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I know we are not supposed to post advocating drug use, but I thought I would post this because it actually goes against drug use and thus may be allowed.<br><br>
Ever since I was 14, I smoked weed on and off. I live in British Columbia, so it's available everywhere. By the time I hit 20 I became a chronic as I lived with a heavy smoker and I was battling my own depression and suicidal feelings. After leaving him I used less and less. Eventually I left him and began to be free of it again. It wasn't a huge struggle and I wasn't actively seeking it, but I then ended up going out with a guy who had a steady supply. I moved and ended up with room-mates who loved the connections I had and began to smoke it daily. I am now 25.<br><br>
My S/O was an occasional smoker of it, and when we got together it has become daily. I didn't think it effected me until I went on a trip to my brother's for the week (non-smoker) and I didn't even miss it. In fact, my lungs started to clear up and I was eating much less. When I came back home I fell into the usual pattern.<br><br>
I woke up today groggy from the weekend, my throat dry and tender, and realized that half of the conversations I have with people I can't remember because I was high, and the list of things I have to get done (although I eventually get them done) is a lot easier when I am not high. As a raw vegan, I try my best to stay on track, but the only times I tend to slip up is when I am high. Furthermore, there is nothing worse than an unexpected visitor when you have just toked up.<br><br>
Physically I am not dependant, but mentally I am. I need to get back on track and start exercising and moving again. I need to feel life without the haze. So, I'm quitting. I'm not a drinker, and I really don't have many other vices, so freeing myself from dependence will be a good step.<br><br>
I felt the need to put it in writing, so it feels more real.<br><br>
Thanks for listening.
 

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Do it, for yourself above all else.<br><br>
(and the air around here will smell better *koff koff*)
 

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Cool, do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> Good luck.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Scorpius</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2949207"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Do it, for yourself above all else.<br><br>
(and the air around here will smell better *koff koff*)</div>
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LOL, But dude - I'm using a vaporizer! (just kidding) :p<br><br>
If anything running will get much easier. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Good luck, Alicia. You're in my prayers.
 
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I'll be rooting for you! Congrats on making such a difficult decision. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thanks everyone! the support is very much appreciated. I am just trying to drink lots of water to cleanse it out of my fat cells (which I unfortunately have too many of!) lol
 

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Hey, good on you! I don't have prayers to put you into, but I'll keep you in my thoughts and hold my thumbs for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Well done for making that choice. I dont have a problem with occasional drug use, but when its affecting you like it is its gotta go. Best of luck!
 

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I dunno if you guys ever noticed, but I advocate for a clean and sober lifestyle, and I have nothing but good things to say about anyone who chooses to pursue that route. So go strong and treat it mentally the same way you would veg*nism. You're going to encounter some pressure - internal and external. Old habits die hard and small minded friends and relatives don't help. The world's full of people like that, and it's hard sometimes, but if you put your mind towards a positive goal for the right personal reasons, you can never be stopped - even unto death - if you stand firm and pursue those principles.
 

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Well done for making that choice. I dont have a problem with occasional drug use, but when its affecting you like it is its gotta go. Best of luck!</div>
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Thanks, I'm the same way, I used to have a handle on it - and now I just don't. Time for that phase of my life to end. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I dunno if you guys ever noticed, but I advocate for a clean and sober lifestyle, and I have nothing but good things to say about anyone who chooses to pursue that route. So go strong and treat it mentally the same way you would veg*nism. You're going to encounter some pressure - internal and external. Old habits die hard and small minded friends and relatives don't help. The world's full of people like that, and it's hard sometimes, but if you put your mind towards a positive goal for the right personal reasons, you can never be stopped - even unto death - if you stand firm and pursue those principles.</div>
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I'm lucky most of my friends aren't chronics, I'm already an outcast because I don't drink...so this territory should be much easier! lol. Thanks for the supportive words. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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That's fantastic news Alicia!! I wish you the best of luck. I have faith in you that you can kick this habit and say good bye to the stuff. When you are feeling tempted I think you should remember this:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Alicia Avocado</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2949203"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I woke up today groggy from the weekend, my throat dry and tender, <b><i>and realized that half of the conversations I have with people I can't remember because I was high</i></b>, and the list of things I have to get done (although I eventually get them done) is a lot easier when I am not high. As a raw vegan, I try my best to stay on track, but the only times I tend to slip up is when I am high. Furthermore, there is nothing worse than an unexpected visitor when you have just toked up.<br>
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I think the bolded part is especially important and honestly that statement is downright terrifying. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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That's fantastic news Alicia!! I wish you the best of luck. I have faith in you that you can kick this habit and say good bye to the stuff. When you are feeling tempted I think you should remember this:<br><br><br><br>
I think the bolded part is especially important and honestly that statement is downright terrifying. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></div>
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Yeah it kinda surprised me when I was struggling to remember what my MIL was telling me on the phone, and then how I struggled to keep up with the conversation because she happened to call when I was high. I felt really embarrassed. I'm normally a very intelligent person and pride myself on that trait - so it was quite saddening.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> great decision! I wish all the best with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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