Hi. Is smoking dope taboo here?

Hi all,

I'm here because, obviously, i smoke and would very much like to quit. The problem is, my smoking has more than just the cigarette component.

The truth is its become such a way of life. Everything i do is punctuated by a joint and its been like this for about 15 years. When i reason it, i know that its the nicotene i'm addicted to and not the dope. Arf.. the reality is somewhat more difficult to apply to logic though.

Is anyone else in a similar situation?

I mean, i'm sitting here now smokin a j and looking at it and thinking, "I love you and i hate you."

How am i gonna stop?

Arf.

Hi all. :D

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  • Hi Boudee,

    And thanks for the welcome.

    What i seem to have done over time is give up the cigarettes (which i used to smoke as well) in favour of "just" smoking grass. I suppose i've exaggerated a bit in my first post when i say everything i do is punctuated by smoking. Thats not strictly true.. when i'm working i'll go the whole day without smoking a thing. Its just when i get home i go a bit mad for it. A dopaholic, if you will. At the weekends, like today, the toll is heavy and i can sit and smoke j after j.

    A real issue is how panicky i can get when i'm running low, its quite sad really. Yet i can go without cigarettes with (seemingly) no problem.

    As for the paranoia and social issues attached to smoking dope, these are prime factors in my wish to stop smoking dope. It would be nice to not be thinking in terms of the worst possible scenario. Arf, it can often take a concious effort to not go off on a moment of anxiety and despair which, at the very least, makes you act a bit wierd.:)

  • Hi Cloud_9,

    Well its been many years since i've smoked a joint, and to be totally honest I never really smoked that much but at the time it was cool.

    Apart from the time me and a business partner stood at Vancouver Customs in Canada rolling a smoke after the 12 hour flight and our grass fell onto the floor infront of a huge customs guard asking the questions "Anything to declare and what is the purpose of your visit?". Needless to say we didn't panic took a little pace forward and stood on the offending item, and casually bent down to re-tie our shoe laces to pick it up. Ahhhh, those were the days...

    However I have a similar problem with smoking regular tobacco, I'll stand at the back door before going to bed most nights and think to my self I need to quit I've had enough, by the time the morning come I think bugger it and start rolling, I go through love hate phases daily with smoking and back in June this year I managed to quite for 21 days. During the 21 days the battle was more with myself than the habit or addiction, my problem is I do enjoy a smoke and want to give up purely for future health reasons.

    Feels like I am stuck inbetween a rock and a hard place most of the time. However I will say duing the 21 days giving up I started having days where I was so happy and felt so much better than I ever did while smoking.

    In my opinion you just want to pick a day to quit and grind through it, I found that getting past day 1 is the hardest for me, after day 1 you've got something to build on. And it was good moving up the topics in this forum as days and weeks started to pass.

  • In my opinion you just want to pick a day to quit and grind through it, I found that getting past day 1 is the hardest for me, after day 1 you've got something to build on. And it was good moving up the topics in this forum as days and weeks started to pass.

    Thank you for your post.

    I find this a great help as i've often thought i really do enjoy chilling at the end of the day with a nice j. Its become a great pride to me how perfect those smokes are and it IS really just for health reasons that i'm so concerned.

    But those health reasons are justifiably large. I never fail to remember that each joint is unfiltered and consequenlty much more dangerous than if i'd just smoked the cigarette that went in it.

    (And when it comes to the crunch with authority, i'm cool as a cucumber ;) Got many stories about that but now probably isn't the time)

    Arf

  • My sister mainly bongs it and so there fore cannot be too addicted to the nicotine but almost purely the dope though she will use a ciggie if she is in a situation where she cannot have the bong

    She is madly addicted and I have seen whats become of her and how sad her life is now

    I understand the situation you are in and i would recommend a trip to the docs to explain the situation to see if they have anything that may help with the anxiety you feel when you do not smoke dope

    Good luck and we are here to support you every step pf the way :D

    Yayy, thanks :D

    I've actually already approached my doctor about the effects of not smoking dope and i've been prescribed with "cool-downers".... which i take as well as smoking dope. Not for any ulterior motive of getting free drugs, more because i tried to quit at the time but failed. I haven't consulted my doctor regarding this failure, however.

