good luck I'm proud of you. For the ones who want to keep on smoking ENJOY!


billy splendis 6 years ago

by far the most addicting drug i have ever tried. cant think of the last time i went more than 2 weeks without smoking. i have a problem smoking and i know it, its just so hard to quit when everyone i know does it too. great article. gonna try the journal thing. wish all the tards that think inhaling smoke isnt bad for you would keep their opinions to themselves though...or go snort bleach...thats good for you too promise.


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wawa1898 6 years ago from us

hello!


peircedpothead 6 years ago

i cant believe the bullshit im reading on this page. cannabis is a great pain reducer and studies have shown that it puts cancer cells into remission and in some cases completely cured it. they just found that it stops breast cancer cells wow. thc is an amazing compound. did you know that its already in your system in minute amounts even if you've never smoked or ate it it. it was put on this earth for a reason its all the stoner losers that make cannabis have a bad name and articles with bullshit propaganda that was put into papers by william randolf hurst and the bullshit is still being used today to scare non pot smokers into not smoking or using.


1stday 6 years ago

today is my girlfriend and i's first day of quitting. I love weed and agree that it does have a whole lot of positive uses, habit being one of them. i started smoking when i was about 7 years old and have smoked all day, everyday since. today is the longest i have not been stoned in 14 years. My girlfriend and i met about 4 years ago and it did not take me long to get her to smoke with me everytime. Neither of us want to quit, especially her, and i dont think this will be permanent. like i said ive been stoned since i was 7, so i really have no clue what it is like to be "sober", thats the reason for me quitting, my gf is just trying to support me. i was wondering if there is anyone on here from Ne ohio that is also trying to quit. I have no friends that dont smoke b/c my motto always was "a friend with weed is a friend indeed" i need something to do, somewhere to go, to get this shit off my mind.

btw "JC" and his " father" sure do kill a lot of babies, so if they do exist, they sure are assholes


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ColinFuller 6 years ago from Toronto Canada

After years of trying in vain to quit, and then quickly relapsing, it is clear to me that just will power alone isn't enough to conquer addiction. For some people I believe it will be a life long challence to quit marijuana for good.

On the other hand, with the right strategies (like those of AA) quitting marijuana doesn't need to be such a painful eqperience.

my 2c

Colin

Quitting Marijuana Painlessly

http://quitmarijuananow.com/


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2JC 6 years ago

I have smoked weed since I was 13. I love weed as well, but also know the consequences it comes with. Which is why I want to quit. I have many goals in my life, and I know if I do not stop, I will not achieve those goals.

In my opinion, whether or not you believe in religion, or which ever religion you do believe in; one needs to believe and take action of what they truly desire. They must also believe in themselves. Otherwise, what is set in mind

will not happen.

I believe in God, and I believe that everything in this universe is a balance, which is why such disasters occur, such as natural disasters, crime, & other losses. AND, you also see people who strive to make a difference and help others.

The question is "What will you do about it?"

This post was very interesting. I also must agree with the girl who says that smoking weed is NOT worse than smoking cigarettes. Cigarettes kill people, doctors have never prescribed cigarettes to patients. However, weed can help treat patients will certain cancers.

I believe that anything in excessive is dangerous whether it be sex, drugs, exercise, food..etc. That's what I think. Good luck to those who are trying to quit.


Roland 6 years ago

i smoke weed, i run marathons, good times if that! all in moderation people.


wontruth 6 years ago

I am in the process of trying to quit smoking right now-i notice that the cravings seem to increase when im bored-the problem there is that the things that i like to do all seem to cost money (playing pool-going for long drives-and hanging out)my friend suggested that i find something to fill the gap but its really hard to do when money is tight and 20 bucks can promise me some relaxation in the comfort of my own home-I just really need some support-but everyone seems to have their own problems these days-THIS PROCESS IS GOING TO BE A FUCKING TRIP-wish me luck


Leagalize it 6 years ago

is this hub a joke?


Leagalize it 6 years ago

is this hub a joke?


