How to Quit Smoking Weed

More and more in the news today you’ll see the lists of the health benefits that come from smoking weed. And they’re not wrong. THC has several well-documented health benefits across the board. But the excess of anything can be bad, and the way you intake any substance can make it more harmful than not. There are reasons to use marijuna, and there are reasons to quit.

Why Quit Smoking Weed?

How to quit smoking weed

With all good things comes the other side of the coin. Marijuana is not perfect, nor is it healthy to use repeatedly, on a daily basis especially when you smoke it, instead of using a weed vaporizer. There are several immediate and long-term factors that can really mess with your body if not treated properly:

  • Impaired short-term memory: Marijuana use can impair your short-term memory, which could potentially become dangerous
  • Changes in mood: Use of the drug can cause mood swings and drastic altering of mood which can have long-term psychological effects
  • Effects on development: In teenagers and those still growing, marijuana can permanently damage brain cells, which will never grow to their fullest potential.
  • Respiratory problems: Smoking weed can have similar effects on the lungs as smoking cigarettes and lead to the same deadly outcomes.
  • Elevated heart rate: Marijuana can raise the heart rate for an extended period of time after ingested, which can cause problems in those who have existing blood pressure or other coronary issues

Ultimately, smoking marijuana chronically and with little control can lead to several health problems. And in the long term can result in decreased mental health and life quality. If you’re experiencing anything like this, the time has come for you to call it quits on your weed smoking life.

But Marijuana Isn’t Addictive, Or Is It?

Studies show that up to 30% of regular marijuana users end up forming a dependency on the drug, similar to an addiction. In fact, there could be as many as 2.5 million people in the United States who regularly suffer from marijuana dependency. This means that marijuana addiction and marijuana’s role as a possible “gateway drug” aren’t fallacies. There could be real cause for alarm if you find yourself consistently dependent on the drug. There are several ways to deal with this, however, and each one is going to be different.

Methods of Quitting Smoking Weed

Everyone is unique and so is his or her dependence on marijuana. Emotional factors might play more of a role in some than others as well as financial or health issues. Whatever the reason, when you realize you have a problem and make the decision to quit, there are several ways you can go about your choice to quit.

  • “Cold Turkey” – For Enthusiastic Folks

Cold turkey often refers to the process of simply halting your smoking habit. It’s a good plan for those who want results fast but you’re going to need a game plan. You cannot simply throw away your weed and bong, or your best vape, and say today is the day you’re done. Even if you’re mentally strong enough for that, your body might not be and you need to be prepared. Your body stores THC for weeks and months after you last smoked, which means it’s still secreted into your system in small doses daily. This isn’t going to be enough for your body, which has built up a tolerance to the drug. This means willpower might not be enough. It’s difficult to fight biology, and biology will knock at your door in the form of severe withdrawal symptoms. You cannot simply throw away your weed and bong, or your best vape, and say today is the day you’re done.

If you haven’t been smoking for too long, it’s possible you’re able to overcome this first, and very arduous, hurdle. You can push past your body’s own cravings and move on. But, if that doesn’t work for you, it’s okay. Biology cannot be conquered by sheer willpower sometimes. And that’s where other options come in.

  •  Medical Aid – For Everyone

This is one step up from quitting cold turkey but not nearly as drastic as rehab. There’s also tons of research on how effective, or ineffective this is. Currently, there’s no true approved medication that can be prescribed to treat marijuana dependence. But that doesn’t mean other medications, with a different intended purpose, can help out the process.

There’s not going to be a miracle pill that will cure you of your dependence. But there are things you can get to supplement your plan and help curb symptoms that come along with withdrawals. If you’re nervous about withdraw symptoms, talking to your doctor about this could be a very smart and efficient way to go.   

  • 12 Step Program – For The Spiritual Souls

This has become famous as a program for alcoholics, but any addiction can be combated under the 12-Step Program. This approach offers anonymous support groups and sponsors who will guide you through the emotional process of fighting addiction. This program is best for those who have an emotional dependence on substance abuse and want to seek out support. Because of this, the success rate could be better and it hasn’t kept up well with modern science, but for some, it’s the way to go. The steps follow closely to the program used for Alcoholics Anonymous:

  1. Acknowledge you have an addiction and everything that means
  2. Ask a higher power for help in overcoming your addiction
  3. Offer your will over to your spiritual higher power for guidance
  4. Take responsibility for the mistakes you have made as a result of your marijuana dependency
  5. Confess those mistakes to yourself and to others who you feel safe with
  6. Decide you are ready for your higher power to help remove your faults
  7. Ask for assistance in removing these faults
  8. Keep track of those you have harmed with your decisions
  9. Make amends with those on your list
  10. Continue your habit taking an inventory of your wrongs and whom you have wronged
  11. Engage in prayer
  12. Come to a point of awakening and health

This program is not for everyone, but for those it does help, it’s sworn by and might be something for you to try in your own battle against addiction.

  • Rehab – For Heavy Smokers

This one is and should be the end all, be all for addiction treatment. Rehab is a huge financial and time commitment that requires you to put your life on hold in order to get better. For people who are truly struggling and on the brink of health collapse, this is the best option. Rehab will offer intensive treatment, medical help, and various counseling during the process. But it’s not for everyone, and like the 12 Step Program, can have poor success rates if people don’t approach it in the correct way.

  • Counseling – For Undecided Ones

This is perhaps the best option for those on the fence about rehab. If an environmental change and medical intervention aren’t needed but therapy and talking are, then this is the best option to supplement your self-guided plan to quit. Talking out your dependency and urges with a professional is the best way to combat it in a low-intensity setting.

How to Quit Weed: Step by Step

Stop Buying/Getting It

If you have committed yourself to living weed-free than this should be your first step. Unlike tobacco or alcohol, stopping buying weed should be the easiest part of quitting, since it is not so readily available – unless you live in a state when recreational marijuana is legal. You can’t smoke it if you don’t get it. This step involves nothing more than sheer willpower.

You might feel strong urges, once your stash is gone, to pick up the phone or go over to a friend’s house to get some but find a way to distract yourself – spend some time with a loved one, go out with non-smoking friends, do something fun that does not involve getting high.

Get rid of paraphernalia

During your weed-smoking days, you probably surrounded yourself with all kinds of accessories, pipes, bongs, rolling papers, grinders, etc. Once you have entered that new, weed-free phase in your life, it can only makes matters worse to have all those triggers around you. So it only makes sense to get rid of them all. If some of those accessories were expensive or hold some kind of sentimental value, you can give them away just so you don’t have to see them everyday. So it only makes sense to get rid of them all, yes, even your best dab wax pen, if you have more than one.

Controlling Cravings

Quitting weed smoking cold turkey, just like quitting tobacco cold turkey, comes with its own pitfalls and withdrawal phase. The most serious of these pitfalls is the incessant cravings that come with quitting all of a sudden.

The unique thing about weed is that, unlike nicotine which leaves the body relatively quickly, the active chemical ingredient in weed, THC, is stored in fat cells, so even after you stop smoking small amounts of THC get released into your body, which invariably triggers cravings.

You would think that this would actually help you – kind of like a nicotine replacement therapy but for weed –  having small amounts of THC released into your body. Except, since they are only small amounts and since your body is used to receiving more, it actually works against you.

Controlling cravings then becomes your most difficult and most important task. Some of the better ways to control you cravings include:

  • Doing something else – Seems really simple, doesn’t it? But it is true that distracting yourself from wanting to smoke weed is a very easy way to control your cravings. Take up a hobby, do something you always wanted to do but were too high too start or finish and you will forget all about weed.
  • Exercise/Physical activity – Why don’t we exercise more? It helps with practically everything, from your overall physical health to alleviating symptoms of depression, exercise is a cure-all. Helping take your mind off of smoking weed is another thing that exercise is excellent at doing.
  • Having a support system – Having people you can call in times of need is essential in life, but when you are trying to quit weed it is doubly useful so they can give you the support and motivation to stay away from marijuana.
  • Avoid idleness – This has a lot to do with the first one. Having nothing better to do is one reason people take up smoking weed in the first place. So don’t fall into that trap.

Managing  Withdrawal Symptoms

Since we already established above that marijuana is an addictive substance, it naturally follows that once you give it up, some withdrawal symptoms are sure to follow. Symptoms like:

  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Headaches

Again, everything that we mentioned about how to control your cravings can also be applied to controlling your withdrawal symptoms. Exercise, of course, but we can also add to that list:

  • Eat healthier foods, high fiber foods, green leafy vegetables
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Drink coffee (caffeine is a great antidote to the lethargy brought on by weed)
  • Drink teas with high concentrations of antioxidants

 A Complete Game Plan for Dealing with Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

So it’s the cravings and withdrawal symptom that make quitting weed or any other drug extremely hard. No matter which approach you adopt, withdrawals will test your limits. Here a few things you can do to tame your body when it urges you for the puff of pot: 

  • Get Motivation from Your Friends and Family

The first things you need to do is involve your friends and family in your venture. They can be your biggest motivation and can help you stay positive 24/7. Without their help and support you will feel lonely, even depressed and might want to go back.

  • Find a Healthy Replacement Activity

In addition to the high you get from weed, it also becomes a pet physical activity, even a habit and when you suddenly stop, you most likely feel down and depressed. It’s time to find a replacement activity. You can consider watching a movie that makes you laugh, spending time with somebody who make you feel good. Remember, you can’t just replace this activity with any other activity, it has to be a healthy activity. For example, instead of gulping down massive mugs of coffee do exercise, take long walks, talk to a friend on the phone, cook or watch your favorite TV show, reading your favorite book, or simply the newspaper.

  • Do Something New… Or At Least Different 

With smoking marijuana out of your daily routine, it might become boring so you need to change it. Try getting up early, eat something different for breakfast, go to work or school from a different route, try to change your work schedule, eat something different for lunch. In short, you have to make your life more exciting by doing new things or at least doing things differently. Also, it’s possible that you might feel less hungry, still try to eat the same amount of food as you have been eating but don’t force yourself to eat.  

  • Curb the Urge

The cravings to smoke will show up very frequent in the early days, so you have to be very careful during the first few days. Try to avoid the triggers, the locations or the group of friends you used to smoke with. Flee the scene for a few days, ago to your favorite vacation spot, spend some time away from home as quickly as you can after quitting. Drinking a lot of water, eating healthy, and staying active can exponentially boost your efforts of curbing the urge to smoke.

  • Trick the Brain, Minimize the Withdrawals

The simplest trick to make sure you suffer the minimum withdrawals is to set up your pot portions ahead of time and take only as much amount as you have promised yourself. So, treat it just like taking your medication and not a recreational activity. Then gradually reduce the amount you take before you eventually stop.

  • See a Therapist

If all else fails and you’re still having trouble with withdrawals, do see a therapist. You might think there is some stigma attached to it, but let’s not forget that a bigger stigma is attached to excessive weed smoking. Try to find someone who specializes in addiction issues, more specifically in marijuana addiction. You may also join a support group so you could talk to people going through the same situation as you. It can be very helpful to share your thoughts with them and to listen to their thoughts and learn how they are coping with their predicament.

What Happens After You Quit Smoking Weed

According to a quit smoking weed guide produced by the University of Notre Dame, it takes about a week for the THC content of one weed cigarette (or joint) to leave your body and for heavy users, you can begin to expect feeling withdrawal symptoms 3 weeks after your last dose.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse lists as withdrawal symptoms of quitting weed the following:

  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Stomach pain
  • Insomnia
  • Reduced appetite

A whole cascade of symptoms follows from the ones already mentioned and just like with quitting smoking cold turkey, you will probably have to fight a battle against your cravings for weed. This is what will usually cause you to become irritable and anxious.

Your body not getting any THC will affect your sleep patterns as well, so you might not be able to get a good night’s rest. This is a common one with weed smokers, since a lot of weed smokers like to light one up right before going to bed, so they can sleep better. But, just like with any sleeping pill, if you take it away then you can be sure that your sleep will be affected.

Less sleep can reduce performance at work or school and lead to a loss of motivation to do anything. Eventually leading right back to where we started: irritability.

It is important to remember however that despite the realness of these symptoms they are not long-lasting or life-threatening. The National Institute on Drug Abuse even states that “some people having marijuana withdrawal might not realize it”.  

Withdrawal symptoms from quitting weed smoking typically last only for a few days or, at most, weeks and once the initial feelings of anxiety and irritability pass there are some other things that might start to happen. If you were a long-time weed smoker the very act of smoking weed became, over time, ritualized and your body starts to crave not only THC but the environmental factors (such as the touch and feel and a smell of marijuana) that accompany it.

As Dr. Stuart Gitlow a professor at the University of Florida states about quitting weed, “there’s a familiarity with an experience that now will be missed”. This sudden emptiness, which is a more subtle withdrawal symptom, might allow ex-users to begin to explore more fully the reasons why they stopped or even why they started. Dr. Gitlow describes this post-withdrawal phase as when ex-users begin to “feel feelings again”.

Despite the physical withdrawal symptoms of quitting weed only lasting a few weeks, Dr. Gitlow cautions that getting used to the “new reality” of quitting weed smoking can be a process that lasts up to a year. While the more immediate withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia and irritability dissipate within a few days, the more deep-seeded psychological problems of habitual weed smoking or any abuse of a substance can persist and in that case, further therapy should be pursued.

Summary

Again, the reasons to quit smoking weed can vary among different people and the significance of withdrawal symptoms from quitting weed smoking can also vary depending on how long you smoked weed and how often you smoked. Whatever the case may be, the physical, behavioral and mental effects of quitting weed smoking are real and you should be prepared for them. At the same time though, they shouldn’t put you off from doing something as important and meaningful as quitting smoking weed.

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How to Quit Smoking Weed
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Published: October 10, 2017 Updated: April 5, 2019


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  • Greti
    April 13, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I have 10 years smoking weed and i’m not finding a solution to leave it. I have tried many times to get rid of but without success. My life is going down and down every day because of weed and I am not getting to find a solution to leave.
    Is anyone here who has been smoking weed every day for 10 or more years and quit it? If yes , please tell me your strategy.

  • L
    April 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I’m on day 7 of going cold turkey. I have smoked weed for 2 years straight without a day break. And I’ve got to say this is one of the most mentally challaging things I’ve ever experienced. The first few days I felt sick and got hold and cold sweats and sweaty palms. Then the anxiety started to kick in. My mind constantly over thinks and I have a feeling of fear. I lost my appetite, but I am slowing getting it back now. You have to keep telling your self you can do it, surprisingly I havnt craved a joint, because these feelings are enough to stop anyone. I have been eating healthy and drinking plenty of water to get through it. And keeping my self occupied around good people also helps your anxiety. Don’t do it by yourself! Reading these comments I find comfort and I will get there, I will never look back. Times a healer!

  • A
    April 5, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Smoked it for 10 years. Tried and tested so many methods and the only one that worked was the worst out of them all. Cold Turkey. You have to stop, put up with the shit and then let time do the healing. It’s hard and I found there isn’t really any real way to make it easier. You simply have to tough it out.

    Sorry but on this one it’s willpower and nothing else.

  • sandie
    December 7, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    I had been off of weed since 2006 when my husband died after I remarried in 2010 I still didn’t mess with it now here where I live this guy sale it I went back smoking it now for about 4 months well on Dec 3 2018 I didn’t wont it any more so I throw what I had out and I don’t miss it but I am having a hard time sleeping at night and I don’t eat like I use too and I have a lot of head ach but I am not going back smoking the mess no more I would like to know how long will it take to get it out of my body and I do keep myself busy but the hard park is when I go to bed cant sleep what is the best thing for me I don’t need to go see anyone for I want to do this on mine own, anyone with an answer please let me know my age is 66

  • Tinman
    November 1, 2018 at 10:31 am

    I have been smoking since I was 12 on and off and currently 47. I was issued a card last year fir my anxiety. I can tell you I think its truly addictive and I struggle to stop. Not smoking cause my appetite to decrease, My mind races and I feel like I’m all alone in this world. I truly want to stop but I think I need real support around me. Having a wife that has her own issue and can’t seem to realize that I need help or just to focus on her own problems. If anyone listening would like to be my support / sponsor / friend that can relate, reach out to me . I work everyday and can not afford therapy with insurance .

  • G.
    October 3, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    I feel for all of you …. and thank you posting all of your own experiences. It helps right now as I am struggling to stop weed. Its been 3 days so far and I think the last 3 days are the hardest part. Ive been smoking for over 10 years, and Im 33 now. These last few days have been extremely hard. All the things that I have been numbing for all of those years is right in front of me …. Ive decided to stop because I have realized how much damage it has done to those who love me. I cant feel their love. I feel like a failure in that I cannot return the love that they deserve. I have lost all my friends, I have no family …… and the last thing that Im clinging to is the hope that I can find myself once again …. love that person ….. and grow in healthy way.

    Smoking all day– everyday is not the answer. I want to be present. I dont want to be hollow anymore. So …. thank you guys for the motivation.

  • Laz
    October 1, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Hey I am a University student from Canada and have been smoking multiple times a day for almost 4 years. I am 20 years old. I quit because it really effects my school and I realized I’m not nearly as sharp as I used to be. Its been 2 days and as I type this I feel and urge to smoke but I am stronger than that. I have quit cold turkey before and lasted a few days to weeks but then convinced myself it would be okay if I smoked once in a while but it just leads to a complete relapse. My grades are so bad I might be kicked out of school and I am only in my first year when I should be in my third! At this point I have no choice…thanks for reading.

  • Yana
    September 27, 2018 at 6:30 am

    I live in California where weed billboards and weed ads are everywhere. I thought that I would get the vape pens with more CBD but it’s still weed, so smoking a little turned into smoking a lot. I keep telling myself that I don’t need to quit I just need to make it a weekend thing, but weekend turns into Monday and Tuesday and then here I am with a weed headache, it’s 4:30am, I’m unable to sleep and feeling dissappinted with myself. Hoping that maybe exercise – running & yoga will help. Just hoping this time this weed headache will really be the last sign and I’ll quit starting today.

  • William
    September 26, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I Have been smoking for 40 or more years and now I have been clean for 2 1/2 weeks. To quit, I cut up my medical card. I noticed after 2 days of being clean my sex drive has decreased. When I was smoking, I would try to hook up with girls, watch porn and get an erection. Now that I have been clean, I don’t crave sex anymore and I don’t get an erection when watching porn. Has anyone experienced the same symptoms? A couple of days ago, I took some viagra and my penis was soft. Please advise me, if you experienced the same symptom.

  • Khan
    September 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    I was smoking since last 12 years. Then i decided to quit. I got help from Psychatric with sleeping pills and some mood elevator. Now its 30th day without smoking hashish (same as marijuana). I also changed my all routines and throw away all the stuff related to my smoking. By the way i started playing volleyball 3 months before quitting which helped a lot to end the darkest chapter of my life. Now i feel proud each day and feel sad for my last 12 years of hashish smoking. Now i have found my original personality again. Staying busy is the key to success

  • Charles
    September 17, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Mj is addictive. Just like most all drugs. To those that say MJ is not like other drugs than why do you spend your money to ingest it daily?
    Ive tried evrything under the sun. Everthing!
    I got addicted to weed.
    Some people prefer up, snack, meth, e, etc.
    But weed was for me .
    Like most bad relationships it starts off fun, exciting, interesting, etc. But once its green claws slowly take a hold on every aspect of your life youve become a slave to it and it is controlling you not the other way around.
    Socializing, eating, movies, sleeping, etc I didnt or couldn’t do it wo weed.
    I new i was addicted long ago and tried many times to stop or cut back but it was seriously surprisingly hell.
    All those opportunities, promotions, probably tens of thousands of dollars, those precious memeories that ive misswd, etc.
    What did i get out of this 25 yr relationship?
    Divorce, living check to check, health issues, insomnia, depression, so much more.
    I used to be the one that told everybody that weed is definitely not addictive.
    But not any more every chance i get I tell people stay away.
    If your the type to be able to smoke socially once or twice a year or in a life time and never buy on your own than maybe. But if your like the most of us addicted to this or that than please stay away from all drugs. Including MJ.
    In any case the last time i quit it was super hard and painful but this time i have HELP from God and that made all the difference for me.

  • steven conroy
    September 15, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    what a load of crap goto a drug councellor for marijuana and he will say there is 2 ways cold turkey or ween off… this above is crap u idiots

  • Emma
    September 13, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    I need help quitting. I’ve been smoking weed since I was 15. I’m 34. I have a baby now and I’m still giving into the cravings even when I know the damages it’s causing. I smoke only small amount so not to the point of causing harm to myself or my baby, but I want to stop. I feel guilty and want to be better for my child.

    • Khan
      September 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      My situation was similar to u.I was smoking since last 12 years. Then i decided to quit just bcz of son. I was afraid that one day he will know it. Consult a Psychatric which will probably advise some sleeping pills for night and mood elevator in the morning. Now its 30th day without smoking hashish (same as marijuana). I also changed my all routines and throw away all the stuff related to my smoking.

  • Sandhya yellamla
    September 11, 2018 at 10:12 am

    As the above mentioned information is good .but I knew some people who are very much addicted to ganja and all .the doesn’t want to quit the smoking weed .so if there is secret remedies to prevent it. The people may use without saying it to the addicted person .

  • Nick
    September 6, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    I’m an ex heroin addict with PTSD. I work and in the past hustled for a living. I live in poverty. I’ve made many attempts at 12 step recovery for other substances such as heroin. Ten years about (im 26). Too much of a lone wolf to go for that 12 step stuffI guess. My emotional life is misery. My spiritual life somehow blooming. My better nature coming forward. Though my life is minefield among burned bridges. Cannabis, CBN and it’s derivatives help me cope with life’s hurdles, control my tongue, think before I act, and sleep although I’ve tried almost every sleeping or potential sleeping aid on the pharmaceutical market. Two certain pills can make me fall asleep and theyre are addictive, hard to obtain non non opioid sedative hypnotics. I am at a crossroads because without MJ I fear I will fall to pieces but it is blocking my chosen career pathways. I am under pressure to find work with housing attached because I am too poor to live any other way.And I dream of becoming a wilderness firefighter somehow some way but I know I must give up the pot and the season ends this month at the company i’ve researched. help.

  • Dave
    September 5, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    29 years old here. Been smoking daily. And i mean daily.. for 12 years. I cant remember a life without cannabis. It was my first love, my first job, my first craving. Ive worked in the industry since 17 years old. It never got to me before i quite being involved in it on a financial level. I always had it. Like half ozs a day for 12 years. Never reallythought about how much i smoked because it was a staple to my life style. I made good money and had alot of friends all because of this awesome herb. I never faced the ” idont even get high anymore” or the “i cant afford it” or “im losing friends/family”. It was honestly bliss for like 12 years. Concentrates flower edibles. Love them all. I stepped away from the business side of things about 7 months ago and since then it has been a brand new ball game. I moved states away from my home town, which meant i had no connections for the plant. I moved here with a quarter pound of flower and an ounce of concentrate thinking that it would last me 6 months. Barely lasted me a month. Then i began to have things mailed to me from friends (very stupid). Smoking still upwards of a cut a day. Its fucking hard dude. Like knowing something your whole adult life to be this perfect thing that you love. But sometimes love becomes toxic. Sometimes you convince yourself that you NEED something..when in reality..you just WANT something. I moved from a legal state to a very very very illegal state. I bought a qrt off this dude and its garbage. Smoked it in like 2 days and not once did i get high. But i still kept smoking it. Im starting a legit business (been working on it for the past 7 months) and am having my second daughter in november. Its just became so stagnant. I miss getting high. Like dancing in the middle of the road high. Like laughing so hard your side hurts high. I cant continue to spend cash on something that doesnt even give me pleasure anymore. And the ironic thing is that the business im starting is directly related to cannabis. But i dont even care. Ijust want to get high again like i did when i was a teenager. My uncle is in his 50s, daily smoker. But he told me that hes quit 5-6 times in his life for many years at a time. He doesnt get down on weed, hed getdown on himself. Im smoking my last few bowls tonight and then im done for a while. Like a while. Weed is easy to abuse. And it doesnt help that the majority of people act as if its a very non-addictive drug. It is addictive. Because its awesome. Its fun and relaxing and mood elevating. But so is 6 flagz.would you go to 6 flags everyday for 12 years? Idt i would. Good luck everyone. Much love

  • dura
    September 5, 2018 at 11:45 am

    been regularly use 24/7 for about 9 years even at work, the longest ive been sober is a week two cause i was abroad . i am 28 going to be 29 next year. been jobless for a year and half now. the reason i stopped smoking is cause im stuck with my own world, i stopped hanging out with my friends (they still smoking) and i don’t really have any sober friends which is suck so its up to me to go through this alone, weed made me more anxious and concious about everything. moodswing if i don’t smoke, being jobless for a year and stuck in my room exploring internet. i don’t really speak english so this may sound funny but i lost my sense of life, i depended on weed to start my day, woke up in the morning, 2 toke before breakfast then it escalated. my parents are getting old now and i haven’t contributed anything to them which make me feel so bad (mainly the reason why i want to stop smoking). and people say when you smoke weed you should be able to gain weight since they helped with your appetite, doesn’t seem that case to me, i lost my weight. today marked my 1st day without smoking, i can’t say much but it’s been going well for me except for few minor thing, no headache, just lost appetite or more like lazy to eat, i usually hit 1 or 2 before eating gotta fix the habit. and i hope ill be able to go through for a long time without weed or use it as recreational purpose instead of usual 24/7 toke. Anyway, just feel like sharing my story after reading everyone’s and if you’re in the same situation as me hope we can make it through. Good Luck and all the best to everyone.

    (and the part weed as a gateway drug, i totally agree, i started weed, then to eramine 5, ketamine, then finally “e” tho i left it all, my weed consumption rose to combat my addict for other stimulants)

    • dura
      September 7, 2018 at 10:48 am

      3rd day, it’s been hell, my body temperature aren’t stable, cold sweats, insomnia (it’s really hard to fall asleep) however, apart from that i don’t struggle with anything. it’s just my body is craving for it.

      ill update how it goes after a month.

      • Ternt
        September 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm

        Dura I’m one day in. Everyday for the last 3 years – I have been HIGH. Please let me know how you are proceeding.

        • dura
          September 17, 2018 at 3:55 am

          it’s been really tough for me, it’s been 13 days – 2 weeks for me, my mind are clear without thinking of it but my body keeps craving for it, gotta survived through the craving, i still keep getting cold sweats even when it’s really cold, insomnia ever since day one, appetite lost, moodswing. ive been drinking coffee to replace weed addiction since i don’t smoke cigs and keep myself busy everday in order to lie to your body so your body won’t be really conscious of the craving, going outside for some recreational activity, but if i stayed home i wont stop craving for it. What i realized from this craving is, it’s a mind game, the more i think of it the more i craved for it. I really wish you all the best as well Ternt.

  • Artemis
    September 3, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Hello,
    I am 31 and a homeschooling mom of 2. I have smoked weed for 10 years and have wanted to quit for a few years. An unrelated arguement with my love sent him away and i was left at home with no car or money for 3 days. I was very emotional over the argument on top of the stress of kids and chores and then….. No weed. No way to buy any or pick it up. I was stuck. The emotional stress of the argument actually helped my weed situation. I would do the routine with the kids and when that came to go outside and smoke, i went to my same spot and cried. Not about weed but about my love. Though it was the same place and same time i would usually smoke, my mind and heart was concentrated on something more important. After I stopped crying and it was time to come inside again, i didnt feel like i missed a smoke or needed one. I also paint and craft to keep me busy during down time. My advice is….. Find what is more important than weed in your life and focus on bettering your relationship on those things. Find a positive outlet to take during down time. I personally have paint rocks for a few years. They are free and a walk around a lake or park to find some can be therapeutic and help pass time. The kids can even participate. Some rocks we put in a bag in my purse and give them away to strangers we see that are crying or seem lonely and sad or kids. There was a lady in walmart crying in a wheelchair speaking with a man about how she didnt live her life right. My daughter (4) brought her a rock with the word “hope” painted on it. The woman’s tears were replaced with a look of aw and calmness. That incident changed me. I saw where my petty hobby could help other people. The time to find rocks and paint them is a very positive activity to engage in. Showing strangers love and kindness can change the planet. Positive always trumps negative if you will let it. Now, instead of spending so much time smoking, i paint. The more rocks I paint, the more lives we can touch. And it is something you can do with the whole family. If you are looking for a change, try it. Say to yourself ” i want to stop smoking beacuse….” And focus on only the positive things and write it down. Dont think about addiction or health issues or anything negative. Think about family, time, your soul, and quality of life. Think of a new hobby to start, sport to play, do puzzles, paint, volunteer, get a pet to care for, spend more time with your kids and loved ones. I supposed the moral of this comment is…. Think Positive, dwell on positive things and dont overlook look something that can help change your life for the better. The human mind and heart are powerful things and can be used to create or destroy. Create a new positive life for yourself and the people that love you. Be thankful for the things you do have. Kids, family, home, etc. If you paint yourself into a lonely house, stuck in front of the tv, ugly, poor, or worthless…. That is how you will feel because that is what you are focused on. Change that. If you are alone, are you surround by things you like? If not, create something beautiful and place it where you can see it. Make something else after that. If you have a camera, go outside and take pictures and put them on your wall. Wrtie a book no one else will read, make a painting, build something out of wood, get a p.o.s car to work on if your mechanically inclined, puzzles, charity, pick up trash at a park….. The list is endless. Find the positive path that fits you and go for it. Believe in yourself and the power you have. Have an image of what kind of person you want to be and the life you want to live and focus on those things when the urge takes over. Good luck

  • Michael Iwankow
    September 2, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    I started smoking cigarettes at the age of 10, finally quitting at the age of 32. At age 12, i began smoking marijuana on weekends, and whenever i could during the week. At 16, it became a daily thing, starting as soon as I woke up, and continuing through the day.

    At the age of 21, I fulfilled my dream and became a standup comedian. I was still smoking daily, and living in a medium size grow operation at the time. I slowly began to lose motivation during this time of my life, the daily usage had begun to catch up with me. I slowly drifted away from the stage, and my dream.

    Now I’m 36, working in a production plant, wife, kid, rent my home…still smoking daily.

    I was an honor student, loaded with potential and opportunity knocking at every door. What did I do? Sat on my couch and hit the bong instead.

    The honor student is gone.
    The comedian is gone.
    I have no more close friends because I won’t pick up the phone.
    I’m scared to live my potential because I see no value in myself. When I’m sober, I see myself as the next great comedian who no one knows yet, one bong toke, and my jokes aren’t funny, and neither am I.

    I feel like I’m only smoking it now to avoid facing what I have become, or didn’t become.

    My wife won’t quit, I’ve begged for her help…I can’t leave my family, I can’t leave my son…

    I need help. Please.

    • steven conroy
      September 15, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      thats really heavy bro i feel for you and im kinda in the same boat but im a musician was a very good one but was to paraniod to go with it and the pot came first i can not even travel because i rely on pot to much.. i seem to think lif eis boring without it but its the pot talking and i got pulled over the other night first time inmy life im 48 and i have lost my liscence for 3 months and i cant see my son its hard but one thing bro im giving up as we speak froma 30 yr all day habit. one thing i realise its i dont need it what so great about it i have been that stoned all the time i never saw reality i have been living out of reality and still arte and i need to get my life back together i dont give a fuk about cops or gov or what there stupid pen and degree tells them..i know what u have to do bro and so do you if ya missus dont want to quit just be cool with it man sounds like ya love ya family and thats more important so if u quit atleast u know ur doing the right thing by your son and yourself he will mentor you and become a good lad from it i wish you well bro and i think you have already taken a big step uve opened the door so to speak so now just keep walking thru mate..all the way…also your 36 if u dont stop ull be 50 before u know it like me.. so quit now bro

  • Justin
    September 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Hey, I’m Justin and I’m 22 I’ve been smoking since 14 and now I can’t stop, I deleted all of my dealers phones/contacts threw all my weed related stuff and still manage to go and find some or call a friend who smokes to come over, I’m all good through out the day its at night that is hard, around 21:00 PM the cravings start, I’m trying super hard because I’m wasting so much money and its making me super lazy even though I only smoke at night. I wanna do chores but instead I feel high from last night and I don’t even wake up in the morning to do them. I tried so many times to quit and then best I could do was 2 days.. I cant go to medical help because its super illegal here and also I don’t have a girlfriend to help me out..all my friends and family think I stopped so I don’t have the courage to tell them i dint.. What can I do I DONT have the willpower for this..

