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I Quit Smoking Pot

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    30 Years Smoking And I Am Nowhere

    Just like most other long-term smokers I started smoking pot for "fun" in my teen years. At the beginning it was just a weekend thing, but by the time I was finished high school, which took me until I was 21, I was a multiple time daily user. I was able to curb my daytime use by...
    nomorepot nomorepot 46-50 2 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    How Did We Ever Make It

    I quit smoking weed 6 months ago after smoking it pretty much everyday for 25 years. I have lived with my fiance for the last year and a half and now that I have quit, I wonder how we ever got by while I was still smoking pot. I've quit drinking, smoking cigarettes and weed, but...
    cosmiclove cosmiclove 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    "Sober Is the Weirdest Feeling"

    Along with cigarettes I quit smoking tree ten days ago. Cigarettes, in my opinion, are harder to quit then tree,but both are exetremely hard to accomplish, tree may be a mental addiction only but its its feeling we remember when we start to crave it. Lucky for me, tree always...
    boxtopglory boxtopglory 16-17, M 3 Responses May 5, 2008

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    I quit smoking pot a month ago

    and I feel strange, not normal. Its not as easy as I thought it would be. I feel as if my head is in a fog, Never really understanding anything.
    izmee izmee 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Best Decision I've Ever Made!

    I started smoking cannabis at the age of thirteen, I suppose because I thought it was cool, and I loved the way it made me feel care-free and relieved of any worries. It wasn't like the usual “my mates got me into it” story... I wanted it and went to seek it out myself...
    guitaristroz guitaristroz 18-21 Jan 1, 2011

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    Time To Move On From It, I'm Really Ready!

    I've been smoking weed pretty consistently since I was 15, and now I'm 27. In the past 12 years, I've had several unsuccessful attempts at quitting, or attempting to cut it down to once a week, once a month, quarterly, etc. I think the longest I've been able to go without a toke...
    somegirl12345678 somegirl12345678 26-30 3 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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    I have been smoking pot

    for 14 years and have struggled with quitting for a long time. I have tried to quit probably at least a dozen times over the last 7 years and have gone through some pretty extreme measures to do it. I have flushed pot down the toilet more times than I can count, and I've thrown...
    dannyocean dannyocean 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    4 Weeks Without...the Rest Of My Life To Go

    I've been smoking pot for 35 years....Almost every day but for the last few years only on the weekend. Now I really want to give up. I've been off now for over a month, but I still have a cloudy head. It's totally F***cked my life. I have trouble with relationships, my job...
    wattahappiness wattahappiness 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 2, 2010

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    Wasting My Life.

    I started smoking weed (or blow as brown hash was known back then) when I was in primary 7 (aged 11-12) and from the age of 14 was smoking it every day, going on to a bag (£20) a day from I was 18. As I finish this paragraph I am also finishing what I hope will be my last joint...
    doisalung doisalung 22-25 1 Response Apr 22, 2012

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    It'S Not Fun Anymore.

    I tried weed for the first time on my 15th birthday. It was definitely because of curiosity. I wasn't numbing any pain, or so I thought. But by 16 I was smoking quite regularly as if that was the every day mission at school - to scrounge up some money with friends and grab some...
    wiildflower wiildflower 18-21 May 22, 2013

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    Day Before '7-Day Cleanse' (Updates Everyday)

    Hey everybody, So it's obvious that for me, life without weed is the best life, due to inability to control myself. I finally got myself to be satisfied with a day to quit, TOMORROW!!!!! Yes, I do plan on going out and getting a dime tonight to enjoy to myself. And yes I think...
    ProjectNormal ProjectNormal 22-25 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Staying Sober. Day One (Again)

    I have been smoking weed for 8 years, I used it as medicine to help with my bipolar disorder. Truth is though, weed made me stupid. I feel so self conscious every time I smoke now, I get nervous and cant express myself the way I want to and I don't remember feeling like that when...
    Cheyybby Cheyybby 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    First Day Pot Free :)

    This is about my 5th or 6th time quitting since I first started smoking regularly. I hate it.  But, I got to get clean so I can find a new job.  Today Is my first day... So far so good. It doesn't effect me physically but I do think about it often.  Ugh, it's gonna be hard...
    NoOnespeical NoOnespeical 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    Wanting To Quit The Cheeba

    First post! I've been smoking weed for 10 years. In the last few years it's gone from a social thing to smoking all day everyday on my own. I can feel the effects it's had on my life. I have trouble concentrating and making myself be productive. I'm anxious about this as weed...
    Lulu288 Lulu288 22-25 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    Smoking Weed

    I have been smoking weed since I was 15 (I'm now 21) up until a few months ago almost everyday after work as a stress reliever and just because I enjoyed the way it relaxed me. But recently every time I smoke I get very paranoid and anxious. Don't judge me. I'm not a bad person...
    cjohnson1992 cjohnson1992 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    My Insperation

    I never smoked like daily but it started out once a month and became more frequent fast. I started getting stupid and doing it in more obvious places. One of my pot head buddies is really close to our english teacher and i started talking to him he was telling me how it is stupid...
    stressqueen stressqueen 13-15, F Feb 18, 2011

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    Quit Pot=no Friends?