Paul 6 years ago

No it's not


Whelan 6 years ago

I agree it might not be an issue to all of you guys, or maybe it is and you don't know/want to admit it. Regardless, to all of you who are saying that this thread is worthless, then you clearly aren't reading these stories or are not paying much attention. And quit attacking Crystal Concepts. I agree that pot isn't necessarily a gateway drug, and that it is physically less harmful than tobacco, but look at the consistency of the stories! These people aren't making this up, they are just being honest and want to improve their lives. I RESPECT YOU GUYS A LOT FOR SPEAKING TRUTHFULLY, even if it's hard to quit. I know, I have been wanting to quit for 5+ years but it is so damn insidious! Wish me luck as I do to all of you! Thanks!


Dr. O'Siahham 6 years ago

This is a really quirky thread. I have read blatant falsehoods, myths, drama, desperation, angst, hope, fears, dreams, and plain old BULL SHIT!

Marijuana is not physically addictive. That is a FACT. It is emotionally addictive for certain. It is not as harmful as nicotine and tobacco that is FACT.

It is also a FACT that if you over consume H2O , pure plain healthy water, you will die from H2O Toxicity! Anything good done in excess becomes a negative.

Not marijuana that is the problem, it is people's lives. Most balanced, well adjusted people do NOT habitually over use marijuana. The fairly content person may smoke in moderation or occasionally, but when you have crossed over into wake-n-bake and life is meaningless without my weed, you have a problem of the HEART- not marijuana.

Nightmares? Night sweats? Stomach cramping? All falsehoods! Nausea may occur, as a result of anxious feelings due to lack of having the source of ones release, but good grief people some of these posts read like your coming of heroine! Maybe you been smoking weed that has something else absorbed into it, cocaine crop dusting ect...

I do feel for some who have shared stories, as I said, these stories of marijuana controlling your life are more about what is inside that you feel the need to numb. Like the song says....." i have become comfortably numb"

Good luck and wishes to all who have posted and shared and lets keep this real-- honestly the world has enough pain without making some up!


Fontaine 6 years ago

Great post Dr. O'Siahham!


WhiteBoy  6 years ago

Ok. So i am a freshman. I smoke 2 times a week. usually on the weekend. im very athletic and get good grades..(bs and cs). Me and my friend ride our bikes out to the other side of my town which is nice. Me and 10 of my friends smoke in a group. Homemade Bongs, Pipes, and we roll Joints. Im the hardass of the group. I sell it to alot of ppl, and suplly us, without me there gunna be crackheads. I do pot to chill. But, when i read this article...it gave me secind thoughts about doing it saturday night. Any advice? cuz im quitting. i just tossed my dro


porgonzola 6 years ago

Sometimes I smoke weed alot. Almost every day. And then I'll go for several months without smoking. Off and on like that. It's never been a problem to quit for me. At all.

Now that everyone has shared all the bad things pot apparently brought into their lives why don't we turn the tables and talk a little about the good it has done for people.

You know, listen to both sides of the story.


budburner 6 years ago

HAHAHAHHA i been smoking for 4 years never got less then 94% GPA. Smoke after school not before school kids.. :=)


pickupthepieces 6 years ago

I'm really tired of it and want to give it up but life keeps happening. I was introduced to trees in university by my current boyfriend. Although i kept saying no i broke down when school and work became overwhelming. I've accomplished a lot (educated, full time employment, financially stable) but seven years later i'm a weed addicted social worker.

Although i smoke alot less, i have become dependant on trees to fall asleep and to quiet my mind when i cannot stop thinking about the daily crisis that i deal with at work. I can acknowledge that my boyfriend is a huge negative influence as he does not see it as a problem and will often offer it to me when i am depressed or sick. I've quit once and he brought me back to it. Now that i'm ready to give it up i have to decide between trees or my boyfriend of 8 years....I have written all the steps down. Wish me luck.

did not start to smoke trees until after university as i was jobless and feeling depressed. didnt start smoking


mary-beth 6 years ago

Weed is awesome.


bored 6 years ago

I'm on my 5th day without smoking pot, and I'm not going crazy or even wishing I had any. I just find it very hard to find stuff to do! When I was bored, I would always light up and forget about it. That's the problem with weed, it makes it so easy to sit around and do nothing and never get bored of it!


quitter 6 years ago

i am quitting pot. i lost a good job because i pissed dirty and refused to go to 'drug' counseling. losing my job caused me to lose my apartment then i lost my car. after all that and moving back in w my dad i take a look back and ask myself if weed was worth it? no, it wasn't worth it.

on the flip side of the coin... i love weed. and think it should be legalized for recreational use. if i wasn't so down on my luck, i would be high right now. my stomach cramps would go away and my appetite would come back, i'd be able to sleep without the cold sweats and wierd dreams. however, i know these problems are trivial compared to my real problems.

like i said, smoking morning noon and night for the past 13yrs hasn't gotten very far. and maybe losing everything will teach me a lesson about being a stubborn pothead. i am gonna take this opportunity, while i'm down and out, to quit once and for all. i am gonna break my addiction and habit. and when i get back up on my feet i won't need a mental crutch like pot anymore.


