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it started when i was 14

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by stevewonders, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. stevewonders

    stevewonders Member

    My first experience with it was my father was addicted to marijuana, and so I thought that I grew up around it so there was nothing wrong with it. And so I got excited about it, and so then I started hanging out with people who it did. And then I got exposed more and more, and I eventually tried it. And that was my first love. After marijuana, it was really what some people wouldn’t consider a drug but it is, but its alcohol. Um, and it became a release. And, um, that was my new favorite. And then I mixed them together because I could feel, you know, in the clouds, but at the same time I was, you know, the iron giant. I could take on whatever I needed to. And, ah, so I kind of got lost in that as well.
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  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @stevewonders... Welcome to the community and thanks for sharing. Are you here because you want to quit weed and alcohol? (For what it's worth, I think alcohol is the most dangerous drug of all.) If you want to quit, you can do it. You just have to be willing to work hard at it. There are lots of resources out there: addiction specialists, support group meetings, therapists, online forums like this one, etc. We are here to help and support you however we can, no matter what. Just keep that in mind and feel free to lean on us whenever you'd like.
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  3. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @stevewonders hello and welcome! thank you for reaching out. i'm glad you're here and you want to cut out alcohol and marijuana. dean has given some good tips!

    it's easy to get lost in the mind-numbing things.... life can be a whirlwind and pain? who wants to really feel it? ;)

    but the thing is... we can come out from under that self-medication...and begin to face what's underneath it all, preferable with a therapist ... support group... mentor... etc.

    would love to know more about you!
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