    Why when I wanna stop smoking, my friends stop calling? I gotta stop because of health and wealth so I guess those "friends" can be let loose. I gotta do what I gotta do, need some real friends too.
    nopetodope nopetodope 26-30, M Aug 25, 2012

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    After Years Of Smoking Pot

    After years of smoking pot I quit! I hope this is the last time I ever struggle with this. Smoking pot is an excuse to not deal with real life issues. I have smoked regularly for over 20 years. The reasons were multiple in my mind for my smoking. It helped shut my mind off, it...
    skyblue111506 skyblue111506 41-45 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    Unbelievable...

    It will be 5 years come July.   I was a habitual user... just about all the time, most of my adult life, since 16.ty Jesus!
    anonymx anonymx 46-50 4 Responses Apr 2, 2011

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    Is Enough Really Enough?

    I've been smoking sticky icky for the passed 5 years,I'm only 19. It all started in my friend's garage, we would smoke out of a watering can that we crafted into a bong. Anyway, sophmore year of highschool, our house was forclosed on and we were forced to move. We used to live in...
    need4sobriety need4sobriety 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Marijuana actually caused me to obtain serious

    central nerve damage. I know it sounds crazy and it won't happen to everyone, but it happened to me.
    Yerbamate Yerbamate 18-21, M 2 Responses May 8

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    Veggin Out

    How to start.... I started smoking dope at 15. It was nearing rifle season and I was with two hunting friends (in there 50s) and i knew they toked. So I was in the back seat when they offered me the bowl and i said yeah sure. Typical newbie I was I didn't know what I was doing...
    braindeadteen braindeadteen 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2011

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    Marijuana... Long Needed Change

    Hi, My name is Benny Lozano, i am 19 years old and i have been smoking pot for about 3 years now on and off but everyday for the last yr and a half. Now for some people i have heard smoking weed is very enjoyable and i guess i can remember a time when it used to feel like...
    bennylozanojr19 bennylozanojr19 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Hi i recently stopped smoking

    after about 6 years everyday and i must say i think i should go back. i forgot how paranoid i used to be and how unsocial i have become after i quit. My job is writing TV show scripts and i am slowly loosing all my ideas and imaginativity, i'm worried about my future. Everything...
    Wrobel Wrobel 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    How I Came By Pot And Afterwards...

     i started out with pot when i was 15. its worthwhile that i tell you all how it happened. one day, coming out of high school, some 'friends'were waiting for me ( high status friends, if u know what i mean ) and they invited me over to their place ( i'm talking about when...
    Elieli Elieli 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2009

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    My Message To Naysayers Of Quitting Pot

    OK, I've read through a few of these and other stories online, and I'm seeing a theme. Pro-pot people who get defensive and say nay to those of us who want to quit. The biggest common theme I see is people saying, "don't blame pot for your mental defectiveness." To that I'd...
    somegirl12345678 somegirl12345678 26-30 3 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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    17 Days Clean

    So here's a little bit about my past, why I quit using, and how it's been since I quit. I began using off and on when I was 15 years old, just as a social thing I guess. By the time I was 16 I was smoking everyday and I had become dependent on the drug to get me through my...
    determined021 determined021 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    Weed And I

    As I start to write my story, and begin to look back over the last seven years its almost shocking that its come to this point. My story is different from many in the sense that I didn't pick up smoking weed in my preteen years or High School years, in fact I was actually "above...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 6, 2013

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    4 Weeks Clean

    I started smoking a lot when I was 22. I loved it until age 23, then I spent 2 years smoking with the hidden desire to quit. That took a serious toll on my mental health, as I was constantly acting in opposition to my higher desires. After a while I noticed that there was a daily...
    naturalzoo naturalzoo 22-25 1 Response Oct 30, 2012

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    I M Doomed

    I need help, I have been trying now to quit for last one year and I have failed miserable at every attempt. I have accepted that I m addicted and I need to quit. I have decided this is my last attempt before I go for forced rehabilitation. I never knew I was so weak willed. I...
    raj643549 raj643549 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 12, 2012

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    I Need To Stop...now.

