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1 Month Off Weed

Posted: May 23, 2016, 6:01 PM
Hey everyone, my name is Rick.

I am 29 years old and today marks the day of being 1 month off from smoking. I have to say, it has been an incredibly hard road but days have been dark and I knew that I had to do something about it so I want to walk you through my story.

I started smoking when I was in highschool just as a fun thing to do with friends. Slowly but surely it became a more regular thing and I started dating a girl who loved to smoke as well. This went well for a year or two, but the relationship ended as she was only interested in hanging out and smoking up and I wanted to do other things. The funny thing is after we broke up, I became the same way. Getting high was my way of releasing and dealing with things.

Smoking never actually had an impact on my job or school work, but after I graduated highschool and went to college it became more of a problem and I surrounded myself with people that I probably shouldn't have. I smoked more, let my studies slide, and the things that used to make me happy started to fade away as I only cared about one thing: getting high.

Fast forward to after graduation when i have a well paying job and almost all the way to present and I meet the most amazing girl in the world. She is pretty, has her life together, and honestly cares for me. I finally decide that I should probably quit my habit and get on with living life. I try and quit cold turkey and feel dead inside. Unsure why I am feeling this way, i take to searching Google for the answers. According to this quit smoking weed guide, it is because the drug is stored in my cells and is releasing when I am not smoking. Okay, fine. I am still going to do this. So I open up to her, and we talk about the issues I have had in the past. I am scared that she is going to leave me.

But, that is not what happened! She listened to everything I had to say, and every time I want to use (which is still often), we have a talk and so far, I have stayed away from it. Today marks the 1 month of being totally sober. I feel great, but still at times I feel i want to smoke up. Stay strong everyone and thank you for listening.

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Posted: May 24, 2016, 2:34 PM
Congratulations on making it one month! I'm on day 2 and I want to scratch my eyes out :)
That's interesting that the drug is stored in your cells but it makes sense- my eyes feel stoned but my body doesn't. I'm wired and can't seem to sit still during the day. Exercise helps, but I can't exercise all day. I am also doing cold turkey, and my partner decided to quit with me, which is also a big help. Keep up the good work!

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Posted: October 12, 2016, 11:07 AM
1 week into cold turkey. Mood swings, anger, loneliness, lack of motivation and depression have all hit home. There's soo much I want to do but with no motivation seems like the impossible. I know THC is stored in the fatty cells so I gather doin everything I can to lose weight will be better for recovery.

I have the same situation with my partner. When I get the cravings or the urge to smoke I tell her and she tries to reassure me. It was her that pointed me here. Which has been a big help seeing how others are coping with the urge to get high and reading success stories of people who have quit.

The road may be long and hard but I will get through this with the help of my partner n my baby daughter.

Posted: November 20, 2016, 6:24 PM
1 week clean here. I've been a pretty regular user at nights and weekends. It's a tough habit to break and some women won't wait around for you to resolve your issues. I have damaged several relationships from use and just an overall lack of motivation to do things in the relationship. People that I care about and people that care about me. The weird thing is that when I was using and knew that's what I wanted to do for awhile, I was generally attracted to "less than desireable" women because I knew I'd be able to get away with it. When I'm sober, I'm very attracted to other women, but know that I'd never be able to keep them happy long term with my issues. I'm in a strange place right now, but I'm sorting through it. I'm 31 and I have a lot of life left to live. It's hard to wrap my head around how long this prison has lasted.

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Posted: May 23, 2017, 11:17 AM
Good job and congratulate to your success. What a great experience you have and I really liked your patience that you could left weed. Allways control your mind because only self control help to keep away any bad habit.

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Posted: January 17, 2018, 5:34 AM
That's great keep up the good work I hope you make off of it completely permently I hope to have the same success myself someday if I could figure out how. I can't do it cold turkey way I was trying to slow down and made it to 2 times a day but that's not happening these days

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Posted: June 7, 2018, 4:40 PM
Check out Tristan Weatherburn on YouTube, those videos they are helping me, Thank God I found these!

Good luck on the journey to getting your life back from weed!
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