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Just a quick note in regards to the moderation of the group. Sometimes if I am a bit short on time or if we get a lot of posts at once I may have to just skim the overall gist of the posts rather than reading them word for word before I approve them, also we all have a different perspective as to what is acceptable and thus there may sometimes be the odd post that gets through that you may feel is inappropriate. And while this doesn’t seem to happen very often if there is anything that anybody reads and feels is inappropriate then please feel free to either shoot me a PM or use the contact form to let me know and I will always be happy to take another look at it.

Please keep in mind however that a post does have to be quite bad or harmful to the group as a whole for us to delete it, I don’t like to be too heavy handed with that kind of moderation and try to reserve it for only when it is absolutely necessarily as generally I like people to be able to have their say and most things can be ironed out with dialogue and often we can all learn from it, that said if you feel something is inappropriate like I say please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to take another look.


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  • Try this - Tip for Quitting Cannabis

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    hey all

    just wanted to post this: It may help some of you or not but it is worth trying.

    On my last attempt at stopping the weed, my therapist suggested a write a letter to cannabis to say goodbye. I may sound like a nutter for doing this but i wrote it and as i am on another attempt at stopping (last time it worked for 12 weeks) i thought last night that i would re-read the letter. It has helped greatly as it is a reminder of all the reasons i want to stop and of all the things i have to live for.

    I have posted it below - leaving out my son's name for obvious reasons. Yes I relapsed but am on day 16 again today and getting stronger each day.

    "Dear cannabis

    Well it has been 6 days since I have been in touch with you and to be honest it has been quite difficult to say goodbye. at first I was lost, thought where are you? Did think about calling you but remembered that i had decided once and for all not to see you again. been feeling pretty lonely and a bit sad/emotional and fearful - what would i do without you? I found the weekend particularly hard without you and cried and felt so down. I dont think we have spent a saturday night apart for a long time, not for a couple of years anyway, not since we last fell out for that 12 weeks. couldn't stop thinking about you. I was obsessed with you.

    You have been in my life since i was 14 and i am now 35 and i have to say you are probably one of my longest "friendships" . Friends have come and gone through the years but you have always been there. you have got me through good times, bad times, sad times, in fact all the time! at first you made me feel really good about myself, gave me confidence, made me entertaining, i felt good enough and accepted when you were around. You never judged me.

    I have wasted so much money (around £20,000) and effort on searching for you, worrying and climbing the walls when i couldn't reach you and got really angry when i couldn't find you. My whole life revolved around you and resulted in me losing all interest in everything. You kept me company when my real friends weren't around or so I thought.

    I have ben battling with you for years now and i know deep inside that you are no good for me and that ours is an "unhealthy relationship" but still i defended you and kept you in my life. I have missed nights out with real friends, choosing to spend my time alone, just you and me. I even looked forward to our nights alone and felt comforted that you were around.

    I have spent so much money on you - if i had fell out with you years ago then i could have achieved so much more - i would have learned to drive and could have maybe had that campervan that i have always dreamed of. you have kept me away from that and prevented me from carrying out some of my dreams. in fact you have taken any ambition that i ever had and made me feel like i had nothing other than you in my life and that i couldn't cope wiithout you.

    As for being supportive, yes you were at first but now i have realised that you have isolated me from my real friends and made me think that i couldn't live or function without you. You have made me depressed, fearful of the future, paranoid and at times obsessed. You made me feel like i couldn't live without you. anytime that i have tried to get rid of you, you have always been around the corner just waiting to tempt me back.

    It's really difficult to say goodbye to you but i feel now is the right time in my life to do so, i want so much more out of life for me and for my son and there is no room in my life for you anymore. i have lots of really good "real friends and family" and i want to spend more time with them and make a fresh start. I want to start using my brain again and not zone out, and be able to face things whether good or bad. I want to remember good times and nights out with friends and good times with my son. I very much want to remember him growing up and all his milestones and unfortunately because of you a lot of my memories are hazy of him as a baby and growing up and i regret that so much, it makes me feel really sad and guilty. I cant take that back but i can do something about it now. I have big plans for my future and Im not sorry to say there is no place for you in that future.

    so goodbye my friend, i'd like to say it was a pleasure and for the first few years it was but now you are too much of a negative influence in my lfe and you prevent me from from having any interests and fulfilling my dreams, you have robbed my motivation and i am hopeful that i can "find myself" again and not have to rely on you in the future.

    So, so long weed, dont try and contact me as i wont be answering your calls and if you try and find me, i will tell you to take a hike - so go and find some other sucker to latch onto because as of now - you are dead to me.

    Adios amigo

  • #2
    "I have spent so much money on you - if i had fell out with you years ago then i could have achieved so much more - i would have learned to drive and could have maybe had that campervan that i have always dreamed of. you have kept me away from that and prevented me from carrying out some of my dreams. in fact you have taken any ambition that i ever had and made me feel like i had nothing other than you in my life and that i couldn't cope wiithout you."