    And bongs make me gag.

    Arf

  • Hi Cloud,

    I feel very sorry for you mate, it is a very hard thing you have to do, you have got to have double the determination that everyone else has but it can be done.

    My friend and her husband managed to do it but they did have help by using zyban.

    I am sure if you want it bad enough you can get your head focused and go for it and succeed.

    We will all be here to support and encourage you,

    Good luck,

    Befly xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Hello cloud n welcome x x x x

    Certainly not a taboo subject!!!

    There are many forms of 'Pot', cannabis, weed, skunk etc all form different levels of impact and the impact differs from person to person etc.

    Nicotine is a more addictive substance, health wise it causes a great deal of damage.

    However, smoking substances affects different people in different ways, never in a positive way, it can affect people more mentaly than physicaly.

    You are going twofold with the nicotine too!.

    Set your date and grab all the support you can, we will be right here for you x x

    ~Buffy x x

  • Hi Cloud_9,

    I find this a great help as i've often thought i really do enjoy chilling at the end of the day with a nice j. Its become a great pride to me how perfect those smokes are and it IS really just for health reasons that i'm so concerned.

    After working at home (especially in my industry / trade) there is nothing like standing outside in the pitch black no noise and having a relaxing smoke to ponder over the day and what is coming up next in the week.

    I totally understand where your coming from... But you're right, health is paramount.

    I gave up in June for 21 days with another member of the forum (Barb6374), unfortunately we both failed (Although Barb quit for 11 weeks, compared to my poor 3 weeks). We were speaking today, first time for a long time and we have decided to start our new no smoking campaign Wednesday 10th. So last smokes for us 23:59 hrs Tuesday night.

    You are more than welcome to join us!!! The more the merrier...

  • I have a sister like that Boudee. She has smoked pot as far back as I can remember and I am 48. 15 years ago herion was in the mix. I do know that at 47 she has the mentality of a 16 year old. Has confrontation issues. Doesn't even remember things the way they really were, and if you try to correct her look out. I don't know if she is parinoid issues or not because I am not around her that often ( thank heavens). I don't understand what people see in it. I see it as a downer and most people have enuff depression and being down without the help of anything natural or chemical. People tend to be lazy and just want to "chill" . I would rather be out doing things than laying on a couch enjoying a buzz. My buzz comes from life.

    They say here in america that pot is not addicting but I can't say one way or the other. I see benefits of it for pain management but for nothing else. I think it is stupid and an absolute waste of money. Yes, I beleive that about smoking now too.

    Lay the stuff down just like the rest of us do. I don't know if patches or gum or champix will help for pot withdraws or not. Who the hell knows.

  • Hello and welcome Cloud 9! I have never been in your boat before so I am not much help when it comes to pot, but i am sure it is a very hard habit to break because of the way it makes you feel when you light up. I think you will have to take the same procedures to quit smoking pot as we take when we quit smoking cigarettes. Keep yourself busy and remind yourself about all of the negative side effects smoking will have on you. It will be a hard process, but you can do it! Think positive and put your health first. Glad you have found this forum because we are always here to keep you busy when you feel the urge to smoke. Choose a date to quit and keep posting! :D Good Luck :)

  • Hi Cloud9.

    I was a pot smoker for many years about 19:eek: . I too used to panic when i was running low and would hunt hi and low for more. If it went dry and you couldnt get any i would be going mad. So i know exactly what you mean.

    But i havent smoked a joint for nearly 3 years. You can do it.

