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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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  • What about E-Cigarettes? There are nicotine free ones

    Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
    I found that rolling up a piece of paper and pretending to use it as a joint worked it called me down for sure.

    18 Days drug free.

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    • Are you actively trying to quit?

      Originally posted by suraha1001 View Post
      thanks for all the advice buddy. i gotta quit this after 15 yrs as well. the ruin is immense.

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      • I told myself it was nonsense so many times but just remember that in one puff you will remember why you quit and feel like shit for making yourself have to start your quit all over again ! Don't give in don't give in ! Don't give in!!!

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        • Originally posted by Night Nurse View Post
          Great, inspiring post! I also have 2 small kids, 6 and 8 years old. The thing that hurts me the most is when they look straight into your eyes, and they know. I know that they do. Maybe not what it is, but that something is different. I just got that look from them.

          Thank you for your post. All of you have given me hope.
          Thank you for your post(s). This is the first time that I have realised that other people feel, and regret the same things that I do! I have been too busy hiding my addiction from people, to realise that others were actually going through the same thing; all sorts of people! This makes me feel so very inspired to try and stop too, thanks so much, I'm going for it now

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          • Its been a little over a month and I have to agree with what everyone has said.

            The main issue im facing is that in the last 3 years of smoking everyday, Ive only been hanging out with other smokers. All my old friends from before have lost touch with me, and now I think that I may be responsible for that. Now I cant hangout with my smoker friends and Im too scared to re-contact old friends who I ignored for all these years. Most of my smoker friends have also been my childhood friends and I cant loose touch with them at any cost, but in my current situation I just dont know what to do. The solution that Im currently working on, Ive stopped socialising altogether for the first 6 months (doctors advice). I dont know if its the right thing to do or even if I will ever hang out with my smoker friends again. Its just scary but I got to suck it up and deal with it.

            What ive realised in this 1 month:

            Smoking pot makes you feel comfortable with everything about you, what you are, with what you have, with what you do, but with that comfort you lose ambition, motivation and the drive in life to achieve, to succeed and to change yourself to become a better version of you. Everyone can become a better version of themselves, EVERYONE. and its never too late to initiate that change. Go out there, get new skills, meet new people, and be the best you you can be.

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            • I really appreciate your post…in particular, this last part about your realization hits home for me. Very inspiring. Thank you! And best wishes in your recovery.

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              • Help!

                I have smoked weed since i was 15. I am now 22. Its been on and off from buying a 20 bag a day to a bag every now and then. I can stop but then after a month the cravings kick in. Its ruined many a relationship and destroying the one i currently have. I try to explain that i cant just stop because more recently i have had some horrible withdrawal symptoms. What can i do and why am i so weak!?

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                • Sarah

                  Hey it's Sarah here. Iv been off weed five days and I feel good. Felt like using today but reminded myself why I quit in the first place and the effects it had on my mind and everyone else in my life - well my family really. Using heavily, which most stoners do, leads to emotional problems. I'm 31. Smoked for 16 years. It's all fun and games in your 20s then it takes it's toll and will one way or the other I.e anxiety, irrational thoughts etc which effects ones whole life. I'm living life in reality for first time since I was a teenager and it's not so scary after all. I'm a fully grown woman now and there is nothin to be afraid of anymore, I'm capable of dealing with things now as an adult as opposed to a frightened kid. Life is life and masking it with heavy smoking WILL cause damage mentally! Stay strong, keep a diary and each day document how you are that day and remind yourself of the reasons which led you to quit in the first place. Thank you

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                  • Hi There,

                    I can relate to what you say. I don't think you're weak, being able to quit for a month is a huge achievement.

                    It's because of the constant smoking that's clouded your thinking. For me quitting means having to change my lifestyle also. My daily routine so I don't fall back into old ways. There's a part of you that really wants to quit and you have to be really strong and say no to that inner voice that wants you to smoke again.

                    Maybe try exercising, it may be helpful to replace smoking with another activity. Day 6 for me and I'm playing squash for the first time today and looking forward to it. The urge to smoke is strong and often but I'm trying to fight it - do something that makes you happy, reward yourself for getting this far.

                    The withdrawal symptoms will pass, just remember the urges will pass to whether you smoke or not. I don't want to have to start again at Day 1, even though it's the first thing I think of in the morning. I get on to the Forums first thing in the morning and last thing at night and it helps me to get through the day. Knowing that there are many other people out there that are in the same position is comforting and so many posts are inspiring.

                    Hang in there and keep going, especially as you're only young. You've got a wonderful future ahead of you and if you can quit the dreaded weed then you can do anything in life. This will make you stronger and your life will be better. I'm sad to say that I've been smoking for almost 30 years, you don't want to end up with a life where you haven't achieved what you want to do because of smoking. Smoking holds you back, it makes you unmotivated and I have wasted so much time just sitting around being stoned, quit now and keep trying. Even if you relapse start again and keep going, you can do it, I know you can. It's Day 6 for me today and hard to believe I've made it this far, if I can do it then anyone can . . . . Good luck!