  • Francis
    August 30, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Your comment is actually the best so far, I am 32 now have been smoking since 21, it has killed my social life, sexual life, I don’t eat without smoking first and after meal too, o can’t sleep also without smoking weed, I am looking uglier and darker skin and lips.. Etc Marijuana smoking and all other had drugs are just life killers.

  • Francis
    August 30, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Need help please I can’t eat without smoking, I can’t sleep, I can’t relax, I am having erection issues, etc please help I’m 32 years old and I need help

  • Francis
    August 30, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Hi everyone, I glad I came here because I haven’t stopped crying since yesterday even at that I couldn’t help but smoke to enable me eat and also sleep maybe stop thanking… I am 32 years old and I am having changes all over making me look ugly and darker. And the worst black lip with low performance on bed…. I need help please

  • D
    August 29, 2018 at 10:02 am

    It winds me up so bad when people say weed isn’t addictive. I’ve been smoking for 18 years and have wanted to stop for the last 10. I spend all my money on it. I neglect friendships. Relationships become all about weed. I’ve missed opportunities, done nothing in my life that gives me any sense of achievement. I’m always broke. I’ll be halfway through a joint, or out walking to meet my dealer, thinking to myself ‘why do i do this? i hate this’ but I do it anyway. My lungs hurt, I’m paranoid all the time, have panic attacks, been in and out of therapy. If I could say one thing to my 16 year old self it would be ‘please just nip this in the bud before it takes over’. I smoke alone which means i’m always on my own. I don’t buy the things i need for myself, but i always find money for green. Seriously if you think it isn’t dangerous you’re a fool and it will get you too if you don’t keep on top of it. I’m desperate to quit but also afraid because I don’t know what it’s like to be a sober adult. I’ve wasted the best years of my life on something that isn’t even that much fun. Don’t be like me

    • Dre
      August 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      Hey D,

      We’re two of the same. Every word you’ve typed sounds like my own words as I was reading it. I started when I was 18 and have been trying to stop the past 10-11 years. I truthfully depend on it to function at this point in my life. There are times where I do worry to get high like while coaching or working around children. But once they’re gone, I feel the need to smoke again. I can honestly say I lost a lot behind my dependency of weed to get high. It won’t be easy but I’m going to beat this addiction, and you will too. I don’t know what life is like to be sober as an adult but I’m going to learn starting today. Would you like to join me on my journey to a sober adulthood? Using this thread to learn a little more about why we turn to weed and how we even began.

      An online brother,

      Dre

    • Charles
      September 17, 2018 at 12:12 am

      Hang in there buddy. Im 45, started at 17.
      Everything I said is true. And more.
      If you thunk about all the positives and negatives of weed it doesn’t really compare. Even the positives of weed is something that weed created it self.
      I almost gave up many times but have you thought about asking God to help. Going to church? Reading researching? I like you have No real friends, family, and im divorced with kids. If it wasnt for God i really would not be where im…

  • Ashley
    August 26, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Laura, just be patient. You are not wrong. We all feel like this. I started smoking again, and I’ll quit again. Weed makes us sensitive and honest amongst many other things. You need to join our start a club where you will be accepted so you can have this “outlet”.

    • Grace
      September 16, 2018 at 7:40 am

      Hey I’m Grace. I’m 17. My parents found out and cannot look at me. I don’t have any friends anymore because of this smoking. Most of the people I hang out with are stoners. Like you, they wouldn’t care if I continued or stopped. My boyfriend is also a stoner soooo you already know how that’s going. I was wondering if I could join your support group

  • John
    August 24, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Im 20 smoking since i was 15 heavy non stop every minute. I know its been wasting my time motivation u name it whatever. gonna try quit now or else ill be smoking till im dead # TRAP

  • John
    August 24, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    awwww u cant sleep harden up princess give it a few days youll be alright 😉 its just ur mind playing tricks on u even if u distract urself boom as soon as u think about weed the feeling comes back so just be strong and as time goes on things get better simple dont over complicate it.
    Its not easy quitting thats for sure but hey strong enough to? Maybe if u do and u are you can pass the knowledhe u gain to others in the same boat like ur kids grandkids etc u can tell ur children hey look i didnt die yeh it was hell but i did what i needed to do.. u kno? This ur life take charge row ur boat stop with the bullshit excuses or keep doing what u do for the next how ever long till u learn # TRAP

  • Abhishek chauhan
    August 24, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Weed smoking is not a trend but a very effective organic medicines whuch have tons of benefits regarding mental health and physical muscles relaxation itreally helps a lot .. but if you take it as a style or a status symbol ..it will turn you to the other psycolojical conditiom which not very good for mainstream people

  • Chris
    August 23, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Hi, I’m chris
    I’m 30yrs old and I’ve been smoking for 15yrs. i find it fully addictive and a dependent. in the past 6 months I lost almost everything (home, fiance, job, friends family ect….I have the urge to quit but I feel so trapped…a life sober is so strange….I smoke extremely heavy never had 1 day off. smoking roughly 1000$ a month of product…
    how can I stop?.

  • Erik
    August 18, 2018 at 4:55 am

    I’m 30 and I smoked daily for half my life.
    I decided to quit a few months ago but postponed it, now a little over a week into sobriety and honestly it feels wonderful.
    Other times when I had to quit for various reasons I could barely sleep and once I did I had the most horrifying dreams. This time I’ve had one single bad dream and the rest have been beautiful.
    I dream of feeling strong and confident. Helping people, falling in love, seizing the day etc.
    I’m just very ready to quit at this point and I think that’s why. I even have about 4 grams of kush which I bought for my brother who uses it medically, have not even been close to smoking it even though I could. I’ve had plenty of time to kill and I paid for it so it’s technically mine.
    I found a piece of good hash on the floor while cleaning and I thought about how that would feel like Christmas to a kid a short while ago.

    Before smoking I used to run long distances for fun, I was one of the strongest runners I ever knew as a teen. Now I finally picked that up in a serious way.
    First attempt I barely made 2 km. Second try I did 3 km and could hardly believe it. Third time I ran I went over 10 km. TEN!
    I cannot recommend this enough. Go outside, expose yourself to the elements and push your limits. The high I felt after running 10k is something weed will never come close to. I was laughing out loud to myself for the rest of the day even though I could hardly move an inch from exhaustion.
    From 10 j’s a day to 10 k. In a week. Still can’t believe it.

    I look much better already even though I know I still have a long way before I’m completely recovered from my abuse.
    Breathing heavy speeds up the cleansing of the lungs, getting the blood flowing makes you look and feel alive.
    Running has been the key for me no doubt, it could be for you too.

  • Charlie Johansson
    August 18, 2018 at 2:35 am

    How do I stop

  • Charlie J
    August 18, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Ashley, hit me up.
    26y, looking to get away.
    I’ll work hard.

  • LauraV
    August 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Hi all, your comments have been really helpful for me.
    I’m 36 with 3 children, a stressful job, lots of debt and with that lots of stress….
    I smoked of a night, once my kids were in bed, it just made everything ok, like bearable, Just switched off everything and is literally the only thing I feel I have to look forward to “for me” it kept me sane.
    Today’s only my 2nd day not smoking and I’ve never felt so low…. I just feel lost and really low…any tips on anything you have tried in the first few days that can help fill the void? Kids are in bed so I need something to help me in that time of being alone that can also help me destress…. I’m scared about having a drink as have a very addictive personality and worried I’ll just end up replacing one addiction for another… I feel like I really need something to just help take off the edge

    • Josh
      August 21, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Definatly recommend using some detox you can get at any smoke shop, you have to remind yourself why your stopping & have a goal, wanting a certain job or career.. if you can get past first few days then finish the week with the detox you should be good. Its tough your gunna feel edgy, short of patience, maybe even depressed.. drink lots of fluids juice, water, tea, coffee even… stay away from alcohol remember your doing a detox & that the crappy feeling will go away. You have to have a reason to quit or else your just gunna smoke again. Example, road contruction & traffic has never had me so worked up i’m fighting with the sign lady. Anyway thats the strategy & it worked for me, i also vape which helps fill the void smoking the ganj had. * never been a cigarette smoker

  • Josh
    August 16, 2018 at 12:10 am

    23 years old & having to quite for work, or to aquire most decent jobs it seems they all want you to do a drug test. Anyway first two days are the toughest especially trying to sleep, there is detox that gets you clean in a week but its the mental factor for most ppl i’ve noticed.

  • Necole
    August 15, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Hi my names necole. I’m 19 years old starting my sophmore year in college in a couple of weeks. I’ve been smoking since I was about 16 years old. My parents found out when I was smoking when I was 17. They don’t agree with it at all. It has caused a lot of problems with my parents. We constantly fight all the time. They don’t trust me at all. They barley let me use my car because they think I’m using my car to go smoke or hang out with people that smoke. I’ve been wanting to stop for a while but haven’t really had the guts to do it. Which sucks. It’s hard because I’m around a lot of people that smoke. They wouldn’t care if I stopped or countinued. But everytime I try to stop I hop right back. I tried to start by stop buying weed but that didn’t work. I bought some yesterday. But it’s been an ongoing cycle. I really need someone to stick by my side and do this together. I can say I haven’t smoked today and I don’t plan on it. I want to keep this going. I just want to put the weed down and build a better relationship with my parents. If anyone wants to talk and go through this journey together please email me I need all the help I can get

  • Stephen
    August 10, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Christ it’s heartbreaking reading all these comments. I’ve been there. It’s cost my job friends and family I have three beautiful daughters and I ruined their lives. It still makes me cry every single day. I smoked 10-15 joints every day for 20 years I even lived in Amsterdam for 5 years working there. Don’t get me wrong loved it at the tine and the best weed readily available. But you know what I did it. It’s damn hard really really hard but nobody died wanting a joint. Now I’ve got a job friends and the best thing of all my daughters back. Now that makes me cry every day. I promise all of you stick in fight it every day tell it to go to hell every day and you will get there you will I promise you I did it. It’s the best feeling ever. Love to you all. Stephen, England.

  • Alex
    August 9, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    I just love too somke weed but ppl around me make me feel that i am criminal is it fair ?

  • Mitzy
    August 9, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Hi… I’m 25 years old, I’ve been smoking weed everyday for the past 5 years, several times a day… This is my 3rd attempt of quitting… and it’s ONLY because in the last two weeks I lost my job, and I have no savings, I lost every income I had, I have no money at all.. I don’t know what to do. So, this forces me… I run out weed 8 hours ago… 8 hours, it’s ridiculous! And yes I feel obligated to quit, but it’s been a while since I realized that using that much weed it’s been holding my back in many senses, so I thought: Well, this is it, I dont have any money, let’s do it, it’s time to quit … I thought it would be simplier this time, but here I am and I am not managing to hold myself together…

  • Liz
    August 7, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Im so glad I found this post and realise there are so many people out there struggling with the same thing as me I’m 39 smoked hash n grass depending on money since I was 15 after a traumatic experience it became my coping mechanism n I really want to stop I have a permenant cough now which I have had checked at doctors. I have 3 young kids and I want to get better for them and stop bring dependant on a drug I see in my old age howuch KT has affected my whole life n how gradually I built up my dependency. Reading some comments has given me hope and I wanted to say thank you to all who have posted here as I have been given hope and also knowing I’m not alone iny struggle and hopefully I can draw strength from that

  • Charles
    August 6, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Quitting smoking in Canada. Have been on 22% THC to give energy. It worked for a bit an is now an extension of who I am. It’s sad to watch as many other countrymen will fall victim to the commercial weed industry. This is not your neighbours “good stuff”. This is mind and life crippling stuff they give people.

    Time to take it back! 14 hours down, cold turkey, no problem!

  • Elizabeth P Cunneff
    August 6, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Hi. I’ve read many of the posts. I’m 71 years old and have been an off again on again weed smoker since my early twenties. I could easily justify smoking on and on. I have severe osteoarthritis and a thrashed right knee. But here’s the thing. I can either afford to own a car OR smoke. My weed costs kept me from fully insuring my car. Consequently, when my car was stolen last year, and the insurance I’d paid forever had not protected me at all, I had no ability to replace that vehicle. So I’ve been car-less for a year now. I bought a granny trike. It’s great. I lost several pounds and have increased my overall health and strength by quite a bit, but I’ve been unable to save for a replacement car … why? Because I have a $300 a month weed habit. I could go on like this, but I see how this has restricted my life and activities, so I’m going to try again to quit. I’ve just signed up for a volunteer gig at the local animal shelter. I’m hoping this will be a beginning. I’m hoping getting out of the house more and putting myself on a strict quitting schedule will work. I’m going to try the cutting down thing first. I’m not a bit sure this will work; I’ve had the best luck in the past simply cold turkey quitting … I’ll probably have to do that. I’m probably fooling myself to think I can cut down. I don’t know, but I will try this first one more time. I can let myself have something after meals only. I know. Half of you are probably on the floor laughing at me knowing this will not work. I know. I know.

  • pete
    August 4, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Hi everyone,
    Ive been smoking daily for the last 16y im 32 now,
    Its my life’s biggest hurdle , weed is always been to accesible for me, i smoke about 10 g per week, makes 5-6 joints after work , everyday.
    i changed countries, I live in australia now not even a fresh start made me quit.
    i have distanced myself from everyone i know i got so many people i care about , but im to lazy to reach out to them and so i got hardly any friends left. i thought i get a dog and ill be out more ( less smoking) and i am out more and go for 2 hour walks a day, but i just make shure i smoke a joint before i go for walk… i just got a loan for a car i didnt need as i got a work vehicle, but i tried to force myself to stop buying weed as i cant afford a loan and weed and ciggys specialy in australia not to forget paying rent lol,
    so im 2 days in not smoking driving my new car everywhere so far so good but i got to make shure not to go home before 9 pm so i cant get a hold of my dealer before i go to bed lol. lifes a bithc . good luck everyone

  • neverendingrief
    August 4, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    hi all, i cant think correct, everynight with hope of leaving mj goes to morning with high amount of consume, but every morning i think totally diffrent, just another person.
    its about good and bad, cant have both.

  • Jo
    August 4, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    I was here in April. Bragging about how easy it is to quit once your eyes have been opened.
    Then reality happened. I’ve been working as a school teacher without any education or support and got gradually more burnt out from such a mentally exhausting job. I got off work and my mind would be racing. I would be highly emotional with a mixture of pride and shame over all the little things that happened during the day. I never got to relax.
    I started smoking weed again to cope. Knowing that it really only makes these types of things much worse but I made the conscious decision to spend the last month’s before vacation in a constant blur in order to just take the edge off.
    I was very important to the kids, otherwise I would have just quit and go hang with Ashley in Spain, but I had to just get through spring without crumbling completely.
    When I finally got my vacation I locked myself in alone with a huge amount of weed and hash. I honestly needed to shut down and reboot.

    I haven’t enjoyed weed in a long time. I’m sick of it and I’ve known for a while that I’m in the process of putting it behind me. It’s a waste that I keep pushing it forward but I still feel calm knowing in my heart that I don’t want this anymore.
    Lately I’ve been trying to change my routines one thing at a time. First step is to work out daily which I always did before I started smoking, so when I finally go cold turkey and face that initial rough withdrawal I will at least be physically fit.

    Today I put on a backpack and ran to the nearest swimming facility. Already tired from the run i swam 1 km and had a long Sauna. Feels so good to get the blood pumping, for a while I feel completely human and forget that last night I was high by myself as usual like some weirdo.
    When I got out in the sun after a cold shower, face still red and a big cocky smile on my face, I quickly get horrified when I realize it’s only about lunch. Today was gonna be my first day of 100% abstinence. I was feeling ok out around town but going home scared me.
    I pondered trying to pick up a random girl for a minute. Look up and right there is a super fine chick looking firmly at me. The girl had dreadlocks and piercings though so I thought that I better stay away.
    Sat on a bench in town for a long while. My bus came and went many times but I couldn’t make up my mind. “Maybe I just buy another bag, draw it out even further and suffer less from withdrawals”. “If I keep working out as hard as today it’s fine.”
    I eventually caved in as we always do once we get to negotiating.
    When i met him I told my dealer “it sounds crazy but this is literally my last bag”. He said “That’s great, I hope you make it! I haven’t smoked in 6 months and it’s the best! Just make sure you enjoy this last one then!”.

    Got home around 15. Figured I’ll pull it down to 1 small spliff a day until I run out. Maybe just 1 puny half bowl at the end. This way the withdrawals should be minimal. I roll up and set the L by my ashtray.
    As the hours went by I kept thinking “but I want to be sober! It’s not that I want to be high but have to force myself to be sober against my will. I just specifically and explicitly want to NOT be high.”
    It’s midnight now and that spliff is still sitting by my ashtray. This has NEVER happened before. If I have something I would smoke. Immediately if there was no exceptional reason not to.

    I so regret buying that bag. Seen lots of people tossing their shit here but that’s not me. Not the same day I bought some prime kush. Maybe I will give it to my brother, maybe I will smoke it in small doses, maybe I will make edibles and go completely over the top one last day.
    Very unnecessary though. I know the deal. Every sober moment counts and every misstep undoes your previous progress.
    Every single day it gets easier, first day is the worst so make sure there’s only one first day. Cold turkey is the only way, anything else is only making it harder.

    I want to say to the people who expect months of withdrawal symptoms, don’t worry, in a week you’ll feel noticeably better. While it technically takes much longer to be 100% clean it doesn’t take long until you start feeling quicker and sharper to the point where it gives you a rush. I guess max 2 weeks I might feel like a junkie on detox, after that the rewards will be much bigger than the punishment.

    Also seeing so many in the early 20s here gives me mixed emotions. I wish I would have woke up sooner even though I’m not exactly old at 30. I have a bright future ahead of me still so for you guys this will be really great. However I’m also afraid that some of you might not actually quit.
    Somehow I’ve done great at work no matter what it was, I’ve used all my stoned times to put 10k hours into musical skills. I’ve seen many sober people progress less then me. It made me feel like what I was doing was cool. Even though a part of me wanted to quit at 18 it took me until 30 for that part to be loud enough.
    Please do it now and it’s no harm done, you see the testimonies of hundreds like me who wasted years and years of their prime, you haven’t wasted shit yet. That is if you quit RIGHT. NOW.

  • Ashley
    August 4, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Ok folks, I’m in day 9. The nightmares have been pretty scary. What a relief to wake up. My reality is better than my nightmares for sure. I also stopped drinking 9 days ago so I’m totally clean. Eating lots of fruit, good food and lots of water and juice. Not really more irritable than normal. I’m surrounded by pets and livestock that disturb me a good deal especially at night when I’m trying to rest. Sleeping had been very difficult. Tooth ache hasn’t helped. I don’t really get cravings but definitely the occasional urges. The point is though is that my life hasn’t changed apart from taking the bus to town instead of driving. I’m tempted to smoke a little pipe, i know I’ll feel incredibly guilty if i do. I’ve absolutely no one in my life to support me. And i live in a very very isolated place. No one fancy joining me? No cute brunettes out there with brown eyes?

    • Charlie
      August 18, 2018 at 2:23 am

      Hi Ashley. I’m fairly interested in getting away from this life. And I do speak Spanish too. I wonder if you have an opening for me. A 26y old man. Been hooked on MJ for 4 years now. And it is controlling me too much. I’d do anything to get away, restart myself in a way. Reading this forum has been incredibly helpful. And seeing you write here that you’re looking for company, I feel the same way. I’ll be at your service, if you’ll have me. (brown hair brown eyes, what are the odds)

    • Charlie
      August 18, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      I’ve been smoking for 4 years now. And i feel it’s taken control over me. I need to get out, Started reading this thread yesterday. It’s been very helpful, But then i stumbled accross your comment.
      I work hard, I’m half Chilean/Swedish, So i speak spanish aswell.
      I just can’t seem to find my place in this world..

  • harsh99
    July 31, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    I’m just 19, and I’m smoking weed since last year.
    someone please help me Quitting weed.
    now i feel like my life is normal after my joint.

  • Ashley
    July 30, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Wow. This is the longest comments thread I’ve ever seen. I read quite a few of them. None of you are wrong. I’m 47 and started smoking hash at 18 and then weed. I’ve never smoked tobacco, i don’t like it. Now, much of this has to do with your lifestyle. I can totally please myself in my life and everything depends on me. But my intake was never that high. About 25 euros a week. I spend my time in Spain on a high mountain. I grow weed or buy it doesn’t matter, I’ve got money. Mentally I’m very strong. I haven’t smoked for 5 days. For the last year I’ve only smoked a very small pipe with weed and a tiny bit of hash. I’m successful but very isolated and alone, there are literally no people here for miles around. I’m going to go in a2km run now.
    The world is a total mess people are greedy and foolish. Don’t feel bad to yourself for self medicating. You are the only people that cares for you. People are so self centred and selfish. My body has been telling me that if I don’t pick up my game, then i will die alone. I’m going to keep pushing on and I have to tell you that the chronic use is the most dangerous. If you have to smoke do much of it then it’s not working for you. If any of you want to retreat to a high mountain in southern Spain and want to look after some cows and receive my guidance, then maybe i can help. But i really think the effort will come from you to find your way. The answer isn’t anywhere , it’s inside all of you. But if you fancy starting a cult with me then here i am.

  • Amandeep
    July 29, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Ii have been smoking weed/hashish/tobacco very heavily since 2006, its affected my education, poor grades ,job search, personal life…i m tired and need to be clean, fit and active, i quit today with lot of withdrawal symptomss above i read all comment and i understand lot of people are going through it same way ….but i am positive today lets see how it works ..world is a beautiful place when u are high on nature, your family friends and your career plans …lets see …

  • mahdi
    July 29, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Hi, my name is Mehdi from Iran and I am 18 years old and I use marijuana for about two years and I am very addicted. And I left it for 14 days, and it was very simple, but I did it twice and now I have not received it for two days.

  • Michelle Burgess
    July 28, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    All I can say is Help!! 20+yrs smoking and tired of spending the money and spending the time to get it. I am 41 and I want to move on from this, it’s so hard even when you have a great support team

  • MzVamp
    July 26, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Been smoking for like 2 yrs and have tried weening but it’s not working so decided to cold turkey it I’m on day 2 1/2 and have had anxiety at night and intense cravings but I’m determined. I am a former opiate addict 8 yrs off now and I made it through quitting that with the help of my guardian angel of a mother and that withdrawal was the worst ive ever felt so if I can do that I can do this!!

  • phantom
    July 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Starnge how many people searched how to stop smoking weed.

  • Matt
    July 23, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I’ve been smoking weed heavily for 21 years and I think I’ve had enough (just when it’s about to become legal lol). I think it messes with my anxiety or gives me anxiety and very anti social these last couple years. Also I can’t stop snacking at night and am packing on the pounds at a non healthy rate. I’ve been a connaseur of smoking pretty much my entire life so I know I’m going to be in for a tough time with this quit. Any support I can get will be appreciated.

    • Josh
      August 24, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Still off the MJ?

  • Yaw Asiedu Mensah
    July 18, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Nice article I enjoyed reading and I gotten all what I needed to know.

  • Sam S.
    July 16, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I’m 28 and I’ve been smoking heavily for at least 4 years now. I chainsmoke my joints back to back, even though I know that I’m wasting the weed..I feel guilty when I smoke and want to quit, but I feel so isolated – I realized how much human interaction is necessary, but Im struggling to make connections. I refuse to give up! I will find a method that works for me. Good luck everyone !!!

  • chris
    July 14, 2018 at 11:54 am

    i’m handicapped. gave myself a medical need for it in recovery from my injury. i would love a new routine and move on, my problem lies in rather being stoned and handicapped than sit sober handicapped. some understand this but far too many do not.

  • Magga Q
    July 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I’m 32. I’ve been smoking weed 12 years, heavy user, 5gr or more per day. I have quit and started many times. My method to control craving to smoke is meditation, I always do meditation practice when I want to quit and it is very effective for me to overcome craving and withdrarwal symtoms. Normally, it take around 3-5 days to kicks out withdrawal symtoms.

  • Thottie Boy
    July 11, 2018 at 5:42 am

    I’m 25 been smoking weed since I was 18. First started smoking when I became depressed due to life situations. I now smoke good gas gelato daily everyday. I tried to quit but that same night I ended up @ the plug house. I have a good job that does random drug tests an I don’t wanna lose that job. My emotions are gone I legit don’t give a fxck about anything. Which at first was good for me & what I was going through which was the point why I started. Now me being 25 the (I don’t care) attitude is not a good attitude to have. I dont have a girlfriend or any kids. I want to be able to start working on finding soneone to actually care for an build with because all i do is hookup with someone an go on to the next. I legit really dont give a fxck. At first it was fun but now its not because sometimes i dont be knowing the ppl i hook up with which is disgusting on both parts. Imma guy so at first being a hoe was cool. Now i just want someone i can get to know seriously an build with. There are things to care about like family, friends, traveling, etc…I admit I do have a problem which made me say enough is enough. Last night was my last blunt I smoked. I’m about to face the challanges head on. The main 3 demons imma have to battle is insomnia, loss of appetite, & night sweats. Everything else is whatever. Please wish me luck because today is DAY 1 full committed to no smoking.

  • Sahara
    July 10, 2018 at 9:58 am

    I’m 51yrs old.. I’ve been smoking weed religiously for 26yrs.. my health has deteriorated, my paranoia is through the roof and I havent left home in 10yrs, my depression is so bad I cry at almost everything and the panic attacks in the middle of the night is something else.. I threw out everything to do with weed 3 days ago, I want to feel that normality again so I’m on day 3 of cold turkey and I’m determined to give it up.. Good luck to all you guys doing the same.

  • Abraham Audu
    July 10, 2018 at 8:41 am

    I really want to stop smoking weed. My family is a decent family. With what God needs me to do in life, i really should stop smoking weed. Pray for me.

  • Kishana Scotchman-Harvey
    July 9, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I am 34 and been smoking for mj for 3yrs So tomorrow will be my first day to quit “cold turkey” im extremely scared…im so worried about these withdrawal…no one know i smoke so i have no support system….my husband isnt hard on me which he want me to stop and tell ne its not attractive but do i care we married for 10yrs he aint going no where but lets get back to my story…i need someone here i can relate to and we can be each other support system 🙏😍…I definitely need to quit but i dont have the push

  • Zane
    July 8, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you for the article. I want to share also my story. I have been addicted for 17 years and I tried all to quit. I saw therapeutist, I went to NA (narcotic anonymous), I did spirtitual rituals of letting it go, I did deep hypnosis of quitting the habit, I tried all. I quit one day, throw everything to the trash can and at night I was picking it up from there. I quit for one year and then in one party I felt strong that I could smoke just that night, I did and I end up smoking again. It always took a weeks to sneak back until I got tired of looking for friends and I start to buying again. I messed up my life terrible. I lost ambition and my inner fire. I was feeling very depressed and very deception that I couldn’t quit. Then I got pregnant. I quit the first day I knew I was pregnant. Was very hard. I lost all the friends and all my life. I enclose myself at home and between the hormones from the pregnancy I went through the hell. I had to rebuild my life completely. I did. Find a new meanings and a new missions. All this happen 5 years ago. My life started to shine and I was very joyful and proud of me. Now I got in very hard life situation. I got married and my husband mention in the beginning of our relationship that he likes to smoke weed sometimes. I told him I could not do it, I do not want to be with anybody who smokes. To dangerous for me. He sad he was done and that it wasn’t problem for him to quit. Today, two years latter, he starts to smoke again. I am telling him that it is to dangerous for me, that I can’t live In the house where is marijuana, that I am much better and happier being clean. He doesn’t understand me. He says that is it question of beliefs and that I do not have to smoke daily. I smoked with him like three times. First was after a month, then after a week, and the the same week. Like in my last times. Today I had very hard day. All day I couldnt stop thinking about smoking. Very strong thought. Present all the time. I was walking around the house and there is a drower that has his little pipe. The thought was eating me. I was just about to grab it and smoke. Then I looked at my little son and then I heard my head saying just one puff, just one. So I sit down and type in google how to get rid of thought that I want to smoke. That is how I found you. My husband is calling me weak and asking me that I accept him as he is. But how can I do it if my whole life depend on it? He doesn’t understand me, that I am the ONE who is very addicted to the weed. He may claim he is not, but the fact is that he has it at home and it is a hell for me. Don’t know what to do. I do not want to go back. I have been there and it is hard to get out. It is much nicer on this side, clean side, facing me the way I am, dealing with my emotions as I can. Some ideas please?

  • Rolando
    July 7, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Hey everyone, I’ve been smoking daily for about 10 years now. I have taken breaks here and there, my longest one being around 7 months, but I’ve never been able to fully quit. At this point in my life it does feel like a problem.. I have a son and a daughter but I choose to smoke sometimes instead of spending time with them. I recently got a good job but failed the drug test even when I gave myself another little break. Sometimes life feels like it’s just going in circles. This page has helped alot because reading about everyone’s stories gives you perspective and it lets us know we’re not alone.

  • Alexandra Rodriguez
    July 4, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Have been going back and forth everyday and thinking of how I need to quit every single day but I can’t bring myself to it. Very addictive and using it to avoid loneliness and negative stressed out anxiety thoughts. Going to go for it cold turkey anyone in need of support to quit as well and want to join me email me looking for people to get through this with cuz I feel it could help make process easier. Nervous but I know it’s the right thing to do for me and my body.

  • Cokka
    June 30, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I loved smoking not until my mom caught me, so for the love I had for her so she won’t cry or be disappointed I swore to her and promised to stop. I pray God helps me too.. Thanks to the page too

  • Neetz
    June 29, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Hi everyone, I’ve been smoking for about 4 years! Didn’t even realise it till just now. But I’m at the stage where I actually want to stop. I alsways used to be able to, I’d just throw out all my papers, grinder etc and I’d clean my house out top to bottom to be rid of all traces. That is until I failed university twice (btw I live in the uk) so there goes my funding, recently had a child, surprisingly I stopped smoking during the pregnancy I thought I had not will power but he was my saviour. That’s until he turned 3 and I started again because it’s so hard being a parent. Worst of all my throat is constantly dry and I now have halitosis !! Yuck I know, my boyfriend is still with me lol don’t know why either! I barely leave the house and I’m a ticking time bomb weather or not I smoke, now I can’t stop even though I have bad breathe daily AND it’s made me even MORE depressed!. It’s a bad cycle I hope to stop. But on the positive side I know I want to and have to smoke, I’ve started writing a journal/ diary to keep track of food and emotions and how much I’ve smoked, oh and I have a pound jar for everyone I tell set myself up to quit and then not follow through. I have also bought food grade hydrogen peroxide to help with my trench mouth. Also if you have gingervitus or any other health issues I’d like to reccomend a site called earth clinic. I will say though EXERCISE is so important as you sweat the toxins out (once my fat ass will move) but Yh, I hope you all did well I hope you all pray daily and go for walks or a (YouTube workout if your scared of outside like me). Stay confident, healthy and happy listen to I Am Affirmations on YouTube if you need a boost of self confidence. Also it’s never to late if your still alive. I promise to quit and i hope you all can make that promise with me?! Hope I helped xoxo

  • karl
    June 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    commit and throw EVERYTHING away including pipes papers. everything. then do not buy. otherwise your brain will play tricks and urges to get what it wants

  • Dennis
    June 21, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I quit on 06/18/18, my 49th B-day, been a heavy, HEAVY smoker since 13, on day 4 now, I have all the problems and no support, I miss being able to kill day after day, year after year in a haze, but I must see if I can get out my front door and actually live, so far still in the house, but I am hopeful that the door will open and I will live again, I regret ever smoking and it makes me more depressed, what would of been my life if I never smoked or if I quit decades ago, I wish, but is wishes were fishes we would all throw nets, or something like that, good luck everybody and God bless.