    It's been a while that I tried to stop smoking weed. Even when I do stop picking up, I always end up either finding a friend to with or smoking the resin out of my bowl (which is usually last resort). It has changed my life and I want to stop now before it gets any worse. I've...
    justwannaquit justwannaquit 22-25 2 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    Pot Is Rot

    i gave it up because i am naturally a hyperactive person i didnt like the way it slowed down everything to a crawl, it also made it harder to relate to people, i think its ok in small doses but i dont think i will ever go back to it in a serious way again
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Apr 23, 2008

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    2 Months Im About to Go Crazy

    i quit smoking weed so i can clean up for a job well the job i have right now im tired of it so i am staying clean to get a better job. i am irritable just wanna cry and lonely i have smoked weed on and off since  i was eleven years old. I dont really fit in with the...
    teenkerbell82 teenkerbell82 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    After 25 Years of Smoking It

    And have been clean for about 5 years.  Other interests are actually coming back.  Imagine that!
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 7 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    Panic Attacks

    I use to smoke weed as a way of self-medicating for years. But, then one day a few months ago, all of a sudden, I had my first panic attack after smoking. It was one of the scariest things I've experienced. I literally thought I was going to die. And then, everytime...
    Nickmare Nickmare 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    Update: Relapse

    I posted here before how I had not smoked up for over 5 years (since July '06) after practically a lifetime of constant use. I now am coming up on one month clean again.    Thx.
    anonymx anonymx 46-50 2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    Help

    My husband and I have smoked pot together for the last 5 years. It was getting pretty bad, we recently quit... today is day 4. It is so hard. We smoked 5, 6, 7+ times a day. We both have very busy lifestyles, and are very successful despite constantly shooting ourselves in the...
    backtonormal backtonormal 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2012

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    When Friends Stop Talking To You Its Time To Quit

    Today I hung out at Buffalo Wild wings for a happy hour beer with a friend of mine that I haven't seen in almost a year. This friend and I were best friends since both of us moved here for college. To make a long story short he stopped talking to me out of the blue one day and...
    carvingtr247 carvingtr247 22-25, M 8 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    Ways of Quitting Cannabis

    Hi.  Sorry to post here, but your assistance could be extremely valuable. I am a researcher at the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC). The centre is currently conducting an online survey looking at the characteristics and strategies of...
    sera20 sera20 26-30 2 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    Quiting

    I need some help! I was clean off bud for 2 years and like 6 months ago around April 20th I decided to smoke. I thought I was only going to smoke that one time... I was wrong as I was high for the first time in 2 years, I forgot how it felt to be high, and I fell back in love...
    Dylanstonefield Dylanstonefield 16-17 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

    I quit smoking cigarettes and drinking cold turkey after 10 yrs, I became vegan a year ago and never looked back. I've been smoking pot for 12 years and this is the first time i've ever even thought about quitting. It is quite a challenge. I just realized what a waste of time and...
    PhoneyPoney PhoneyPoney 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    Put Your Lighter In The Air I Smoke Weed Like I Don`T Care

    who`s gonna HELP me quit weed today i am not able to stop now i am no longer high last i time i smoke was like 11 pm on Sunday night now i am trying to get some more so i can get high PLEASE HELP ME TO SAVE MY MONEY.....................some comments would  be appreciated
    rambains rambains 22-25, M May 27, 2013

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    I really want to quit smoking. I've smoked off and on for 14 years. I really need to quit while I still have my health. I've tried and failed at quitting cold turkey and using...
    kathleen83 kathleen83 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I quit smoking by using champix in 2010 and lasted 10 months.... I was idiot enough to start again but this is now my 3rd attempt at quitting and today is day1 no smokes. Hint from...
    wishy77b wishy77b 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I am 25 years old and i've been smoking since i was 14, i am really scared for my future health but still don't know how to quit smoking
    Megq Megq 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I quit smoking over 50 days again and now I'm getting these intense cravings.
    DallasMan85 DallasMan85 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 2

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    I am quitting smoking and it soooooooooooo hard.
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    after 15 years i quit smoking cigarettes cold turkey a little over a year ago but i am still struggling almost daily. all i want is a cigarette. is this normal?
    warden2000 warden2000 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I've been smoking for quite a few years but I've been finding myself frustrated and angry that I'm addicted and I want to quit. I've tried but I get extremely aggressive and...
    OnyxHeart OnyxHeart 18-21, F Jul 10

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    I just smoked my last cig. I just quit and I kinda feel like crying. I smoke when I'm lonely which has been a lot in the last year. I have always hated the way it makes me feel but...
    Gilliankay Gilliankay 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I smoke tobacco. Raw, loose tobacco that you roll in cigarette paper. Although it is still smoking I do think it's better than smoking cigarettes. They taste better, they are less...
    scat9x scat9x 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Hey everyone. I've been smoking for 11 years and I smoke about 25 cigarettes a day. I've tried to quit so many times but no success. I'm looking for someone else who is also...
    strandednowhere strandednowhere 22-25, F 1 Response