HaTeR 6 years ago

Now i have been searchin the internet for techniques you would say to ease cravings etc because i need to quit for several personal reasons... AND the one thing that makes me think this article is spitting out Non-factual info is the statement about hurting your children... Weed has the same effect on a baby as anything you would smoke would effect it I.E. cigarettes, cigars... It's not the weed that hurts the baby its the inhalation of the smoke. THC does not effect the baby while in the uterus ... look it up this is fact - studies done for the push of medicinal use of marijuana use have been done and patients find alternatives to smoking it. oh btw for your Nickelodeon view on pot and how to quit.. but ill let you kno that a journal aint gone do shit for you because you gonna wanna smoke before you write to be more creative hahaha


idk 6 years ago

weed ruined my life... still cant quit.


jim 6 years ago

I will try to get thru tomorrow without it, again, only to fail I'm sure. I friggin hate what it has done to me. Robbed me of so much. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! cheers!


POST 6 years ago

I'm quitting! Only because my good job has randoms. I still think it is B.S. But worth the good pay.

The only thing wrong with Weed is that it is illegal! It should be treated as the low risk drug that it is. I'm responsible and never work high. There are test that you can do to see if someone has smoked recently such as blood or swabbing of the mouth. So that can be applied to job or DUIs

The fact that it is illegal is give the black market uncountable amounts of money. The money is often going to real bad people. This needs to stop. It can create large tax revenue, legitimate jobs, and let law enforcement tend to more important things.

Instead we're wasting vast amounts of tax money fighting an impossible fight. It seriously grows like a weed!

Don't blame the weed if you are addicted, your the one who abused it people need to be responsible! Enjoy in moderation.


lauren 6 years ago

Although I don't believe weed is worse than cigs, weed in fact, is a "downer". I haven't been smoking since I was "12", in fact I would say I got a semi late start on it. I started at 22, and now im 28. Like others, I don't think weed is addicting in the same nature as coke, or even cigs; however I believe it is a " mental addiction". I've tried many times to quit, and have thus so far been not successful. I dont experience "night sweats" ( or anything crazy like what some have experienced), but I do experience mood swings ( becoming very irritable very quicky), and insomnia. Today I woke up today, and said to myself "I need to stop smoking", and decided to get some help and ideas on what to do in place of smoking weed. I thank you all, ( well, most :)) I've read many of your postings, and I can relate to some of your issues. So, today my friends im gonna "chill" for a while on the weed, and use another approach, and im sure my wallet will thank me :) I wish you all the luck in the world on your journey!


PUSHING out of the hole,- it's time. 6 years ago

MY CHIN RESTS ON THE EDGE OF THE HOLE,- IT MAKES MORE SENSE NOW (HOW AND WHY TO QUIT). THE WORLD IS NOT AS ACCEPTING AS IT USED TO BE ABOUT POT. TALK IS MORE OF A SELF TARGET,AND THE WEAK FEAR THE REST OF OUR GREAT ATTRIBUTES THAT WE ONLY PONDERED WHILE WE WERE HIGH. pOT IS TOO SCARRY TO PUSH ON TODAYS PEOPLE. THERE ARE TOO MANY THAT WON'T GRASP THE IDEA THAT POT IS A RELAXER FOR THOSE WHO'S MINDS ARE SPENT MAKING THE DIFFICULT WORLD TURN


ben 6 years ago

thanks for this article, i am really looking for reasons to quit, thanks for posting this article it is very encouraging.


grant 6 years ago

im 14 ive been smokeing weed since i was 11. im trying to stop now ha it hasent even been long but i can feel what it has done to me i have an older brother and sister that smoke buds also my mom dose to. i smoke yottie, poper,daisers w/e u wana call them its a tube thats big enough for a cigerette and u put weed on top together it'll fuck u up but save money. im sick right now and im only like mabe a day sober last night i was caughting stuff up like i always do black brown yellow just dirty lung butter but then i caughed up blood for the first time ever not much mabe about the size of a penny but it hit me.

i don't wana die young but thats where my life is going im pretty sure. i like to read what mean green has too say and it is really helpfull im in grade nine ha and i smoked yotties daily since half way through grade 7 the langes times i go aober is like 1 mabe 2 days when im not at home i feel like shit dont ever let anyone smoke pot like i do when their my age its a death wish. im addicted and i need help thats all i have to say.


