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  1. Recover114

    Recover114 Member

    I spend about 250 to 300 every two weeks on smoke and tincutres Depending on which I can get at the time. I've been smoking marijuana now for about 3 months straght everyday no let up. Use to when I first started I could smoke few days straight be good for awhile. Now I'm to where i smoke everyday multiple times a day. I smoke so.much at times I get.high and then I smoke.more and I feel sober which Ik seems weird. I even get bored lighting up its like yay smoke then after like oh that's it didn't do.anything. I was told marijuana isn't hard to quit no withdrawals. Yet now when I try to step away and not parttake I feel all these emotions one be shame because I can't believe I'm depressed when I try to avoid doing it. Then anger because I'm feeling agitated and that gets me angry over that which is weird cuz I'm mad at being mad. It's really affecting my relationship now. My girlfriend has been so sweet toward me even helps me get my smoke when I'm out of funds that way I don't feel those emotions. Yet I know its putting a strain since I'm only high around her and she thinks I'm only ok to be with her when I'm high. Which isn't true. I don't know how to quit. I've tried and it's like I get into a deep depression with bouts of anger and even at times headaches especially the 2nd day I went without it and that just made the irratiablity worse.
  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Recover114... Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing with us. I'm sorry to hear about your struggles with pot. So many people say that weed isn't addictive, but then there are people like you (and lots of others) who are stuck in a situation they can't seem to get out of. Personally, I think the "weed isn't addictive" folks are completely wrong. But that's another discussion.

    My best advice for you would be to find an addiction specialist to consult with. An addiction specialist is a doctor who is thoroughly trained in all aspects of addiction. They can assess your individual situation and recommend the best next steps for you. You don't have to do this alone. It's okay--and, frankly, a good idea--to ask for help. If getting help can make quitting easier, why not give it a shot?

    If you're in the U.S., you can find an addiction specialist in your area by using the "Find a Doctor" tool on the American Board of Addiction Medicine's website. Here's that link:

    You might also want to consider going to NA or SMART Recovery meetings. Support group meetings can really help when you're in the process of trying to quit a substance. Hearing from other humans who have "been there, done that," or those who are trying to find recovery just like you, can be super helpful.

    We will support and help you any way we can, so feel free to reach out and use us a resource anytime you'd like. That's what we're here for. There a lots of caring people here who understand what you're going through. You are not alone, my friend.

    I'm sending you lots of positive energy, hope, and encouragement.
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