    • Chip
      June 24, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Same here. Started around 13/14yrs old smoking hash around a mates house when his rents were out. Now to the point where I’m in a flat living on my own at 32 and not with my girlfriend. I messed up two past relationship over not committing to it enough and I guess living life inside my own head. Had a relationship where she was fine with smoking it and even had a bit her self to now having a relationship where she hates weed and has started hating me for it too. I can’t blame here as I seem to be all talk and no prof, came to the point where I thought I wasn’t happy coz she would be stopping me smoking or at worse I would be lying to her to still keep my ways of living/thinking going the way I wanted, this ended with me finishing things with her because u thought if I didn’t have her least I would have my own flat and space to smoke and do wot I want. For years iv been telling my self to stop smoking it at least not as much as I do. Well this ended up with me sat in on my own smoking and thinking more about her. Their comes a point in life where u want to do this but it’s the fear of committing to it. This made me realise that I had everything with my ex and I chucked it away over thinking more about wen I’m next smoking than thinking about her. So iv made things work between us in the reason that I will change the hole weed thing. My problem is I’m a skateboard and like most of us, we all smoke. Iv been an amateur skater for year and know the kind of circles u end up in but how can I still have the love and passion for skating yet like all the posts say, is try to not put ur self into the those positions, well their all my closest friends. And would change them for the world yet they all smoke. This has now made me think I can do this and at best try to make someone else do the same. But it’s hard and I haven’t even started yet. Haven’t thrown anything away yet. Haven’t smoked the last of my weed, haven’t stopped seeing my friends. But I think the one thing I have is that giving up an addiction is never going to be easy. Yet we all thing we can do it. I feel the way for me to do this is making sure ur true to ur self before u can even say u can quit. I think the hole flushing it down the toilet and getting rid of all skins, grinders and anything that’s looks like I can make a joint out of it. All those little half left over bags u don’t throw away cos of a rainy day. Those are the ones to flush first. Then make sure the person u get urs from knows that this is something u don’t want to be buying off him/her anymore what ever he thinks of u for saying it. I really feel I can use this all to turn my life around and become the man I should be where I can be a healthy non smoking skater that can enjoy the time spent with old friends but not to the point where it makes u slip straight back into it. Like not being with them for the same amount of time that leds to a quick spliff or drag. I know it won’t be easy but I think to myself do I want to live the life that I have for the rest of my life. Which means mainly on my own smoking or finding something to do that involves smoking, loosing my memory on conversation within seconds of speaking, not having motivation to do things or move forward in my life, basically diving back into a hole with people with the same views. (Weeds great) it is. But not for the rest of our lives. Some people can and some can’t but the ones that that have this thought process of wanting to give up will go on further in life than the smokers saying it’s fine. First thing I’m doing is remembering the reasons why I’m doing this. Then getting rid of all my shit, then talk to my mates and let them know I need their help more than they think. That maybe there will be time where they won’t see me as much but I could one day be the guy that became better as a person because of the action I took knowing the hardship and the crap il get from mates. It’s all about the end products. Plus I’m back in a happy relationship and want to prove to her and myself that I can do this with out having to go to speak to professional help. Yet if I can’t do it then to realise I do need more help. But that’s worst case. Would have never even looked on a site like this and if I didn’t I would of never wrote all this. Things like this can make it more real to accept that’s this is the right decion to make. Unfortunately I’m now a vaper lol. I feel I want to make my last joint but not smoke and flush, more of a metal thing I guess. Good luck to all. Me included 💪🏻

    • AS
      June 28, 2018 at 8:12 am

      Hey Dennis,
      I feel ya. I’ve been an ounce a week smoker for decades and feel like I’ve wasted my life, money and emotions away. I want nothing more than to have these things back but know it’s too late. The depression is compounded by all of the coulda, shoulda, woulda’s in life. I’ve tried many times to quit but find it easier to just make up an excuse to rationalize a reason smoke again. It’s been an unproductive cycle with easy way out. Most days I feel like life is unbearable and rather than a spliff in my mouth I should put a bullet but then I just get stoned and try to escape reality for another 20 minutes. I hope this changes soon because quitting has been the hardest challenge of my life. Far Harding than quitting cigarettes cold turkey after smoking a pack or more a day of those little cancer sticks for 20+ years

  • Big D
    June 19, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Bruh I’ve never realized how bad smoking weed was until this year . I’ve been smoking since I was 12 and haven’t stopped since. This year spent almost every day extremely high on everythingggg joints,edibles, space vape. I failed almost all my classes junior year and tbh you can’t even tell what reality is anymore. Just hoping shit changes. I’m turning 17 by the end of summer and hoping I stay sober as of today. Trust me y’all don’t give in to any of it. It leaves no good #jerseyyyBounddd

  • Arthur Barshay
    June 15, 2018 at 8:31 am

    I am a week and few days without smoking, took me about 20 times to stop and star again and I hope this time it’s for good with the daily use. I still hope I will manage to control myself and be able to smoke on occasion.

  • Declan
    June 14, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Im on my fourth day of no weed after 2 weeks of cutting down, it has been hard but worth it. I have been a smoker for 7 years and a very heavy smoker for about 3. I got the point that i would go through a bag a week with ease. Im 28 now and just dont want the rest of my life to revolve around a plant. I have had fu with it iver the years but latley it has just become bery clearly detrimental. Weed inhibits your feeling making it near impossible to maintain healthy realationships over time. I lost some one very close to me in part due to my addiction not to meantion quality time i should have spending with family and doing things that make life worth living like vacationing, exploring, going to nice restaurants just to name a few. Weed can be a great medicine but when abused can be as destructive as most other addictions. The first night was the hardest not one wink of sleep but it gets a little easier every day. To those who want to quit it is a good idea to write down why, it will help to embed that in your mind and gibe you more motivation not to go back to it when the cravings hit. Im only at the start of this journey and this site helped me to realise we can all do this. We are not alone. I wish everybody the best, never be afraid to ask for help be it from your family friends or the big man upstairs.

  • Jeremy
    June 13, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Been smoking for sadly over 25 years !!!
    Wake and bake until nighttime .
    Cold turkey this past Friday And I have had every side effect you can imagine. But staying strong , not ez

    Anybody ever need to talk feel free to reach out

  • Faisal
    June 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    guys i really need help

    i’m 21 and ive been smoking for about 3 years

    guys i can’t stop thinking of it! even though i know that im not going through 1% of what you guys are going through and in the country i live in there’s no rehab no nothing basically im on my own or at least and the people around me are smokers and i can’t get an advise from a pot head and i’ve read online that if kept smoking while lowering the dosage will make it easier? what should i do because my heart is all on quieting but my mind is just pulling me back to it

    and i live in a community where weed and alcohol is prohibittttttttttttt

    • Uthman Danbaba
      June 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Sorry

  • EC
    June 12, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I’ve been sober for almost 48 hours because I have a huge exam coming up and after doing research I’m unsure if this is the right thing to do before a huge exam making my body go through withdrawals I need some answers please helppppp

  • joraaaa
    June 12, 2018 at 9:53 am

    m. f guys sober for three days …n m really fuuuuuuuuk up… 4 yrs of use lol

  • kB
    June 9, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Started smoking at 15, 28 now, in that time I’ve missed a few days here and there, it used to be after work, before bed and weekends, the last 3 years it’s been all day ever day, doobies, bowl, and not huge amounts just enough to stay buzzed all day, I find lately it’s making me paranoid?ive never ever experienced paranoia from weed 😂 it hasn’t stopped me from success in life or anything, I only spend 150-300 a month, depending on who, what’s going on, but I keep finding myself wondering lately, is it time to quit? What will happen to my mood? Attitude?Personality? Bahaviour? Scary stuff to think about, I don’t like to think I’m dependant on it, I just think everyday tasks such as working, and being a dad are more enjoyable stoned.. need some direction!

  • Lauren
    June 8, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Hi all,

    I’m so happy to have found this forum and to read about all of your inspiring experiences quitting. I have been a heavy smoker for the past 7 years (roughly 1/8 a week or 2 weeks) and have noticed recently how it has effected my life for the negative. I suffer from depression and social anxiety which I self medicated with MJ, not smart! It has only made me more depressed and basically a shell of the human I used to be. Two years ago I decided to go back to school and am doing freelance design at home for income. This change in lifestyle has allowed me to ramp up my smoking habit to a full blown dependency while isolating myself from well, the world. Initially I was smoking weed for the relaxing feeling, help sleeping and help with my anxiety. As I have gotten older my depression/anxiety has become extreme and I can’t help but think it is directly related to my pot usage. I am constantly in a mental fog, always low energy and in a down or bored mood, my creativity has been hindered and I am uncomfortable being sober and dealing with my emotions. After a deep therapy session on Thursday I have finally admitted to myself it’s tim wto quit and give my body/mind a break. My research led me to this page because I can’t decide if cold turkey or a gradual taper off would be best. Have not smoked at all today md am already feeling cravings, anxiety, and am sweating like crazy (which smells like mj, so gross)! I am very inspired by reading all of your stories and hope I can go another day weed-free!

  • sammy
    June 7, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    hello
    I’ve just stopped for nearly 2 weeks now been reading this article for encouragement as im in 2 minds but getting to a point where I no I can do it and stop I’ve been having a little trouble nodding off and having nightmares and been irritated abit but it’s only at nights I crave it I’m doing well been smoking since 16 and now 34 and I just had enough of it and randomly decided to stop and I am very proud cos now it’s been 2 weeks i don’t want to ruin that ! do i will not give in , here’s to a weed free brain wel done everyone

  • Chris
    June 7, 2018 at 5:12 am

    I get euphoric when I stop smoking weed, and find that is usually why I start up again. Being rather high-strung it brings my personality down a couple levels. I have smoked weed for 40 years! That’s unbelievable to me. The bouts of bronchitis I have struggled with over the last few years coupled with my growing problem with word retrieval during conversation has brought me to this site. I think I will restrict my use to weekends until my supply runs out.

  • Aleksandra
    June 2, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Quitting after 7 yrs of heavy smoking, around 12yrs to deal with overall. I’m a 30yr old female. I really want to joint. Side effects are killing me. Not sure I want to go to bed after last night’s dreams and sweats. If it wasn’t for my health and wallet id go buy a bag and smoke it all just to be able to sleep. I didn’t think this was going to be so freaking hard. Can’t substitute it because that’s not the point. Tried alco today but I’m not a drinker. Please someone tell me I don’t need a spliff…

  • Mic
    June 2, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    After reading very many of the posts referring to Weed withdrawal it has helped put my mind at ease (a little) hearing that I am not the only one going through what I’m dealing with at the moment.

    Ive smoked pot chronically since the last fifa cup I’m 27 now but I’d say I’ve been a habitual user or “stoner” for about 4-5 years now. I have never really been a drinker, kinda got over that mid way through high school & weed has been my main drug of choice ever since then(so stupid). I’ve smoked morning, noon, & night & pretty much whenver I have had the chance for at least the last 4 years barring times when I’ve had school or work.

    I just recently (23 may) decided it is time to take a stand & not be dependent on Weed anymore & not let my life revolve around it. I got to this desicion b/c over the last month b4 I decided to quit b/c I noticed that it was starting to make me feel depressed, isolated & times especially late at night (thoughts of dying/death/afterlife (not suicidal) growing old etc.) that were just making me uneasy.

    Also during this time over the last month up until I decided to quit cold turkey I was really unhappy with my stucked situation with my university, career or my mood with anyone. This may have added to my depressed mood leading up to my desicion to quit. The feel of being idle. Everything came to a head last Wed(23 may 2018) morning when I finally decided to quit pot & I had what I would call a aniexty attack or nervous breakdown (from the unhappiness b/c of where my relationship was at with my gf, family, virtually no friends), the mild depression I was feeling from the Weed, school, bills etc. it just all came to a head & I broke down! I just couldnt stay that way.

    So this depressive thoughts of isolation even when i had someone next to me freaked me out tremendously, so I stared to reserch about “Existential emptiness” and i reallize that i had to act and not to say… So… I went to the roof. Smoked my last pipe of kieff and threw all my shit away. No matter the $$$…

    Well… it’s good thing that I decided to stop smoking Pot & eventually cigarettes (I was a social cigarette smoker or basically only when I was high). But one baby step at the time…

    Ive made a plan… Easy no? start eating healthier, drink as much water as you can, & get exercise as much as you can, while staying away from fatty foods b/c that can slow down the process of ridding your fat cells of the weed metabolites that are storing in there. Lol… So easy to read or write.

    Thank you for being patient & reading my back story now I’ll get in to what I have been dealing over the past 11 days.

    I’m on fucking Day: 11 & this has been one of the TOUGHEST yet BEST desicion’s I’ve ever made. For the first 4 days of my withdrawal I had absolutely no appetite at all, was very anxious & restless & sometimes very emotional (crying while explaining what I’m going through to my mother, GF). Not eating would lead to nausea but my appetite started to come back after the 4th day & luckily I haven’t experienced any vomiting or extreme headaches like some of you have.

    Buuuut to me the worst part about this has been the fucking depression or lack of sleep! (correlated?? Hum… ) The sleeo it’s almost non-existent in the last 11 days even after staying doing things… My body will be exhausted but my mind is wide awake even if my thoughts are not racing!

    I’ve tried a glass of whisky… worked 1 night but then the next… I didnt continued 4 obvious reasons… So i stayed wide awake, & the one night I tried flu sort of pills it did absolutely nothing!

    The cigs only helps to come my nerves if I’m uneasy but does absolutely nothing for my sleep… Made it worst i think… It will calm me down if I’m feeling any aniexty but I’m already exhausted & cannot sleep & at night it just seems to chill me out but do absolutely nothing for sleep!

    So my grandma recommended Melatonin (a few years ago) to help b/c I did not want to rely on things like Tylenol b/c that shits poison & the last thing my body needs right now. Also Melatonin is produced naturally in the Pineal gland in your brain which regulates your sleep cycle so I figured it couldn’t be a bad alternative.

    The 1st night (2nights ago) I took a 5mg Melatonin pill (recommended dose is 1-3mg but the bottle I bought was 5mg capsules). I took the 5mg pill at 11:30 pm & was out until 6:15-6:20 am. Not a restful or relaxing sleep but it was better than the insomnia & tossing & turning all night.

    Last night I decided to just take a 5mg Melatonin without any cig or sugar to see how it would work w/o being coupled with, & it was about the same..I took it at about 12:30 quarter to 1 am & woke up at about 6:00am ish. Again not ideal at all but better than nothing.

    I can not stress enough though the morning (first couple hours after I wake up) is the worst part of the day!!! From restlessness to extreme depression and some days aniexty it is terrible. But once it’s time to go do whatever… the feeling tend to subside once I’m busy or active.

    I have not had to take any relaxing pill or at school the last 11 days but I do a cig in the evenings when I’m just ready to explode. Feeling uneasy. My minds been racing, I have slight fits of aniexty or EXTREME depressive thoughts & restlessness, & even though my appetite is back I’ve been having loose stools almost immediately after eating.

    Depressive thoughts the worse… Not sleeping is still the second worst part though & I almost feel like I’m living inside my own head, with racing thoughts etc. I’ve also found myself just staring off everyone in a while when watching tv, while looking out a window when i drive, etc.

    But with having said all that I know it is one day at a time & one foot in front of the other. I will say though that I have not had a craving to smoke even though I know it will alleviate all these symptoms & let me sleep. But I stand by that you all & I have made the RIGHT desicion & can feel the new & improved ME coming slowly one day at a time.

    SOMETIMES I FEEL that chapter when Bart sold his soul… Lol. But i have some hopes.

    So plz hang in there & fight the good fight b/c this will lead us to healthier bodies & minds!!! I’m sorry for writing a novel lol & I hope this helps some as it has helped me to see we are not alone! I will keep you guys posted as the days go by & replies & comments are welcome : )

    & Remember : “oppurtunities multiply once they are seized”

    Tw MicIsWrong

    [A choking hug to all of you]
    [un abrazo asfixiante a todos]

  • Mic
    June 2, 2018 at 3:57 am

    After reading very many pages referring to withdrawal synthoms and posted here a few days ago… it has helped put my mind at ease (a little) hearing that I am not the only one going through what I’m dealing with at the moment. I’m 27 now but I’d say I’ve been a hibitual user or “stoner” since the last fifa cup… 4 or 5 years now i think… I have never really been a drinker, kinda got over that mid way through high school & weed has been my main drug of choice ever since then. I’ve smoked morning, noon, & night & pretty much whenver I have had the chance for at least the last 4 years barring times when I’ve had school or work.

    I just recently (23 may) decided it is time to take a stand & not be dependent on Weed anymore & not let my life revolve around it. I got to this desicion b/c over the last month b4 I decided to quit b/c I noticed that it was starting to make me feel depressed, alone & times especially late at night (thoughts of dying/death/afterlife (not suicidal) growing old etc.) that were just making me uneasy. Also during this time over the last month up until I decided to quit cold turkey I was really unhappy in my situation at university… Years wasted or the way my productivity was going… The feeling of being stucked in life. This may have added to my depressed mood leading up to my desicion to quit.

    Everything came to a head last May 23 morning when I finally decided to quit pot & I had what I would call a aniexty attack or nervous breakdown (from the unhappiness b/c of where my relationship was at with my family, friends and GF, the mild depression I was feeling from the Weed, school, bills etc. it just all came to a head & I broke down! So this freaked me out tremendously so I went to the roof… Smoked my last pipe of kieff and just threw all my shit away. I felt… Proud… But im not going to lie… I felt so scared… it’s a good thing that Iv decided to stop smoking Pot & (eventually) cigarettes (I was a social cigarette smoker or basically only when I was high).

    So i made a plan. Easy steps no? start eating healthier, drink as much water as you can, & get exercise as much as you can, while staying away from fatty foods b/c that can slow down the process of ridding your fat cells of the weed metabolites that are storing in there.

    Thank you for being patient & reading my back story now I’ll get in to what I have been dealing over the past 11 days.

    Soo… I’m on Day: 11 & this has been one of the TOUGHEST yet BEST desicion’s I’ve ever made. For the first 4 days of my withdrawal I had absolutely no appetite at all, was very anxious & restless & sometimes very emotional (crying while explaining what I’m going through to my mother, GF, friends that are no so many but are the real ones). Sometimes not eating would lead to nausea but my appetite started to come back after the 4th day & luckily I haven’t experienced any vomiting or extreme headaches like some of you have. Anyway aspirin exist.

    But to me the worst part about this has been the depression and lack of sleep! (correlated?) It’s almost non-existent in the last 11 days even after staying doing things that i didnt usually did when i smoked. (the fucking heat of the wheater this days has been a pain in the ass) my body will be exhausted but my mind is wide awake even if my thoughts are not racing!

    I’ve tried not to stress or caffeine… Whisky worked 1 night but then the next i didnt wanted to use it for obvious reasons.. so i stayed awake, alcohol or cigs only helps to come my nerves if I’m uneasy but does absolutely nothing for my sleep…It will calm me down if I’m feeling any aniexty but I’m already exhausted & cannot sleep & at night it just seems to chill me out but do absolutely nothing for sleep!

    So my grandma recommended me Melatonin to help b/c I did not want to rely on things like sleep flu pills b/c that shits poison & the last thing my body needs right now! Also Melatonin is produced naturally in the Pineal gland in your brain which regulates your sleep cycle so I figured it couldn’t be a bad alternative.

    The 1st night (2nights ago) I took a 5mg Melatonin pill (recommended dose is 1-3mg but the bottle I bought was 5mg capsules). I took the 5mg pill at 11:30 pm & was out until 6:15-6:20 am. Not a restful or relaxing sleep but it was better than the insomnia & tossing & turning all night! Last night I decided to just take a 5mg Melatonin withouth any cig or side shit… )Even chocolate) to see how it would work w/o being coupled w/ anything, & it was about the same..I took it at about 12:30 quarter to 1 am & woke up at about 6:00am ish.

    Again not ideal at all but better than nothing. I can not stress enough though the morning (first couple hours after I wake up) is the worst part of the day!!! From restlessness to aniexty it is terrible! But once it’s time to go to do anything… the feeling tend to subside once I’m busy or active. I have not had to take a something outside or at school the last 11 days but I do in the evenings when I’m just at my Apt. Feeling uneasy. My minds been racing, I have slight fits of aniexty or depressive thoughts & restlessness, & even though my appetite is back I’ve been having loose stools almost immediately after eating.

    Not sleeping is still the second worst part though & I almost feel like I’m living inside my own head, with racing thoughts etc. I’ve also found myself just staring off everyone in a while when watching tv, while looking out a window at car etc. But with having said all that I know it is one day at a time & one foot in front of the other. I will say though that I have not had a craving to smoke even though I know it will alleviate all these depressive symptoms & let me sleep.

    But I stand by that you all & I have made the right desicion & can feel the new & improved ME coming slowly one day at a time! So plz hang in there & fight the good fight b/c this will lead us to healthier bodies & minds.. Lives…

    I’m sorry for writing a novel lol & I hope this helps some as it has helped me to see we are not alone! I will keep you guys posted as the days go by & replies & comments are welcome

    So… Remember : “oppurtunities multiply once they are seized”.

    A choking hug to all of you… We can make a BIG difference.

    [un abrazo asfixiante a todos]

    Tw @MicIsWrong

  • Dbleezy save us (DatPiff) music listen
    June 1, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Smoking since 14. 35 now been quitting on in off for years I believe I deal with stress depression all my life it’s hard I quite for 7 months the longest then I got depressed out of no where and start back smoking what we really all have to do is believe in God with in ourselves and right to get or lives right and live free feel free and be free love you all now I need some motivation please thank you all

  • Piper
    May 30, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Smoking for 3/4 years. I used to be a strong, confident person. Now I am narcotic, anxious and unsure. It is affecting my business and my life. I love to escape and use it to avoid stress and issues I should address head on. I have always been against drugs, I have also used prescription pills which I would typically have never tried. I started down the rabbit hole and caught myself, no more prescription pills! Now if I can just say no more MJ. I have stopped twice prior, but my husband has PTSD, anxiety disorders and he uses it…. hence, it is in the house.

  • Truman
    May 28, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Hi all,
    Been smoking and growing weed since I was 21, and am now 47. My life has revolved around this stuff, quit several times only to come back to it.
    Now I pretty much have to quit because it is causing serious health problems. Crazy anxiety, heart palpitations, and screwy blood pressure readings. MJ lowers blood pressure, but when I would wake in the morning after not smoking for 8 hours my blood pressure was WAY high, and would only come down after smoking.
    Been cold turkey for 9 days now, blood pressure stable all day and normal, still have some anxiety, fewer palpitations. Getting stronger every day.

    • Hey
      June 1, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      Great job Truman! I have been smoking for years and feel I need to quit now. I get smoker cough, chest pains, and just need to stop. I stopped for one year then started again last year. I smoke about 7 grams every six days or so. Really need to quit but last time, had bad night sweats, no appetite and insomnia..I already have trouble sleeping throughout the evening…as well as emotional issues. Scared to quit since I am a grad student and write papers frequently…the weed helps me unwind and write….but…I need to get off..

  • pazdy
    May 28, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Hello, i smoke weed since i was 15 years old (daily) i am 24 now and i recently stopped cold turkey since then i suffer with some emotions i kinda cant describe and mainly constant stomach pain i know its my fault so iam willing to endure this, i only want to know if annyone had experience with this kind of stuff, how long can it last?
    (in past when i had stomach pain or any pain rly i always used to solve it with weed)
    sorry for my english

  • Rachel
    May 26, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    I just wanna say I came here to find advice to help me quit smoking for awhile. Also marijuana is not addictive. It is habit forming. Addiction means your body creates a physical dependency on the drug, with side affects without use(shakes, shivers, stomach problems, headaches). Weed is habit forming with emotional dependency (for some people).

    • yomama
      July 9, 2018 at 3:46 am

      did you not read anything on this site at all? or some of the comments? weed does cause those things when you quit

  • Trent
    May 24, 2018 at 5:12 am

    Hey every one iv been a smoker for the last 10 years I decided to quit cause me and my wife want a kid and want to save money to be ready for it .. it’s all mind over matter if you want something bad enough you will do it I’m a Christian I pray to god every day and he helps me Havethe will power and discipline to quit I have no intentions of picking up the habit and for those of you who don’t believe in god it’s still mind over matter if you want to stop bad enough stop I also smoked cigarettes for 10 years and quit cold turkey iv not touched a cigarette in over 4 years everyone on here that wants to quit can it’s not easy but tell your self everyday what’s most important to you and just force your self to stay away I hope everyone on here can accomplish their goal good luck everyone

  • Ynaiã
    May 23, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    back from my daily power walking, damn, today was HARD.

    felt SO SICK when jogging… had to come back home, lay down, have a cup of tea and a long bath to get through it.

    BUT I’M STILL PUMPING.

    HOPE Y’ALL HANGING THERE.

    THE PAIN WILL BE OVER SOON MY DEAR PEOPLE.

    JUST FOR BEING HERE, I KNOW YOU ARE ALL AWESOME.

    will come back tomorrow to check on y’all

  • Mic
    May 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Hello everyone, I have been a recurrent user for the last 6 years, it was always in my head the idea that MJ was easy to drop… it was another day and then i would quit.

    Eventually I managed to lose every one of my friends until the list of the cellphone only had to do with family and people related to the flowers.

    You could not avoid smoking a little to remove any unwanted feelings… Any situation you dont want to be.

    I wasnt spending money on “unnecessary” things that in the end was always related to save money to buy more buds then.

    Over time I did account that had been enclosed for 3 years doing the same things:
    Smoking in the morning, afternoon and night. Losing my time and life.
    Just revolved around thinking how so doped I felt… Maybe netflix and youtube humor or eat and play ps4.

    I realized that always i smoked before the school, uncomfortable situations or family commitments… Piece by piece it controls your life and god…. you’re everything….less free.

    And one day you realize that you dont have friends or anyone to talk about your problems because you have weed to forget or dont feel anything… 4,5,6 years and you still thinking that any day can you can drop cannabis. “its not heroine you say”.

    Just yesterday I threw away my bongs, pipes and half oz. Im not going to lose the confidence and affection of the latest and unique people that I care about: my girlfriend, parents and siblings.

    The weed simply not worth all of the world. Or tears. Or solitude.

    And I can assure you that even that feeling that you delivered just after having smoked isnt forever. Those 30 minutes that are being made 5 of relief… then only be thinking of your next session.

    A prision of your mind.

    A circle hard to escape

    That is not pleasure. That is a prison that does not allow you to feel what you feel. And learn what you need to learn.

    To grow and develop like you could.

    It is hard. The symptoms of abstention can be annoying. But my friends…

    If all of us went or go through this and decided to be the fucking heroes in our lives.

    Love that battle to the exit. And every pain make it yours. Learn to enjoy the struggle. Because you know something?

    No damn plant is going to define what do you become and WHO YOU ARE

    You worth all the pain in the world

    And the love that I have my family will not be mitigated by any buzz.

    [Un abrazo asfixiante a todos]

    A choking hug to all of you my HEROS

  • Ynaiã
    May 23, 2018 at 7:25 am

    I’m 27, about to be 28.

    I smoke since I was 18, in a regular basis, since 19.
    I used to work as dj. Made some small tours in other states. I was pretty good, but also kinda afraid that my connection to music was because of weed.

    Last year the MC I worked with screwed me over and now I’m going back to college to finish my major in Linguistics.

    I started as many of you, to not feel. Case of a broken heart with poetic complexity.
    Then the environment of night clubs, rap shows, even small ones (especialy) really sucks for non MJ users.

    guys, girls, i really, really fucking love mj. I was a regular cigarette user and MJ made me give up nicotine and alcohol.
    but it’s not because I only use MJ (and sugar, and internet) that I don’t have a problem….

    I can’t use MJ with moderation.. and that’s the thing… some people can’t control themselves. I’m one of them.

    I’m trying to stay focused and positive.
    one of my parents also smoke, and actually this is what connected us years ago… but now I feel like it only draws us apart… i don’t know.

    but i don’t like to feel powerless… or worse, that something or someone has power over me and my life… the only one (besides God) that can do this, is me.

    I just wanted to spoke out these things… but I’m on day 1. so scared with withdraw simptoms but going all in… I don’t regret smoke for 8~9 years… and was after my 18. but now, I just want to take care of my mom, fix things around the house, and get a everyday normal job.

    the losses I faced, my aunt, girlfriends, my grandma, my work, all these things made me realize I want to be VERY wake and LIVING IN THE PRESENT for the next 8~9 years.

    I have zero experience, never tried to quit (I used to stop quitting before really quitting), but I wish to me and myself that someday, from now, we all can get our brains back, our sleep hours back, and everything else.

    I’m rooting for you all, with all my heart.

    take a deep breath, do a power walk, read something that you like, play a game every now and then.

    In my case, i really didn’t cultivate much of friends poast few years. some are still around but they all have problems. I wish to be healthy, so I can be there for them. for now I will study for returning to college.

    to all of you: TAKE A DEEP BREATH. GET PAST THE CRAVING, JUST FOR TODAY, JUST ONE MORE TIME.
    and BE PATIENT with yourself and your body (brain included). Somethings you can’t change when you want, but it will get better.

    You will be better. The world is still spinning, and you still have air in your lungs, so go, go NOW, and make the next years to be memorable by being REALLY there.

    I love you all, many blessings and a big hug for you.

    PS: Marijuana is good, we only have a problem with moderation. that’s no excuse to keep baking (don’t fool yourselve with that “you only live once” kinda of shit. BE STRONG.)

    PS: WATCH THE TV SHOW “MOM”. even without weed, you will laugh, cry and it will remind you, about all the things being hazed makes you miss.

    BE.REALLY.THERE.

  • Gabriel R
    May 22, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    I can not stand it anymore, smoking 2 joints a day for around 13 years. I hate myself for starting smoking.
    I’m trying to quit again, starting today. For the 100th time, I threw away my stash through the window, as a desperate way to get rid of it.

    FOR THOSE WHO ARE YOUNG: do not start smoke! It changes your behavior forever. The physical damage is undeniable (short memory disappears). The social damage is bad as well since your social circle will be full of other addicted who deny the reality of how bad it is to be an addicted. All things that you try to do will be “half-done” and you’ll be incapable of learning something meaningful. Your hobby will be smoking, never doing something creative or productive. Just shit.

    Wish me luck on my new journey to get freedom.

  • Ludwe
    May 22, 2018 at 10:03 am

    i tried to quit many times but end up smoking again. I dont think i can do it. I regret the day i had my fist hit.

  • francisco santiago
    May 22, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Good Morning Y’all,
    What a Hell of Night last night. I barely got any sleep. Tossing and turning all night. Covered in cold seat.
    I guess this is he price i got to pay.
    last night, when I got home after work, I threw away all my parafernalia, and went for a long walk (1hour).
    I drank tons of water, and I had some herbal tea. I also made myself a healthy dinner, (chicken breast and a salad).
    Today I didnt have my wake an bake J, and I am feeling light headed and I think my eye sight is a little blury.
    It is only 80 degrees out there, but I am sweating my balls out.
    I hope simptoms will wind down soon. I am sure they will.
    day 1 is gone, now day 2, one day at a time.

  • Maxdolla
    May 21, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Will power!! You can do it ! I been smoking since 9 years old I’m 40year old now. I passed up a job paying 204,000 a year because I knew my hair was dirty!! I decided to stop yesterday. Not being funny but don’t think about withdrawal or symptoms just do it. You can do any thing you want stop making excuses . I will say moms swing is real. I got depress happy angry all in one writhing 10 m time frame. I want this money so I’m gone stop. My hair should be clean in September . I’m super excited for this be a lease on life

  • francisco santiago
    May 21, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Hi all,
    I am 41 yo and been smoking since my teen years. Over the past few years my habit has increased and I am now smoking 100g’s / month. (about 1/8 Oz a day) or even more.
    I have a 5 yo daughter and we live in Spain where it has recently become a felony to drive under the influence of THC.
    Those are the main reasons for which I have decided to quit.
    It is now 14:30 pm on my first weed free day and by this time I should’ve had smoked a couple of J’s (probably 3).
    I am feeling very anxious by now and I can only think bout giving up to cravings. I am really afraid of how my first night will go. will I get any sleep at all?
    My brain is telling me that my life is going to suck from now on, but that’s got to be BS.
    Honestly I dont think I am going to make it.
    I will use this post for a couple of weeks as my support group. (if I quit writting is becuase I havent been strong enough)
    thanks for the support to y’all.

    • Dami Ete
      May 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      Hi buddy. I’m 21 from and been smoking weed since 17 but in last 2 years I haven’t had a day without smoking. I use tobaco with Marijuana. I’ve tried to quit before but couldn’t go on for more than 5 days. So I got back to smoking everyday like 24/7. I’ve decided to quit finally once and for all.And today was my first day just like yours.Its been 30 hours since I last smoked.Its 02:05 am in India and I am still awake.I just can’t sleep. I know how irritated you would feel because Im going through same phase.I was even angered and at this moment I feel like I hate everything. I know how it feels,But I’ve got to quit.I want you to keep writing and don’t give up my friend.You can do it. Keep writing Keep trying.You may even feel depressed but just dont quit,keep sharing your story.All the harddays will worth it one day.

    • Ynaiã
      May 23, 2018 at 7:34 am

      don’t give up Francisco! Right now I can’t sleep at all. but sooner or later this will pass.

      took me 1 month to start to let go of my cravings with cigarettes (used to burn 1 pack or more a day)

      but like everything in life, the choice is yours.

      Is hard not to take the medicine, I know.