Anon 6 years ago

I quit smoking pot last week after 40 years of use. I have strange vivid dreamsn that cause me to awaken. I'm able to fall back to sleep thankfully. I've enjoyed it for 40 years and its been a selfish indulgence that I've had a change of heart on. Pot is socially unacceptable these days and although I wince when people make "stoner" generalizations. You know Cheech and Chong and go eat some cupcakes with your munchies. For me, it started in 1970, I loved music and was heavily influenced by the rock stars of the day. Most of my friends smoked it and over the years less and less of them have continued usage. My best friend and I are like those Japanese soldiers stuck on an island unaware that the war is over. Well, I've come to feel guilty about 40 years of usage and my short term memory issues. My now grown kids say nothing about my usage but I know it must be embarrassing to them I want my grand children to know me and I wantmy family and co-workers to respect me. The eupohoria is a blur now and I feel that I never wanted to smoke it for this long. I'm 54 years old and I have made a plus and minus list regarding pot. The negatives of usage have had a commanding lead over the positives. I know I will succeed in quiting. Relapsing is not an option. I've lied to my doctor for years and tomorrow I will see him for my physical and my dirty secret will be told. Good luck to everyone going through the same detoxing. Its not that bad. Its psychological and if you have a steely resolve to quit, you will succeed. There is life without pot and I'm going to enjoy it. Good luck and God bless.


Brandon 6 years ago

It has been well over a decade. I can only begin to think about all of the stuff I have missed out on during some of my formative years.

I look forward to a change, I have begun to cut down greatly but sometimes slip. I want it gone from my life at some point.


Anon 6 years ago

Brandon: I cut down on my consumption to the point that I was using it as mostly a nightcap to a long day and a sleep aid. I don't need it any more. My thoughts over the past couple of years were like a little woodpecker telling me to stop. I've almost quit for a week and although I have some upstairs, I have no desire to smoke a joint. Make up your mind to quit and give it your very best shot. If you really want to quit and its important to you, you will succeed. I know I will and I know you can too. Reach back and let your will power win the battle!


Kevin  6 years ago

I'm on day 3 being sober of both nicotine and weed. I've been smoking since i started college almost 5 years ago now. I continued the habit for a year after i graduated only to see that my life has revolved around weed. I've stuck with a dead end job (because it doesn't drug test) and missed out on many opportunities. It took something drastic for me to realize I wanted to quit. The health consequences just didn't seem enough to change my mind. Three days ago i went to a different guy to buy 2 ounces only to be robbed at knifepoint. After the adrenaline subsided on the drive home i realized that this lifestyle doesn't fit me.

I'm a smart guy who used to smoke to help me go to bed at night and to stop thinking so much and listen to some music. Pot hasn't affected me physically, i've always been into working out and eating healthy and resisting those munchies to and extent. But where weed has affected me the most was my core personality. I just haven't felt the same when I was getting high all the time. I URGE all those potheads like me to stop for a few weeks and realize what you could be doing instead of getting high. In only three days i rekindled the lost connections with my family, remembered what it felt like to go fishing and enjoy the things i used to do before i started smoking and honestly...this feels better then being high. Just like with any drug, when you escape something for to long you lose your tracks in your own life...literally. I don't remember much of my college years because i was getting stoned with friends and partying. Honestly I love being high, but its not that hard to quit. The first day was the worst, when you go the longest you've gone without smoking it seems as though all your problems just hit you at once. I thank that guy who robbed me, and although karma will take care of him, he has given me the kick in the ass I needed.

