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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.

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  • Epiphany

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    Hi. I've been a smoker for most of my 36 years, for a long time I subscribed to the idea that it wasn't harmful, and it was my prerogative to do it. About a year ago, this started to change, I was having to deal with the fact that my smoking had caused me to fail at a course I was doing, and I moved away, meaning I was away from my regular dealers and stuff. So, I cut down unwillingly, but suprised myself because it seemed to be kind of easy. I was going without a smoke for longer than I had in 20 years. Before long, I was no longer a chronic smoker, maybe just a heavy one. Even making that changed resulted in my life improving considerably, and my feeling hugely better....
    But, I've still been smoking and in recent months it escalated again and I found myself going through obscene amounts of pot again. Today, however, things are different again. In the last week, it's like someones flicked a switch and without even meaning to, I've stopped smoking. It's only been three days, but I've got none and for the first time in a long time, I don't care. I'm not worrying about getting more, or stressing that I've got none. I feel very emotional but it's good....I'm emotional cos I'm so pleased this has happened, and because for the first time in ages, I actually have the clarity of mind to see, and regret what I've done to my life with smoking....
    I know what triggered it. My advice for those who are looking to detox is to spend some time with a friend who has no intention of quitting, we've all got them....I have one who is younger than me, and thinks it's ok for her to smoke eighteen hours a day, and stubbornly refuses to even consider anything that looks like quitting. I spent a couple of days with her last week and for some reason, the sheer patheticness of it all really struck me. I recognised that her laziness, her excuses, her fragile mental state and the complete disorganisation that define her life could be attributed to one thing, and one thing only. I also realised that it wouldn't be long before my life looked just the same, if it didn't already....Something snapped, I will forever have her weakness to thank for my new found strength.
    At this stage, I'd say I'll probably smoke again. But, I don't know when I'll next see any, and by that time, I probably won't want to smoke it. I don't want to spend my days in foggy haze anymore, I don't want to be broke anymore, I don't want to live in a disorganised house anymore, and I don't want the constant stress of not getting anything done anymore.
    I'm writing this basically cos I need to purge, and because I figure I should run with this and try and connect with others that know what it's like. Marijuana ruined my youth, it's that simple. It's retrievable from here, but as we all know I can never get the past back. When I think of what I've let it do, it makes me cry.
    I have everything to gain from quitting, and nothing to lose. I'm now faced with assessing where I am in life, and probably changing the lot of it because my life so far, has been dedicated to the pursuit of pot above all else....I stopped making real decisions and just took the easiest option at some point in my smoke haze, now I have to make real decisions about where I'm going and where I want to be. This morning, I have tackled, and made real decisions regarding one aspect of my life that smoking has influenced. It was easy without a brain full of pot.
    I'm probably going to become a real pain, because with every minute that passes, I hate the stuff more and more. Quitting is not easy, but so far the rewards are far outweighing the problems.

  • #2
    Hi PrincessHighway and welcome to the forum.

    It’s good to read about your epiphany it sounds like you have come to realise the effect it was having on you and know what you need to do to correct it. I too experienced many of the things you have, I think many of us here have, when you smoke that heavily it really can take over your life and become the sole focus of your existence, it really can become a haze of a life. Spending the time you did with that friend really sounds like it had an effect on you. Anyway well done on your decision to detox and the progress you have made so far, if you carry on with the mindset that you now have I doubt you will want to do it in the future now that you have experienced this clarity, but just take it one day at a time and I am sure you will be fine.

    Take care, thanks for posting and any time you want to get something off your chest please feel free to vent your feelings, there will be ups and there will be downs but with your new found attitude I am sure you succeed.

    Keep up the good work and all the best.
    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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    • #3
      your Epiphany is basicaly looking in the mirror and not liking what you see. When I see the problems some of my smoking budies have. It makes me want to make them quit also but you cant force or try to convince just like that. But it shure reminds me why I quit and makes my desire to stay clean stronger!

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      • #4
        Yeah seeing what pot did to the people around me was definitely one of the things that made me realize I had to quit.

        Being able to make decisions normally again is a very relieving thing for me as well, although it is difficult. It almost seems like my decisions were easier to make when I was a pot smoker, because the decision was always the same: smoke more pot. It has taken me quite a period of adjustment to be able to make decisions as a non smoker.

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        • #5
          I love this post congrats on doing well! I wish you all the best!

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          • #6
            Enlighted

            Great insight and I too feel regretful for 12 good years lost in the fog. Having been unemployed for almost 2 years I knew I needed to change my ways of smoking the days away. Always saying this is the last bag and smoking it as quick as possible. Super bad things weren't happening and life has never dealt me a rock bottom.... Still have money and my health. I just needed to detox to take control of my life. Having alot of friends/dealers who are in the mid-thirties and huge smokers, I realized that they aren't happy themselves and attaining the goals they have set out. They are happy and complacent with the persuit of getting high all the time and that is the main drive in their lives. It's not that they don't have aspirations and goals.... that was me for 12 years. but their life is about smoking and the persuit of the smoke... and doing everything stoned. I can't do it anymore as I have lost that desire and wish for better results in my life. Over the last month that I have been sober.. I have been getting my drive back and trying to set goals in my life. Spending time around them can help you if you look at the big picture and abstain your desires to be stoned. You can learn alot from stoner friends... maybe teach yourself a lesson from people that can't help you kick the habit.

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            • #7
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              Hi unregistered guest and welcome to the forum.

              It’s great to hear you are getting your drive back, it’s good to hear that after 12 years you are finally emerging from the fog. Well done, I know it can’t be easy after using for that amount of time, keep up the good work.

              Take care, thanks for posting and please keep us posted on how it goes.

              All the best
              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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