      I just rolled 3, and not for me.

      when I was rolling, i could only think about lighting 1.

      almost cryed when handed them to the person who asked me to roll them.

      but even though I can’t sleep right now, I feel kinda powerful.

      I rolled 3 joints and none of them was for me.

      found half joint this morning, put in the ashtray and kept cleaning the house.

      MY ONLY TIP IS: be useful to who you love. clean the house, make a meal for them.
      and if you are alone, start it by loving yourself right now, and making all this stuff for your own self.

  • Jah son
    May 21, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Does weed intake affects ones writing skills?

  • detrimental
    May 19, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    heya, im 21 been smoking chronically since 17. ive always been told that its harmless, it wont hurt you. in my case, that isnt true. ive developed extreme anxiety and my throat and lungs started aching daily. i cant live with the anxiety, stress makes me feel physically ill and im unable to think past panic daily, i cant sleep more than 3-4 hrs at a time, and the pain makes it worse. im miserable, have been this whole year so far (5 months). if i dont change something nothing will improve. day 2 without and im waking up shaking and sweating with minor headaches. i know i can do it, but it will be rough. the shakes are so bad, some mornings i shake so hard i struggle to even walk to the bathroom. i know i can find support in my wonderful boyfrind even though he still smokes and who i met through smoking. i will never judge him for using because i use (hopefully used soon). he helps me so much, i can hug him until i stop trembling. but im scared. the withdrawl sympoms are scary, and i have no clue how long they will last. my nights are filled with stress dreams and my body aches from being tense. normally i smoke to help with the extreme anxiety, but i believe that in the long term it makes the anxiety worse. thankfully i have a therapist who i can talk to about weed. i have a great support system, and i can do this. this site has been very helpful, from the tips to the personal stories. i hope my story can help others as well. we can do it. we deserve better than this.

    • francisco santiago
      May 21, 2018 at 9:39 am

      hi detrimental,
      are you on day 4?
      how r you coping with it?
      thanx for sharing

  • stonersmokerjoe
    May 19, 2018 at 9:06 am

    something happened and the milestone system broke, now im just not smoking 100%, 1 week in

  • Fred Walker
    May 18, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Smoking for over 20+yrs,lived in a rec legal state now i live in Hawaii. Everything is exactly correct with what this site has to say. Listen people it really isnt that difficult to get off..yeah the withdrawals suck for a little while,just be glad your not gettimg off an opiate addiction. Marijuana withdrawals are like kindergarten compared to that. If you make 3 months out your pretty much home free. If you have great self control than maybe you could treat yourself to a WeekEnd only or special occasion blunt,joint,etc. Good Luck to all and remeber you weren’t bourn addicted to any drug. It feels good to be clean and just natural thoughts again without a vice.

  • XsToNeR
    May 17, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Worse thing possible is a daily smoker getting put on probation you feel like your not free

  • Willpowerplease
    May 17, 2018 at 9:22 am

    I´m still gathering the willpower to start quitting, but I thank you for this article and all the comments here, showing me that my current situation is not uncommon, and that there are lots of people my age struggling with this too. I´m 34, with a teenage daughter, been smoking for 4 years 6 joints a day, started for fun, but now it´s controlling me… not even enjoying the high thinking about the next.

  • Joe Martinez
    May 17, 2018 at 1:13 am

    Marijuana is very addictive. Most Pot smokers with go into Denial. I can Quit when I want. Do it. I have been smoking off and on for the Last 14 years. I am 58 years old. Close to Retirement. I will smoke some again. When I Retire. My Reason for quitting was because. I built up a Tolerance to it. Basically was not getting High anymore. I did not buy cheap Mexican Weed Either. Pure Kind Bud 500 $ an ounce. Got to the Point wear I was getting short of breath, Lazy, Procrastinating. Always Looking for the Most Expensive Kind Bud I could find. Luckily the Dealer I brought from would only sell 500 ounces. He did not deal with small timers. I quit cold Turkey 2 months ago. The Insomnia was the worse. I new for a fact. My short term memory took a hit. That is a for sure. For me there wasn’t I will only smoke on my days off. It was like drinking a Martini every day. Once I had built up Tolerance. I was just wasting money. What loved had turned on me. I still miss it. But I don’t crave it. Living by the Gulf of Mexico Mexican is weed is in inexpensive.

  • brad
    May 16, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    You can pray you can cry you can hope and wish you can even get saved and go to church. …..but God is not going to help you! You are all alone

    • Dude
      May 24, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      God will help you unless you don’t want him to and god will not cure you in one day or will he just make you quit god wants you to have discipline and work hard for what you want but he will give you strength if you don’t think god will help you then you have a lot to learn iv quit smoking ciggsttes all thanks to god and have now quit smoking weed with his help so don’t tell this nonsense to ppl

      • WR
        May 31, 2018 at 8:20 pm

        Dude: EXACTLY! GOD created us…He knows us far better than we know ourselves. Therefore He also knows that we’re slicker than oil and that “gaming/dishonesty are as much a part of the process as using… If it was easy,it wouldn’t be real…

  • Terasa
    May 15, 2018 at 1:00 am

    I am 47 years old and have been smoking off and on since a teenager. I quit smoking cigarettes 5 years ago only to replace it with Cannabis. Seriously was my deciding factor do I want to smoke cigarettes or do I want to smoke pot. Pot won, and although I had a tough time quitiing cigarettes, I had pot to fall back on. But Pot became my cigarette! Being from Oregon I have had easy access to high level cannabis, I have become a gram a day smoker, sometimes more. The euphoric feelings you get when you smoke on occasion are gone, I cant remember shit and its just not fun anymore. Its become a frickin monkey on my back so I decided to quite. (all the while the voice in my head is telling me “just a break”) I KNOW I cannot just take a break. I love my MJ but it sucks the life out of me. I quite 1 day 13 hours ago. my lungs feel like they are screaming for a hit. headaches are mild, night sweats are horrible and i dont know whether to punch someone or cry at times! am only about 50% productive when Im hig now and being self employed that is detrimental! Its time to break up with it for good!

    • Cyrus
      July 30, 2018 at 11:54 am

      I’m 38 today and I been smoking weed since 14.im antisocial,always self conscious when high.i don’t go to family functions because I’m socially awkward when high.my life feels so boring and useless when I’m sober.while most people drink and get high for there birthday I’m celebrating by starting my journey to be sober today.i know I will go thru depressing and anger along with other things.but today is day one of staying sober,no more weed..happy birthday to me and I appreciate this page..I felt so alone with this internal battle within myself

  • Zacko
    May 14, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I have been smoking since I was 17 and I am 37 today. I am here to tell you that quitting weed is the hardest thing I have ever tried to do. I am a former Marine who after Iraq in 2003 started using meth to escape from reality and the loss of my wife do to me being a cheater. That lasted till 2006 when my son was born to where I still used but new I did not want to be a meth addict so I was able somehow to quit. problem with that statement is that I switched the meth for weed and beer, seemed better to just drink and smoke. I did that up until last year when the beer and pot no longer worked. You see I have a ton of emotional and mental issues that I never addressed from my past and so I think the not dealing with the issues and masking them forever finally caught up to me. I checked into a detox center to stop drinking last year and after 5 days was released. I did relapse on the alcohol a few times but seemed to be able to quot drinking i had 45 days sober in march -Feb but relapsed in washington dc on beer. What I am leaving out here is that all the while I continued to smoke weed nothing seemed to get better. I would get a few days clean then relapse over and over. I am paranoid when I dont smoke and even more paranoid when I dont. I am restless irritably and discontent unless I have the illusion of pot. I am on day 3 of a new quitting plan and I am already trying to lie to myself about maybe it was that the pot wast that good as I have to buy weed illegally in Texas. I will tell myself this only happens when I get bad weed. Problem with that is when I score good bag I smoke the entire thing in days. then I am on the race again of trying to score a good bag and I find myself looking for more and then my mind starts racing to all the problems I have in my head. I relive shit daily in my head as I have ptsd as well and think of people places thing or events from years ago like I was in the moment again. Really frustrating to do. I just want the ease and comfort of that last good hit so I chase the dragon. I am currently attending A.A. in order to help with the alcohol but also the pot, its also very hard to do as it is a spiritual program and the only time I feel close to God is when I am high. I just wrote all this to vent for myself as the struggle is REAL. My post probably reads like I am all over the board and that woule be true as I am. Hope this may strike a chord with someone else put there.

  • JARO
    May 14, 2018 at 7:15 am

    It’s been 3 years now since i smoke weed and i du really wanna quite , i need ur help

  • Mark
    May 13, 2018 at 8:53 am

    This is a long story, but please read it, as hopefully it will help you stop smoking the weed for good!!

    Hi all. I’m from the UK and have smoked MJ from the age of 15, I’m now 45. Here’s my story –
    I started out smoking resin for about 10 years which was never a problem, but that habit changed into smoking weed.
    I have smoked weed very heavily for over 25 years now, at my worst I was getting through 3/4 of an ounce a week on my own (about 12 fat joints a day). I have used it for pleasure and escapism. It has helped me deal with the terrible feelings after the death of my father, beloved pets over the years and the breakup of my 10 year relationship with my partner.
    I do really love to smoke it, there is nothing better than a nice fat joint to help you relax or escape your feelings. But due to numerous problems in my life (health issues (this is the main problem, I started to fall into trances that I haven’t been aware off, friends I’m with tell me that I’ve acted strange, and looked through them as if I wasn’t really fully conscious, I’ve stood up and made strange physical movements, again that I wasn’t aware of, at night whilst asleep I’ve been told that I’ve been having convulsions whilst I’ve been sleeping. I’ve been checked out at the hospital where I’ve had numerous checkups, CT and MRI scans, blood tests done, the full works – I really began to think I had a brain tumour or something, all tests showed I had nothing physically wrong with me) work problems, family having issues with me smoking, lack of money, lack of motivation to do anything, losing contact with close friends, I could go on and on, I have decided now is the time to stop!!
    I have not had a joint for 5 weeks now, and have really surprised myself how well I have done and how easy it really is to stop. Believe me when I say, I thought it was really addictive and would never be able to stop as I was smoking so heavily!! But I managed to stop by slowly cutting back the number of smokes I was having a day. I dropped from 12 a day down to 4 core joints a day over the course of 3 months. (This way you don’t notice the reduction in the amount you’re smoking.) One first thing on a morning, one before and after work and one before bedtime. After 1 month of that, I changed the routine of when I had them, and had a cigarette instead of a joint. So I was still having a joint but at a different time in the day. Then when I broke the habit of having one at a certain point in the day, I just stopped altogether. I’m still smoking cigarettes instead but I’ll give those up too in the near future. Since I haven’t had a joint in 5 weeks, all my health problems have stopped, I’m back to normal. I don’t have a problem getting to sleep or have insomnia like I read that some people are having, but now my brain has cleared up, I have started having very vivid dreams for the first time in over 20 years, which can be distressing when you wake up and believe that they are true!! My family are happy with me again. I am thinking and seeing things clearly for the first time in years and years. I have motivation to do things that I’ve put off for over 20 years, and am now reconnecting with friends that I haven’t seen for years.
    Believe me when I say, if I can do it, anyone can. I feel great – the best I’ve felt for years. I still miss smoking the bud but the way I feel now, is easily better than the way I felt then.
    I am now planning on getting a Mecedes AMG on weekly terms, which works out to be the same amount that I was spending on weed a week. I’d rather have a nice new car instead of the weed and all the problems that came with it!!
    Hope my story helps at least one person out there!!

  • Jonno
    May 12, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Have been smoking weed since I was 23 every day – I’m now 46 and have decided to stop completely. This is the second day of total abstinence – and I’m going insane – I can’t eat, I feel rage and anger and hate screaming from my brain – I’ve just sat and read all the comments on this page and absolutely cried my eyes out (which hard to admit as a bloke) I know I can do this – I know it’s going to be hell for at least a month – but having read other people’s stories – I feel a great sense of relief that other people are on this journey too – Over the last years I’ve lost friends and nearly everything due to weed – and for me, it is very addictive – I really do hate myself for having done this for so long.
    I want to send a hug to every person who is going through this – You’re not alone – and you’re amazing people for taking the step.
    Good luck and best wishes to everyone out there going through this on planet Earth.

  • Kirsten
    May 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve been wanting to quit for months now. My biggest problem is that my wife smokes as well and has no intentions on stopping any time soon. It is very personal to me to quit. How do I quit when I’m constantly around it?

  • Mia Lee
    May 10, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Hello. I’m trying to help my boyfriend to quit smoking weed and drinking. He said that he wants to quit but he needs me to support and help him. But the thing is, he keeps on giving excuses. I dont know what to do. Help anyone?

  • Will E. Nelson
    May 10, 2018 at 3:38 am

    My advice, one day at a time, that’s what it takes. Each of those days and up. Like I said, I’m one week clean. Not going to screw up now. I think the first day was the hardest. If you want to quit start with the first day. After that each day is an investment towards a cleaner, better life. I’m believing that for myself anyway.

  • Val
    May 10, 2018 at 3:31 am

    Weed is addictive. Mentally and physically. I have used it for a coping mechanism for a little over 4 years. Up until recently, I have realized that I have slowly started to depend on it. There were days where I should’ve gone to school. Instead, I stayed home and smoked. Smoking became easier than anything. Then you begin to worry about running out, when you’re next smoke session will be or how you will afford more.These thoughts take over priorities. Before you know it, you’re more anxious than you’ve ever been. Without it you’re irritated by the simplest problems. Then you ask yourself, how did I deal with anything before I started smoking? You don’t want to end up starting in square one. Figuring out how to deal with your emotions. There are healthier and happier ways to cope. Just a kind citizen reminding you that, the more you use any mind altering substance to cope, the more problems you will cause for yourself

  • Will E. Nelson
    May 10, 2018 at 3:29 am

    You all are awesome. Thanks for sharing. I started smoking mj in 9th grade – that was in 1975. That’s 40+ years. I quit for 5 years after the death of my sweet daughter. From there I turned to prayer. After 5 years of being clean I went through a divorce. I was going through my old boxed up belongings and found an ounce that I had stashed 5 years earlier. What do you think I did?
    …hell yeah, I fired it up. And for most of the 20 years since I’ve been an everyday user.
    Now I’m 7 days into giving it up. It is hard. Headaches and night sweats and irritability have not been fun. I can appreciate what you all are going through. But I know I can quit, and so can . It’s a sick feeling to feel that the weed was controlling me as I felt I needed it. I couldn’t sit still without it. I don’t want or need weed to control me and my quality of life. I imagine all the money that has gone up in smoke. Probably a small fortune. I’ll sure miss that cash in retirement which isn’t too many years away. I’m glad I’ve read all of your stories and I appreciate your desire to do better. Stay strong my friends. In 3 or 5 more weeks I expect to be feeling so much better. I continue to pray. And I’ll be praying for all of you as well. Stay strong and prove to yourself that you all can overcome just as I am doing for myself.
    God bless and stay strong. Thanks.

    • francisco santiago
      May 21, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Hi will E
      How are you doing so far?
      Still going strong ?
      You should by now be on your day 11.
      Your advice is greatly appreciated
      Keep it up bro!

  • Laura
    May 9, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Iv smoked weed heavy for about 10+ years, I’m 28 in a few months and i feel like I haven’t accomplished enough in life because of my lack of motivation whilst high! Which is pretty
    Much every day . A day without a spliff is a terrible day, I just can’t seem to get past that first stupid hurdle ! And it’s pissing me off. 3 years ago I use to smoke all day , around 10/11 joints a day! Iv cut down since then , a lot but only cause iv met someone that I want to be with for the rest of my life but I know weed can not be a daily thing if I am to make a life with this man. I’m not saying he’s making me give up cause he’s not , it’s been my choice to try and quit since I hit the 10/11 joints a day mark! Anyways reason being I want this so bad is cause I came out of work with an illness 3 years ago . The weed got way out of control when I had nothing to do, then my sister passed away and the weed was just over the top . Smoking ounces in 3 days to myself . I started having anxiety and my illness got worse, so 3 years on , here I am . Still smoking weed but only 1 or 2 a day , but that’s stil not good enough cause I’m still struggling to go more than 2 days max without it. I feel more motivated since cutting down a lot and My illness have cleared and I am currently seeking employment, but I still sit here and think what if I can’t do this . What if il never stop smoking it every day . I just want to be able to enjoy it on a weekend and eventually give up cause I want children. Ahh it’s hard guys but it’s all about the will power iv found . And it’s sure a long process. Reading these comments have given me a little boost . Let’s see if I can go a day without a joint tomorrow .. peace out people hope you all concor this habit as I hope I do too

  • stonersmokerjoe
    May 9, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    i failed, im going to start again with the milestone system tomorrow

  • stonersmokerjoe
    May 9, 2018 at 9:25 am

    VERSE
    I’ve been up and down in prison, I’ve lived inside this cell
    Surrounded by these demons and the fiery gates of hell
    I blame my mother and my father for the man that I’ve become
    I was born into this family, I was born the devil’s son
    No I aint gonna see my freedom until the day they lay me in the ground

    CHORUS
    It’s such a hard way to fall, It’s such a hard, a hard way to fall
    No I ain’t gonna go to heaven, they have locked me in these walls
    It’s such a hard way to fall

    VERSE
    I got 20 years behind me, almost all that I can take
    I’ve built up this rage and anger, filled my soul with void and hate
    I got no hope left inside me, there ain’t no joy left to give
    Cause I am just an animal to all my prison friends
    There ain’t no good reason why I should still be alive today

    still going strong , but this is hard , i cant even explain

  • stonersmokerjoe
    May 9, 2018 at 12:09 am

    right now im rolling one up , , to suppress withdrawl symptoms and feelings, put on some music …… the sticky green buds touching my fingertips pleases me , just imagine what the smell does, anxiety kicks in because i can’t wait to smoke ,

    just lit it up , this feels [Cough Cough] better than a cigarette drag, the taste in my mouth is heartwarming , and my lungs finally feel FREE , its 1:36 am , 9th of may 2018 , this is the last time i’ll be smokin this depression and anxiety inducing herb, i can’t afford it, i just gotta quit

    alot of comments read that people in their 30s have been smokin since they where about 16, and they are feeling that its pretty hard to quit , i feel like it gets IMPOSSIBLE to cope with no weed , i dont want to be that age and end up more dependant on it then i am now , it’s just this messed up state i enter everytime i try to quit. im 21 now and this is driving me crazy , iv’e been smokin since i was 14, and the longest i quit weed for was 2 weeks~

    im fighting with my single mother , im always broke , no car , no friends and diagnosed with depression and anxiety , along with ADHD and social anxiety , i’m just realising that my mum might be RIGHT, it is all the sticky icky icky’s fault…..

    SHAME…..

    im going to be trying this , expect me to come back tomorrow and share the hell ill be going through

    2:02am … ALREADY?

    [Cough Cough] whatever, i set up a punching bag so i might just punch it till i end up out of breath , every 7 minutes that is… excessive smoking does that to you , k, ttyl

  • Scott
    May 5, 2018 at 8:19 am

    When we were young we used to suck our thumbs, or a pacifier. As we grow older we replace the nipple with the pacifier to the thumb, and from the thumb to something else to trigger our reward system which is connected to our natural dopamine in our brains that disperses throughout our body. The list goes on and on. We all need a nipple of some sort to cope with this life of non stop numbers, and calculations that drive us insane. We are all fighting for survival, and not everybody can cope with a nearly impossible economic system. Not everybody can solve a rubics cube. Not everybody can pass Harvard. Not everybody is going to the be a doctor, a surgeon, a senator, the president, a king, or queen without instruction, or proper guidance. Good things are usually passed on to bad, or the wrong people, and those things are habits. There is nothing we can do about a habit. There will always be something that you will do habitually in habitat to replace the nipple, the pacifier, or the thumb. What we should aim for is a balance. If doing too much of something is not good for you because it makes you feel, act, or look bad, it’s not good for you to be doing it all the time. Humans have adapted over time to be able to withstand smoke inhalation from organic materials being that fires burned throughout this earth for millions of years before fire fighters were able to put every single fire out. Volcanoes erupted, and filled our air, the atmosphere with volcanic smoke. If it wasn’t for smoke, and fire, humans would not be here as if it were not for water humans would not be here, or for every single element that created our life from the very start of our evolution as a human species.

  • Andrea
    May 4, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Hi,
    I am 35 years old and I have been smoking weed for long time now (10 y +), from university time to now I always enjoied smoking it and never had any thoughts about quitting, only in the last years situation changed because I realised that weed was taking my life away changing my personality and habits and so I decided to quit (cold turkey). I find this website very helpful so I decided to post my experience here because I think that sharing in this case is not scarying :), sharing in this case can really help people to keep up with their desicion of stop being additcted to weed.
    I quitted only few days ago but, so journey is still very long, as someone said, you can be sure of not being addicted anymore to the substance only after almost a year… I will constantly post on this website about what takes in my case to reach my goal of being THC free.
    I whish best of luck to all the guys that like decided to take their lives back on track, be strong on this and never give up !
    Andrea

  • Jay
    May 4, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Weed is super addictive. I’m currently two months sober after 20 years of smoking everyday. Started with swag weed and blunts than of course nowadays it was super strong weed, vape and edibles. I was finally embarrassed of being weed hung over everyday, looking at my kids and hearing Daddy… are you okay? Why are your eyes red. I hid my addiction from my parents and family for years. I would only vacation to places where I could bring or get weed. I got into a good bible based church and they asked me to read a few verses one day… I didn’t want to mess it up. So I stopped for a few days. After that God amazingly gave me the strength to stay off of it. But I had bad night sweats, mood swings, depression, bored with life… I used to have to be home everyday by 4:00 to smoke… it’s so nice not to have to do that anymore. I really pray I can keep going. I had surrounded myself with people that thought weed was just as acceptable as I did. Now I try to do the opposite. It’s an uphill battle but I don’t want weed to control my life anymore. Hope and wisdom to anyone else struggling to break the habit. My advice… go cold turkey. Work out, do whatever you have to do to focus on something besides getting high. It’s temporary and you’ll always be chasing that feeling… I call it chasing the dragon. God wants us sober minded.

  • Christine
    May 3, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Good to find this website. And find I am Not alone.
    Started to smoke cannabis, and got into daily smoking 3.5 years ago. It provided much needed stress relief from a family situation that I had no control over. It gave me instant peace and acceptance of the situation.
    Drawbacks of vaping/smoking cannabis are:
    1) Almost all strains, indica, sativa and hybrids-
    – make me sleepy, and unmotivated to do anything, after an hour or two, and I get nothing accomplished the remainder of the day.
    2) After I smoke, I don’t feel the least inclination to go out, go to see friends, or even go dancing, which I typically love to do. I am content to be asocial.
    3) Stinkin ‘munchies’; Despite my working out daily, and fastidiously watching my caloric intake – after I smoke/vape, all self-control on food intake is out the window.

    I remember that I used to be able to undertake ambitious projects and get them done; but now that is no longer the norm. I miss the satisfaction of being very productive.
    I remember waking up with a ‘fire in my belly’, rearin’ to get up, and get ‘at ’em’. I miss that.

    I understand the part about habituation. I have gone as far as relocating my cannabis source outside of my house, in the shed, so as to make it tougher to just turn on the vape pen. That has had limited success. Yep, my social circle of friends uses cannabis regularly. At the very least, I’d like to just become a social ‘user’ of cannabis.

    Am not giving up. Never give up.

  • Alex
    May 2, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Ive been smoking since I was 14. Im 31 and I have 3 days with out smoking and Im having a real hard time with it.

  • Michael
    May 2, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    I’ve been smoking for 6 year day in, day out. It has become apparent that not one aspect of my life these past 6 years has not involved MJ. To compliment this I was been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder and Depression which I have been treated for a number of years. This presents itself as a ‘catch 22’ situation as MJ seems to numb the symptoms caused by anxiety / depression, but research suggests it is actually having a negative effect.
    In all fairness I love smoking a jay 🤭 but I have come to realise, like any other substance on this planet, moderation is key ! This being said moderation seems to be a word i am not accustomed to when MJ is involved and as such have decided to opt for the cold turkey option 😲.
    Today is day 1 and apart from the cravings and the constant thoughts that envoke me to light up a dubey, I have stayed strong and made it through.
    Im glad in way not to be the only person struggling with this and the previous comments have spurred me on and re confirmed my decision.
    As it stands my reasons for quitting are basically a better quality of life. Too long I hav lived in the confines of my house, watching netflix, eating s**t and feeling okay about it.
    Make your mark on the world, heavy MJ use will only hold you back.
    Thanks for the motivation people.
    Respect and good luck.

  • dion
    May 2, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Hi all you fellow pot heads.
    I’ve been a long term user. Smoked, vaped, grew and sold the shit for nearly 27 years and I’ve finally had enough of it.
    My daily routine is dull as piss and has been for a very long time and my personality and appearance have been altered to that of a long term cannabis user. It’s an embarrassing habit/addiction.
    I’ve tried to kick the habit a few times but with no real effort. Facebook has been my catalyst, seeing people I used to know 22 years ago having a far better life than I. Kids, families, holidays etc, all the stuff a long term user regards as ‘pointless’ or ‘more trouble than they are worth’ have suddenly become so much more important.
    Of course I’m the reason my life turned out to be a bore but cannabis sure helped to fuck things up. So it’s time to face reality without the support of bud. I’ve stored the vapes until i sell em, thrown the bud, deleted phone numbers and have just got a gym membership.
    Great to see im not the only one suffering, after all misery loves company.
    I wish you all luck in finding the discipline needed to drop this shitty habit.

  • Amanda Crow
    May 2, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Im a smoker and want to give up been smoking since i was 15 and now im 34 i need help.. what do i do

  • Paulo Freire
    April 30, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I’m smoking for 38 years, any suggestions? Thanks

  • Jojo
    April 29, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks you all for sharing, I am from Nigeria. I smoked MJ for about 5 years and I decided to do the cold turkey. I have been off for a month now. It was challenging during the first week but as Days went by, I was able to do without it
    When the urge comes once in a while, I just get in the euphoria of good music while doing some exercise and the urge vanishes.
    To all out there struggling, you just have to make a decision. You might have to loose some friends in the process.
    I have been clean for one month. I wake up thankful everyday going through a day without getting stoned.

  • zak
    April 29, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    been smoking weed for like 6-7 years I’m only 18 years old and to me it feels like I cant go a day without weed it feels vital to have and Ive tried to cut down and stop but I just get annoyed depressed or anxious with myself so yeah

  • sonny
    April 28, 2018 at 6:48 am

    I been. Smoking a lot lately since I got out of prison from doing 7yr’s I want to stop smoking weed but it’s hard because I been doing it for a long time.i started cutting back on my smoking habit by smoking less than I normally smoke know my goal is to go a whole day without smoking.if I can go a whole day without smoking that Means it’s a strong possibility that i can stop smoking it’s a mind thing I did it before that means I can do it again replace your Smoking habit with a positive and more productive habit also ask god for help by praying and reading the bible and applying it to your life thats the only way to fight those demons this method will help if you Apply it.

  • Addict8
    April 28, 2018 at 2:20 am

    I find the weed now days very strong , so i smoke small amounts for 6 years everyday , for me it was the worry of not being able to get it when i needed it , as i learned that even smoking 20 pounds worth a week 2 grams , the sudden stop would make me angry nasty horrible person , but i think your page is awesome also note GAD people dont smoke this it will not help you god bless you all

  • Vic
    April 27, 2018 at 9:43 am

    For the earlier comments, A follow up post seems necessary to track your progress thus far and further encourage others. I’m 23, been smoking for just over a year. Although it’s been fun, the negativity far outweighs the positives on a long term basis. Initially, I basically resorted to weed whenever I’m depressed, however subsequent attempts metamorphosed into habits and ultimate addiction. The effects steamed from predominantly memory loss to excessive sleep. I decided to quit 4 days ago partly due to chest pain and premeditated analysis and although it’s not been an easy ride, I believe with determination I can scale through having employed the aforementioned in this platform. Thanks, hoping on following up on this post weekly and avoiding a relapse.

  • Anna
    April 26, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I’ve been smoking weed since 8th grade. I quit when I was 30. Now I am 38 got a medical marijuana card 2017 day after thanksgiving. I have been smoking everyday since. I have tried to quit several times and I even shredded my card and then taped it back together. I’m going on vacation for a week in June and I am hoping to quit before that. I just don’t think I can do it.

  • mia
    April 24, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Been smoking since I was 14 years old i’m not about to be 25 in a week. I really want to kick this habit. It just feels so good the calmness it brings me. But today is my first day cold turkey. I have nothing and all accessories are in the trash. Wish me luck. i want to be able to get through a day with out depending on something to make me feel better. But i know i can be a bitch with out it so pray for my fiancé and my kids . Day 1

  • Clayton
    April 24, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Im 48, been heavy smoker since 15. Moderate use is probably ok, not a doctor bit it doesn’t make me feel like relaxed like it use to. And the money ive spent over 34 years is staggering. Heavy use is harmful. Im just tired of it being such a big part of my life and income. I use to think everything’s better with a joint…nope. I think its caused alot of my depression issues that came on in my 20’s. Two weeks and my body feels better. I ate breakfast moreand put on weight. The time a nd money….i could’ve had more to show and been more involved. Im going to let it go..

  • kash
    April 23, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Day 1. I threw out everything last night. I got tired of coughing, spitting, feeling gross and addicted. I have been a heavy smoker for about 35 years now. I woke up today and almost felt free.

  • Dominic
    April 22, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Hi everyone, like most of you on this page im trying to kick my MJ habit. Ive been a daily smoker since I was 15, currently 20. I have an addictive personality and severe anxiety and depression. I have tried to quit in the past, but I havent been able to so far. Moved out from my home town about 2 years ago and I find myself extremely lonely out here without my family and friends. Its really tough because I know I can be better and I see the potential in myself but the willpower is never there. Everytime I try to quit I get way to irratible and jittery. I cant contain my boredom because all of my hobbies feel pointless without weed. I could really use any advice you can offer me. I keep going in circles with my life and I cant find a way out. Im trying to change for the better and I dont want this addiction to control my life any longer. Please any advice at all however small might help. I just dont want to feel this way anymore….

  • Caleb
    April 22, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    It was just 4/20 weekend. I got high af smoked a personal oz w my homies. I did stop for 152 days a year ago and started smoking 6 months ago and never looked back. Fuck it mane.

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  • Mary J
    April 19, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I only made the decision yesterday. because of daily chronic heavy use I have been thinking about it for years. I new I couldn’t go cold turkey yet but cut down to a little bit and controlling that. I am hoping I can gradually not want it. I think so much of it is psychological. I haven’t even faced the physical part yet. But talking with my son I see a light at the end of the tunnel for me. I am re-framing it in my mind not to be the panacea or evil just not for me. There are some people who can smoke weed occasionally but not me. I went 12 years sober and was addicted to it from the moment I tried it again. I just didn’t know it. it worries me that cutting down gradually won’t work but I am inspired and hope it works this time. It takes commitment. I will not judge those that do it. I am not really in a social circle anymore where that matters. I am feeling exited but extremely anxious and that is the hardest normal feeling to deal with. I am going try the suggestions of exercise and keeping busy. I had this scary realization of what a big hold it has on my life and how dysfunctional it is. I look forward to being sober. I refuse to regret and make myself feel bad abut the past though. I look forward to everything and how it will be without wee. It is empowering. My son said he is proud of me. My other son still smokes but I think I can be a healthy role model. I know I can do it, if I want to even if it is hard. One thing I know now is to realize once done I can’t go back. Some are with pot like alcoholics. Some can smoke weed occasionally but for others it becomes an addiction.

