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Posted by CHRISTINE on October 19, 2000 at 14:19:51:

In Reply to: RE: Marijuana - Anyone else addicted? posted by Jes on October 18, 2000 at 11:46:05:

: Hi, I am new here at this board. I have looked though the past postings, and I noticed a bunch of postings down lower, I thought I could bring the discussion closer to the top. My intent was to see if anyone else felt like pot was taking over their life. I am functioning (sort of), but I am also worried. Here is my story:

: I am 22 years old. Female. I used in high school, quite a bit. I was always stoned at school, at home, and while I was sleeping. I used to go to a lot of rave parties, where used more than just pot. In my last year of high school I stopped smoking (both pot and cigarettes). I went to college and I got a great job. I met the man of my dreams and the only thing that bothered me was his smoking pot so much. He didn't do it as much around me, so I didn't think it was going to be a problem. We got married, and he showed me just how much he liked to smoke. As the months go on, he has started to smoke more. Because it is in the house, I started using recreationally (weekends). But now I am on it every day. I have developed a dependency to it. I am convinced that I cannot sleep without it. That movies would be so much better with it, that I can feel better when I smoke. I know it is terrible, but I just cannot stop it. My husband does not see that he and I are addicted. I do not know how to let him know. I want to quit, but I know that I can't because there is always at least a quarter at home. Some of you guys complained about how expensive it is, but both my husband and I have good jobs, and we can afford it. But like Victoria, I don't want to have children and smoke pot. My husbands friends all smoke pot, and around their children as well. I don't want that.

: So my questions that I would like to know are:
: - How can I let my husband know that we are addicted without uspetting our relationship?
: - Where can I find an Marijuana Annonomous? I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
: - Do any of you who quit take any vitamin/mineral supplements to allow your body to recover easier?

If I were you I would surf the web and find all the information that you can on marijuana addiction and sit together and discuss the problem. Remember that denial is a biggy. Get informed before you talk to him because addicts have the whole book of excuces. You mentioned that you don't want pot around your children (I assume that you don't have any at this point). Well, don't then. If he still wants to smoke weed then find another man of your dreams to raise a healthy family. I don't think that there is anything wrong with smoking weed occasionally but when you need it to have fun in life, well, that is a problem. I think you should just help yourself stop and he can (if he chooses) help himself stop. You are only in charge of you, if you want to stop then today is a good day for that.....Good Luck....

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