    The first week is probably the worst, its all you think about and i smoked more fags. But now I dont give it a thought. I had problems sleeping after i stopped and even now still have some sleep issues bt then i was stoned every night for years so my body passed out rather then went to sleep.

    I think it must just be the same as giving up smoking, take one day at a time and feel proud that you managed another day.

    You will feel so much better for it believe me. You will go out more instead of hiding away in doors.

    I dont think I have suffered any long term effects, maybe i am one of the lucky ones.

    I am now giving up smoking and if i can give up Puff i can give up the fags.

    Go on you can do it.

  • I'm still here :)

    Going to set a stop date.

    2 days from now, so thats Sunday 14th October.

    I hope to apply the simple maxim.. A joint's as good as a cigarette = no good

    Arf

  • SUPER!!! You can do it. Keep posting and we will be glad to help you get through your days of being a non-smoker :D

  • Thank You:D

  • Good one cloud x x x x x

    We're right behind you x x

    Prepare for some mad dreams!!

    My bf had some very vivid ones on holiday,

    he couldn't smoke out there because, well airports and stuff

    you do the math :rolleyes:

    He was fine all week without anything!!

    but he didn't follow it through with a quit :mad:

    *pfffft*

    ~Buffy x x

  • Hi all

    Ok, here's Day 1

    I may have ruined it already by smoking the tiny left over from the last J i made last night. Thats gone now. As is the rest.

    The slave no longer has a master...... now to see about these shackles:D

  • Onwards and upwards x x x

    Go for gold cloud ;)

    ~Buffy x x

  • Damn Shackles:o

    Need hacksaw:D

  • Well Done for quitting. YOU CAN DO IT.:) We are hear to help and support.

  • Poo :(

    I got a little junior hacksaw may take a bit longer but it'll get you there ;)

    ~Buffy x x

  • Here you go cloud ;)

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  • arf:) night time approaches. Not stoned at all.

    This'll be different:p

    ANd thx all :D

  • Well Done. If you have problems sleeping tonight get some herbal sleeping tablets tomorrow. They will help you to relax before bed.

  • Think i'll go get me some sleeping tabs:D

    Had some very odd dreams about being some sort of super being who could go through walls and stuff. I had to find a nuclear reactor in a building but was having difficulty finding it. Kept on falling down liftshafts. Oh and i couldn't findmy keys for the car either. Then i bumped into Ronald Reagan who gave me back my keys and showed me a blueprint to the building with the reactor with the words "Don't tell maggie".

    :cool:

    No doubt more to follow

  • Hehehe Nice one!!

    Thats a real benefit to the quit!!

    :D

    Enjoy the dreams :D

    ~Buffy x x

  • The weed factor..

    Oh boy! This one is a biggy! I used to love lighting up a good ol J back in the day! I swear it used to keep me from beating my kids when they were little! I gave it up years ago when it got to the point where it was ruling my life. Drought season would be the worst! I finally got to the point where I realized how stupid it really was. I will say in my opinion, you won't be able to give up the cigs if this demon isn't tackled also. I remember them going very well together. After smoking one you want to smoke the other. They go together like pretzels and beer! Good luck! You can do it!!!!

    I am working on day 15 :)

    Not smoked for: 0Y 2W 0D 2H 18M not smoked: 140 Cigarettes. Saving me £ 38.06. I will now live longer by: 0Y 0W 0D 11H 17M. I Quit on the:. Monday, October 01, 2007 6:00 AM. Download This Quitmeter free from stayfagfree.com

  • Think i'll go get me some sleeping tabs:D

    Had some very odd dreams about being some sort of super being who could go through walls and stuff. I had to find a nuclear reactor in a building but was having difficulty finding it. Kept on falling down liftshafts. Oh and i couldn't findmy keys for the car either. Then i bumped into Ronald Reagan who gave me back my keys and showed me a blueprint to the building with the reactor with the words "Don't tell maggie".

    :cool:

    No doubt more to follow

    Oh my LOL. Yep so herbal tablets may help.

