My wife does not smoke pot (she never has) and she does not want me to smoke either. I smoked when we met, but after I quit (for the time being) she admitted that it bothered her. I now smoke about 1 or 2 bowls per day from the pipe, at least 6 days a week. I can say that it has definitely affected me (and others close to me) in a negative way.
I have been bouncing from job to job over the last 4 years, very unsure of what I REALLY want to do. I get headaches daily and have to take at least 3 to 4 Excedrin every day. My sinus passages are all screwed up and I have to use a nasal spray every day just to breathe normally (which I dilute with saline solution, to prevent any hardcore damage). I have trouble focusing and usually (unintentionally) tune out whoever is talking to me (wife, boss, daughter, friends, etc), and I usually forget the little details that make ALL the difference. I wake up late almost every morning and have to speed my ass off to get to work, and I get really stressed and can feel my heart racing. I usually show up at least 5 to 10 minutes late every day, which has caused my boss to pull me into a room and rip me apart. I also have a chronic cough (get it?). I have lost any muscle mass that I used to have and now I’m a 6’2” skinny, weak guy with a big spare tire. I am pale and have chicken legs and puny arms, but my waistline is steadily growing from all the midnight munchies. I was hooked on energy drinks for a period of time, but stopped drinking them after my heart began to “flutter” as I was trying to go to sleep each night. I used to be an honors student (even more advanced than honors for some subjects) before I started smoking. I did make the Dean’s List in college during the year I wasn’t smoking. I used to be a hardcore skateboarder, and my only addiction was skating. I gradually stopped skating when I started smoking pot.
I absolutely fell in love with the herb and I still love it just as much. It makes me feel good. It makes me less stressed out. It makes me get more accomplished when I’m high. I’m really lazy and unmotivated when I’m sober. That’s how I know I’m addicted. I tried to go a week without it and I was getting HORRIBLE mood swings and worse headaches. I was just a mess. Then I got more pot and everything seemed fine again. I got high and began to think about my mood swings and was like “wow, I was acting like a complete fool when I didn’t have weed”. It was a scary revelation. I know I need to quit.
Every time I buy a sack, I tell myself it will be my last one. I have even thrown multiple glass pipes and full bags of hydro and shwag (sp?) out the window on the freeway, thinking I was going to give it up for good. But what happens? I make the phone call or text message a friend, I go to the head shop and buy a new piece (usually cheap $10 glass pipes), and I get a dime or maybe a quarter of herb. I’ll splurge for some good dro if I have a reason to celebrate. I’m very conservative with my herb and can make a quarter sack (7 to 8 grams) easily last 3 to 4 weeks, so I only smoke about 2 grams per week, which really isn’t much, but still more than 85% of the U.S. population.
The hardest thing about this situation is that my 2 BEST friends smoke (I’ve known these guys since I was a child) and I usually get them to hook me up. And my 21 year old brother-in-law smokes and has a VERY consistent dealer. I got him high for the first time about a year ago, and now he smokes MASSIVE amounts of herb every day and his life is falling apart. I feel very guilty. I never knew that he would get so addicted. I thought I was doing him a favor because his girlfriend of 4 years cheated on him and he was really angry and depressed. He was drinking A LOT and I wanted to expose him to something less harmful that could help him deal with his pain. I thought maybe he would smoke every once in a while, but I never wanted him to become dependent on the herb. Now he is drinking heavily, smoking heavily, abusing Xanax, and even snorting coke occasionally. I feel like this is all my fault.
As you can see, pot destroys lives. It prevents people from realizing their full potential and causes numerous health and emotional problems. It changes the way people think. It’s just not worth it. I’m struggling every day. I want to quit but I love herb so much and I just don’t know how to successfully quit without totally shutting out my best friends, but I don’t have the self-discipline to stop myself from picking up the phone and placing another order. Please pray for me.
Im struggling with you man but i was throwing up non stop when i tried quitting, then it went away and i was 2 weeks in feeling great ! and my dumb ass self smoked the other night, now i gotta start all over again, but you can do it ! Start with this web site it helped me tremendously http://www.nevdgp.org.au/info/std_misc/MarijuanaQuit.html
sign the contract for yourself and the most important thing is to find a new way to cope, for me its bodybuilding. So maybe you can use being out of shape as your new shining light to quit. Exercise has changed alot of peoples lives for the better. I hope i helped a little bit and if you ever wanna chat about this stuff e-mail me. Hope everything works out. :-)
"Weed gives people the power of imagination, but takes away the ability to profit from it "
I can relate to what everyone here is saying, but I think that it really boils down to the user and the reason they are using to begin with. Sounds trite maybe but it is how i see it.
Everything in moderation.
here are some things that you should do to stop smoking
1. Exercise (I am pissed bc i cant run with a bad knee) swim bike walk jog play raquetball
2. Eat healthy start taking supplements
3. DONT REPLACE THE ADDICTION (I am now an alcoholic but so are all my friends I go to the University of IOWA) Drinking makes my stomach feeel even shittier and absorb less of the nutrients i need.
4. DETOX let everything clear out of your system by either using sauna, drinking tea, lots of water or exercising
5. Take time to think about why you started smoking
6. Meditate sounds gay but trust me it works
7. RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH
8. the resolve to quit has to come from within (i like to sit with my buddies when they smoke it relaxes me)
9. Find a new hobby
10. Spend the money on somthing else
Man i am right with you i was a habitual smoker and the more i think about the more i realize my reasons for smoking. I am sure at some point down the road i will smoke again i hope i can make it atleast till summer and just be a now and again smoker.