  • Kevin
    April 19, 2018 at 12:58 am

    I really want quit I know how much money I’ve wasted threw the years and I’ve had every excuse why I smoke I think it’s time to finally see what life is without weed I’m quiting tomorrow…long road ahead of me

  • SAKAZUKI
    April 18, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    need some advice i really wanted to stop smoke weed , but when i see weed infront of my eyes , the addiction became crazy and i will take one puff and continues again and again , help me i really need help as i dont have friend to tell abt this

  • Jbg
    April 18, 2018 at 6:12 am

    I have been smoking weed since I was 13. I am 46 now. Pretty much used it every day except when vacations kept me away from it. I would always look for it while away but never had any issues if I couldn’t find it. When I try to quit at home I have only been successful for a few days before I start scraping bowls and then buying it again. I am an alcoholic and have not had a drink for almost two years. The effects from alcohol caused much more harm than mj ever had and it helped me get through the tough times I had in the early stages of quitting drinking. I can attest to the power of a 12 step program and giving your addiction over to a higher power (notice I didn’t say God). It need not be a religious journey, only a spiritual one. I found myself suffering from the same symptoms I had when my drinking was a daily habit; isolation, secrecy and planning my day and who I would associate with around smoking. Yesterday I returned from a trip with my son where I was away for 5 days with no side effects and told myself I didn’t need it anymore but the next thing I knew I was out in the garage smoking. As soon as I returned to my desk to finish some work I was overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and shame. The same feelings I would get when my drinking was out of control. What I have learned in A.A. has taught me to recognize that I have a problem and need to quit. I guess I always knew but didn’t want to admit it. I figured I needed to make a grand gesture to end my daily habit and flushed it all. I then made an appointment to meet with my sponsor and tell him everything as I know I won’t quit unless I can be held accountable by someone. I will use what I have learned in AA to help with my journey and would recommend anyone trying to quit to do the same. I’m tired of hiding. Tired of living a lie and planning my life around a substance. My son is in recovery for opioid addiction and he thinks I quit mj along with alcohol. I MUST live life on life’s terms and stop this insanity. I want to live an honest life and to never have to look over my should or carry the weight of this addiction. I googled “quitting marijuana” and found this site. I read all of the comments and immediately felt supported by all of your stories. There is power in numbers. I can’t wait to be living a life without mind altering substances being a part of it. I haven’t done so since I was 13. So glad for this site and all of your comments. I’ll check back soon with an update. Thanks all!!!

  • Ruby
    April 17, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I’m 23, been smoking every day for three years now and I’m so ready not to smoke any more! Because I’m a student it’s easy to just smoke every day, but I’m achieving nothing, and starting to avoid contact with my parents because I don’t want them to know I’m high in the middle of the day. I’m going to pick up 2g to have on 420 (Friday!) but make 420, 2018, my last day of smoking. Anyone wanna join?

  • Emily
    April 16, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I have been struggling to try to quit smokin weed for about a year now, but at this point its time to get serious. I have been a daily smoker since I was 15 and now I am 21, in college, trying to graduate, and I’m fucking sick of weed controlling my life, social interactions, and especially my motivation to make a future for myself. I quit for a whole fuckin month from January to February this year and now I am settled right back into those comfortable habits afterr thinking I could just take a couple puffs every now and again, which turned into bong rips, which turned into buying weed and rolling personal spliffs and rippin bong almost every night. It is helpful to hear from other folks struggling and to hear what does and doesn’t work for some people. This advice is very helpful.

  • Kaito
    April 16, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Hi ive been stop taking MJ for 2 years ago then suddenly broke 🅤🅟 with ex fiance then im starting to take back and struggling to quit , my life has been stucked all day long with that thing , i want a better life , dont let ur dream be dream , you guys can do it , so do i . my tips is to stop smoking cigarattes and you will not find MJ again

  • Joshua
    April 16, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I am the age of 16 I am a heavy smoker first minute to wake up, right when I get home from school whenever I don’t feel high I smoke. I worry for my future where I wanna go is gonna take effort Gordon Ramsay is my idol I wanna be a three star Michelin chef. I worry that this herb may hold me back on fulfilling this potential I can’t really goto an expert because my parents think I’m a non smoker just because I started making As and Bs as a stoner I need help? Tips? I have read a lot of the comments and have felt less alone. I smoked last night and not this morning I want today to be the day! No more I set my after school alarm for a jog.

  • Harry
    April 16, 2018 at 4:06 am

    Im 17 and started smoking heavily for a year after my friend killed himself. I found out that i have a very addictive personality so quitting is really hard! If iam even able to go to sleep without bud, ill have terrible intense dreams and wake up in a sweat. My friends notice without my bud im irritable and have those headaches. Find it really hard to quit because all my friends smoke everyday, so if im bored ill either smoke or hang out with friends that smoke. Really hard to get away from weed. I have found that running every day does help, including pouding down tons of water. Whenever im able to stop its only for around a couple days. Taking a trip out if state now, wont be able to get any bud so i hope this gets me on the right track

  • Tomas
    April 16, 2018 at 4:06 am

    Wow- I just googled “quit smoking weed” and came to this site. I am really grateful to all of you and your stories. 29, going on 30 in July and smoke daily since i was 15. I work in fitness and am embarassed by my habit. I know I need to quit and felt very much alone until now. Can I do the cold turkey thing? Did anyone just ween themselves off slowly? Is that possible??

  • Chris
    April 15, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    I’ve been smoking heavily since I was 17 I’m 28 now am going cold turkey it’s been 3days of it,,,, I get cold sweats,,, feck all sleep,,, I find it hard to eat a full meals stuffed after a few bites and more… All I can do is pray to God for strength for the will power to get off it and pray for does that are going ture same as myself

  • Scott
    April 15, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    HI to everybody..I am 40 and have been smoking weed on a daily since I was 15. I’ve grown my own weed for the last 25years indoor hydro good potent strains. I smoke about 5 grams a day about an 0z a week. I smoked weed just to feel normal i never got a buzz from it but all my mates that smoked my stuff got real stoned. I would make hash cannabis oil and edibles which would increase my tolerance levels so I would be smoking from morning to night taking hits every couple hours.

    I decided to give up 4 days ago. Today I culled my crop and there’s no turning back I threw all my remaining weed in the compost bin and mixed it with the compost so now I’m really down to 0 weed for the first time since I was 15.

    It hasn’t really been hard.. I was expecting it to be difficult but I have been OK after 4 days. So far I’ve craved a little and got irritation but Im thinking of the positives and I think my time smoking weed has come to an end. Thank you to everyone who has shared their stories as it has enabled me to know I’m not the only one and we are all experiencing the same things.

    Good luck to everyone and stay strong and committed to your decision.

  • Lily Sychaleune
    April 12, 2018 at 4:12 am

    I am 39 years old now and I have been smoking on and off since I took my first puff at the age of 15 and fell in love. I have decided to quit now because I have been dependent on it to make me feel so relaxed that I feel good about myself. I became a functional weed smoker, and would have to smoke before I went anywhere and smoked to deal with stress. It became a coping mechanism for me, and I realized now, that I have been hiding myself the entire time. I realized I didn’t feel strong enough to be me, in my true authenticity, in front of my family and the world. I made the decision to love my self by using the technique of self soothing ~ saying positives things/affirmations/ talking to myself everyday. Becoming my greatest coach. I grew up learning to condemn myself & others, so it was challenging in the beginning when my mind would lead me to negative thoughts about myself, but after talking back to those negative thoughts I had about myself back then, things started to change quickly. I took my power back from the past of low self esteem. And now I am sooo good, I can talk myself out of anger to a relaxed state(same state that the weed brought me to) and I am sooo grateful for this awareness. Awareness is key in terms of allowing my soul/inner guide to teach me what it really means to love myself. Now I feel worthy from my soul and that’s the most important to me. It truly is a solo journey to self love. I send you all the love in the world and you are worthy, sooo worthy. Your soul is powerful than any challenges and always will be.

  • Jack
    April 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Hello everyone,

    Firstly I’d like to thank you all for taking the time to share your experiences as it really does make one feel less alone. I have been heavily dependent on weed for about 15 years now and I’m nearly 29. Like most of you I have had times in the past of easing off/quitting, but eventually go back to every day use. It went from cheeky hash pipes after school to spliffs/bongs in college at lunch time and then in my mid twenties I discovered vaping. It was like that first high all over again so I bought a Mighty and never looked back. I then became a fully fledged Cannabis connoisseur and got into dabbing/concentrates. I even started up a shop with a friend here in the UK selling all related paraphernalia and promoting it to anyone who walked in. If you’ve ever had a dab you’ll know that it’s like another world of high and makes vaping seem laughable.

    After a year or so dabbing I started acting like a real junkie with it so decided to go back to vaping thinking it was the “better way”. I have now reached a stage in my life where I can’t hold down a job, I’m anxious, depressed, anti social and I’m alienating my family even further with my reoccurring mental health outbursts . Maybe I have always been this way, but it just seems very clear to me now that weed has not helped me on my journey. That is one of the hardest things to admit as I seriously have a love/hate relationship with it and I’m only really on day two of no THC. I’ve already experienced that irritability and depression and I dread to think what my mind and body will be feeling in a week from now.

    Today I’ve been really fighting the urge to go out and buy some as I know that it can relieve these uncomfortable symptoms, but I know that deep down it’s not the cure to my problems. Cannabis is such a prime example of a catch 22. On one hand an amazing healing and natural herb with countless benefits and on the other a really psychologically addictive substance that you can use to mask your problems/emotions.

    I wish you all the best of luck and try not to beat yourselves up too much. At least we all know now we’re not the only ones who are struggling!

    Peace

  • julie
    April 11, 2018 at 10:05 am

    I gave up cold turkey after smoking daily for 25 years,,If you really want to quit , it can be done.. Drug free for over 10 years now and there is no way i would ever think of smoking weed again.

  • Jarid
    April 10, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Im 30, been smoking since 13, wow i didnt think anyone else had the same opinions as me on this issue, ive quit before off and on, my longest quit time is 4 years in the army, its easy when you are gov property with eyes on you 24/7. But ive been a civilian again for last 6 years and longest quit session during that time is a month.. ive recently in last 4 years been studying the Holy Bible KJV and also praying often to make a connection with Jesus… now that i have learned more about the Lord i constantly debate this inwardly. Its like a demon with the old me is yanking at me saying no, you want to smoke!! And then Jesus has His hand out saying He is the truth, the way, and the life… its a rough battle everyone and you all seem to want to be truely free from this imprisoning substance. I thank you for all of your testimonies on your habits and am honored to say that you guys help inspire me to go further, anyways that is what is helping me. Good luck to all, i will send a massive prayer today for this page, thanks again.

  • MM
    April 10, 2018 at 1:16 am

    I am mentally ready to quit, but the physical symptoms are what makes me cave. I can’t sleep for days which makes me incredibly irritable, tired, and desperate. So I do it again for the sleep, which helps me function. I know it’s just a matter of time and riding it out, but when it’s been three or four days straight of being awake and I’m in tears yelling at my boyfriend, I don’t know how to carry on. My mood is out of control and I hate being snappy.
    I want to quit because I want to spend my money on other things. I want to ride my bike up mountains with fresh lungs. I want to really taste food and remember what my thoughts are. I want my eyes to light up again.
    Any encouragement is so appreciated.
    Thank you!

  • Hannah
    April 9, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I have not been sober from marijuana in over two years, each time I’ve tried to quit I get so incredible antsy and start feeling like a junkie with cravings. I have quit in the past but am realizing how bad my memory has been affected, I am not organized and constantly in a fog. Though I definitely consider myself a productive stoner for operating my own online business, I could be putting aside $200 a month towards my credit card or school loans. You question pulling out 40 to pay for a meal out but don’t question it to pay for weed. I honestly don’t even know who I am without marijuana and am scared to find out. I might become a crazy irritable monster and I warned my fiance to bare with me and hope that he will quit eventually too. I could be $1000 ahead of my goals right now had I not spent any money on weed this year alone. Marijuana keeps us content with things but also keeps us stagnant and prevents progress. Pray for me! its day one!

  • Bob
    April 9, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    I am a huge advocate of legalisatipn and regulation of cannabis. I believe out of all the substances we use regularly, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, etc it is lower down the harm scale. BUT, be under no illusion, you can get hooked on it, VERY hooked and it is a damn hard slog getting off it. This is another reason we need honesty and openness about it and not prohibition. I have enjoyed the occasional smoke for 30 years and never ha an issue, but four years ago, due to fewer work commitments and contentment in life generally, I allowed it to become a daily habit. I only ever had one puff before bed, and never went back for the second because it can make me very paranoid. But still, unwittingly, I became hooked, and rather than being in control of a wonderful substance which is huge fun now and again, it got a hold of me. I was not prepared for it to creep up on me in this way. It has taken two years to manage to go three months without; the first three-plus weeks were dreadful. The cravings were constant, not to mention the insomnia and chills and general feeling of having mild flu. It was very, very hard to get off and I am still scared to think how I let a chemical get a grip of me. Do use sensibly if you like, but please be informed and don’t spread the ‘it’s harmless’ message or ‘its non addictive’ – IT IS.

  • That guy
    April 8, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Ooooooo kill em

  • Andrew
    April 8, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Today would be the first day for me. tried quitting it for a week and things were going pretty well until a friend invited me for smoke. Oh boy, it is tough, the cravings, the surroundings. everything around you has to be positive if you really want to stop. So, right now, I am going to give myself another chance.

  • Jo
    April 8, 2018 at 7:41 am

    I turn 30 soon. Been smoking since 15. Half my life I have been abusing cannabis.
    I’m an amazing musician, I feel quite charismatic and sharp witted for a daily drug user, but only a shadow of what I was before this stuff took over.

    I have done ok at work and other “musts” but my free time has become 100% about being high. Lately I’ve instantly regretted it after smoking. I’d pace back and forth in my small, messy and smelly apartment for about an hour. Speaking out loud things like “why the f did I just do that?” before I ultimately surrender and land on the couch.
    When I’m stoned all I want is to be sober, when I’m sober I only want to get high. But us daily smokers are never really sober. Takes more then 24 h to be completely sober from a joint.
    Gone so many years glorifying a daily habit like it’s the right thing to be doing.

    I’m doing this now cold turkey. I have no support from anybody and completely broke for a few weeks so it won’t be fun. It won’t be fun but mark my words it will be EASY.

    Before smoking took over my life I was addicted to exercise. I was very popular. Everybody wanted to be my friend and all girls fell in love with me.
    That’s who I really am and I feel a light from within knowing that I can finally start being myself again gradually. I know it’s not too late and I know I will reach new heights soon enough.
    Over the years of smoking I have become very emotional, empathetic, open minded and respectful towards others. The drug and isolation cured me of arrogance and ruthlessness. I also became a very skilled singer and guitarist cause that’s been my main activity to do when high.
    Look so much forward to going back to the world with all I have to bring. I feel powerful. The future feels appealing and exciting.

    This is my 4th day sober, sleeping gets a little easier every night and that’s my biggest problem with quitting. Every day gets better than the last one. Every day we get stronger and our true selves gain more traction so please don’t relapse people! Tomorrow will be better, next week even more so and before you know it you will be free.

    My life without weed would have been very different. I have passed on things others would kill for cause I’d rather be high by myself. I have wasted a lot and I feel much shame but I also know in my soul that it’s not too late and I will make up for all of it. The experience of battling addiction and winning will make us all stronger than we were before. We may have wasted a lot of money, time, opportunities, relationships etc. But I think it’s impossible that we haven’t gained something as well. Self confidence, motivation and humility.

    I have taken breaks from smoking many times for various reasons, I know what to expect as far as withdrawals. It’s not fun but I’ve got this and so do all of you! Day by day your true self will be more present, step by step.

    I turn 30 in 3 months. By then things will have changed drastically. I’m up at 6 each morning running or swimming. I quit tobacco. No more porn. I’m commited to sleeping on my back and showering in cold water. I recommend this to anybody. Many small positive changes. Cold turkey/hard mode.
    While the first few days may be extra rough, progress will be very fast if you can pull it off.

    Let’s go brothers and sisters! The world needs us! It’s missing you and waiting for you to come back!

  • pablo
    April 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    currently suffering from depression and the weed addiction isnt helping. I need help seriously

  • Marcell
    April 6, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    the article and the comments help a lot. been smoking for quite some time now but its time to quit. from fixing my depression it became one of the reasons of my depression. good luck for everyone out there!

  • Vivek
    April 3, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    I have been smoking up since past 4 years and I have been in and out of it. I feel the greatest trigger is boredom, the more active you are the lesser time you waste away smoking herb. Working out really helps you stay mentally and physically healthy.

  • Lucas
    April 1, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    That’s the first time I ever admit the problem. Been smoking for 8 years now. I am such an outgoing / social person…. but always prefer staying home and smoking weed. It relaxes me and I have fun when I’m high, either watching movies or playing videogame! But I’m getting tired… it has been three years I want to quit but always find a way to get more! I have no ideia of what feels like staying home and not being high. It’s gonna be a challenge. Will try not buying any more weed again. Day 1 shall start tomorrow. May the force be with me.

  • Adams
    March 29, 2018 at 3:10 am

    DAY 1 AFTER 26 yrs of smoking never stopped this is the 1st time trying. Im just tired and ready to get the withdrawl symptoms over with. Im reading all these great testimonys they are AWESOME. IM DETERMINED TO WIN THIS BATTLE!!!

  • C-holla
    March 27, 2018 at 4:22 am

    My req expires on April 2, 2018! Haven’t smoked in 2 days, but I have 40 min to run to the store and get a joint before it closes. UGHH
    I really want to get a little high seeing it’s my last week…

  • Phillp
    March 27, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Hi I’m 15 and I was recently caught by my parents at 4:30 in the middle of the day high, they took everything and threatened me saying that they are going to test me every week and if it comes back positive they are going to send me to a private school, away from all of my friends. So I don’t really have a choice… and it’s been a pretty hard week so far.

  • Mayra
    March 25, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    It’s so hard to stop,
    This article isn’t very helpful, to be honest nothing is better than having a joint or two (or 3) and eating or watching a movie. I have really bad asthma and I want to stop but I can’t 😞

  • Bricks
    March 24, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Hey guys so have become so uninterested and isolated..nothing gives me joy unless I hit a joint .been smoking for five years now at first it was a really good great feeling then I noticed I was beginning to not feel the euphoria again instead I started wondering what the next person was thinking about me and kinda started looking down on myself ….the truth is my life is not where it would have been if I wasn’t a pot head..it really hurts my soul that’s why I I’m decided to call it quit and see life a different way it sucks you have to experience these feelings and craving but I need a better life that when I look back 5years from now I’ll be proud … wish me luck guys….everyone struggling to stop,I pray we all find our balance and JOY.

    • Carol
      September 6, 2018 at 7:51 am

      How are you today?

  • anni
    March 24, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    damn, I’ve only been @ at for like less than a year and a lot of you have been smoking for like a decade???? still, despite only smoking for 9 months, I find myself having to look for websites like this to stay clean 🙁 It’s been a month, but I relapsed in between that so it’s been like 2 1/2 weeks i guess. when I relapsed I was so hard on myself & had some kind of anxiety attack @ school and i had no control, it’s not worth it is all im saying

  • Phill
    March 24, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Hi names phill I’m 34 been smoking weed since 15 over last five years smoking an 8th a day I’m on day 5 cold turkey my kidneys are in terrible pain my left side of brain feels cold. Mentally I.keep drifting off think I’m fucked tbh strange thing is I dont crave for a joint at all just bit worried about my mental state I started smoking weed to block out the sexual abuse I went threw which is now.scaring me a bit cos I.don’t want it all to come flooding back weed may have some great benefits but also has some major bad sides

  • MedB
    March 23, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    I’m with you. I’m so bored and I’m bipolar. SWIM has no job now and has been smoking all day. She gets nauseous before she smokes but can’t stop. It’s day 1 and she already wants to smoke. SWIM is tired and weed makes her lazy. She has potential but is depressed and thinks the weed helps her but in small quantities. She can’t control it. She smokes weed mixed with clove cigs. Is the withdrawal worse when you stop smoking both? Will a toxin cleanser help the drug get out of her system to decrease withdrawal? Thanks guys for any advice. New here

  • Will
    March 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Three days no weed after 26 years daily smoking, I’m just keeping my head down for now,

  • NiaWk
    March 23, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    So happy to hear that im not the only one. I smoke for so many reasons and i dont necessarily think weed is bad. Im just tired of it and everytime i try to quit i make excuses why i shouldnt. For others on here it may have been a depressant, but for me it helped with my anger and anxiety issues, it helped mellow me out and even made me more motivated to clean and get things done. When i dont smoke i feel lazy and bored and am glued to my phone. Im in graduate school and my grades are pretty good even though i smoke so much. My husband can quit so easily but i feel like a meth addict when i try to stop. Idk what to do and im craving it so badly. Im caught in the middle because i really dont want to give up something that makes me happy but ive come to the realization, it has to stop someday. Im too inconsistent to work out and i try to eat healthy but healthy eating out here isnt cheap. Any tips you all can give would be greatly appreciated. 🙁

  • Mani Shankar
    March 22, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Great advice. Going to start quiting cold turkey from today. I dont smoke very heavily, but once or twice a day. And i feel that makes me lazy and hard to focus on life. Reading people’s comments has given me good motivation to quit and take control of my life and everything around me.

  • Jean
    March 22, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    OMG! 50 years is way too late to try and stop smoking. I actually had withdrawal symptoms that scared and shocked me. Sweating (how attractive), stomach upset, horrible tension, sleeplessness, depression, headache, shakiness. I gave up and feel like a failure. Hope to at least cut back but that was hideous. I’m so sorry but I’m just not that strong.

  • Matt
    March 21, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    I smoked weed habitually for 20 years. I had a very rough time quitting at first with anxiety, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, irritability, nausea…. it sucked. So I researched things I could do to help with withdrawal, and found CBD Oil, gave it a try, and it helped tremendously. Do your research there is a lot of information out there and I highly recommend it.

  • Jean
    March 21, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Geez I’m 70 and I have been smoking marijuana since I was 21. I have never tried to stop before but my short term memory is gone and I’d like to have it back. I can’t remember what I did yesterday or a minute ago. It’s like having Alzheimer’s but since I’ve had that checked I guess it’s just the pot. How sad. I’m trying to stop for the first time in my life but I’ve grown so much I really have an endless supply. Sell? Don’t know how. Throw away? Yikes! Wish me luck 😂

  • Yone
    March 21, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Marijuana ‘addiction’ shouldn’t be compared to any other drug because it’s a mind over matter ‘addiction’ not a real one with actual dangers and withdrawals… (similar to Netflix binging addiction)… nor is it a gateway drug. I am living breathing proof, I’ve smoked weed for years and never thought about trying and hard core drugs.. no thanks. But I’ve recently decided to quit (for now, at least) while I focus on my education and my busy schedule. Probably for the best for someone who isn’t done growing yet anyway. But it is none the less a miracle drug and I will not be ashamed to pick it up again in the future. Start when ya want.. stop when ya want .. as long as you moderate it’s fine

  • Jason L.
    March 20, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    I stopped smoking weed back in Nov 2017 a week after my marriage. I knew I had a problem when I couldn’t eat or watch a good game without being high as hell. I even proposed & got married high. I spent so much money on cologne & mouthwash as well as dry cleaning due to MJ potent smell. I stopped cold turkey because I simply got tired of making everyone richer but me. The drug dealer got richer. The place I bought my wrappers got rich. The gas station I had to use to get to these places. The aerosol industry. Everybody that had a hand in my smoking got rich while I got broke. If you notice I said stopped not quit because you will always be an addict so you can only stop not quit. My life has been better & have a baby on the way so in my opinion. You just have to remember the reason why you had to stop versus remembering how it felt when you didn’t. Hope that helps because its helping me. Good luck

  • John Greer
    March 20, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Hi Guys, thanks your your feedback and response. I have been smoking since i was 20+, now am 34. I have tried severally to quit smoking. But still am on it. After reading this article, i realize that i am not alone in this struggle. I appreciate all your input an suggestions.

    I am going on a 3 weeks vacation to a place i’ll not have access to Marijuana. They say it takes 21 days to break a habit, I don’t know if its true or friction. Please i need advice before embarking on this journey.

    Thank you

  • Shirley
    March 19, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I am qitting today again. Last time I quit for over (1) year. When I compare then to now, I want out. I am tired of the whole weed lifesyle. But the real work is about to start – today. I am shaking, nervous, anxious, and sick to my stomach. I also afriad because last time I quit I was a mess for two weeks, thought I wasnt gonna make it and the horrible toll it took on my mind and body. But I also know that that wont be nothing when I have to face “me” without the weed.

  • Dilan
    March 19, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Have been vaping bud on and off for last 10 years and before that smoking here and there. Issue comes for me when it’s a crutch to get through a stressful week rather than a weekend reward – for me it’s become a daily thing and I’m not happy about that.

    Know it’s important to stop and have done ‘detoxes’ in the past. Usually it will be a birthday or Christmas that triggers another set of binge months. Have become fat and lost muscle mass.

    From experience before I agree the 1st week is the worst. Irritability, sweats at night, feeling restless, like life is mundane but after a few weeks much more energy, get more done, more tidy (in real world and financially), skin and eyes look better and memory is vastly improved.

    Today is day 1 for me. I want to focus on health and exercise to distract from the MJ. Any specific tips welcomed!!! Wish me luck!

  • Yolande
    March 19, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Hi everyone. I enjoyed reading the article and most of the comments. I too bee smoking for more then 20 years. My only problem is eating. When I quite which I have tried countless times. I just have no appetite. I don’t eat for days on end and eventually my body becomes so weak that I just take a puff to be able to get food in my body. So can anyone tell me wht can I use to help with this.

    • chris law
      June 24, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Whey protein shakes and fruit smoothies for 1st few days. Bio-yoghurt easy edible as well, any thing your stomach doesn’t have to work on hard to digest

  • Renee Jones
    March 19, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Caughing

  • Renee Jones
    March 19, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Laughing and my lungs hurt

  • Renee Jones
    March 19, 2018 at 2:27 am

    I started smoking doobs in highschool. After my mom died I became reckless and stoned a lot. I had a severe head injury when a horse stepped on my head. I was given lots of pain meds and wanted to be high all the time. I tried other more stimulating drugs as well. I just wanted to be stoned all the time. I quit for long periods of time but always went back to it. My life has been a series of traumas and I have been diagnosed with PTSD and anxiety and depression. So stopping marijuana isn’t easy. I live where it is recreational. My husband just bought me over 200.00 worth of pot and said he knows I like it. We just can’t blow our money on stuff that isn’t really important. My lungs hurt and I can’t stop laughing. I can only get through half the day and I gotta smoke it. I am 55 now and can’t handle my life.

  • Dante
    March 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    This is a long post but I hope folks can draw some inspiration from it.

    I smoked weed for 30 years, daily for about 20. I tried a few times to kick it, but failed within days each time. I ended up quitting successfully by deciding I was done, even if I had to strong-arm myself with some ‘tough love’. To that end I made sure I never had easily-obtained cash. I started transferring all but essential (food/gas) money into savings and a new investment account every paycheck. That helped a lot! I got rid of all paraphernalia, committing to the change. I also decided to take on new hobbies and reignite old ones, which ate up time that I used to spend thinking about smoking weed. I temporarily ditched my weed-smoking buddies, explaining the need to them. They all understood and even respected me for it.

    It’s tough for about a week: insomnia (dreams come back with a vengeance!), grouchiness, listlessness etc. However, it got easier surprisingly fast, in part because I’d separated myself from triggers/temptations. After about two weeks, I was surprised to feel less stressed out because I was no longer paranoid about open windows, neighbors coming over, or the phone ringing. I was no longer hiding something. I felt much more connected to my family and the community around me, more centered and whole. It allowed me a lot of clear-headed time to really think about what I want out of life. One day I was surprised to find that I actually felt ambitious and focused again due to my priorities changing.

    Watching my savings/investments slowly grow is a nice incentive. Because of that I’m actually interested in the stock market now, who the hell would have thought!? I notice that studying and learning new things come much easier. I’ve got a newfound confidence in myself and a desire to improve my lot in life. After a few months I was able to hang with my old buddies again without feeling any desire to join them in smoking out. They looked…stuck, like I had felt for many years. I have to admit, that it felt really good to know that things had changed for me.

    It’s been well over a year now and I only think of weed on rare occasions, but it’s muted and a little embarrassing. I’ve been able to knock out a few work certifications during that time and have my goals set on more. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you are not fogged out during your free time! In short, I feel like things have turned around for me in a big, bright way. Not only was there light at the end of the tunnel, but I’m now glad to be out in the sunshine again. I feel confident, open, and in charge of my destiny, and that’s a serious high in and of itself.

    Grab the bull (yourself) by the horns and do whatever it takes! It takes less time than you might think and you’ll be surprised when you finally look around and realize that you’ve come so far.

  • Paul
    March 15, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Stopped smoking weed 5 days ago, and have not been able to work in the last 5 days. Symptoms include: intense nausea, cold/hot sweats and a general sense of being tired.

    However, I really want to to this. 60 years old and had been clean for 28 years. Smoked for 15 months after starting again, and the other times I started again after a week or two. I’m determined not to make the same mistake again.

    It is so hard to quit I’m determined not to have to go through this again.

  • Bern
    March 15, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Hi ive been smoking since i was 12 and now im 38 and just started a new job..
    This is day one and im constantly thinking about smoking..ive got 3mnths bfor my urine test so i desprately need to stop and i want to..
    Ive got 3 little ones and do not want to see them follow my path..
    All i can do is take one day at a time..
    I think the main key to giving up is keeping busy wether it be cleaning or walking or running or gym..
    Its time to break this habbit and take control of my life.. im glad there is other people out there doing the same thing..
    Goodluck to everyone and i hope all goes well.. thanks for everyones elses insight also..much appreciated..

  • Paul
    March 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Am 60 and gave up 28 years of hard-won sobriety on Christmas day, 2016. Since then, have quit 8 or 10 times. Quit again 4 days ago. Smoked weed when teen, in graduate school and after graduating. My genes just are not wired for weed. Run a medium sized business (500+ employees) and the most important task is getting high when I get up. Well, as you know, don’t really get high after smoking for a period of time. It just makes the bad feelings abate for an hour or so. But really, nothing is more important than the weed, at least when i’m smoking.

    The weed now is COMPLETELY different than the weed 40 years ago.

    After 4 days I’m still not feeling well enough to go to work.

    The good news is that I’ll feel MUCH better starting in a few days.

  • Ciara
    March 13, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    You guys have given me some much willpower to stop. Been smoking 12+ years and now I’m 30. Reading all this has actually helped curb my craving.

  • Jay Tee
    March 13, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Man all those comments just puts me on a position which I see a reflection of my self, I am facing a similar problem like you all
    I can’t control my will power any longe. I tried quitting it many times but just couldn’t get over the feeling of having one puff. I see it consumes alot of my time
    Wish there is a easy way out of it

  • Chloe
    March 13, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Reading everyone’s comments really does make me feel better to know im not the only one out there feeling the same way.
    I started smoking it socially at 13, then everyday from 15 til now 20. Ive wanted to quit for years but id been using it to help deal with depression. Tried to quit numerous times that never worked so i decided to go on holliday to distract myself which it did a brilliant job getting out of the ordinary to do something new. Day 11 now, 4th day back home and im finding this the hardest to not slip back into the usual routine. Last night was soo hard after finishing work not doing my usual and going for a smoke 🙁 feels like something was missing, that voice inside my head saying i needed it tho i know i dont.
    Trying to keep on thinking of my motivation. Ive bought my first house (5 months ago) sick of struggling with money after spending 100+ a week. Hopefully i will remain quit for good and look forward to all the other things ill get to go out and do with my money instead.
    Good luck everyone.

  • lonelyand confusedstoner
    March 13, 2018 at 12:42 am

    hi all, this community is bringing life to my day. I didn’t realize so many people were trying to quit as well. I’ve been smoking every day since i was 15 years old.
    – I am now 21 and have a concentrate dependency. I am utterly irritated all the time. I am currently in university for architecture (18 hours of intensive schooling) and live in a state with legal rec.
    -Anxiety, depression and paranoia dictate my every day. Honestly, I had a hard time even posting this.. everyone around me smokes weed, I create friendships though smoking. I hate that.
    -I don’t want to look back on college and be like “how did i do that being so addicted to weed?” sometimes i question how I’m still in school, but then i tell myself im questioning too much
    – I used to abuse other drugs (cocaine, acid, shrooms, molly, pain pills, other harder ones), some of my friends still do, but I’m so good at saying “no” to those drugs because of the strange physical affects they give me. I stopped taking those drugs and just switched from smoking kush to taking dabs.
    – No one smokes as much as me, but my roommate also dabs so she’s not judgmental (even though im paranoid to the point where i think everyone is judging me).
    -Being in such intensive school causes me sooo much anxiety so i just procrastinate and all i want to do is watch tv and get highh as a mother fucker. not to mention my mom, my dad and my brother smoke weed.
    -I want to quit because i think it’s 100% affected my brain processes and I can compare to people my age and see an obvious difference in verbal communication. I was once a psychology major so i psychoanalyze every bit and detail about myself, help! it’s affected my confidence, verbal communication and short-term memory. I recently turned 21 and drinking when im that high makes me blackout easier and get way too drunk too early.
    -I want to be able to grab a drink with friends without get way too fucking turnt up. I have a counselor right now who suggested an out-patient program but that’s incredibly expensive. Cold-turkey has never help for me (tried up to 10 times, smoke within day 3). I am also studying abroad in the summer in a country thats not legal and i don’t want to go to jail.
    – I have such bad depression right now and I am worried that quitting will make it worse ..
    any tips??? should I go to rehab?