    How are you feeling today though.

  • hi cloud - i feel addicted just to fags or to be precise the " time out" from the daily stress -but luckily never liked to smoke anything else....i pay you respect for giving up and ask you to hang on and persevere - too may people smoking dope etc. have psychosis, depression etc. - this is your chance not to go insane! take it!

    victoria

  • Whoops

    Hi all,

    I am here to report my apparent failure to stop smoking. I got into the evening of Day 2 before my dealer came round to the house (in all innocence to see my flatmate). But the joint was passed and i couldn't... i just failed to not not take it. Then i ended up buying some:o

    Its just so difficult to stop. My dealer is a friend and a friend of my friends too. So access will always be there. I could say, "never sell it to me, again". But one day i may ask again and its not fair of me to put a mate in that position. The problem lies solely with my inability to refuse it when offered.

    It was mentioned above about the mental problems that dope use can cause. I wholly acknowledge that. In fact to the extent that i have procured for myself an appointment at a Glasgow quackery practice on the 31st Oct where i hope to receive counsel on my reasons for smoking (posted in the reasons section) and how to put to rest the daemons within. For they must be the real cause for this hiding.

    I'm sorry for this failure, but in a way i'm glad for it too. This has been the first REAL attempt to stop in the better part of ten years and it has highlighted to me the real issues of the problem. Those two days of relative sobriety, although pretty gritty, were enough to make me aware of things i'd forgotten. Feelings and emotions that were too hard to control. But along with fear and grief came elements of hope and strength. I will see them again!

    This is, by no means, the end of my endeavour to quit smoking. Next time i shall have regular counselling to go hand in hand with it.

    Next time i touch down on the tarmac of the real world, i shall have better brakes. See you in the baggage hall

    Arf

  • Ah! I am so glad you've gone down the quack route :D x x

    It will help you immensely x x

    One day at a time you bit off a lot in one bite, this time take it one small step at a time and build yourself up x x x x

    I can empathise and wish you well in your steps ahead

    With lots of love

    ~Buffy x x x x

    P.S do keep us posted we are always here for you whatever x x

  • I SO know....

    Well, I have smoked 3 - 5 joints a night for many years and gave it up exactly a week ago. I must confess I was so aware of the problems being a stoner were causing me that after a troublesome and hyper first evening I reaped the benefits so quickly that I thrived by night two on not having pot. However, I have compensated with having a couple glasses of wine to take the edge off - I'm not even gonna ****yse that one yet, I can deal with that addiction in the future lol!!! By the 'problems' I mean my sluggishness in the mornings, my inability to get motivated to get up and ready, my over-eagerness to get the kids off to bed so I could get stoned etc etc. I can categorically state even now when I am enjoying thoroughly being off pot that I think a joint and being stoned is wonderful. Bizarre.

    However, I had four days after giving up pot where I still smoked roll-ups and had my last one of them on Monday 15th October at 9.37am! It's not been too bad this week but today has been the worst. It's absolutely refreshing on here to see that it really is no worse for me than it is for the rest of you. I think that's what's keeping me going right now.

  • When I went on holiday my other half went without, it wasn't a quit just common sense, he wasn't going to ruin our holiday of a lifetime by getting caught at customs!

    We had a great week and he had some very vivid dreams! but all week he smoked one cigarette.

    He went back as soon as we got home which I found frustrating as he had done so well, he never said he'd quit but I was wishfull!

    My point being, thinking 'oh s**t never again panic sets in. just day by day or even hour by hour and things are easier x x x x

    Oh and the wine thing :rolleyes: most of us here 'take the edge off things' planning an AA forum some point in the future :D

    ~Stay strong your doing such a fantastic job x x

    ~Buffy x x

  • Hey Cloud9 not sure if you're still reading but just in case, best of luck with your probs, i hope you have success fighting your demons.

