Posted by sandy
on September 08, 2000 at 15:42:11:
In Reply to: Marijuana - Any one else addicted??? posted by Victoria on August 25, 2000 at 17:41:53:
: Dear All,
: I'm so tired of this s**t. I've been smoking pot for 20 years, and cannot quit. I've gone months before, when there was none to be found, but I didn't panic because I knew it would come around again. It costs so much money, and I'm tired of it. The effect it has on me is probably different from most. I get very energetic (not speedy, though), and get into paperwork, housework, and just generally happy with life. Not so when I'm trying to quit. Just went two weeks without, and couldn't stand it anymore. Gave in and bought some more. I've mentally justified my abuse of it for years, and I'm tired. I'm poking 40 years old with a short stick, and I want to change. Anyone been through this? Please, please, no replies saying God and Jesus will help. Thank you.
victoria, thank you for starting this wonderful dialogue. I simply want to say that marijuana controlled my life for a number of years. after many repeated attempts at quitting, i finally "gave up" and attended a Marijuana Anonymous meeting (marijuana-anonymous.org). I have been clean for over a year and have gained an immense amount of clarity about why i used pot. it made me more creative, i was bored, i was having a good time.... Bullshit! I was addicted. Help is out there if you want it. Keep going, you're worth it!