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                    • I'm scared

                      Iv been smoking pot for the last 7 years trying to cover up my feelings after being raped. I tried desperately to quit when I fell pregnant but couldn't and I tried really hard after I sank into deep depression and having regular panic attacks as I new it wasn't helping however quitting only made it worse and I tried to end my life several times. I'm in a better place now but I'm petrified if I try to quit again I'm gonna try hurt myself again. Can some please just reassure everything wil be ok I'm all alone with my daughter and sometimes I just feel so isolated and can't get out to try and do things to take my mind of my craving like at bed time once my daughters asleep. In the day it's not to bad because I try to go out and and but the cravings stil come and I sometimes have to just come home and smoke. Weed has totally ruined my life and I want my life back.

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                      • Honey I hear you. I escaped after rape into weed and despair as well almost 20 years ago. Life changes and it's hard to see that you are no longer in crisis. In fact your daughter is the best thing to ever happen and you don't need to escape from her. But a deep habit with such emotional entanglement is so very hard to quit. I tried and failed so many times. Until I was finally ready. The early stages of withdrawal are scary but please push through them. I thought I was treating my anxiety with weed but now that I don't smoke anymore I realize I don't have anxiety . The weed kept me in my head thinking and thinking and hating myself and lost. I was afraid of so many things but without weed the world is a lot easier to navigate. Do you have someone you trust you can call in the hard moments? If not, come here. Find someone. A therapist. A friend. You must keep going. Don't give up. It gets better. And you can learn to trust again. You must. So your daughter can live with a full and open heart too. Keep going mama xoxo
                        Last edited by freetobeme; 06-16-2015, 03:40 AM.

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                          Thanks I just worry like today I'm so stressed and upset need one so bad and my little girl says mummy why you crying I don't no what to say I'm scared I'm such a bad mum and even while I'm trying to quit it's so hard on her to cus she has to witness me like this. X

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                          • I am so sorry to hear that you both have experienced something so horrific, I have heard although I can't quote the exact studies involved but if you google it you may be able to find out more about it, but I have heard that all drugs that have a pain killing effect including marijuana interfere with the minds/brains natural grieving and healing process and both prevent and delay it from taking place properly, so when a person quits a particular drug that only then can they start the process and begin to heal properly but obviously this can involve bringing up a lot of past trauma and difficult emotions.

                            Anyway the reason for me mentioning this is to perhaps help explain why quitting may be having such an effect in regards to dealing with past traumatic experiences and why such feelings may be much more prominent whilst you have to endure this very difficult period, the positive however is that going through all this will get you better in the end both in terms of dealing with your past and being free from the grip of addiction, I wish you sincere sympathy and the very best while you go through this extremely difficult period.

                            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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                            • This site has been a tremendous resource - thank you for replying about such a personal matter. To our anonymous friend - all I can say is take this one breath at a time. I don't know the extent of your despair and I don't want to act like I can understand where you are based on my experience but I do know that the early withdrawal is so acute that you can't just say one day at a time. You really have to see every moment that you don't smoke as a success and find a way to move forward. You have clarity that you don't like what weed is doing to you in your life and that clarity is something you will need to refer back to a thousand times. Because your mind will play tricks on you. A moment of "relief" through escaping into weed again won't give your daughter what she needs. Trust yourself and trust your gut telling you to quit. She will make it and she will bloom and thrive in your feeling strength that will come to you out of this experience of quitting. It doesn't feel like it now but trust that this is the key to your future and hers as well. I can't tell you how grateful I am now for every moment I look into my kids eyes without a haze of distance between us. I am f&$(ing up in other ways. I'm not perfect. Spend too much time on mindless pursuits online on my phone but this is one victory and can clearly see the benefit of. It will be a lot easier for you to NOT beat yourself up about everything when you get through this. It takes a while to balance out so just breath through each moment. Don't stop. It's not worth going back to day one and misery. Forge ahead. You are NOT a bad mum. You care enough about your daughter to face your demons. And look how strong you are to even be here looking for a way to change and grow and save yourself. That's the hardest part of this journey. Please stay strong. And please keep coming back here. You don't have to prove anything to anyone. I just want to know u are okay. So many take their lives in a desperate moment and you can't ever come back. Imagine your daughters future and all the joy to come. You deserve that joy. You don't deserve what happened to you. But that's not the end of your story. You can do this!!
                              Last edited by freetobeme; 06-17-2015, 04:16 AM.

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                              • marijuana withdrawal symptoms relief
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                                Thank you so much for your kind words it's so good to no there's lovely people out there I kinda lost hope in people and just thought the world was evil. Iv signed up to a place called one recovery where I wil have 121 sessions with a young lady so I'm hoping that wil help iv just started to see a councillor to I'm not giving up on myself just yet thanks again for your support x

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