    I haven't touched dope for 115 days!! Thats 4 months next Friday. I cannot believe how much my life has changed in that time - ALL for the better. And the most important things is that i like myself now and most of the time i'm happy.

    I'm so glad i kicked it and hope i never get dragged down by it again.

    Really hope you can do it too, when you are ready and strong enough.

    BEST OF LUCK :)

  • Thank you. :)

    It will happen. It must really.

    And, yayy, i'm still reading/posting here. And will continue to do so.

    Arf

  • :confused:

    Oh my :o I thought arf was a giggle type thing :o

    Now I see its your name :o

    Oh what is the matter with me!!

    Sorry

  • Oh my :o I thought arf was a giggle type thing

    Now I see its your name

    Oh what is the matter with me!!

    Sorry

    You were right the first time. My name is Jamie. :)

  • Quit smoking weed, get your energy, your memory and your motivation back (speaking from experience).

    I experimented with it when I was younger, and got on the slippery slope. Luckily I managed to grab the ledge and drag myself back up, while many of my friends plummeted down :(

    (I don't have time to read this whole thread, but I hope you have started already, the best of luck my friend! :cool: )

  • James!!! *mwah* x x x x

    Good to see ya ol' buddy x x x x

    Hope you is well x x

    ~Buffy x x

  • How are feeling Arf???

  • James!!! *mwah* x x x x

    Good to see ya ol' buddy x x x x

    Hope you is well x x

    ~Buffy x x

    Thanks Buffy, I'm good thanks.

    Started the next phase of "project sort my life out" by stopping eating meat (With my new found self confidence/discipline, which you all helped me gain :D )

    My mum is a vegan, and I didn't eat meat until I was about 13 either, so it's not completely alien to me. But we'll see!

    How are you and "the gang"?

    xxxxx

    :D

  • Ohh meat free n smoke free :D healthy! lol

    I am all good thanks x x x x

    Everyone is the same ol' same ol' !! :d

    Lots of laughter and tears :)

    ~Buffy x x

  • Sorry!

    I need my meat!:D LOL

    I have now been a none smoker for:. 0Y 3W 0D 6H 24M 15S. I have not smoked: 212 Cigarettes. That a saving of £ 57.42. I will now live longer by: 0Y 0W 0D 17H 1M. Since I Quit on the Monday, October 01, 2007 6:00:26 AM. The number of people worldwide that has died from smoking related deaths is:. 291326. Download This Quitmeter free from stayfagfree.com

  • Hi all :)

    Arf reporting in. Nearly ready to set stop date 2.

    Hope everyone is enjoying these sunny days.

    Arf.:D

  • You mean theres sun in Scotland too :eek:

    hehehehe sorry x x x x

    I love sunny Autumn days :D

    Look forward to helping you through your next quit x x

    ~Buffy x x

  • Hi all :)

    Arf reporting in. Nearly ready to set stop date 2.

    Hope everyone is enjoying these sunny days.

    Arf.:D

    Nice one Cloud 9 - if at first you don't suceed...and all that!!!

    Sometimes it takes a few times to get your head around it.

    Keep us updated. :D:D

  • You mean theres sun in Scotland too :eek:

    hehehehe sorry x x x x

    I love sunny Autumn days :D

    Look forward to helping you through your next quit x x

    ~Buffy x x

    Well it ain't very sunny here!:confused:

    Hi again Cloud9 .Hope you are well and look forward to you joining us again soon.

  • No sun here!

    Rain, rain, go away! It needs to move over to southern California where wildfires from drought conditions are burning peoples homes left & right! Good luck on setting another quit date. I know how hard it is. I still miss a good "J" once in awhile when I'm stressed. It was really hard to come by here when I quit so it was pretty easy. I hope a weed drought comes by you real soon! :rolleyes:

    Not smoked for: 0Y 3W 2D 2H 34M not smoked: 231 Cigarettes. Saving me £ 62.39. I will now live longer by: 0Y 0W 0D 18H 29M. I Quit on the:. Monday, October 01, 2007 6:00:26 AM. Download This Quitmeter free from stayfagfree.com

  • Oooh yes seen all the fires awful!! and in April they were in florida when I was in the Bahamas.