  • Saz
    March 12, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    *The Science and The Solution.

    Weed enhances alpha/theta brainwaves but tends to create dependence.

    Without it, people feel the lack of alpha & theta waves.

    The best way create them yourself is sesualization (visualization with each of the senses).

    Bringing in many senses simultaneously starts the neurons firing at those wave lengths.

    Keep at at it, as intensely as you can.

    You can even do some of that while engaged in activity by dividing your attention.

    So literally…

    1. Close your eyes and imagine colors. Individually and then add more simultaneously.

    2. Imagine music. Hear as much detail as possible.

    3. Imagine smells. Desirable, undesirable.

    4. Imagine being touched, massaged, or touching someone else.

    5. Imagine tasting your favorite foods and foods you dislike.

    6. Do different combinations.

    7. Imagine yourself in your favorite place and bring in the senses.

    💞

  • Saz
    March 12, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Hi everyone
    Its day ten for me and Im feeling really rubbish.

    But the only thing Im afraid of is becoming psychotic as thats whats happened before.

    If anyone can offer me any advice I’d be super grateful?

    All love
    Saz

  • MANIT
    March 11, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    hello every one- I am student doing my M.TECH in india in 2017 I came to india to do my M.TECH study, so after my first year me and my friends went to a indian guy which is friend of my friends, so there I tasted my first cup of wine and slowly we start to drank after a while they brought weed and we start to smoke the weed in the beginning I had much fun with lough and we spend almost 4 or 5 months like this, during this 5 months I heard many things from my friends they were talking about each other or some times they sheared some things with me like he is not good he do like this or he do like that, in the middle I was very quite because I knew that are talking about each other in the wrong ways and I was the guy who the sheared every thing with me, in middle of them I was quite and I was trying to not say something that may the know about each another, so I keep all these things secret to hold them together and I didn’t wanted to make some thing wrong and bring unfriendly among them because I loved them and I love them in the middle I was the one who lost every thing and now they event don’t talk with like the did first and they think that I am luck of speaking after that I suddenly decide to stop weed and tried to be among them even if they are smoking I wont smoke but I will be with them even after quitting the weed I tried to be normal with them and talk I tried to talk with them bout everything like other friends do but I cant, and now I know that they know that I have some problem and even non of them tried to talk with me and ask they just turned their faces like even I weren’t even there friend and I suffer from this.so I stopped smoking and some times I used even after stopping, but it is almost more a month that I really stop to smoke weed after maybe 10 20 days I became like some one which his blood pressure is high or down, so still I am like that. any idea any help could be useful.

  • Kitty Black
    March 11, 2018 at 8:56 am

    I started at mj at 13 in middle school up until I was 23 I was a heavy user now at 33 I still have spells where I taste it in my mouth. I then ask my self what is the meaning behind the craving usually stress or anxiety. I remember the first two weeks of quitting were difficult. I was uncomfortable laying down, sitting up, no appetite, irritable, and. Just mad!

    Now getting up and not needing nothing but food and water is a gift . I don’t have to hide or spray myself. No eyedrops. Just sober life. Is beautiful.

  • Ethan
    March 10, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Hi guys ! I’m 24 and have been smoking for about 9 years. Ive tried quitting before but as usual always seem to slip back into it. I’ve started a new job in a high pressure sales environment and every night have felt the need to smoke to relax and forget about my day.
    My partner has recently been diagnosed with a serious eating disorder and I haven’t been present to support her.
    I’ve just been doing the usual get home,get stoned and go to bed and barley take a moment to think about my partner which hurts me and her a lot !
    I don’t intentionally ignore the fact i think I just smoke so much i get stuck in the fog and all I think about is my issues.
    We recently got engaged and she has told me she doesn’t want to marry a stoner and someone who doesn’t seem to care about her problem.
    But I do care so much and feel unable to support her when I can’t support myself !
    It’s time to quit the smOking and clear my head so I can help both of us !
    Today is day 1 and it’s the start of the rest of our lives !

  • Ivanhoe
    March 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I have quited for 21 days so far. Indeed, 10 first days are the most difficult ones.
    I am lucky i am not working now and i am in the middle of the mountains in a small village. No smoking, no alcohol, no coffee.
    I got new running/tekking shoes and get lost on tracks everyday.
    Still have sleeping problems but no so severe anymore. Anxiety is gone. And i am getting used to appreciate other small things in life. It is getting better with my gf as well.

    So, i defenitively will continue.
    I feel good and better and better everytime.

  • Heather
    March 10, 2018 at 4:28 am

    I am so thankful for seeing all of your comments…I’ve been smoking on and off for 20 yr. I was sober for a year and then…Dad died and I moved – lots of stressors. In the past 6 months I have quit and started. My last go was 35 days and I caved. I kept thinking- why can’t I only use on the weekends or a special occasion, but I can’t and it’s hard to admit you have an addiction. I keep journals with the pros and cons. I can tell you that the pros totally outweigh the cons. Cons: really tired and not motivated to even move, it affected my relationships with everyone and I just wanted to be left alone, weight gain! I was starting to feel so burdened by my cravings and just a strong pull to stay high 24/7, sometimes waking up in the middle of the night and smoking.

    I’m on day 1 again and I feel better already. I threw away everything and it feels good…but I’ll keep you posted because things could change. The first 7 days are the worst-physically and mentally.

    Has anyone tried SMART (Self-management and recovery Training) meetings. They really help.

    Thanks for the inspiration- I’m so motivated.

  • pikachu
    March 9, 2018 at 10:11 am

    been smoking spliffs – weed + tobacco for 9 years and I neeeeeeeeeed to be done. started when I met my first boyfriend, and now I’m experiencing my teeth breaking/chipping. I’m 27 D: this is not a good look. I keep telling myself buying an 8th every 2 days is insane but I keep making the calls….I almost want to tell my dealers not to answer me or delete their numbers but I’m weak as fuck. please pray for me y’all. I really want to be done but I feel like weed is the only thing I have right now.

  • Charlie
    March 8, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Where’d my post go?

  • Charlie
    March 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks guys some great reading here hopefully you are all keeping to it. I’ve been smoking mj for 15y never really had a break from it even when I’m ill I make cakes or cookies. Im 2 days in and struggling so bad wake up in the night dripping with sweat can’t eat very bad mood swings I miss it terribly. I find everything I used to watch on tv or do boring I keep looking at pictures online to try keep my addiction at bay. Hat off to those guys who can knock it on the head I really hope I do stop smoking but I don’t feel like I can

  • Sophie Wallace
    March 8, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Oh my gosh i am so very glad ive found this page. Please help me i think i am loosing it.

    Long and short is, hubby and i began smoking 5 years ago (he smoked previously and had given up for 3 months before meeting me but then talked me into trying it and then i was hooked)
    We both duffer from depression and although my anti depressants have been working, my husband has increasingly gone down hill, to the point we seperated over the weeked. Are use was much we live in the uk and was sending £20 a day on weed and also he drinks daily. What with this and the depression our mrraige started to fail.

    we split for two days but needed this to happen as we both forced ourselves to quit.

    today is day four of no weed and no alchol!! and i am loosing the will to live.

    I cant sleep, i am constantly restless and have restless legs. my mood is fine, thank the lord, i keep craving a joint. is there anything you can do or take to ease the withdrawl??

    Hubby seems to be coping well and his mood atm is positive, but im not sure if that a brave face because of the split, so need help, advice and support.

    Many thanks

  • Trevor
    March 7, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I think the first week is the worst but after that it’s definitely easier than the first week in my opinion

  • Corey Bryant
    March 7, 2018 at 5:58 am

    I want to quit

  • Lee
    March 6, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Like most things in life, cannabis has both good and bad attributes. On the good side, it can help you relax, help with chronic pain, increase appetite for people experiencing medication-related nausea, and help with insomnia. And let’s face it, it is fun to be high when listening to music, watching movies/television, playing games and just hanging out with friends – enhancing things that are already enjoyable. I also think that it can make you more empathetic and peaceful.

    On the negative side, one of the main problems I see is that it makes you unmotivated to get anything done. That is definitely the main problem I am facing. You don’t really cause any problems for others (say compared to alcohol use), but you also don’t accomplish much. You will avoid doing things that aren’t fun and take some effort. While it is debatable that it causes much physical harm to your body, users do tend to eat more junk food, avoid exercise and ignore making good decisions about your health in general. While it is not physically addictive like alcohol, opiates and cocaine, it definitely can be psychologically addictive.

    For those of you who are trying to stop using for whatever reason, stick with it. It’s no fun to do but can be done with some willpower and a little help from your friends. The first two weeks are the hardest but gets easier after that. Besides exercise, eating healthy foods and keeping occupied, there are two other things I can recommend that I don’t think have been mentioned.

    1:. Drink green tea. I know it sounds simple, but green tea contains an amino acid called l-theanine. It’s is a natural tranquilizer that cuts anxiety and helps with sleep. It was identified by Japanese scientists who were curious why green tea (that has caffeine in it) does not make people “edgy” the same way coffee does. It does not have any known side effects (even in huge amounts) and green tea also has other benefits (it contains antioxidants). L-theanine is also available in capsule form anywhere that sells vitamins.

    2. Meditation. I know some people think you have to practice Buddhism or be some new-age hippy to get into meditation, but anyone can do it. Prayer is actually a form of meditation, but you do not have to be religious to meditate. It cuts down on stress, fills you with calm and gets your inner voice (which might be telling you to go smoke) to shut up for a while. There are many guides to mediation on the internet but here is a simple form of meditation that you can do right now: sit somewhere comfortable and slowly breathe in through your left nostril. Hold the breath for a couple of seconds and then breathe out through your right nostril. Now, you might be saying that breathing in through just one side of your nose and out through the other is impossible – and you are right. However, attempting to do so forces you to concentrate on the attempt and nothing else, which is the whole point. You are clearing out your head and aren’t thinking about anything else. After doing it for a while, it will actually feel like you are only breathing in through one side and out the other. You are pulling a Jedi mind trick on yourself. : )

    Good luck with your effort and don’t be too hard on yourself. Aloha!

  • Weedavie
    March 6, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Im 35 been smoking since 18, (at festivals) etc,
    We (my freinds) were products of society, there was literally nothing for us to do in our area, a rave or a msic festival was the only release, (music about sticking it to the man),
    0hr contracts, employment agencies that let you go after a month or so, when the work runs low, bills need paying
    getting stressed out thinking weed will make it better,
    it just leaves us “monged” & numb’s the pain of rage of the way the countrys run,
    seriously want to quit
    But it’s so easy to get and when I did quit I wasn’t in employment, I was going to the gym, (daily) 6 months went by got a job in a
    Feeling great,
    Got a Job in a crazy location so I had to stop the gym my body turned to shit, got stressed, smoked a joint got dissapoints & boom back off the wagon (weed) anyone any decent ideas?

  • Scott
    March 6, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    By the sounds of these comments im f**ked im 19 and been smoking it daily for 7 years at 2-3g a day and im considering quitting but seems impossible without rehab any good suggestions?

    • John
      August 24, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      Harden up im 20 we in the same boat im here becsuse i wanna quit is it g9nna be hard fuckin oath i can already feel the pain in my belly haha but like the article said distract ur self it always works go out with friends do normal people shit just stop thinkin about weed that is all

  • Jessica
    March 5, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    It’s not that I want to, more I have found myself in a position where I have to save money urgently. So I’m trimming my guilty pleasures, one of them being pot. Not forever, just a while. Is that not fun kinda, after building your tolerance, then taking a break a while, and having that good ol drag finally. I think it’s a good practice if you’re not using for medical reasons.

  • Woo
    March 5, 2018 at 3:17 am

    Let’s go DK

    • Alexx
      March 6, 2018 at 2:57 am

      Lets go woo! And everyone else who wants to quit or at least cut down and take control over your urges! I’m 25 and I’ve been smoking since 26 and just 9 years is enough to see the departmental affect it has on your body mind and people around you 😥 you start bejng a prick to your family and friends when you haven’t had a hit and sometimes you don’t even notice! It’s not nice and I need to quit or at last cut down a Lot!

  • JAYoH
    March 5, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Man a lot of people on here who want to stop smoking. thought i was the only one who has been smoking since i was about 14 and im 26 now. I dont think weed is horrible but it always makes you wonder how you would be without it. To me its that mystery like how would I be if i never hit the blunt. Now i really wanna just quit and be clear minded while i get into my career and make the most of it. so crazy that everyone is legalizing it and now i want out. I will update in a week or so to let everyone know how its going. going to get me a leaf to roll this last one I have. I pray for the best hope everyone gets through this journey with me.

  • Blade
    March 3, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Quitting cold turkey today after 14 years of daily heavy use. I have tried to quit many times but with no success and my will power is weak. I make excuses to keep my MJ habit alive. I’m going to replace my habit with daily exercise, reading (always enjoyable when not stoned) and the learning of my new ukulele. Wish me luck on my journey of sobriety!!!

    • Lee
      March 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      I have noticed that myself about reading – I quite enjoy reading but not when I am high. Not sure why that is. And good choice on getting the ukulele! It’s fairly easy to learn to play and is just a happy sounding instrument. Here’s an idea that might help to motivate – take the money that you would normally spend on weed and save up for a vacation to Hawaii. Just picture yourself playing that ukulele on the beach sitting under a palm tree. : )

    • pikachu
      March 9, 2018 at 10:11 am

      good luck blade!!

  • dk
    March 2, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    going to quit on 9th March, 2018. and at least for 3 years.

    Commitment with myself.

  • Thobelani
    March 1, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    I have been smoking since 15 and now 34 i want to quit tried a couple of times but as soon as i aquare some cash its the first thing on my mind please help i just get bored with out weed

    • pikachu
      March 9, 2018 at 10:12 am

      dude same!!! like as soooon as I get paid I’m deciding whether or not to buy and 8th or a quarter.

    • MedB
      March 23, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      You aren’t alone! Same boat

  • Mel
    March 1, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Hello all……..I’m in my forties and I’ve pretty much been smoking for over 20years I quit a couple times once because my now xhusband use to make me feel stupid when I was high asking me things like what we’re we arguing about and I couldn’t remember and we’d be right in the middle of the argument and I swear I couldn’t remember why we were arguing so I quit cold turkey because I refuse to let someone f with my mental state. Another time I was in college and got a “C” on a test and felt dumb so again I quit cold turkey until I graduated. So I’m the type if I see it truly affected me I will quit. Now six years later (after graduation) I’m feeling the need to quit again. I lost my mom after I graduated and started smoking HEAVY just to keep my sanity and to have a appetite but I’m literally sick of the shit it has taken over my life all I do is work and smoke I don’t see friends or family much it’s all about weed for me. But I’m two days in and refuse to go back yea I’ve got a couple headaches and I’m wanting to smoke because I’m bored but I’m determined and will start working out and finding a hobby or something but the main thing I will do is PRAY. And I will Hope and pray for others success with this problem.

    • BJ Harris
      March 12, 2018 at 5:51 am

      How are you going? Thank you for sharing your story x I’m starting to looking into stopping or maybe cut the use in half at least. Probably the first decision I have to make!

    • Will
      April 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      Hi Mel, how did you go with the quitting weed? I’ also had a twenty year habit, im now two weeks without, I eat & sleep better now but still all over the place emotionally.

  • Jmills
    March 1, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Yo I’m only 15 right now been smoking since 12 and I wanna quit but all my friends smoke, I’m known as a dealer and there’s nothin else to do for fun it seems I just don’t get a joy outta life anymore and I don’t know how to quit

    • Scott
      March 6, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Im 19 and you explained how my life has been for the past 7 years. Get out of it while you can cause i feel like its impossible. Try the gym to take your mind off it

  • S L
    February 28, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    I’m 23 years old, been smoking weed everyday since the age of 11 and I’m not just talking 1 or 2 spliffs, somedays I have smoked Quarters to myself or at least 2 / 3 8balls a day, over the past year I’ve managed to cut that down to roughly once a night or if I lapse I may have a cheeky smoke during the day. Wanna stop completely, any tips ?

    • Anti-social
      May 11, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      I’ve only been smoking for 2 years now. Today is my first day of quitting weed. I love having weed and smoking it especially because of my unstable household but it’s been slowing me down. Especially if I smoke the night before and have work in the morning. I keep smoking it 247 because it’s easy to get it in California. I now have a bipolar disorder and over think all the time. I can’t even lose weight without the munchies slowing me down. I just feel like weed slows me down and that’s not what I need right now…. Maybe when I’m retired but I’m a 18 year old female and I feel like my enerey is like a 600 pound person.

  • Kevin
    February 28, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Am Kevin and am going to try way

  • Cash
    February 28, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Day one in the bag. No cigs and no weed.

    • pikachu
      March 9, 2018 at 10:15 am

      you got this!

  • Ivanhoe
    February 27, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Hi, I am Ivan and I have been smoking cannabis everyday for 22 years, since I was 18 years old.

    All your comments are wonderful and inspiring! Thanks!! 🙂

    I love cannabis and I hate my dependency to it.
    The last 8 years have been a constant fight with myself about its use. I did many attempts to quit it…. and relapsed every time!! I used to replace cannabis for tabacco alone and/or alcohol.

    Today, I am 40. Two months ago, my mom suddenly passed away, my job finished, i am redirecting my career, I am leaving/stooping my home, and my gf is increasingly nagging about my smoking. So I have decided to give a new and honest try. I want to take the control over cannabis.

    On 17-Feb-2018 I completely stopped smoking by Cold Turkey way. No drug replacement this time. However, some nights I take herbal valerian pills. Before stopping I was reducing during half a year.

    Since 10 days ago I cannot sleep, only very few hours per night.
    On the flip side, sometimes I have intense dreams and I take 20-30min nap during the day.
    In my case, I have anxiety. I am eating and reading more than usual. Furthermore, I suffered few very intense anxiety episodes that I couldn’t stand at all. To cope with it I am running 30 min everyday. In case I have already run that day, I go for a long walk of 1-2-3h. I walk until the anxiety is gone. I walk-walk-walk-walk until I am calming down, once calm down I turn and go back (another half way still to go).

    What is different this time?
    I feel the urgency to do it. I am sure the benefits of stooping are -and will- be much better than daily cannabis use.

    Reasons:
    – I want to wake up full of energy
    – I want to live my day with the freshness of a kid
    – I want to go to sleep once I feel tired… and dream!! 🙂

    Hope this inspire you as well.
    Wish the best for all you!

    Cheers,
    Ivan

    • K
      March 9, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you brother Ivan, yes you’re story inspires me. Thanks for sharing

    • Sym
      July 16, 2018 at 11:57 pm

      Loved this Ivan.

  • Errol
    February 26, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Hi All, I am to turn 60 in July and really want to quit this habit. I have smoked on and off for many years starting at the age of 15. I have stopped it many times before and want to stop it for good now. This is for spiritual reasons. My biggest fear is the nasty withdrawal symptoms. I end up being blunt and rude towards my spouse and others. Tired now. Need help.

  • Husky Proof
    February 25, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    I’m 15 and have been smoking for a year now it’s very hard to stop. I’ve stopped many times but have been unable to maintain stopping. Thanks to this article I will try to stop using these steps. Thanks.

  • G money
    February 25, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    This is day seven of no Mj. I have been smoking for 28yrs. It’s been difficult however, my new brain power and energy keep me optimistic that I am on the right track

    • G money
      March 3, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      today is day 13. it’s been rougher than I thought it would be. I have been waking up covered in sweat every day for 10 days straight. the little voice inside my head tells me “just one hit, would make everything better”. My work does random drug test and I learned how pass them with synthetic urine. the stress of passing those test is what finally made me want to quit. Didn’t ever want to admit I had a problem. This article has helped me so much, just to here I am not alone. I am going to do this !!!!

  • Richie Rich
    February 25, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Day 1 for me, i usually smoke every day and have 1 to 4 joints ive only been smoking for about 9 months but have found im addicted, my major concern is getting drug tested by the police and losing my drivers licence . This also makes me a hermit as i dont want to be caught drug driving. I haven’t smoked all day today but now im craving it. I gave up 20 years ago cold turkey and i found each day gets a bit easier but does make you struggle in the initial stage. I have been sleeping like a baby for the last 9 months even thru a separation with my wife, this has helped numb the pain of my loss of marriage but now feel its done its job of helping me and it’s actually turning into a problem . So no more weed for me. Ill try post another follow up in about 7 days to share my experience

  • Ruby
    February 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

    I’ve been smoking for 4 years now heavily, and have tried quitting before but only lasted 5 days and only because they were hell! couldn’t sleep, so irritated, anxious and it actually brought out intense anger. I started back up again thinking I could get away with just smoking once a week or on the occasion and that turned into everyday again very shortly. its a cycle, I’m a very addictive personality and if I don’t stop it now I wont and that’s scary, I’ve never seen other people post about quitting and sharing there experience and its making me feel not so alone so thank you heaps!! learning last time that even just relapsing for a second means I’m back on it permanently, unfortunately I cant use it for fun. it controls my life and I’m not letting it anymore
    thanks for making me feel more confident guys!!

    • Shirley
      March 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Hey Ruby let yourself feel the anger, let yourself cry, let yourself go walk through the fire – just walk it. Give yourself some time and the fog to clear.

    • khurram
      April 26, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      me to we are same im smoking it since 4 years. am also so addictive by nature.

  • Scott
    February 23, 2018 at 10:46 am

    My experiences with attempting to quit

    I generally do the same thing everyday
    ☹️Get up an hour before work which isn’t always in the morning (which I dread)
    ☹️Look forward to finishing my shift so I can come home or jump at the chance when they mention sending someone home early coz it’s quiet, to get stoned and play Xbox
    ☹️Stay home unless I really have to go out to buy weed or go to the shop to by crap to eat (munchies)
    ☹️Sit in my spot on the sofa all night quite often to early hours of the morning (4am-6am) until i’m that tired I start falling asleep and dropping my Xbox controller
    ☹️Sneak downstairs whilst my girlfriend is asleep to yet aga8n have a bong and play Xbox ( Xbox is also one of my addictions lol)
    ☹️Let clutter and rubbish accumulate around me as I can’t be bothered to tidy
    ☹️Avoid social situations like the plague

    This is my life , I don’t go anywhere and I don’t really have friends anymore because i’m That paranoid about leaving the house

    What makes it worse for me is doing the same stuff without weed , if you play games and watch films whilst stoned and then take weed out of the equation you will definitely notice the change , I stopped enjoying my usual pass times and even get frustrated and irritable

    Apparently changing your routine and making effort to change I.e taking the dog for a walk instead of gaming and getting high , doing exercise or reading a book helps take your mind off the usual habits .
    The problem is I don’t want to , I don’t enjoy walking , reading or taking up a new craft (or am I just scared)

    I suppose that’s where will power should come into play .
    I’m fortunate in a way that I live with my partner who is a responsible parent ( I don’t smoke in front of her child ) and a non smoker , she tolerates my habit but doesn’t really approve.

    This is my fifth time trying to quit and my main issue is I talk myself back into it by saying , it’s not addictive , i’M not harming anyone , life’s to short to worry about what can kill you , I enjoy so why quit

    This time I will quit

    • pikachu
      March 9, 2018 at 10:17 am

      this is literally me.

    • Irmin
      April 10, 2018 at 10:27 pm

      Hey Scott i read your comment and holy fuck its like i was reading about my life. Im not sure wether or not you will ever read this comment man but please stay strong, you can do this.

      The only difference between your and my story is that i play playstation, work out man, find something you enjoy, hope you have a nice life. take care

    • Ruby
      April 17, 2018 at 8:10 am

      Hey dude, how’s quitting going?

  • Dazza
    February 22, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Keep up the good work. It’s a struggle I know but you all can get thru this

  • Pops
    February 21, 2018 at 6:19 am

    I’m 56 and smoked daily since I was a teenager. I didn’t smoke as much over the last couple years, but it was every night. I haven’t smoked now for 32 days. I have been through the dream phase but still suffer irritability and insomnia. Clearly Mj suppresses emotions and I’d bet many of you reading this already know that. It’s probably the reason you use it, if you’re honest with yourself. I had and prolly only quite because I had to for work, but I always knew it was a crutch… be honest with yourself! Yeah I’m still pretty pissed off that my company of 15 years could “do this to me”.. but you know what? THEY did NOT do this.. I DID it !!.. like every day for 40 years!… be honest with yourself! In the 90s I spent some time in SA and came home with a 1/4oz a day cocaine habit! The truth is even that wasn’t as tough long term as this…BUT.. I KNOW it will be worth it in the end. I am looking forward to the day when I say I’m over it, but that day hasn’t come yet… I know it will tough sticking it out, but I know in my heart it will be worth it.. be honest with yourself! Starting quitting today and don’t stop quitting.. until you’ve quit..for many it won’t be easy… but you know it’s the right thing to do!….. be honest with yourself!

  • Michal
    February 20, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I am so glad for this page and I wish you all guys good luck with quitting. I am smoking weed 16 years, since 14, daily. I wanted to stop sooo many times and sometimes, my last try was about year and half ago, I managed 4 months and thought now I got it under control, now I can have occasional puff. Honestly, I couldn’t be more wrong. I am back where I didnt want to be and now trying to find the power for the fight with exactly those things which were mentioned here. Depressions, cant sleep, dont have appetite in the beginning, quick changes of mood and emotions. True is that exercise definitely does help, it helped me with my last try but I was stupid enough to thing I got it under control and went back to my old habit. I used to laugh when I heard people can be addicted on weed but it is not a joke and it can really effect your life. So once again wish you all a lot of power to fight this addiction. I am starting my fight.

    • Shirley
      March 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      This is my 2nd time quitting. My hardest thing is to redirect my thoughts when the pot knocking, no banging on the doore. Good luck

  • zoe
    February 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    i have been smoking weed for over 15years daily, in the uk, i spend well over 200 a week, it is a addiction! i quit 5 days ago, i did just decide enough was enough i work full time and was always skint called to get me usual smoke,. had a reply to say he was struggling so i thought to my self wtf am i doing its pay day i quit, ive been to Thomas cook, booking my self a holiday never been on a plane! thats mu focus, i am struggling but im determined.

    • Ruby
      April 17, 2018 at 7:10 am

      Dude £200 a week in the UK?! So you were smoking like over 2g a day? Glad to hear about your holiday though, I hope you love it!

      • Shiva
        June 28, 2018 at 4:21 am

        hey RUBY theres one thing which might definitely help you…that involving weed in everything or smoking weed before doing any fun activity is holding us back….we generate a mindset that being high while doing something doubles the fun …(it does) but the real fun lies being sover and enjoying things being sober that is the moment when we are getting familiar with the true and real experiences of things we do….otherwise everything else is just fantasy.

  • May
    February 20, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Here’s a shocker,,,or is it????? I started at age 20. I’m 61. I’m a cancer survivor. 14 yrs. I’ve stopped several times for my work, or just to prove to myself I could. I have 3 granddaughters for God’s sake. My chest obviously hurts and the tip of my tongue. I see the comments of such young people. I love smoking weed. I’m even a budologist. Here it is. Stopping is hard Lol…but, it takes about a week to succeed. Then, you say to anyone smoking around you. You don’t care. You can do it. It will not bother you each day you pray and say I’m not weak minded, I want to stop. Because you like your money and your lungs…. because you can. I’m trying and I need to talk to positive people. So, just do it. Fight the withdrawal for several days. A week. You will be on the road to drug free. Wish me luck. As I hoped I helped you youngins.

    • Saz
      March 12, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Im 52 and been smokinh weed since around 14 years old. Im on my tenth day of withrawal and honestly feel shit.

      However, I KNOW I wont feel shit forever and tbh the process Im going through now is enough for me to begin to detest it espacially in this unconfirtable less than tolerant state.

      The ONLY reason I would have one now would be to stop this horrible discomfort. Im not going to.

      You aren’t alone.
      It’ll be alright ❤️

    • Mz M
      March 28, 2018 at 1:07 am

      TY!!! TY!! TY!! Me TOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    • Ruby
      April 17, 2018 at 7:08 am

      That’s really great to hear, I hope you’re still managing to stay off it! I’m in my early 20s, been smoking almost every day for three years and to hear about people still smoking in their 60s makes me realise it’d be better to let go now, rather than letting it continue!

    • TzNm
      May 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      i wish your all the best grandpa ☺

  • Kiki
    February 9, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Hello everyone. I’ve been smoking for probably 10yrs and I’m ready to let go. I know I can’t go cold turkey. But I’m not buying anymore. I’m just going on2 doses daily till its finished. Honestly it helped with my heavy cycle and the excruciating pain that comes with it but then it sucks out my motivation. I’ll take the pain because I need my motivation. I know this isn’t goona be easy but my boyfriend is very supportive so I’m kicking this old habit definitely.

  • J bloggs
    January 13, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I hav battled with weed now since I lost my brother 11 years ago I thought it helped me at the time stop me from thinking etc plus everyone around me smokes my partner smokes daily and has since he was teenage years he’s now 32 I’m constantly saying let’s quit let’s get help etc we have a daughter who’s 1 also I hate smoke I can’t even hold a cigarette yet I can puff a joint I listen to life coaches on you tube regular do yoga but I can’t kick the habit wen I’m out and at work I don’t need it just when home with partner I need kick this habit it’s not really who I want to be and certainly need give up for my daughter sake please help

    • J C
      April 24, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Im glad im not alone in this. I would really love to quit smoking. I have smoked for the past 17 years heavily. My partner is the one who got me smoking. How does one quit when your spouse doesn’t want to amd he never will. I feel like ita causing bronchitis and other breathing issues. Its so hard to quit and in my mind that all I want is to quit but hard when he comes home and lights up. I feel like I won’t be able to quit with a smoking partner.

      • WFM
        June 2, 2018 at 6:27 pm

        JC I am in the same situation as you. I have been married for 35 years to a chronic pot smoker who sucked me in with her. I actually quit for about 7 or 8 years but picked up one time when my wife left a half joint bun the front door and I thought one time wouldn’t hurt. I have been smoking nonstop for the last 13 years but my problem seems to be different from what I have been reading. MJ CAUSES insomnia for me , then I eat all night. over the last 13 years, I have gained over 40 lbs. I am about to turn 60 and I am worried about respiratory issues. I feel I have the same addictive issues as a cigarette smoker ( which I have very rarely did ).

        • chris law
          June 24, 2018 at 9:02 am

          Its interesting what your saying about it causing insomnia, I have also experienced this in the late stages of cannabis binge where I found it very difficult to get an effect. I related this to overuse, using to much and a potential sign you may be going into psychosis. Id like to discuss more on this issue if possible, anyone else suffered this ill fate?

          • keke
            July 1, 2018 at 1:55 pm

            I have smoked for almost three years usually every day… MJ caused insomnia a hell of a lot. I can only guess this is simply down to hard every day use! I have also experienced Psychosis a lot (I think) I am almost two days clean and I’m really hoping I can keep going!

          • Maile K
            July 11, 2018 at 10:07 am

            I really love this comment because I can relate! Ive been smoking all day everyday with a couple of week breaks but I just feel like the more and more I smoke im craving and feening for a feeling I won’t get because I use daily

          • Sym
            July 16, 2018 at 11:40 pm

            Pleaaass tell me more. I definitely have been over using. I’m very paranoid. Angry. I even think I start to see things that aren’t there

  • Ryan Gauthier
    January 11, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    As a 13 year smoker ….heavy smoker ….its caused me to be mentally different ….i feel you rewire your brain and not in a good way I’m currently on day 2 of want to quit and realizing I’m dependent on it has shown me to deal with this accordingly….uts been hard taking ownership for my own fails but I feel better because of it

    • David Snyder
      February 27, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      I want to quit !

    • Sony
      May 24, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      PLEASE help me I quit when I’m with my blood family but my mom in law and my husband smoke together since he is 12 years old,He is 39 now and she is 68! So I joined them every time I’m with them!I’m from another country so when I visit my blood family because they don’t smoke is very easy to quit! I have 1 moth free of weed! I used natural relaxers like Valerian tea or sleepy tea that you can find in a health store like Whole Foods!! I excersise more and eat right!Weed make me lazy and eat to much simple carbs! I’m worried cause to much weed is not good for me ! Do you think the influence of others can make smoke weed again?

  • Ed
    January 11, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I’ve been smoking marijuana for 23 years, I really need help in quitting or cutting down. I’ve tried before but couldn’t deal with the craving, can anyone help please?