One thing i noticed is that i liked pot because I would enjoy the moment. I strongly believe that everyone needs to enjoy every minute of every day. As time went on i found that when i was sober at work/class I wouldn't really enjoy every moment....just wanted it to be over so i could smoke again. That's not how I wanna live. I'm choosing to be drug free because Im addicted to feeling good, and i can say I feel better then I ever have in my life. Like Anon said, let your will power win the battle. It may take a kick in the ass or a drastic insight of realization but you too will overcome the haze. Drink a lot of green tea during the day to help detox, i can actually feel my body cleansing itself, and try some melatonin or chamomile tea before before to help sleep. My last piece of advice,....stop thinking weed isn't harmful...i didn't quit because my body is hurting...its because I want my life back.


martin 6 years ago

today is my first day sober in a lil while i stated smoking weed when i was 14 im 24 now but really started goin hard 2years ago today went OK.I figured as long as i stay busy im cool i also deleted my weed mans number from my phone.Last night i rolled up my last blunt and after reading this site i couldn't even smoke it all, smoked half and thru the rest in the toilet. I feels Good to give it up eve tho i have relapsed a couple times before i really want to stick this out.

I smoked due to loneliness honestly i moved to a new city i dont really know too many people so those days after work i smoked,before work too and pretty much anytime in the house alone i probably had a joint rolled. but its time to move on before it fucks up my life.

when you realize how much money and useless time i spent on smoking i could have been doin something way better i will check in tomorrow for day 2


Kevin 6 years ago

Martin keep up the good work man I'm pretty much in the same boat as you except I'm back in my old town with nothing to do, i'll check in tomorrow on day 4


martin 6 years ago

thanx kev continue the good work


Robbie 6 years ago

I want to quit smoking soo bad.. i think i am Crying!! =(


CoolGrrl 6 years ago

this is a load of bullshit. half of the points this article states are false or misleading. MJ is not physically addictive and its much safer than alcohol or tobacco.


need to stop 6 years ago

i started smoking weed wen i was 13 and im 15 now i really wana quit smoking i play competitive soccer so im gettin out of shape real quick i always say im goin to stop but wen i get tha chance to smoke i always do..its too hard but ima keep trying


Anon 6 years ago

Coolgrrl: If this is a load of bullshit, why did you check out this site in the first place? Quiting something you love to do takes determination and that can be a daunting task that might be easier to avoid than to take head on. If you're not ready, so be it. If you are ready, take the positive step forward on your own terms. Don't wait for a drug arrest or a medical situation to force your action. I smoked for 40 years and I consider myself lucky that I have emerged from it unscathed. My once razor sharp memory is now a swiss cheese memory (full of holes). My short term memory is a wreck. Studies have proven that pot is the culprit for these issues. Good luck and make a good decision. Take care!


Kevin 6 years ago

Sure weed may be safer then harder drugs and even alcohol and tobacco but when people resort to drugs to fill in the void of their life its always harmful. Us stoners and ex stoners at some point defended weed I'm sure and said how "its alot safer then alcohol and tobacco". Drop the blunt and take a good hard look at your life...try remembering the little things that matter, are you living to your potential, are you hurting financially, how many hours have you wasted where you could be doing something productive, is your emotional well being still intact.. is it still all bullshit?


Jesse 6 years ago

personally, i like it. It makes me forget just how much I hate myself. And because I hate myself i dont give a damn about no bullshit health problems it may cause. I wanna fuckin die anyways...Smoke on..


steveo  6 years ago

for me i over think & over analyze every thing when im stoned just in my own fuckin zombie head oblivious to everything im sick of the paranoia sick of letting this shit hold me back in life. Im 32 been smoking since 12 hard out since 15 never thought i'd still be doing sucking big cones down at this age time really does pass you by when u live your life stoned. Guess it could be worse at least i'm not shooting up heroin or on a methadone program anymore. Now i have kids i really wanna give this a try before they are old enough to find out or i miss the best parts of there life from being so wrapped up in my stoned haze.. just one more bowl


Anon 6 years ago

If you want to quit, Congratulations! If you're not ready, perhaps cutting down will help you quit more easily down the road. To Jesse, man that sounds just awful, I hope you can deal with your issues in some way even if its just a little bit at a time. Good luck man! I just want to offer encouragement to those that are ready to quit. If you're not ready, I wouldn't try to brow beat you into anything that you don't want to do. I know I used to hate being judged, that's for sure! I'm still adjusting to my new path in life. So far, I'm quite pleased with how I feel. Everyday seems to be a pleasant advancement in my new more clearer steps forward.