    Even the stars in malibu are leaving their houses!!

    Blow that rain over overtheedge :D

  • Hi all,

    I'm here because, obviously, i smoke and would very much like to quit. The problem is, my smoking has more than just the cigarette component.

    The truth is its become such a way of life. Everything i do is punctuated by a joint and its been like this for about 15 years. When i reason it, i know that its the nicotene i'm addicted to and not the dope. Arf.. the reality is somewhat more difficult to apply to logic though.

    Is anyone else in a similar situation?

    I mean, i'm sitting here now smokin a j and looking at it and thinking, "I love you and i hate you."

    How am i gonna stop?

    Arf.

    Hi all. :DHey cloud_9, it's called living in today's upside down "bizarro" worlds.... This world is so anti-hapiness that it's only normal so many of us fall into substance abuse in order to find some form of happiness.

    I am the same way as you are, and my hubby also agrees...

    I am not saying it's a necessary "good" thing per se, but alas, it is an effect of having to survive in today's modern backwards world....

  • :confused::confused::confused:

  • Another troll.:mad:

  • I am the same way as you are, and my hubby also agrees...

    Shooting yourself in the foot there Mike!

  • Shooting yourself in the foot there Mike!

    What!! it might be one of those trendy new Ceremonies! Mr & Mr Mike

    Still not clicking on his link :D

  • I knew someone in the same situation. They never quit though ha. But still, try and cut down on your dope a hell of a lot, or roll with those herbal cigarettes (they have no nicotine or tobacco in, the only harmful thing is the tar). Find out what way you think will work best for you to quit, for example patches or cold turkey or something. Obviously it needs to be gradual and you'll also have to find something else to do with your time.

  • Ok troops, here's the situation as it seems today. Truth is, i'm a haunted man. Last night i dreamt of so many things of the past. This happens a lot, woke up crying several times. Now i'll happily admit that the dope could be a major cause of this.. but its also the only apparent relief too. This morning, i rolled up before i'd even had a shower!

    Therapy. Next Wednesday. I'm really looking forward to getting this started. I need unity again. Many Mwahs to all.

  • Just a suggestion:

    Maybe you should try using in a different form besides smoking & give your lungs a break. Maybe some maryjane brownies or weed lasagna?? I dunno?:confused: I heard the brownies are quite tasty!:D

    Day 26!:D

  • Maybe you should try using in a different form besides smoking & give your lungs a break. Maybe some maryjane brownies or weed lasagna?? I dunno?:confused: I heard the brownies are quite tasty!

    Day 26!:D

    Oh yeah!! spend the day baking some space cakes :D

    Mary, is there something you're not telling us about your cup cakes :rolleyes:

  • Space cakes

    Oh yeah!! spend the day baking some space cakes

    Mary, is there something you're not telling us about your cup cakes :rolleyes:

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    He He! Right about this moment I wish! I could use a good sedative. i just realized I washed my daughters paycheck! AAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGG!:mad:

    I just figured if he was going to continue, he could spare the lungs!:D Maybe the habit would be easier to break. come on find the humor it's Friday!:p

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    He He! Right about this moment I wish! I could use a good sedative. i just realized I washed my daughters paycheck! AAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGG!

    I just figured if he was going to continue, he could spare the lungs! Maybe the habit would be easier to break. come on find the humor it's Friday!

