Good day all. As the title suggests me and my partner are both in recovery. We have been clean for more than 10 months now, but let me start where any story should the beginning. I have never smoked a cigarette and never will, I felt the same way about oka pipes as well. These are all seen as harmless(non-addictive), but this is where I began. At the age of 19 I was convinced by my then girlfriend that I should smoke oka with them and for about 3 months that was enough. Then you want more and you start adding vodka or wine to the filter instead of water and soon that is not enough either. After a few more months I started adding pot to my tobacco. I quickly moved on to smoking joints. Smoking joints was fun at first but I wanted still more without going to crazy, so a friend suggested smoking a bong. Smoking the bong obviously gave me a bigger rush but I started realising that pot made me sleepy. I wanted to be high and still go out with friends. This caused me to add mandrax to my bong as well. I did not have the desired effect. After lying catatonic on my couch for 4 hours I came to the realisation that I needed a change. I did not want to completely stop smoking weed, but I also did not want to escalate to anything more. I took the only option I had and told my parents about my druguse. They supported me fully and with them knowing about the problem and actively keeping my away from certain triggers I greatly reduced my smoking. I was smoking maybe one head a day on the oka by the end of that year. I was a big change for me after having smoked weed on a daily basis for almost a decade. The oka smoking continued for about a year until I met my current partner. Now she was a regular drug user with bi-polar disorder. I feared we would be the perfect storm and ruin each other completely, we almost did. We moved in together and she had a dealer friend that rented from us. If we needed drugs it was free and right on our doorstep. I came home one day to find the dealer in my living room, eating my food,drinking my beer and smoking pot while using my TV. My gf was passed out on our bed. After chasing away the dealer and taking her to the E.R. for a CAT (low grade cocaine) overdose, I decided we must get out of there and we moved back to my home town. We got there and stopped using everything, she was not even smoking cigarettes anymore. I cut ties with all the dealers I knew and life was great. Then we started again with the oka pipe, more out of boredom than anything else. Soon we started adding weed again. Luckily for us our lives changed before we could fall of the wagon completely again. My fiancee was pregnant, we immediately stopped smoking again and now 11 months later we are still clean and clear. I know I will always crave getting high, but every time I think of smoking I think of my baby girl and know that I can never go back to that life.