  • grant
    January 10, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    all of you need to just keep smoking. wtf about your life has weed made so bad?? it’s not the mj that’s the problem, it’s you! just keep smoking and work on yourself that’s my opinion. otherwise just quit and stop whining about it.

    • Paula Zanders
      March 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      I have been smoking for 44years excluding pregnancy. It calms my anxiety, it is Wonderful for my Osteoporosis, and Osteoarthritis. Now I have to have surgery for a broken toe, I admitted to smoking cigarettes to my doctor, which I don’t. That was as close as I felt comfortable admitting that I smoke weed. So the doctor delayed my surgery for 6 weeks so I can get the nicotine out of my body.Which is really weed.The doctor said he will do a Nicotine Test before surgery. If I fail,the surgery will be called off. Nicotine delays bone healing healing. Will this doctor find the weed in my system? I have quit the weed last night and woke up to the WORST headache, and I am depressed. Any helpful suggestions?

      • Lee
        March 6, 2018 at 7:22 pm

        Hi Paula. Don’t lie to your doctor about your cannabis use (or anything else for that matter). The doctor is looking out for your best interests and will not be judgemental about your cannabis use – he/she was probably more concerned about tobacco use than weed. Go back to your doctor and tell the truth and get that toe fixed. You might also want to talk to your doctor about why you use cannabis and how it helps you.

      • Sarah
        April 19, 2018 at 9:49 pm

        You can buy a test of amazon x

      • Flea
        May 8, 2018 at 4:08 pm

        There it’s no nicotine in weed.
        If, like me, you smoke weed with zero tobacco, you will pass a nicotine test.

      • chris law
        June 24, 2018 at 8:47 am

        Hi, painkillers would be my 1st stop, paracetamol and aspirins a simple, cheap effective option which will take care of headache and alike.
        For sleeping issues related to marijuana your doctor may not subscribe. Things like barbiturates are dangerous and addictive but could potentially be used for a few days last thing at night.
        I never use personally but once years ago it took me 3 days to fall asleep after stopping and I was in a really bad way. I could really see the benefit of using small amounts of something like valium for a few nights so you can sleep. Really doctors should prescribe something for a few days as long as it doesn’t happen repeatedly.

      • A
        June 30, 2018 at 5:41 am

        Seriously , you have to tell them, because the reason they ask is Mmj can effect your ability to go under anesthesia! It can effect how much they use and what kind they use!!! You’ve probably already done this but, just the same- tell them the truth- it could be life threatening if you don’t!

    • Get gone
      April 27, 2018 at 1:58 am

      26 smoked weed since 12-13 started selling around 14 I have grew and I have dealt and now IV had enough serious insomnia haven’t had nothing else yet apart from anger witch I already suffer from I love my weed the smell the different quality’s and highs became a big hash smoker over past few years (only the highest grade) but now it’s got to stop the money IV spent the problems IV got into threw it with it being illegal I can honestly say being a big smoker and being involved in the wrong environment weed has fucked up my life and my mental state for a long time now I have a daughter who is 16 months old and now she will be my motivation I would rather her walk around in a 500 pound pair of shoes than me walk around smoking a ounce of the finest cali grown weed will always be my number 1 drug maybe in years to come when I’m older and IV experienced other things in life than oh let’s do this we will have to grab some weed first I’d like to give that a miss and kick it for a long while

    • Maggie E Hembree
      September 8, 2018 at 8:42 am

      Woe that’s so messed up! if you want to keep smoking your weed, do so without making rude comments. Your comment definitely shows your maturity level, what are 19 going on 2… I think anyone who tries to better themselves and their health deserve support and respect from family friends or even strangers leaving rude comments…..

  • Ozzy
    January 10, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Hi my name is Ozzy and Ive heavily smoked weed since 12 ,im 16 now,i have stopped a few small times but always end up coming back to it .In all honesty I love it but financially it is not working AT ALL .$400+/month.Is there any tips yall can give me ? If I can help or any questions I may know,i will answer asap thank yall

    • Michelle
      February 28, 2018 at 1:30 am

      Hi Ozzy, I am gonna send you all the white light and love energy I can to quit! The reason I care is because you are so young and I don’t want to see this wonderful medicine ruined for you. I am 44 and only started smoking pot at 38 when I was immobilized by chronic nerve pain and degeneration. If it wasn’t for marijuana I would be dead from opioids now. I enjoy life very well only because of medical marijuana and my doctors and the nero-surgeons who could not help me are amazed. PLEASE take this following information to heart as I believe simple knowledge will help you….. If I had been a recreational user it would not work for me now when I need it. Please don’t abuse this medicine now as your brain is still developing and marijuana DOES affect development. I don’t have to know you to love you little brother, peace

      • Tami
        April 25, 2018 at 1:40 am

        Wow you just saved my life🌈☮️🌻👑

      • brad
        May 16, 2018 at 11:07 pm

        If I had a life I could quit.nobody will help me . I hate my life I hate myself. I tried praying. ….that didn’t work. Where is god now?

        • Israfil
          May 29, 2018 at 7:55 pm

          Hey Brad 🙂 God is always near, and so is His help. Try praying again! Just sincerely ask for help and anything you want or need, at best truth and guidance as well as strength. (Remember, making you happy, strong and addiction free or granting you whatever your heart yearns for of good is something that the Creator can do effortlessly and ONLY He can give you this (if you want it and strive for it) while any sorrows that you may have are only brought upon by yourself (continuing in that which makes you feel empty), the choice is yours.. The situation you find yourself in now is but a test, do you pass it and succeed and come out stronger, happier and better? Or do you persist in the same cycle of negativity until its too late or it just keeps getting worse? and trust me if you don’t take at least some small steps to change your life for the better NOW, it WILL only get worse and you never know how bad ‘bad’ really is until you’re there, hopefully you aren’t already, and even then it could still be worse! So count all the blessings that you have, everyone of us has countless of them, everyone, even the fingers on our hands our legs and organs and the beauty and complexity of creation, the skies, the clouds, the sun and the moon, the earth from which crops and beautiful flowers grow, the rivers in which waters flow, do you really have no life? I know a brother in a wheelchair who is paralyzed from the neck down and he is one of the most happy and grateful people I know since God has guided him and he was a bitter person before. If he is happy and grateful now we most definitely can be right? If you really have nobody (and even if you do) please reply to me and lets get in touch, I’ve felt the same way you’ve felt plus was depressed for a long time and suicidal and all, All praise is to God that’s in the past now and I’d love to share my experiences with you and vice versa.. and even if you’re alone, then that’s ok, Solitude can be a gift for some time, its when I came to the truth, its time to think and consider not time to waste and intoxicate oneself (as I used to). The only thing that can keep me from my addiction (and any evil for that matter) is strength and guidance from the Almighty and patience. There is no strength but that which is in him and would he not grant me strength I couldn’t lift a finger so I put all my trust and reliance in Him, and it is Only Him that we can truly rely upon. Fearing Him (his Anger if I disobey Him) and hoping to earn the Most Loving’s Favor and pleasure keeps my head straight and goals clear, also knowing that any day or moment could be my last and the fact that God is always present and that even the thoughts I have are known by him are reason enough to avoid that which displeases him and is forbidden and should displease me. Our return is to Him after all and only He will Judge us on all that we did.
          The Most Merciful cured my heart, body, mind and soul and gave me every bit of goodness I’ve ever had and will have, so shall I not be grateful?. PS, I started trying to get closer and get more connected to God and peacefully submit to Him not because I was some depressed druggie who had nothing else left to turn to, I did it because He guided me even when I was probably at my worst, I did it because He brought me from darkness into light, I did it because I would probably have been better off dead then how I was but now I am a changed man however corny that sounds. True happiness and love is all to come my friend if you just let it, God wants you to be happy, and to him making you so is nothing, He can make you the happiest man in the world right now and grant you everything and anything if He wills it, but he hasn’t and instead you’re in the condition you are in now, so is He who has created the love between a mother and her child cruel? Is the Almighty who has made and so beautifully decorated the heavens and the earth cruel? Who has given us the sky which protects us from meteors and the intense solar rays, the fresh air we breath, the pure water we drink and who has made the night and day in beautiful alternation cruel?or is he the most loving, the Most Kind? He is The Protector, He is The light of the heavens and the earth, He is One without any equivalent to him, He begets not nor is He begotten, and God is the most great. All that’s left is for YOU to want it, to ask God for help, and most importantly perhaps,endure patiently with a beautiful patience. TL:DR: God is always near, and so is his help, just keep sincerely asking and work for it and success is guaranteed 🙂 Remember God has made us and he knows us better than we know ourselves, have trust and let goodness come to you, and be grateful for what you have 😀

        • Derrick Singleton
          June 1, 2018 at 6:38 am

          Facts bit maybe the reason we don’t live or life is because we smoking?

          Let’s get or life back and be great

    • lori
      February 28, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      how about switching it up (vaping) to half & half? For starters…use an extract that is really high in CBD and low in THC at least half the time. You can go on a dispensary sight and read about different strains. At your age, you are still building brain cells so I applaud you for at least cutting back! If you are smoking it, buy a smaller bowl and restrict yourself as to where you can indulge. Setting perimeters for yourself? Srategies? Would love to hear about your strategies – at age 60, working on some myself!

    • Paul
      March 29, 2018 at 12:22 am

      If I had a little brother of your age I would tell him to stop. Im 21 now and have been smoking for 6 years. While there are many positive side effects associated with smoking weed, many of which people do not recognise, such as improved creativity and empathy, you can see for yourself that there are negative effects too. For example, as you pointed out, your wallet is being drained. Also, the next years in your life will be very important and while smoking will not prevent you from achieving success, it will for sure be detrimental. Love and peace.

    • hamilton
      April 24, 2018 at 6:13 am

      Hey Ozzy I’d recommend you get a therapist and try to cut down, I’m sure your parents will help you out with that.

      I recommend this because they don’t want you to succeed in life, they just want you to be lazy and give you all the money you make so you can die with nothing.

      Be smart. quit soon, grow up, make money, hustle, live good.

  • Daniel Drury
    January 9, 2018 at 3:25 am

    Hi I have decided to bite the bullet and quit weed I have smoked it full on for 17 years I have came of it before but always go back to smoking it what could I try to keep of it for good soon as I put money in my pocket i just want weed any advice will be grateful thanks.

    • [email protected]
      May 24, 2018 at 11:24 pm

      I have recently been diagnosed with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. No Joke. Was first told by my gastroenterologist two years ago but refused ti admit it. After many excruciating stomach pain, vomiting, cold, hot sweats, back pain like I’ve never experienced leading to the emergency room over seven times in just this past year without any definitive diagnosis despite large expensive medical tests procedures labs. I decided to research cannabis hyperemesis syndrome. OMG! Anyone having similar gastric troubles pains in which they find relief by a hot bath/shower start reading! I’ve been smoking weed since 14 and now 40 yrs old smoking all day everyday strong medical pot since leaving the military in 2000. Been so sick and in excruciating whole body aches and pains, stomach and gastrointestinal “flair ups” so randomly, having brain fog, memory loss, no concentration!, irritable!, impatient, restless!, anxious, and much more. Disabled USMC vet been through so much pain and surgeries but nothing compares to the oain and suffering I now believe 100% to be chs! I need to stop NOW to heal my body but struggling really bad with withdrawals already and I cut back now day two to around 6-8 bong rips a day of a strong indica as sativas give me really bad anxiety lately. Good luck to all who may be suffering and trying to fix their problems with weed but really it might only be causing them!

      • Sparticus North
        June 15, 2018 at 9:47 pm

        you can also get CBD weed with almost zero THC as a way to reduce your dependence more gradually. If you can smoke some pot that gives anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea properties without the THC high, it makes it easier to quit. Then once your THC dependence is resolved, you can tackle the habits of smoking and the loss of the less impactful CBD weed. Drink lots of water, and train yourself to use tea to address anxiety (just pretend you’re english!), but the absolute best thing to do is walking. (it’s an activity where you are unable to smoke pot, exercise helps the depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and it keeps you busy and distracted…) also, for nausea home-made ginger tea is surprisingly effective.

  • Karmen
    January 7, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I have been smoking on and off for 15 years and now when I smoke about 5-10 minutes after my throat starts burning it feels inflamed and I have to suck on a halls. I’m always alone smoking I have no life I started working from home and it’s gotten worse because I’m home alone so I would smoke throughout the day when before I would only smoke at night before bed to help me sleep I feel like I can’t sleep if I don’t smoke I have insomnia . Now I’m on day 3 no weed I’m irritable and I didn’t sleep for 2 days I did nap earlier now I’m scared since I took a nap I really won’t get any sleep. However i’m determined to quit because how long do you really wanna be smoking weed I started at 22 I’m getting older it’s time to give it up

    • Mjm
      January 12, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      I feel your frustration! And I to gotta make a change. Same boat as you dear… good luck to you and everyone else on this journey. Took about two weeks to be eating normal and headaches lessened. Mood ????not so good. Started back up after month and week clean. ????????

      • WR
        May 31, 2018 at 7:20 pm

        Karmen & Mjm:Your comments rang 100% true. first,for those who don’t believe marijuana to be addictive,you should talk to me. I’m a 70 yr. old man and have been trying,in various ways to quit since the day that I started,when I was 18 yrs old.Years ago,in the 60s, 70s,& 80s ,was working on air in R+R radio and the lifestyle fit my addiction perfectly. I had never been a drinker…hated the taste,but thought I’d found something that made me comfortable in my own skin. Food was better,music was ALIVE …even sex was more pleasurable.( maybe weed’s most attractive by product,even for an old fart such as myself)…The euphoria lasted a while back in the day because I was young,but I inherently HATED myself for needing it. I could write a book on how much weed and my over the top desire for the eccape/rush that it promises,but NEVER fulfills. two broken marriages….five children that I love desperately weren’t enough motivation to quit,beyond periods of sobriety. Actually stayed clean for approx. one year upon first attending a 12 step program in 1985. I can only testify to the fact that it is HIGHLY addictive and begins to spread it’s selfish tentacles into every area of your life. Especially the things that you treasure the most. I am NOT preaching…Today is my second clean day…..this time….GOD bless anyone and everyone experiencing this. Today’s culture promotes escapism…They are LIARS!

    • lori
      February 28, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Hows it going? I re-picked up the habit (if theres such a thing) in my mid 50’s after not indulging thru the “raising kids andbeing responsible” part of my life. I LOVE how it relaxes my brain BUT really dislike how isolated and sluggish I have become. Looking for a balance! Good luck and would love to hear more!

    • Teppie
      May 15, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      This is exactly where i am at right now. Working from home has changed my habit to 24/7 and i need to stop but it is so hard and si easy to get!!!

  • hayley
    January 3, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    ive been smoking weed from the age of 12, now im 39 i need to give it up. ive tryed over the yrs but always land up going back on it ! its Very easy to get hold off.

  • Jjon
    December 30, 2017 at 12:04 am

    My name is Jonathan’s been smoking marijuana since I was 11 yrs old I’m 30 I’m having a very rough withdrawals and terrible imsonia I can’t sleep I been sober 3 days and my body is acting up any effective methods I would appreciate reason why I decided to quit my daughter is 5 time to let go thanks

    • Kate
      January 12, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Keep up the great work Jonathan 3 days is great and should be proud! I’m the same been smoking for 10+ years and now I’m 30 and on day 1 of quiting it’s hard major head aches lack of hunger but I need to start somewhere. Reading all these comments makes me feel like I’m not alone! Hope you all can quit or cut back and achieve the goals you set out to achieve!

      • Derrick Singleton
        June 1, 2018 at 6:34 am

        Facts

  • Alex
    December 29, 2017 at 2:54 am

    This may seem weird but something that worked for me is brushing my teeth now at least 8 times a day. The money I spent on weed is scraps to a good toothbrush and good quality toothpaste. It really helped me but wash all that weed off your mouth as much as possible. And if it doesnt work for you then at least you got whiter teeth and fresh breathe lol

  • Anonymous
    December 28, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I got nearly got caught smoking pot by my friends parents and I need to quit quick because it’s making their parents more scared and alert when I’m hanging out with them.

  • Escoba
    December 26, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    i want ti stop now.

  • Hank
    December 22, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Thank you so much now I ‘am aware what to expect this will make it much easier for me.

  • Russel
    December 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    15 year smoker here and now day 2 of quitting. What am I experiencing? Goggle eyes. Stiff skin around the eyes, cheeks and mouth. Headaches (too much blood flow into my brain now), insomnia (can’t sleep!!), increase in energy, and strong urges to smoke again…That evil voice telling me just another puff wont hurt but the thing is if I don’t quit now, will I ever do it? You gotta make things happen and I am going DO IT!

    • Karmen
      January 7, 2018 at 7:23 am

      You response is really helping me

    • Regis
      January 8, 2018 at 4:40 am

      Okay Russel u give me the courage to stop to I have to stop somewhere.

    • Kate
      January 11, 2018 at 6:47 am

      You can do it Russel!! I am the same been smoking for 10+ yrs and want to quit so bad! What your going thru sounds rough. And that’s what I’m nervous for. I need more willpower just wish I could kick this habit and be done with it. I know my life will be much more fulfilled.

      • Flying Dutchman
        June 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm

        I Think acknowledging that it is a problem and that you want better for yourself is the first and most powerful decision to put you on the right track. Especially if you have friends like mine, some people don’t ever consider even taking a small break. I have two parents with addictive personalities and I unfortunately inherited it as well. I have quit in the past but nothing long term. I can say that writing about how you feel when you get the cravings can really help especially at night just write out exactly how you feel. But most of all just believe in yourself you can do nething you really really put your mind too. Four days and counting for me so I’m in the same boat as you guys hope we all can accomplish our goals. Just remember are you smoking the weed or is the weed smoking you?!! Take care all, bless

        • Symmy
          July 16, 2018 at 11:15 pm

          I can 100% relate to this. I don’t like to think I have an addictive personality(though my parents are both addicts), but I definitely see the trait with things that offer me an escape. Weed being the hardest one to give up. I can no longer face reality strongly or independently. I’m paranoid. It used to help with my depression but now it sort of just numbs me. But only until it becomes too much because then I’m sobbing uncontrollably and I don’t know why. I used to have a passion for creating and now I always seem to have writers block or can’t finish a painting. I’ve gained so much weight with no will power or motivation to lose it and regain my healthy lifestyle I loved so much (I used to be a gym rat!!). I will spend my very last dollar on weed when I could save it or put it towards something I NEED. I am sharing my story but also validating reasons why this is a good thing. I haven’t stopped yet, but I definitely realized today that I need to stop. It’s become more of a chore than something I did on the weekends. I just feel like I have no energy for anything and I’m watching time pass me by because I rather get high and I’m 21 so I should not feel that way just yet. I’m also going back to school so I really feel like I need 100% of me for these next couple of years.

    • Pollypocket
      January 12, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      How are you doing with the no smoking? I purchased cbd oil today in the hope that it’s gonna help me get over my 20 year habit.

      • Steve
        March 14, 2018 at 8:29 am

        Please let me know how that went planning on doing the same

      • Nadine Royal
        April 29, 2018 at 9:42 am

        I have smoked since I was 15 every single day…. Please tell me your try to get of the pot was successful…..i need help with this… It’s such a big thing I’m 31 so been doing this for a long time….. Kind of worried I wnt no myself and change into a total different person….and I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing….

        • Niki
          June 1, 2018 at 4:55 am

          Weird I have an older sister I’ve never met named Nadine royal. My name is Niki

      • Asti
        May 1, 2018 at 1:56 am

        Hi Pollypocket, you mentioned that you bought a cbd and that you will try it with it. can you please tell me if they help? Tnx

        • Ryan
          September 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm

          Everyone is different, it helps the anxiety but its not the best solution. I’ve tried it n still avnt quit, I’ve used all types of techniques but the levels of THC in MJ nowadays are stupid compared to the 90s where it was mainly just weed with a fraction of THC.

      • Beverly Conklin
        May 23, 2018 at 4:10 pm

        Is it working?

      • B
        July 4, 2018 at 2:16 pm

        How’s it working?

    • Myrna
      February 25, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      How are you doing now? My partner is on Day 6 quitting cold turkey.

    • lori
      February 28, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      Hi – How is it going without weed? Honestly I dont think I can do it!

    • mark
      March 3, 2018 at 11:53 pm

      Did u do it man?

    • Fmcl
      March 10, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      Well said … I smoked daily (all day ) for 20 years … went cold turkey 2 weeks ago .. going through all the withdrawals including insomnia, stomach cramps , blurry vision etc . But I’m really determined never to smoke again and every day gets better… hang in there 👍

      • DBreezy
        August 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm

        Thanks for this

    • Saz
      March 12, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Did you manage it?

    • Joseph
      March 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

      Do it russel. Your not alone I’m turning 40 in June and need to find a way out.. good luck and god bless

    • CJ
      April 2, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      Im stressing I need to stop this habit I have smoked for longer than I haven’t. It is effecting my mood and my pocket now. I am now 40 and no longer want to be tied to the shackles. I am becoming more and more anti social and just not happy anymore. I wanted to stop today but crumbled at the 1st hurdle and bought some.. I just don’t think I can stop please can some body help???

      • B
        June 1, 2018 at 3:52 pm

        I feel your pain. I’ve smoked 12 years straight all day, everyday. I am on Day 2 of Cold Turkey. I have become very depressed, anti social and absolute zero motivation and I have put my family thru HE’LL. I’m 33 years old and time to start acting like it

    • Sinner
      April 3, 2018 at 5:02 am

      Have you been sober this whole time ?

    • Chase
      April 3, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      I support you!

    • Nel
      April 8, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      Hey just want to know how it’s going with the progress since quitting ? 10 year trying to quit for good

    • guy
      April 9, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      did u do it?

    • Frizzy
      April 15, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      Right Russ! I needed that thank you

    • Andrez
      April 17, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Thank you for this, Much respect to you . I’m planning on going cold turkey . I’ve been smoking weed for bout 4 to 5 yrs it’s ridiculous .
      I’ve smoked everyday since the day I started & I’m just slowing changing for the better . This is gonna be tuff but I know I can do it .

    • Diego
      May 14, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      How did it go?

    • brad
      May 16, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      What is goggle eyes

    • Stephen James
      June 22, 2018 at 3:01 am

      Russell
      Did you keep on going and quit?

    • jack
      June 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      hey russell ,jack here man its my second day too .And already facing tat mega urge to smoke and call my friends for pot but im stopping myself.One thing u can do to avoid it is engaging urself with something else or buying a punching bag to take out all ur irritation and frustration on it. I’m trying it rite now hope it helps!!!

    • Nos
      June 28, 2018 at 11:56 pm

      It’s 2018 now and this is my third day quitting and guys…. it’s hard, it is no easy task I didn’t know about any of these effects until I started experiencing them and I thought I was going crazy until I read this and read all your comments. My head is telling me to smoke but I’m fighting it, reading y’all comments made me feel better it’s late at night and I’m still up because I can’t sleep. Whoever is smoking out there and thought to yourself that you wanna quit TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY or trust me you will never quit because that extra puff will be too important and will overtake you.

  • Troy Johnson
    December 1, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Thank you for the info

  • Annabel
    November 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Thankyou this has been extremely helpful,so much advice on all aspects of quitting.
    15 is a worrying age for someone who knows they get triggered when they need to smoke a substance , ” knowing” they are Addicted to it !

    • Steve
      March 14, 2018 at 8:27 am

      I am 15 and smoke everyday does it make it worse that I am younger? And will it cause anxiety or depression?

      • Clay
        May 29, 2018 at 11:52 am

        Dude you should really be careful with your use. If you smoke every day at 15 and you’re looking at articles like these you should seriously consider either lowering your intake or just not doing it at all. Our culture is shaped around drug and alcohol abuse to diffuse the reality of work and the struggle of life. No need to put yourself through that at such a young age, it will only get harder the more you do it. Please!! For yourself!

      • Jay
        May 30, 2018 at 7:45 am

        I started at your age. It seems harmless now but in the long run 🙁 I suggest u try stopping now

      • Derrick Singleton
        June 1, 2018 at 6:33 am

        It will get worst just stop smoking it’s hard I’m still smoking everyday I say I’ma stop I’m 35 now been smoking since 13 waste so much of my life smoking no you don’t get depression from smoking but if u already depression or ant it will make it worst

      • Melanie Gray
        June 25, 2018 at 7:46 am

        Yes! Because you’re brain is still developing it’s more dangerous for some.

  • Alex
    November 14, 2017 at 6:10 am

    This was so helpful! Thank you.

  • No
    November 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    It sounds great. Doing it is another story. Why should i have to quit my “drug” to take another “drug” to feel the same thing?

    • Zee
      June 12, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Frfr that what I been saying I smoke to deal with my depression and anxiety but of course what I been reading and researching it that bottom line weed is not the answer…. But it’s like the medication I have to take for my depression and anxiety makes me feel worse than smoking weed and then iTs be hella side effects with the medication as well…. I guess it’s safe to say nothing safe to take when you deal with mental illness… It’s takes will power and natural causes to heal the mind and body

      • Jason
        July 1, 2018 at 4:38 am

        I’m in a similar bind , depression anxiety the pills the crooked doctors pushed have destroyed me . I found the indica helped me sleep and not be such a rageaholic , it’s day 2 I really want to smoke most sobriety is short lived , if I got to pass a drug test to earn a living , I know I can quit but things not panning out and the reality’s of life have me in a very bad place Quit smoking weed to get hooked on sleeping pills ? this is not sustainable .

  • Anthony Morales
    November 6, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for this i need to read more about this..

  • zack
    October 28, 2017 at 5:07 am

    I really want to quit this stuff bt the problem is in my wood is easily available …..& because of that I find my self smoking it daily. other thing is when am stressed I fill relieved after smoking it… plz help on what to do..

    • tanka
      February 25, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      marijuana is a depressant. Therefore it is only making you more stressed and more paranoid. it only gets worse the longer you smoke.

      • Scott
        May 14, 2018 at 10:34 pm

        It’s not a depressant, it’s a hallucinogen which is completely different

        • alisha
          May 25, 2018 at 10:15 am

          its a depressant, a stimulant and a hallucinogen lmao

        • Christian
          May 27, 2018 at 10:45 am

          So much love to everyone on here… day 1 cold turkey I won’t even explain my feelings and sensations as every withdrawal has already been covered by previous posters but so much love and thanks to everyone posting on here it’s so motivating to get better…:’)

          • Jane
            June 2, 2018 at 9:08 pm

            I also am on day 1 and I’m having a hard time, I don’t know what to do. The withdrawals are bad; EXTREMELY nauseous, NO appetite, can’t sleep and if I do it’s like for 3 hours and I have lucid dreams and wake up in sheer panic. I keep telling myself keep pushing you got this but it’s hard. I’m dizzy and have chest pain this shit sucks. I have several health issues and I thought this would benefit me.. but now I feel dependent on it and that tells me to drop it and wall away. I smoked breifly for 2 weeks like 6 months ago and then stopped but then I recently almost 2 months have been smoking everyday and I’m not feeling good at all and don’t know what to do… do I try to ween myself down or do I just keep pushing through the withdrawals.??

          • chris law
            June 24, 2018 at 8:20 am

            Feel for ya Jane. If you can stick to a tapering off plan, reducing the amount day by day eventually just using a small amount before bed time, this is very effective I have found. Separating weed and tobacco and conquering 1 at a time is also something I strongly recommend, if you are in habit of using both together in j’s.

      • isaac
        May 31, 2018 at 8:26 am

        stimulant*

      • Tyson
        July 26, 2018 at 7:15 pm

        just because it’s a depressant, doesn’t mean it makes you stressed and paranoid. the word depress means it settles the body and mind down. it’s also a stimulant, and a hallucinogenic.

    • Olivia
      March 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      I feel the same xD

    • Babugei shirzard omar
      March 14, 2018 at 1:01 am

      Sure…to my side, I really love quitting it, but unfortunately, where my printing workshop is located,…a lot of friends we smoke from there but its near my workplace almost opposite..

    • Jack Lee
      March 18, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Snap

    • Bridget Mooney
      March 22, 2018 at 11:50 pm

      Get a supoort from your loved ones . I want to quit too. Its goung to be hard? But healthier. I already have bronchitis . You can do anything you put ur mind to. I know it sounds too easy. Just believe in yourself.

    • Dre
      April 9, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      You’ve got this Zack. One day at a time my friend . If you have any weed left , I found mentally flushing it down the toilet , there was no going back from there .

    • designamk1
      April 30, 2018 at 3:02 am

      I’ve been smoking since I was 15 I’m 32 now. In those 17 years there’s maybe been 2 months at most that I haven’t smoked only because I’ve been overseas and I did stop once for a few weeks when I stopped smoking cigarettes. I’ve been wanting and thinking about quitting for years. I really want to do it. It scares me though

      • Melissa
        August 3, 2018 at 4:28 pm

        You are the same age as me and we habe bn smoking for the same amount of time.I too have only ever stopped when i go travelling…im on day 5…trying to stay strong avoiding times when I normally smoke has been useful ie as sn as i get hme from work…my mind is already more clear, people hve asked me if ive lost weight my partner told me i have been nicer a d happier with him…i plan to do some yoga sunday and have started an exercise class twice per week…irritabilty has bn very high so hoping this will help….just keep saying to myself i may not quit forever…odd joint when camping or something like regular ppl just no longer want to smoke everyday… very excited that I have started to dream again and cant wait to see, feel ans experince the world how it should be rather than under a haze of fog around my brain 😊

  • Poppi
    October 27, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Pat Kerr needs help with weed eww

  • Poppi
    October 27, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I am mean

    • Denia S Staples
      March 30, 2018 at 9:49 am

      Me too…😣

  • timo
    October 24, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    i was addict for four years but when i followed the steps am now good don’t use drugs any more thanks to this website

    • Gary Brown
      April 5, 2018 at 3:03 am

      What website

  • Bill
    October 17, 2017 at 12:45 am

    The University of California(Berkley) did a 30 year study on cannabis and it’s affects starting in the early 80’s; this study was…if you can believe it…the DEA(Our government). They found that cannabis opens up breathing airwaves(not many people know it used to be used for asthma). Also, they found out it doesn’t cause lung cancer; in fact, the THC in marijuana kills older cells in the body that would lead to cancer. They also found that it suppressed tumors. If you want to know more, it’s all online. However, marijuana does have 3 times the tar so chronic bronchitis can become a factor. There is no nicotine in marijuana.

    • Letty
      April 9, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      I’ve been inhaling the pot for 25 years and have had bronchitis episodes for the past 5 because of this I need to stop 🛑

    • Whit
      June 6, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      Thank you so much for putting that in there… I have a severe appetite issue and leaky gut… I have been put on so many antidepressants that had given me horrible side effects. Marijuana is the only thing that has never given me side effects and works the best. So what do I do in my situation? Is it so bad that I’d rather treat myself with something more natural and works better than treat myself with doctor prescribed drugs that give me horrible side effects? And even some drugs that doctor give… just in case y’all didn’t know…the withdrawal from antidepressants can be just as bad.. if not worse.. than marijuana withdrawal.. if that’s even a thing

      • Fuhqed
        July 24, 2018 at 12:28 am

        You can change your diet to heal leaky gut

    • Chemist
      June 20, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      Yes, there is some reports on this, and promoting programmed cell death of bad cells. But this refers to RATS, not humans. The smoke is still carcinogenic. These test where not with rats smoking weed, but intravenous injection.

    • Tim
      September 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

      This is in no way true. Please list your scholarly sources.

  • Doug
    October 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Marijuana is no more addictive than a television. Which I say as someone who struggles with marijuana moderation.

    I think you’d find you have a hard time giving either up, does television have a physical addiction?

    I’m going without MJ now and it sucks. If I hadn’t recently had several weeks abroad on holiday and not smoked any the whole time with no problems I might think it was an addiction.

    But no I blame the same thing that causes millions of Americans to take ssri’s and other mind altering Pharmaceuticals. An inhumane heartless economic system based just on greed and working yourself to the bone makes us all need an escape.

    • Melody
      December 29, 2017 at 5:54 am

      Well said!

    • Alex
      January 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      Weed is very addictive. Physically and mentally. I’ve stopped and started many time and when I stop I definitely experience withdrawals. Hot cold, insomnia, head ache, severe irrability and depression. Its really hard to stop. It’s no joke.