DCMat 6 years ago

This advice sucks. This is just information. I'm quitting and what would really help is something to do to keep you from loosing your mind during the first few days. Like some muscle relaxers or something to calm my nerves. There's gotta be something you can eat, or chew. I just spend all day looking for little bits of weed and being pissed off. This article doesn't suck, I'm just pissed off, and the article didn't help.


Brent 6 years ago

I am also quitting after what I would say is about 15 years of mainly daily smoking for the last 10 at least! Some people are focusing too much on the facts.I think the point of this page is to talk about our addictions and our experiences with weed.I found this page while looking for support, cause i was tempted to smoke something cause i was bored.im gonna tough it out and if your in my shoes so should you.I have only experienced insomnia to a degree and I would agree about the more vivid dreams that people are commenting about.I did not experience anythign else out of the ordinary other than feeling a kind of "stoned" feeling while at work for the first 2-3 days after quitting since I was a very heavy user.I would smoke EVERYNIGHT as SOON as i got in the door.Most people around here do too and its very much accepted since I live in B.c Canada.Nobody cares if you go smoke one and walk down the street or drive and smoke one.I don't really want to quit but like some of you I also have been noticing the short term memory loss.for example when I am Selling I can ask a customers name and forget it like 10 seconds later!!Also Like most of you I did it mainly becaue it made bordom dissapear when I was at home alone doing nothing.finally just made everything seem more fun that would otherwise seem to be normal.even as I write this im tempted for the first time in 6 days but i am here for support and to affirm that I made the right decision.the positive aspects I noticed so far after 6 days are as follows.I notice my skin on my face and my eyes look better than ever! I also notice that i have ALOT more energy throughout the day than ever before.I also am losing weight not that im obese butafter getting high I seem to be hungry every 30 minutes you guys know what i mean! I NEVER write on blogs or pages normally but Since i felt supported to not relapse tonight because of what some of you have shared her. I decided to contribute and maybe help one person as you guys have helped me tonight.I know that kight seem cliche but Its truth! Hang in there guys and for the people focusing on what facts are right or wrong who fucking cares!!! Its about sharing our experiences and helping eachother quit.Not a page on the effects of marijuana on the human boday in comparison to cigarettes or anything else! So go get a grip and go bitch somewhere else about our facts cause we dont care!Thanks for listening to me and I hope you acheive your goals.If not don't give up just try again. A person never truley fails until one stops trying! Remember that and good luck!!


wanting to stop 6 years ago

hey,

I have been smoking for probably two years now, I've tried many times to quit. I've gotten as far as two weeks sober but everytime i give in. My closest friends have finally quit smoking and are doing great. I dont want them to go on with there life while im sitting here still smoking pot. My girlfriend has given me many chances to quit and i don't know how much longer she's going to stay with me if i continue this path. I want to quit smoking so bad not only for the people i care about but for myself to. I need help, please give me some helpful steps to finally be done and never go back to weed.


fizzlesnicks 6 years ago

I blaze after I work and go to the gym. Mary is a great friend to take along when you want to take a stroll through the forest when you want to relax and think about important things. Your only abusing it when you let it be more valuable than whats really important. It could be a really great thing


JEssica 6 years ago

I am 17 i been smoking for a few years trying to quit agion i never make it very long. it harder cuz my fam into it and i been looked down on when i dont, i should be moving out in few months hoping to getting a job it only been 5days for me, but i hoping ill make it.


marijuana aint that bad 6 years ago

I've been smoking marijuana for 5 years, the only reason I need to quit is because I need to take a drug test for a job that I've had for 3 years. I don't believe that smoking makes it harder to learn because I started smoking when i was a freshman in high school and I smoked all throughout high school I also worked an after school job. I would joke that that's why its called high school because I'm always high in school. I graduated with my class passing all my classes with B's and C's.

I don't believe that marijuana smoke is worse than tobacco smoke, my dads been smoking weed since he was 12 years old and he started smoking cigarettes around the same time. In his 40s a doctor told him if he didn't stop smoking tobacco then he would get lung cancer and probably wouldn't live for another 10 years. So my dad stopped smoking tobacco and is still smoking marijuana, hes in his 50s now and the doctor told him since he stopped smoking tobacco his lungs are getting better and he has no signs of cancer. His doctor knows he smokes weed because his doctor gave him a medical marijuana card.