    Thank you for posting this letter, i read it all and it made me cry. It is like losing an old friend and saying goodbye seems the logical thing to do.
    The above quote was the bit that i could relate to more than any other, I have also never learned to drive, and I am also OBSESSED with Campervans. we hired a VW Campervan and went touring for a month for our honeymoon. And reading your letter made me realise that I could have bought one with the money that I have wasted on weed.

    It is really difficult to say goodbye but it is something that has to be done if we want to achieve our dreams. We both deserve that Campervan, lets aim for that and any time that we want to give in lets visualise us driving the Camper.

    I really wish you the best of luck in your journey, and again thank you for posting this letter, its inspiring, I may even write one as well xxxx
    Together we can do it

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    • #3
      Great idea, very cathartic.

      Take care
      Cannabis Rehab Admin

      If you wish to Use then Use, Your Body Your Choice, You're NOT a Criminal and I wish you well!

      My Choice is to be Drug Rehabilitated for 15 years because I Chose to be free from its Control on me!

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      • #4
        Farewell letter

        @ Forever quitting...

        Beautiful good bye note you wrote. Its no joke this pot we smoked will choke the very life out of us.... Unless we stay wise and see through the disguise that pot has been when it was no longer our friend.

        I love the fact you mentioned that at start of the honeymoon with the drug it was fun indeed, but when the worm turned we then have to learn to say NO and live clean and let go!

        Apologies for the corny little rhymes but i'm on day 10 off the dope and not feeling myself...

        god bless all

        cc

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        • #5
          hey cc

          Thanks. Im glad you took the time to read my letter. i did feel a bit silly writing it but it is something which has helped me and i hope it helps others.

          good luck with your quitting journey - its day 22 for me today so winging my way to the 4 week mark and cant wait - another milestone. keeping positive and feeling much better than i have been in the last four weeks or so. hope you are managing to stay strong and getting through the worst of the withdrawals - sometimes they are so bad the only thing you can think of doing to feel better is going back on the drug but it doesn't help, not in the long-term anyway. dont apologise about the corny rhymes - CannabisRehab.org is for saying how you feel and the people on CannabisRehab.org never judge.

          anyway take care and good luck

          FQ

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          • #6
            15 days... without pot and sleep total in that time 15 hours...

            @ FQ

            No problem as your farewell letter touched on the ol' heart strings and I justed wanted to let you know that i have had similar
            experiences as well. I personally never really want to smoke again as i was a pot head for basically 23 years and it was really starting to WARP my way of thinking as well as choosing a profession i was enthusiastic about. In the past i have had a horrible track record of jumping from various jobs because of not challenging myself enough
            to apply myself better because I was STONED after work almost all of the time and was in FEAR mood ALL of the time because of not being properly prepared.

            My last job was at a music software company and I wanted to detox the drug desperately when i was hired 5 years ago so i could learn all the technical in and outs of computer music and software but due to my constant smoking after work and all weekend long it bascially stunted my knowledge and i wound up in the unemployment heap 6 months ago because of it i believe.

            I know we are meant for far greater things in life but i think week puts us SOME of us in fear mood when its really suppose to relax us but we live in denial for soooo long until we reach a breaking point and that point of no return for me is NOW.

            Kind wishes to all

            cc



            Originally posted by forever quitting View Post
            hey cc

            Thanks. Im glad you took the time to read my letter. i did feel a bit silly writing it but it is something which has helped me and i hope it helps others.

            good luck with your quitting journey - its day 22 for me today so winging my way to the 4 week mark and cant wait - another milestone. keeping positive and feeling much better than i have been in the last four weeks or so. hope you are managing to stay strong and getting through the worst of the withdrawals - sometimes they are so bad the only thing you can think of doing to feel better is going back on the drug but it doesn't help, not in the long-term anyway. dont apologise about the corny rhymes - CannabisRehab.org is for saying how you feel and the people on CannabisRehab.org never judge.

            anyway take care and good luck

            FQ

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            • #7
              Bravo!

              That was so imaginative and really, really well conceived! Well done! I thought it would be corny before I started reading it but I must say, you make alot of sense. But why let her down so gently? I think if asked to do the same I would just write: Mary Jane, F U, biatch. You're not worth the ink nor the paper to even dignify my departure from you with an explanation, you insidious, weasly, no good for nothing, lousy, lying, two faced, insufferable, slut. Die you douche. Have a nice effing day. I know I sure will, Biatch.

              (Hey, that is theraputic, no shit) I feel good. Please pardon the coarse language but she isn't worth the respect.

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              • #8
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                Thanks LMPG!

                Loving your style - had to keep my goodbye letter pretty much clean as had to read it out to my psychotherapist! I'l have another go.

                Mary Jane - you loser, you conniving piece of c**p. GTF out of my life, you heinous piece of S**t! and dont try and worm your way back in - you've been added to my reject list you mother f!

                yeah feels good, thanks for that!

                FQ

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