Any marijuana addicts out there?
YES! We are out there. Interfered with my life, I lied about it. I used to scrape it off of my car mat. I swore a thousand times as I was smoking my last joint that I would never touch it again and kept failing until I started applying the 12 steps to it. Do you think you are addicted? Peace and Light!
I am an alcoholic. A close family member is too. we both attend meetings regularly. she smokes weed, but doesnt relapse, I tried it and I did.
She's not sober.
I agree. it was a gateway back to drinking for me for sure.
been smoking on and off for 30 years. stopped when the kids were little. I have an adult child with autism and I run a nonprofit. stress has driven me to day smoke and then I began waking and baking to cope. need to stop. need support and others who understand. cant tell anyone in my real life as it will destroy my reputation.
Follow the SoberTool Method. 1. Read the daily message first thing in the morning. Repeat the title of the daily message if you feel distress anytime during the day. 2. Check out your Rewards. 3. Participate in the Forum. 4. If more cravings or issues, answer questions on SoberTool homepage. Pot is a total killer for me too. I've been clean and sober for 31 years thank to AA/NA. If it works for me, it will work for you.
Oh I know I am. Started smoking when I was 13 after a traumatic event. Had a 18mth sobriety last year, then another traumatic event gave me an ‘excuse’ and now at 49 yrs if age I’m back to 52 days without again. I’ve smoked glad wrap cause it had a bit of oil on it. I was spending 200 a week. Was all I thought about. I attend 12 step meetings.
Keep track of how much money you save on SoberTool. At $200 a week (and other costs) that will add up.
So far $2120 😮. I find it frustrating that some people think it isn’t a big deal. It’s not what we used it’s how it effected our lives. This “harmless herb” messed up life, my health and my mental health
I am frustrated about that too. Marijuana, like alcohol, can be tremendously addictive and cause so much trouble.
Weed ruined my life. I smoked every day. Spent ALL my money. NEVER paid my bills. Didn't spend time with my family always wanted to be high. Led to me drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco products as well. I would spend money on weed instead of FOOD. I am now 3months and 9 days sober. I feel like a new woman. I wish I never started smoking weed. I never knew it was so addictive. I don't care what anyone says it was addictive to me!!!! I thank God that He helped me get sober💕
Boy do I understand. I’m four months clean and sober now, but almost threw it all away last Thursday. I went to my ex’s house cause my kids were there. They was spotting, laughing and having fun, I so wanted to be part of it. Had tell self in head what about tomorrow? You know you’ll want MORE and MORE. I prayed God please help me, and I was helped.
I am learning new ways to deal with stress and preferably stop it from getting too much in the first place. Everyday I try to look after all aspects of myself; Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual . I walk, pray, read, socialise, practise mindfulness, eat reasonably well, drink water.
It ain’t easy. I KNOW, weed was my coping mechanism for 35 years.
I have to watch for obsessive thinking, like going Vegan or hard out Christian or over working too. These are warning signs to me. When I am stressed I can smell weed! It’s not there! But that’s another warning sign, my brain says you’re stressed this is what you did to help.
You can do this! It’s worth it. Ask for help! Get some quiet time daily.
I go to NA. Having to keep secrets is helping you stay sick. Seek out a councillor or meetings, a priest or someone you can talk to and be totally honest with.
Thank you for this motivating message!
I started to smoke weed about 30 years ago after the birth of my daughter to combat post natal depression, I would be mildly stoned all day everyday and sesh with friends when the kids weren’t around. This habit made me lethargic, paranoid and skint!
I stopped smoking it about 15 years ago because I was in an abusive relationship and when I was stoned, my mind couldn’t handle the abuse as well as it could if I wasn’t, or if I been drinking,but occasionally have a few puffs if I’ve been drinking alcohol and only in social situations which I immediately regret as it blows my head off and it’s never a nice buzz any more, so I can honestly say that I’ve won my battle with weed as I now hate smoking it, however it was a gateway drug for me too as someone else mentioned, a gateway to cocaine abuse, dabbling with various party drugs and leaving me now with an alcohol problem which I have only just began to accept and challenge.
I’ve only been 4 days dry from alcohol but feel so much better for it!
I don’t think I’m an alcoholic as I don’t have any major withdrawals or craving, but I do understand that I have a problem as it’s been a minimum of 1 bottle of wine every night for the past 10 years with the odd day or 2 off it when I’ve over indulged the days before.
I’m glad I have finally realized my problem and rue the day that I started smoking weed.
More so turning to the bottle!
It’s caused so many problems in my life and now it’s time to own that it’s a crutch I don’t need and see how far I can take this and how long I can stay sober
Keep getting support from others with alcohol issue. Good for you!