I do have a question though I have a thousand dollars or so in glass (a rasta roor, and foot and a half steam roler, a bubler, and a couple of spoons) do you think i should just sell that stuff or just let my roomates use it?
Oh one of my friends just started smoking earlier this year I smoked him up his first time its now becoming an addiction. I mean look at your just look at your brother in law look at how it made him. Just take more time to examine your life.
And also realize whatever you do or have done probably increases the chances of your kids doing it. Will they get into harder drugs?
My motivating factors are my health i have had bronchitos, i am becoming schitfrenic (have you ever heard the story about the kid who killed his mother after smoking a joint? its on the history channel why drugs became illigal) anyways smoking pot increases your chances of schitzofrenia if you start before the age of 15 by like 600% seriously research it its scarry as sh*t, being dependant on somthing is horrible it sucks, Im more dependant on marijuana then the adderol i have perscription for
Just think about the costs and benefits of your actions
After quitting for a while you will feel so much better only time will tell
Do your research i spend a couple hours a day looing at sh*t like this to see if other people are going through the same heavy stuff i am.
YOU CAN STILL BE FRIENDS WITH THOSE PEOPLE i almost broke down the other day and smoked and my friend who was ripping a bong was like just think about it? Is it worth it? no it wasnt and didnt end up takng the rip
If your having problems sleeping i would recomend a good nighttime tea, MELATONIN ( alittle white pill it is what your body used to put its self in the natural sleep cycle), or a glass of good old fashioned warm tea, and of course jerking it always gets me right to sleep to lol.
BEST OF LUCK I WILL PRAY FOR YOU
Have you considered professional help aka a phychitrist? or like a group or somthing?
Seriously try the melatonin the right amount of sleep makes all the difference in the world.
I would also say the more chonicy it is the better and less addictive it is. I have tried quiting after smoking schwag for a summer and it was the worst withdrawl i have had and i was still smoking the good stuff. I think it was laced.
i have been smoking bud for 6 years and along the way lead me to cigs, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, acid, xanax, oxycodine, vicodin, norco, shrooms ecstacy. as you can see weed is the gateway drug. myself was addicted and i started feeling really different. my sense of smell was gone, crappy food tasted good, really became dirty. at the moment i have become pale and noticed it so i stopped smoking weed, doing drugs completely. it has been 8 months now. i am depressed of why my body is treating me like this but it is what it is. Drugs really isnt the answer, i saw myself in 3rd person and wasnt proud.
drugs really put me in the shadow and didnt know what i was doing in life. now i feel free but i have messed up my body so bad that i cant stand it.
dont take your health for-granted, you never know what you have until its gone. i couldnt stop smoking until i found a problem with my health. i hope you find your will power to stop before its too late. take care
1. Sinus Problems - This is the second time I've kind of tried to quit, and both times there has been a period where at first I thought I had a sinus infection. It now has decreased now, but it still just feels "off", like not normal.
2. Also, I feel when I attempt to workout I become fatigued very quickly, and then I don't feel great afterwards.
3. Digestive/Stomach/Bowel Movements don't seem right. I've often thought maybe I was developing an allergy to some type of food. It would be great to hear someone else who has had similar problems. Some times my stomach just bothers me and it feels like I'm bloated or have a lot of gas, or need to have a bowel movement. It also feels like I don't digest all foods properly.
These are all I can think of at the moment, although I know there are more. Any help or just even confirmation that this is normal would be great!
I know how you feel about the whole quitting thing. My boyfriend is on probation. Both of us are users. He tries quitting then he will get bored and thats when the Now he is drinking heavily, smoking heavily, abusing Xanax, and even snorting coke occasionally. I feel like this is all my faultQuote:
Comes into my position. My boyfriend cannot stand to stay sober. He used to always stay sober until he started hanging out with the wrong group of people around our house. He would get bored and his friend would give him a line of coke. Then he's smoke cigs. alot. Then he started taking pills. Just the other night he took at least 4 morphine pills, 2 speed pills, 2 pain killers, and 1 loracet and said it was because he couldn't smoke pot anymore that he didn't want to sit around and be bored all day. He drinks non-stop and it does nothing but causes problems between us because he can not control his drinking or poppin' pills. I can tell you one thing, from a women's point of view. Doing sh*t like does drive a women away from you.
People need to stop blaming marijuana for what is OBVIOUSLY nutritional deficiencies. You feel tired? I dont, and I smoke about 4grams a day. You can't hold a job? Can't figure out what you wanna do with your life? WOW! you must be the ONLY one in the world with that problem! Oh, and it MUST be because of marijuana, not because the world is so screwed that every option seems like a bad one. I knew what i wanted to do with my life when i was 8 years old and have been working in this field for 3 years now. MARIJUANA DOESN'T RUIN LIVES, IGNORANT PEOPLE DO!! Learn about yourself, learn about your body, STOP FALSLEY ACCUSING MARIJUANA FOR YOUR BAD LIFE. EVERY medical thing you described can simply be associated with poor nutrition, which in this country is EVERYWHERE! You might feel off after quitting cold turkey, DUH you spent more time high than sober, OF COURSE you're gunna feel strange when you stop... YOU HAVE TO GET USED TO BEING SOBER AGAIN! Yes, your life might be shitty, but its YOUR LIFE. Marijuana doesn't control you, on the contrary it allows you to better examine yourself and your life. If your life sucks, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, ITS YOUR FAULT, NOT THE DRUGS.
PEOPLE NEED TO GROW UP AND TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY.
p.s. f**k peer pressure; it is really that easy to say NO
(Never would do meth, pcp, herion, ketamine nothing completely retarded)