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Posted by Dave on September 08, 2000 at 12:04:56:

In Reply to: Re: Marijuana - Any one else addicted??? posted by Victoria on August 29, 2000 at 03:49:53:

40 a quarter? Damn. I pay 50 an eight!!

: : : 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.

: : Hi Victoria,
: : I hear you! I'm a male 37 and have been smokin since I was about 13. Havent even been able to go a week lately without it. Then I usally smoke more cigarettes. I justify it by claiming it helps my creativity as a designer, and sometimes it does, but most of the time it eventully burns me out and effects my confidence in public.
: : I think their are usally issues that need dealing with in order to be happy without it. Mine seem to stem from not wanting to much responsiblity or somethting. Maybe theirs someting else that can be as rewarding, in a way, like doing someting good for ourselves while not smokin, anyway, good luck
: : Roy

: Hey Roy -

: I was glad to hear from you! Something you said really struck me, and I wanted to ask you something.... You said maybe we could find something else "as rewarding" as pot. Do you, like me, view and justify your use as a "reward" for going to work, or working around the house? 'Cause I do. I figure I "earned" it, by doing housework, laundry, cleaning, etc. (I'm a housewife, unfortunately). I, too, smoke way more cigarettes when I'm smokin'. So, the price is really high. $40 a quarter, and $25-30 a carton of cigs. Plus, the cost of munchies!!! Sound familiar? Please write back!

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