      • Saz
        March 12, 2018 at 9:09 pm

        True dat

        • Rose
          June 11, 2018 at 9:09 am

          I am a single mum .44 yes old .I have a very isolated world with little support and have a habit thats overtaken me .I desperetly want to quit have smoked religiously for 28 yrs and now affects me mentally feel trapped and scared I won’t ever change

          • Ezz
            June 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm

            I’m 37 and having to stop for work. Day 1 and really struggling and help would be good

          • Jeremy
            June 13, 2018 at 11:05 pm

            Hang in there
            This is not ez

          • Bill
            June 14, 2018 at 7:07 am

            Hey feel free to email me I’m also quiting after years of smokeing, if you’d like to support each other I’d love to hear your story!

          • Ana Reyes
            June 16, 2018 at 8:10 am

            I feel the same way :'(

          • Wilfredo
            June 18, 2018 at 12:51 pm

            You can do it!!!! Please don’t stop. We all are strong… You are not alone on this..

          • David du Plessis
            June 23, 2018 at 2:15 am

            Hi Rose,

            Being a single Mom takes amazing energy, courage and strength. I salute you! I’ve been smoking religiously for the last 20 years and know exactly how you feel. Good luck and if you ever manage to to kick the habit then please let me know how!

          • Jeff
            June 23, 2018 at 8:49 am

            Single Dad. 40…living the same life with the same fears. I love smoking but it has become a problem, especially since I quit cigs in December so it’s time for a break. I never say I’m giving something up for good (except cigs) because it makes it seems almost impossible. Instead I’m shooting for an extended break to clear my mind and regain complete control.

          • Jennifer
            July 1, 2018 at 10:15 am

            We have a lot in common…I am a single Mom age 40…I dont like to leave my house..I dont have the support I need…I have smoked daily for 12 years…I desperately want to quit…you can email me

          • Joe
            July 1, 2018 at 7:17 pm

            Listen to me I have quit and started back up several times. It does seem like a battle that can’t be won sometimes, but trust you can break that habit. Start with all that they say to do throw everything associated with weed in the trash in fact take it all out to the dumpster as well just so your not tempted to go grab in fact throw more nasty trash over just to be certain that you won’t grab it. Then throw all the weed out as well. Don’t worry about what your friends will say or think. If they are truelly your friends then they will understand. You may have to just say good bye to some of your friends completely. What ever you don’t buy more stuff, weed, paraphernalia. Don’t even go out for a few weeks besides doing other stuff to take your mind off is smoking. Start doing new stuff like hitting the gym or go on a hike or bike or walk! Trust me the cravings go away in just a week or less. YOU GOT THIS!!

          • Ingrid
            July 2, 2018 at 8:33 pm

            I totally understand! Divorced mom, need to quit again because my daughter and her friends are experimenting and I can’t really deal with her until I stop, for me, it is not helpful right now, but also so I can talk with her and not be a hypocrite knowing I have addictive tendencies. But when she is in college and I am retired, all bets are off!

          • ryan
            July 5, 2018 at 10:33 am

            hi Rose.
            I have smoked cannabis for 27 years, i have been in the production business for 20 years. Seen more that most in this department. Consumption addiction is half routine and half use. Quitting the routine is the key. You must understand your value and your potential. Replace the old routine with a new one, keep your mind moving stay busy its going to help a lot. When quitting, do not quit cold turkey, you will have a lot more to deal with, only smoke once a day an hour and a half before bed gradually bring the dose down to nothing over two weeks . Don’t hide from your perceived problems they only get worse with time, you must take charge of life it is yours. We have a lot to offer this world. Never forget your value, stay ambitious.

            Also psilocybe cubensis can help you reset your mind.

            ps lets try and keep our children from smoking more than once a month till a least 25 years old please do them the faver

          • Dave
            July 6, 2018 at 11:48 am

            Rose, you probably have an isolated world because of the pot. It turns you into a loner, that’s what it does. I am in the same boat and I’m 1 week into quitting a decade long love affair with Mary Jane. In fact, writing you this message is my self-prescribed therapy. I cried for an hour when I decided I had to quit, like breaking up with the love of my life because I knew she wasn’t good for me, but the sex was great. Then I told my friends who I feel safe with. They are degenerates like me and non-judgmental, but very supportive. I did this because I knew it would keep me personally accountable to myself. Hitting send on my group text to my friends was very hard to do because it seemed so irreversible and I sat there feeling sorry for myself for an hour before I could do it. As soon as I did though, I felt proud of myself for the first time in a long time and you will too. Throw all your stuff away and delete your dealers number – don’t worry you won’t remember it if you’ve been smoking that long. That will make it nearly impossible to start again when you are at your weakest. Talk to someone Rose, then you won’t be all alone in this because I’m guessing that when you are alone you light up. I know I did. Recognize your triggers and plan for them, like if you know you bite your nails in movie theaters – bring gloves. For me it was when the kids got on the school bus and my “work from home day” was supposed to begin. To get started, skip smoking when you would normally do so, and instead sit down and have yourself a long cry about what a loser you’ve become and how you have allowed weakness to dictate your life and rob you of your potential and happiness and channel that self-pity into stubborn resolve with a tinge of anger. That’s what worked for me. If you yourself recognize it as a problem, then it’s time and you are ready. On days 3-4 of quitting I had a headache that felt like meningitis all the way into my neck. Take 800 mg of ibuprofin (on a full stomach) to dull the pain and know that it only last 2 days. Then you’ll feel anxious for a few days, but the physical aspects aren’t that bad. It’s the nasty habit that’s the hard part, like stopping biting your nails when you’ve been biting them for 50 years (another goal of mine). There’s no chemical in finger nails that makes them addictive, but the pathways in the brain are hard wired the way they are and the reward center and receptors in your brain are all wrong, that’s why it takes a serious commitment to change – thus why you need to tell on yourself. You’ll lose weight because your appetite drops off (bonus), but you’ll have some trouble sleeping (deal with it). Absolutely, positively no ambien. Be proud of each day you’ve gone weed free and trust that there is hope. Hope for a life with meaning if you choose. You were not born to be a loser, you were born to do something with your life. Have the guts to try. Have the guts to believe you aren’t a loser. Have the guts to be strong. Have the guts to be productive with your life. As soon as it’s out of your system, you’ll feel different. This is the real you, you just won’t recognize yourself. Pick up the phone and reconnect with old friends – it will be easy now and you’ll like doing it, where before you were an observer of other people who lived, now you can get a life of your own. Get a new job and put yourself out there to fail or succeed in a new venture – doesn’t matter the outcome, just try because that’s what being brave means. I’m don’t believe in god, but I pray for strength and usually cry when I do. My habit has been a secret from my family and has forced me to live a secret life which is no way to live. I messed myself up so bad professionally and with my relationships because of my secret and I’m guessing your are in the same boat. I hope this helps – good luck!

          • Lyndsey
            July 9, 2018 at 6:09 am

            I’m same 30 years old and smoked weed for 16 years it’s just taken over my life… Makes me feel I need it to motivate myself I feel so isolated and alone and I have plenty around me but just keep myself very distance. Very anxious and worried all the time paranoid and just scared of reality I forgot what it feels like to be normal tbh I only feel normal after my joint

          • akhtar
            July 12, 2018 at 5:57 pm

            hello everyone i really need help
            i just smoke some times weed like just in 4 months i smoked like 30 to 40 cigrettes of weeds…now i dont smoke for like 20 days but i dont know why i feel like i will start again or something like this please anyone can help me why i feel like this thank you

          • Bobby
            July 15, 2018 at 3:47 am

            Hi I feel like I’m in the same boat, I’ve thought about Rehab but it’s quite expensive, I’m a single father and feel as if I miss out a lot of my child’s life dua to my addiction :/

          • K Fattah
            July 29, 2018 at 2:57 am

            Same here. 38 yrs old

          • Morgan
            August 5, 2018 at 10:18 pm

            Me too 26 yrs old

          • Keysha
            August 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

            Hi I’m a 41 yr old single mom with a special needs child. I smoke daily. The only time I stopped smoking was when I was pregnant. I’m alone, I have no support system except my ganja which is pathetic. Its not fun to smoke anymore for me. I need help!

          • Josh
            August 23, 2018 at 7:59 pm

            Me too. Ive Been smoking for 23-24 yrs. I’m 2 days in no smoking. Wish you luck. It’s hard. But worth it.

          • Mamaal
            August 28, 2018 at 11:45 pm

            Exact same here

          • J
            August 30, 2018 at 1:08 am

            I wish to quit , our memories are what makes us who we are , the dreams we have when we sleep are importaint and cannabis kills this too .,. Too much of anything is shit , and if you can’t discipline yourself to have as and when then don’t bother with it at all .. it’s to much of a pleasure , like stonned and being ok with doing nothing is it good , much time is getting wasted ,

            And if memories are what makes us whatbgood is it you cant remember what happens last week …. scary huh !

            Less is more , more a less

          • Mark
            September 2, 2018 at 7:42 am

            I started smoking weed when i was 14. Which was now and then with friends. In my late teens i started doing speed, mushrooms and LSD. I was 25 when i stopped all that. But i carried on smoking weed. Few on a night and on a weekend. My dad passed away when i was 28. And instead of going to councilling i just started smoking weed all day, everyday for the past 14 years. I’m 42 now and this is my 5th week of not smoking weed. Believe me its not being easy. I have a court case coming up. Because i am now homeless after splitting up with my ex and not seen my daughter for weeks and have no money. That has helped me realise that i can do it and have to stop. Believe me i could do with a joint or 6. Keep going Rose. kick the habit. If i can do it you can toxxxxx

          • Tony
            September 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

            Hey rose anytime you need a chat
            I know exactly what you are feeling
            Tony
            07513966248

          • Natasha
            September 6, 2018 at 7:34 pm

            I’m sane age same issue I’m a recluse cuz of it :/

          • Lauralou
            September 6, 2018 at 11:26 pm

            🌹 You are not alone in the struggle. I’ve been a heavy user for close to 20 years. I quit cold turkey (30 days now) and I’m struggling with anger, anxiety and depression. I’m hopeful there’s a rainbow after this storm. I’m looking for a support group, a meeting, fb group anything to help.

          • Lisa
            September 9, 2018 at 11:29 pm

            56 / it is a desire of mine to quit smoking. I don’t know how. I have down loaded MA- the big green book. It seems to me that I am addicted. Regardless of where it’s taking me. 43 years – 25 consistently. Any help out there?

          • Hakeem
            September 16, 2018 at 2:42 pm

            This is for Dave man your post is helping me get through this. I’ve been smoking weed since I was 13 I’m now 24. I’ve screenshot your post because I can fully relate to you. I’ve been biting my nails all my life and it’s hard to quit. I’m smart and athletic. Yes being alone causes one to smoke at least 4 blunts or pack my bowl at least 10 times. What made it worse for me is smoking cigarettes. I told myself I’m quitting cold turkey because now I’ll have a sharp pain in my chest but I know it’s because of smoking weed and cigarettes. I also have two sons and I refuse to miss out on the biggest moments of there lives just because I want to smoke weed. This is my third day and I tack on a extra day just to make myself feel comfortable and to keep me going. I also eat fruits on a daily and vegetables just to help myself out. How I help out with my weight problem I exercise with my kids inside and outside so that I gain my muscles back and muscle also weighs more than fat. And Rose if we can do it you can do it too. If there’s a problem just come back to this post everyday to post how your day weeny during the times you usually smoke or definitely when your alone.

          • Charles
            September 16, 2018 at 11:07 pm

            Be strong Rose. I feel your hurt.
            Im 45 now and I had a love and hate relationship with this thing more than half my life.
            Ive successfully quit 4 times now. Successfully?
            I used to be the idiot that said weed is not addictive. Weed is definitely addictive!
            I went through hell 4 times!
            Every time i quit, for 2 years, 5, 10, 1 year.
            I quickly forget how horrible it was and say to myself 1 or 2 wont hurt, then it turns to next day, ill stop next week, month etc….
            How I quit last time was my kids, my age(just not cool at 45) and God.
            Yeah God, Jesus to be exact. I prayed, cried, and i poured out all my problems, felt really ashamed and but I felt like something lifted a heavy burden out of my life. The last time was a whole lot easier for me and i hope all of you well wishes in your journeys

          • Shelley
            September 25, 2018 at 10:37 am

            Are you ok Rose?

          • BECKY
            September 25, 2018 at 8:09 pm

            Exactly the same criteria here and my 18yr old son has currently been sectioned under the mental health act after developing extreme psychosis, paranoia & anxiety 1 day couple of weeks ago after 4yrs of smoking weed despite my constant advice that it did not suit him and suspected personality disorder but he’s been in constant denial n now the absolute worst has happened and now fear he may have a life long mentally illness
            I’m a long term weed smoker but fortunately for me it don’t really mess with me as in mental illness but I’m full on addicted & actually don’t think I got it in me to stop 😣🙄 yet my 18yr old is on a mental ward doing cold turkey on top of his psychosis – proudest mum tho cuz he’s asked got the help himself

        • Max
          September 20, 2018 at 1:54 pm

          Bro but we have to leave this shit….its jst a fucking thing that we smoke every day money waste tym waste even our lifes becoming wastes shit today is my last day
          And m ready for tomorrow mentally strong most of all i have prepared my emotions and will power……new suns gonna rise tomorrow fellas tk cr all of u

          • Imani
            December 6, 2018 at 4:51 am

            Same that’s how innocent feeling rn
            And I’m 18

      • Shawn
        March 22, 2018 at 12:11 pm

        Im going through all these things as well. This is really tough

      • Virender Singh
        March 29, 2018 at 8:58 pm

        You are great thing its no joke

      • Edy
        March 31, 2018 at 12:57 am

        Same here!! I quit several times ( was a heavy smoker for more than 20 years) and everytime I have intense anger, and muscular pain. But now I usually don’t smoke for many months, then take a toke one or two days, and stop again cause this thing really hurts my emotionnal functions, and perspective. It’s sooo good to be clear headed, and have clean lungs. Keep up the good work!

      • Nel
        April 8, 2018 at 4:47 pm

        Currently Same experience

      • Dre
        April 9, 2018 at 4:43 pm

        It’s very difficult when you’ve smoked every day for the last 10 years . I’ve lost 10 pounds in like 3 days from no appetite and loss of sleep. My lungs are all clogged , just blah. It’s extremely addicting and I can’t beleive we Canadians are about to legalize this shit

        • Cece
          May 30, 2018 at 6:36 pm

          I’m currently stop smoking, after being a heavy smoker for the last two years! I’ve lost 10lbs this month (May), and my appetite is damn near nonexistent! It’s hard to describe the feeling of being hungry, but when the food is placed in front of me I literally can’t eat it, so I’m forcing myself to eat every day! I can’t wait until the THC is out of my system, so I can go back to eating and gaining weight!

          • Smokerjoker
            June 23, 2018 at 7:22 pm

            This is the worst and insomnia

          • Nee
            July 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

            You are the first person to have what I am feeling exactly! How are you now?

        • Aharon
          June 2, 2018 at 2:18 pm

          I hear ya but you have to let people make thier own choices im quiting too it messes with your emotions but like i said you have tonlet people choose for themselves

      • Pb
        May 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm

        What the hell was u smoking???
        All that shut mind over matter🙄
        GL

      • hoe
        May 29, 2018 at 2:04 pm

        how did you get to stop?hoe

      • Lily
        June 1, 2018 at 10:23 am

        I feel you. I’m just beginning and even a day is hard. It is something I’ve grown to depend on 🙁 😢 that I cannot enjoy things anymore without it , at least my body thinks that

        • Helena
          June 22, 2018 at 10:08 am

          I love weed. But it’s causing marital problems as I spend over €100 a week of it and I don’t even have a job. I have smoked it for nearly 20 years and the longest I have quit for is 1 year but that was hash. I think weed is a lot harder to kick. I actually don’t want to stop smoking it but I’m also sick of having no money. I literally lie to myself everyday saying this is my last bag. And then I wake up so angry the next morning just knowing I have none and the cycle starts again

          • Ed
            July 9, 2018 at 12:16 pm

            100% same I hate that

          • Donna
            July 10, 2018 at 9:12 am

            I’ve been smoking weed for 25yrs religiously.. I’m now 51and this is day 3 of no weed, I don’t have friends to talk to as my paranoia stopped me from leaving the house for 10yrs.. my depression and anxiety is through the roof and I’ve had enough of the panic attacks in the middle of the night to last a lifetime.. I’ve now got rid off everything to do with weed.. I’m gonna give it my best shot to give it up and desperate to feel normality again.. Good luck to all you guys who are tryna give up too.. Respect

          • Assert
            July 24, 2018 at 3:53 pm

            YESSS

          • Sincear
            July 28, 2018 at 2:55 pm

            Wow u ain’t lying I say this is my last 8th then I wake up mad cause I have none left there I go again then I say it again screaming and mad at myself this is my last 8th smfh

          • John doe
            July 29, 2018 at 4:32 pm

            Is it just me or did the chemical make up of marijuana change over the years? I remember pot making me feel uephoric and helping with pain. And now since this year alone I’ve gotten bad anxiety and even nausea from smoking. Its like everything it used to give relief from, it causes now. Someone, somewhere, had to of come up with a way to make marijuana less desirable to keep it illegal and big pharma and alcohol sales up.

          • GnaB
            July 31, 2018 at 2:04 pm

            I go through this. im sorry you do but im glad im not alone. i feel insane doing the same thing having the same thoughts about stopping but not stoppping due to all the excuses i make.

          • Charles
            September 16, 2018 at 11:12 pm

            Ive been there 4 times.
            Last time has been a success for me.
            Have you tried asking Got?

        • Priceton
          June 24, 2018 at 11:14 am

          Same here been smoking everyday for 7 years and today is my 1st day stopping because I have become dependent on it as well

          • Joe
            July 1, 2018 at 7:29 pm

            How’s it going with the quiting?

        • Siddique
          July 23, 2018 at 11:08 am

          I am also tired off this smoking weed….I swear that I will not smoke further….rather than I will start body building….

          • Mrs Coco
            September 10, 2018 at 10:07 pm

            That’s what I want to do.

        • Sharlene
          September 4, 2018 at 5:26 am

          I feel your pain , did you ever make it to the other side

      • chris law
        June 24, 2018 at 8:10 am

        Hi, i’ve found personally that if you smoke joints its much harder stopping. If I a smoking tobacco while I stop smoking weed I tend to chain smoke cigs causing some real damage to mouth and throat. If I go cold turkey for cigs and weed at once its extremely anxious and restless and I have found this is definitely not the way to go.

        Either use nicotine patches at same time as smoking weed or give up the tobacco 1st. if you have a lump of weed and continue to smoke it I found that I got no tobacco withdrawals to speak of

        • Mphuluphedzeni Portia Ntshavheni
          August 8, 2018 at 4:31 pm

          You’ll just go back to smoking in time. I tried that.

      • Melanie Gray
        June 25, 2018 at 7:40 am

        Me too.. the struggle is real

      • Chey
        June 26, 2018 at 8:33 am

        I hear you, I’m currently trying to quit but cause of my current living situation I’m surrounded by other smokers and I’m not getting support from them which therefor makes it’s difficult… don’t know where to begin.

      • David Becerra
        June 28, 2018 at 2:12 am

        Im with you, it hard to quit been smoking for 15 years.

      • khan
        July 9, 2018 at 2:41 am

        What method help us

      • jimmy jackson
        July 18, 2018 at 10:52 pm

        I dont wanna feel so cold

      • Collin
        August 22, 2018 at 11:43 am

        I feel you bro I been trying to stop for two weeks lol and I do smoke less but I’ve been smoking every day for 5 years straight any tips I find the mornings and night to be the hardest not to smoke 😪

        • Grace
          September 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm

          Hey. I’ve been smoking for two years now. This year it became a habit. I’m 17 years old and I started smoking because i was dealing with a lot of shit that I didn’t want to have to deal with. It was like weed was my escape from shitty reality. At first, it was fun but then I started smoking every single day until I got caught by my parents. This made things worse for me and because of that, I felt like I couldn’t handle life anymore. I kept smoking and smoking. I got more friends who were stoners. Smoking weed was the only thing keeping me from committing suicide. I was using weed as an emotional crutch. I didn’t know how it felt to be normal without weed. I became a loner who never left her room. My perception of time was very wrong. I lost a lot of weight this summer, I literally have no appetite for food when I’m not high. I’ve told myself several times that I’d quit but I never go past two days. I become to angry and my depression becomes worse without weed. Today is my first day away from smoking weed. Hopefully it goes well.

      • Ann
        September 20, 2018 at 7:46 am

        I wasn’t aware of the emotional ups and downs until now.
        M M I had thought to help me sleep but its a hit or miss.
        Sleep and relaxation was the plan but the concentration of THC will do the opposite it will keep you up all night.

        I am contemplating giving up my MM card along with the sleep aids.

        These drugs treat one thing but give you another.

    • Tom
      February 24, 2018 at 4:29 am

      Im british, and the mary jane is most certainly addictive, i haven’t smoked in 2 years and I still have dreams about getting chonged xD. The green led me to borderline anxiety breakdown, but i don’t think its inherently dangerous. Over use will always be the problem for those struggling with problems with life at large, whatever they may be, an escape is always preferable, whatever it may be

      • Satpal
        April 6, 2018 at 5:07 pm

        Very nice, Thumbsup

    • pheobe
      February 27, 2018 at 9:28 am

      tv isnt that addictive.

      • Renny
        April 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm

        Depends what’s on

      • sullivan
        May 6, 2018 at 9:52 pm

        … try to give it up for life? And then give me your opinion, Respectfully submitted.

      • Peter Cundliffe
        May 22, 2018 at 6:56 am

        Lmfao omg try stoping my partner watching her programs ?

      • Fee
        June 23, 2018 at 5:54 am

        What’s addicting to some people may not be addicting to others. So, T.V. may be addictive to one person but not another person. Food may be addictive to some but not others. Some people may be able to tolerate weed and it may not have an effect on them like it would someone else. BOTTOM LINE: You don’t know how your body will respond to certain things and just because a substance is not addictive to someone else does not mean that it won’t be addictive to you. Marijuana is no exception. I don’t understand how it is legal.

        • Proxy
          July 12, 2018 at 6:51 pm

          You don’t understand how it’s legal? Lots addictive things are legal…sugar…caffeine…food..etc. Don’t blame the Marijuana, it’s not a person. Take the responsibility and blame yourself. Actually, caffeine can be fatal…I see no one complaining about that.

    • Pooh 2
      April 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      This is what i needed to hear thanks

    • Travon Davenport
      April 6, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Your very first statement is ABSOLUTELY incorrect

    • Terri Meadows
      April 13, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Agreed!!!

    • Muddy
      May 1, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      I started smoking hash when i was about 17, im now 60, I now smoke hash and weed and smoke about 35 to 40 grams per week in joints.. I just lost my dad 3 days ago and have not had a joint or cigarette since (complete cold turkey} i have had no cravings what so ever, but if im honest i still feel stoned, which is good cos its not costing me fuck all, come on boys and girls if i can do it anyone can

      • Kmarie
        June 2, 2018 at 4:24 pm

        I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Congrats on you quitting and I wish it was that easy for me!

      • sourki
        June 7, 2018 at 7:36 am

        dude you have smoked 82560 Grams you souldn’t be able to feel anything xD

        • Bailey
          July 4, 2018 at 8:48 am

          I’d still feel stoned too!

      • Charles
        July 13, 2018 at 10:14 pm

        How is it’s going?

      • Li
        July 30, 2018 at 5:58 am

        Ur just sad for your loss

      • Bob
        October 17, 2018 at 9:56 am

        I felt the same when I last quit I still felt stoned 6 months later and felt no different so started smoking again

    • mark
      May 9, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      if like me you are an addict mj is stociously addictive. many health side effects ,some good, mostly bad. thirtry years i was on it. no emotion. no reality. fantasy land. today im off it. miss it like it mad. but i want to be free from addiction so thats how it is .but no question its toxically addictive. an addict will always rationalise an excuse to give permission to use any drug.thats my experience. stay safe all

    • Reli
      June 5, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you for saying what you said.

    • Whit
      June 6, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      I completely agree… The funny thing is if both my husband and I quit I seem to lose my appetite and have stomach issues and he has no issues at all… So I came to the conclusion that maybe I have something physically wrong with me… I know I have some stomach issues… And when I stop the marijuana the symptoms return… Couldn’t I be right or is it just all mental?

      • john
        June 18, 2018 at 12:31 am

        other people habe different physiological make ups. Everyone is different. Definately the withdrawls

      • Grace
        June 18, 2018 at 8:10 pm

        It could go either way, I find smoking can numb my stomach so it could simply be masking your issues when you’re smoking – good chance it is related to the withdrawels too. If you are worried about medical issues I would definitely advise seeing your GP (you can get something else to help ease the symptoms while you’re there!)

      • chris law
        June 24, 2018 at 8:03 am

        The symptoms you describe are very, very common. I have this issue myself. Its like not everyone that smokes gets cancer, but it definitely causes it, you may be lucky. Pattern of smoking, how long you have smoked for etc will also play a significant role in side effects also.
        Since legalisation in the sates there has been a rise in people to ER for vomiting sickness related to stopping smoking weed

      • Joe
        July 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm

        You need to try and eat healthy whilst the quitting and give it more time not just a couple of days. The pains in the stomach will probably go away! Good luck!!

    • Mike R
      June 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      This has not been my experience. I suffer from terrible physical symptoms when I quit – I do go through 1/2oz a week though, so the levels might make the difference. I completely lose my appetite, I lose a ton of weight, I cant sleep, I get cold sweats, I’m irritable, I’m always tense and trust me when I say that the people around me very much notice my withdrawal symptoms.

      Marijuana is absolutely physically addictive if consumed long enough in sufficient quantities.

    • Joe
      June 29, 2018 at 9:24 am

      So you blame “the system?” Not only is this sad, it’s cliche.

    • A
      June 30, 2018 at 5:36 am

      You are absolutely correct! I have a MMJ card for my health issues (severe injuries, chronic cluster headaches,and nerve damage in a car accident.) I smoke for my pain relief, but also it’s rec legal in my state, so I smoke recreationally as well… and yes I suppose a person with addiction issues, may tend to get addicted? But it’s more mental than physical- I go on vacation and don’t bring it, because of flying and laws, and I never feel omg I need it… or anything even remotely close- I do have to take persciption pain killers, on vacation tho and it takes me weeks to get my stomach back to normal when I get home! They make me feel worse by far than Mmj has ever made me feel! If I don’t have it, it’s not panicsville! But to scare people to believe this is “dangerous drug”
      Is BULL! It’s not dangerous, it’s medicine! Yes any med can be “abused” but you know alcohol is given a pass even tho it’s far more deadly! Dr’s still prescribe a glass of wine every night(red) for your heart! Please! That’s worse by far! Mmj needs to stop being demonized!

    • Brian Berti
      July 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

      You need to chill bro and hit the peace pipe

    • Michael Evans
      July 23, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      Well I’ve been addicted to MJ for 13 years now.
      I’m I’ve tried to give up numerous times but I can’t.
      I spend the majority of my money on it
      I’ve gone without essentials such as groceries to pay for weed first
      I’ve lost friends and family because of it
      It’s ruined past relationships
      It’s effected my work
      I look like shit because of it

      I know all of these things but I still cannot stop.
      I have tried so many times not getting past 2 days

      You’re telling me weed isn’t addictive?
      It is addictive I’m addicted to it.

      Because you were able to go without weed doesn’t mean it’s not addictive.
      People can drink alcohol without becoming addicted alcoholics

    • Bree
      July 27, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      You got to be kidding me, i am reading this so that i can quit smoking and oll over sudden i load a picture of a smoker smoking it. Do you know if you speak or see someone with it it raises your cravings and thirst for weed.
      😐

    • Michelle
      July 28, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      I have been smoking for 20+ yrs and now I am 41yrs old and just want to quit. I get tired of spending the money and my time trying to get it! I have quit before while I was pregnant with my daughter and really need all the help I can get to quit, it’s so hard!!

    • Balls Deep
      July 30, 2018 at 8:29 am

      Dependency and addiction and different sides of the same coin. I’ve been addicted for a good few years now and struggle to cope without it hence why I’m on here kicking the habit as it drains all my productivity and energy.

    • Sue
      August 8, 2018 at 4:17 am

      Yep, Dave. You are spot on correct.. This life is crazy. All we ever do is work and come home and do chores, have a few hours for TV or weed or Facebook and social media. Then bed. Then start all over again.

      An inhumane heartless economic system based just on greed and working yourself to the bone makes us all need an escape. YES. Can anyone relate?

      This is why I like to escape and I love weed so much.

      But, its taking over my life and I need to regain control, like others on here.

      Im 53 and been doing this for about 5 years now and Im still loving it.

    • Yoyo
      August 9, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      I love weed so much bt people around me see me as criminal i am just smoker man

    • Dice
      August 15, 2018 at 12:50 am

      I am 19 i started smoking 11 months ago. Its almost been a year. It has changed me & bought alot of depression & addictive behavior & i want to quit. So far i have been practicing not smoking on week days and only weekends ive tried this process for 9 months and it has only worked one solid week… Last week lol i want to quit before it’s too late and i am really stuck this is not the life i want to live i have goals and dreams. Please email me for advice/ support.

      • Grace
        September 15, 2018 at 8:22 pm

        Hi Dice. I’m Grace. I’m 17 and I have been smoking weed to two years. Trust me when I say I understand what you’re going through. It’s hard af to stop. Especially for me because I don’t just use it to have fun but also as an emotional crutch. I don’t know how it feels like to be normal. I hate being sober so I get High every single day. I smoke at least 3-4 joints a day. I’ve lost a whole lot of weight (which I am not happy with) and I have lost a lot friends too. I started using weed because I had sever depression but any time I try to quit, it’s like the depression gets worse. I’m never really successful when it comes to quitting weed. Most of my friends are stoners and my boyfriend is a stoner too so you already know how I’m doing in the aspect of getting support from friends. Plus my family is not talking to me so that is not helping either

    • Jubei makashi
      August 19, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    • Chris
      August 24, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      You’re the type of person who has only smoked for a couple of years constantly, imagine what it’s like for someone who has smoked for 11 years on a daily basis, it all depends on the use

    • Toto
      August 26, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      I quit for a year and then started again this summer. I think as you get older being stoned can be more nauseous than euphoric. I go back to work after summer holidays so just quit as I can’t function in work otherwise. Day two of cold turkey. Just a headache and a bitgrouchy. Looking forward to work and saying goodbye Tomy stoned alter-ego.Love to all.

    • J
      August 30, 2018 at 1:02 am

      Erm I’m not addicted to television.

      Cannabis tho

    • Holly
      September 5, 2018 at 2:30 am

      I have to stop smoking weed to get my
      Driving licence back I have a month and
      A half untill I have to take a medical (U.K.) to get it back.
      I’m 25 I’ve smoked for the past 10 years at least 7 hard smoker, I also have bipolar and have been self medicating with weed (probably doesn’t help).

      I’m led in bed smoking a joint. I need to stop, I need help.

      Advice please. X

    • Natasha
      September 6, 2018 at 7:31 pm

      I have been smoking weed for years now. I quit for 18 months easily just remember panicking abit and smoking more. Never really was getting stoned off it I was smoking much
      Anyway shit happened n I’m now smoking like 40 a day. I lost my dad to lung cancer 3 years ago and I lost my mum in Feb this year n never experienced pain like it watching her suffer n struggle and begging to die
      And I have copd now n Cnt breath n at mo cuz I have a lung infection and I’m in bed also smoking a joint and coughing my guts up. I feel so weak

    • Gucci berry
      September 18, 2018 at 10:09 am

      Sorry but it is addictive. Around 30% of weed users relay on this just to get through their daily lives. I know weed addicts, I am addicted to weed to the point I don’t even want to be awake or even alive without it. So you are wrong and are apart of the 70%, which means you don’t have the answer, cause you don’t have the problem.

    • Me
      September 26, 2018 at 12:27 am

      What is easy for you may be extremely difficult for someone else and vice versa. Have some empathy for your fellow people.

    • Soph
      October 16, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Finding this thread and knowing that others are going through withdrawals has actually been the kick up the arse I needed. Iv always been that loud bubbly girl and now I feel like an empty shell. Told myself every few days ‘this will be my last bag’ and it never was. Living in a routine of work, straight home, smoke all night then repeat. Days off I know I’d wake and bake, and smoke until it’s time to go back to work. My friends don’t know, my family does, I feel like I need to kick this habit for me and no one else. I feel anxious, depressed and sick almost constantly, zero appetite and I can’t bring myself to do new things or take my mind off it some other way because I feel so alone. this is the first time iv even admitted my addiction and it’s to a forum of strangers but after reading all the kind posts I feel I won’t be judged. Thankyou for all sharing ❤️