I have a friend and his dad fought in Vietnam he said he never knew what weed was until his first night in Vietnam. He started smoking weed when he was 18 in the jungles of Vietnam and he honestly believes that if he wouldn't have been smoking marijuana while he was fighting for his country then he probably would have died over there, because the weed made him paranoid about every little sound or movement in the jungle. He is in his 60s now still smoking marijuana and he says he feels in the best shape of his life.

I think that it is time to stop throwing people in jail for smoking an herb because that's what marijuana is its an herb. Drugs are man made like: heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, vicodin, and even Tylenol. Those are drugs because there man made. Marijuana comes from the ground its as natural as you can get. All the money that gets thrown away from burning plants that are confiscated could go toward rehabs and helping our community's instead of letting the black market control it. marijuana being illegal just helps these drug dealers and these drug czars stay in business, now i am not saying that all illegal drugs should be legal. I just think that if alcohol and tobacco are legal then marijuana should be legal.

The gateway theory is bulls#!t the only reason that would be true is because marijuana is sold on the black market. In the black market these people don't care how old you are or what you want, as long as you have the money they most likely have the product. Ive had dealers who offered me: cocaine, ecstasy, even methamphetamine. and yeah I've experimented with other drugs. but that's just being curious just like when i first smoked weed i was curious about what it was. Besides I first started drinking beer then liquor in the 7th grade, I also tried huffing chemicals, and i abused pain killers and cough syrup. Then i was introduced to marijuana. I'm 18, and I'm a stoner and i believe that i will still be smoking when I'm an old man. As for now i must stay sober for a month to try and get my urine clean. Thanks for reading and remember God made marijuana and man made alcohol. Who do you trust?


robert 6 years ago

I waited years for medical marijuana to become legal in my state, and now I am a legal user. But guess what! I now have so much scar tissue built up in my lungs that I cannot even enjoy the effects without barfing up a lung.I f----- quit! I would much rather breathe and do some Buddhist chanting or some deep breathing exercises.Smoking ANYTHING will ruin your life in the long run. Did you ever see those poor folks hooked up to oxygen tanks just trying to do their shopping? Well folks, as much as I like to wax poetic about our wonderful weed,It will dry out your lungs like two burnt burlap bags. I know from firsthand experience.Sorry ganja brothers,just speaking truth.


Exarch 6 years ago

Weed is a plant. It is not good or bad. It is a plant. Smoking it over a long period of time will lead to health problems. Smoking it affects everybody a little bit differently. I find it very enjoyable to smoke weed. Others do not. I have ADD and smoking weed helps me focus, my grades have never been better, and my life has been more enjoyable. I know that this is not typical. Someday I may not enjoy it like I do now. When that time comes I will cease smoking weed. There is nothing inherently wrong with smoking weed, so weed smokers should not be thought of as bad people. If people who smoke weed break laws, punish them for the laws they broke and blame the person, not the weed. Weed smokers don't commit crimes any more than others do. The choice is yours.


Me 6 years ago

Exarch I am with you!! I have sat and read this whole site today as a way to deter me from rolling up a dooby...my situation is similar to pickupthepieces...I love smoking weed but have noticed recently my mood changes are starting to scare me. I smoke about 2-3 a day.My head is fuzzy, I am getting lazy and it is true you are not half as productive than without. It is all about balance though hey- if it makes you feel like a freak cut it down, pace it out, cut it out if it makes you feel good carry on. Everyone is different- my man does not get as emotionally affected. I cry sometimes and get frustrated but then I think it is just because I am a woman...i wonder if it effects women in a different way to men?


spicedrop 6 years ago

Greetings all, Congratulations to those of you who have decided to move forward with LIFE. I've been reading this hub for quite some time and find it inspirational and amusing at the same time. Those of us who have made the decission to quit ARE THE ONES THIS HUB IS FOR. Maybe the haters should start a hub called "I have nothing in my life but Mary Jane"? Have you noticed the most ardent supporters of this habit have been smoking for a minimal legnth of time? For the first 25 years of my habit I thought it was wonderful too. I eventually saw through my canabis haze and found life has so much more to offer. Things like self respect, the respect of others and living without a monkey on your back constantly reminding you... time to fire up! I believe it is a wonderful plant and it was put here by GOD. I also believe the longer it's in your life, the harder it is to leave it behind. If I could burn one once or twice a month I'd still be toking, unfortunately thats not the case with most of us. It's like sugar, the more do it, the more you want it. To those of you who have smoked daily for a substancial peroid of time, rest assured a true, happy life force WILL return to you. For the haters trash talking those of us that want a better exsistance, pick up a fucking dictionary and learn to spell while your sitting on your lazy, fat asses eating Doritos!


grandpa 6 years ago

day 3 cant belive i have gon this far---day by day


grandpa 6 years ago

day 3 cant belive i have gon this far---day by day


MovingForward 6 years ago

I have been smoking for over 2 years, daily. I want to quit because my 11 month-old son's life and future is more important than an indulgent, silly habit such as this. This will be my 3rd attempt, I WILL be successfull this time!


rmon:( 6 years ago

Well i gave in last night, i keep trying and failing. Im going to try one last time and if i fail again i think im going to tell someone close to me that i really need help. For some people quitting weed isnt a big deal, but for me its been very difficult. This is my last try. Any hints on what to do to get my mind off of it. i need help kicking this habbit.


uneek the stoner 6 years ago

weed is no way near like a cigarette at all!!!!

i have been in a study group and it may b addictive but not as close as a cancer causing cigarette for fact....

i am stopping for 3 weeks bcuz i have had a stuffy nose for a while now and taking steroids to get rid of it .. but i will say i am going to smoke after it goes away ...

i love the feeling of smoking cronic i make music and it helps alot with that and my depression in life.... so alot that was said in this is wrong truth b told some people just arnt made to smoke weed thats that just like i dont like to drink i could make up a shit load of reasons not to drink and why its not good for you but then again u can say the same shit about soda and other stuff ...... just what i think peace


about f**king time 6 years ago

thanks for the post ive been a smoker for about 10yrs and been doing it daily for the past 6yrs,five days ago my girlfriends of 6yrs broke up with me because ive turned into a stoner that doesnt wanna do anything anymore,ive also lost every friend i ever had that doesnt smoke weed,ive never felt so alone and its because weed took control,thanx for the advice


Anon 6 years ago

I'm now in my third week of detoxing from weed. I have felt mostly good and I'm proud of myself for staying the course. I'm still irritable at times and I'm able to recognize it and take the time to settle down and "reboot" myself. I've depended on pot to ease anxiety and stress through the years so it stands to reason that I will have to relearn how to handle this uneasy moments in life. On the positive side my mind is cranking along beautifully. It's regaining the active alertness that I used to have. Now I can read with much better efficiency and I'm excited to rediscover many activities that suddenly I'm finding appealing again. Fishing, running , exercising, reading, joking and interacting with people and feeling my mind work without pauses that I find myself searching for the next word to say or to keep my train of thought and telling my friend "I forgot what I was going to say". Listening to music is regaining clarity and lyrics are coming to me and the tunes stay in my mind in a positive vibe kind of way. Ironically, 40 years ago, listening to music stoned was one of the pleasures of pot that I cherished. Through the years, this pleasure became so clouded that I rarely sat down with the sole purpose of listening and enjoying. I feel great about that! That's enough for now. I'm posting to share and support others the experience of giving up smoking pot. If you're ready go for it!


about f**king time 6 years ago

just did my first 24hrs ok so far i think im gonna post everyday till im over this monkey-was able to keep it out of my mind today was able to eat and i hope to be asleep soon 5/4/10


Petey EX pot head 6 years ago

thankyou everybody for all your posts iam now into my 4th day i have been a heavy pot smoker now for 11 years and things in my life just never seem to go right. I have a 1 1\2 year old daughter who i love spending time with she is the sparkle in my eye.I want to give this up because my short term memory is shot i have no energy and cant be fucked to better myself. after reading all of these posts it has given me encourgment to persist and stick to my guns as i can relate to alot of what people have said and yes in ten years time i want my daughter to remember me as a loving and caring father not a bong head !! thankyou all once again !! i will be coming back to this page to check out everybodys posts soo if you have advice or need someone to relate to ill be reading !!!!


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