    Actually I though it a great suggestion and was said in good humour x x x x :D

    As for your your daughters paycheck :o hope it all comes out in the wash, and all is ok :rolleyes:

    Maybe your due a special batch ;)

    hehehehe

  • Actually I though it a great suggestion and was said in good humour x x x x :D

    As for your your daughters paycheck :o hope it all comes out in the wash, and all is ok :rolleyes:

    Maybe your due a special batch ;)

    hehehehe

    In truth, it IS a good suggestion. At least from the perspective that when i considered it, it really boiled down to the fact that its the act of rolling and smoking joints that appeals. Besides, you'd get through £100's per month doing it this way.. and i cannot afford that. If anything, the thought re-affirms that its all about the smoking and not necessarily the dope. The smoke itself [and not necessarily its contents/toxicity] is part of the "relaxation" process. What i really need to do is totally redefine my relaxation techniques.

    C'mon brain cells, rally for one last bout of logic.

    Its the smoke, not the dope, that i crave so much. Arrarrarr, this habit will die soon. Common sense WILL prevail.

  • Boudee/sister

    my sister is a dope addict so i know you can be an addict to the dam stuff, i also have seen her husband become hooked also, they use a bong from morning until night and when the stuff drys up they get major with drawels, quite shocking to see really

    they smoke cigs when they can't have the dope but they only use a small amount of the cig for a bong, well you know all of that but do not smoke cigs at all while they sit and bong all day every day

    they actually won't go out for an all day trip with there small child because they can't bong it :confused:

    maybe you need to ditch one at a time, I think the dope still leaves you not thinking clearly enough to get of the cigs so maybe get rid of the dope first, get a much clearer head on you and then the cigs, I personally think that putting too much pressure on your self with giving up both at the same time may give you less chances of making the finish line

    give them up soon mate, don't end up like my sister, I have lost her and i know she will never be any different even if she gave up now, she has changed so badly over the years i can no longer recognize her :(

    Are you sure they aren't doing something else besides weed? I use to smoke myself for a long time, and i know alot who still do. I don't recall it being even remotely as hard as cigs. Then again, if they are lacing it over there w/something who knows???? This could be a good poss.

  • What?????

    Like a kilo brick? Oh my god! That poor kid maybe U shoukl take custdy & get her and him some help!:mad:

  • trying to convert??

    I think E40 is 80 here if i am converting correctly. I think 1 US dollar is 2 dollars converted. If that makes any sence?? If that were spent here it would be 14 grams or a 1/2 ounce. for 2 habitual people here that is about normal. Do u think they have any brain cells left?:eek: So gald I stopped when i did!

  • My brothers the same dont know what world hes in most days he dont bong smokes skunk but lots of it. But they have got to want to stop them selfs like my son and his drinking he is trying now been to AA every week for the last 5 week so touch wood. He have had one or two slips but at leased he stops again next day Linda xxx

  • A final thought~

    Such a lovely temptuous(is that a word?? LOL) world we live in! I'm so glad I have decided to live in it smoke-free!!!:D

  • OK guys so sorry to sound really thick but what is a'bong' please.?:confused:

    (i must have led a sheltered life or something!):o

  • Kazza - a 'bong' is a device to smoke pot or hash. I've seen them using plastic bottles and a bottle of water. There are many variations.

    The point is to 'draw' a high from the pot or hash.

    Similar to when we used to 'draw' on a cigarette, instead of 'drawing' on a joint, they will draw on the end of whatever device they choose to get a high from the pot or hash.

    There are so many ways of doing it, it unreal!!!

    I've seen people get high by smoking pot via an apple or a coca-cola can.

    Its so silly when u look back.

    But at the time, its addiction!!!

  • Hi all,

    Well. So far so good. Finally kicked the dope. Early days but its been about 4 days now. Had some awful urges to phone the dealer but managed to refrain and just rapidly smoke a roll up instead (intend to kick them too once i'm comfortable with the no-dope scene). Its funny, once you've got the strength its all easier. Once you can say to yourself (and mean it), "I just don't need it.", you're well on the way.

    I haven't been this straight in years. Got so much energy, i've no idea where to put it.

    Sorry i ain't been about.

    Much love to all.

    (Wish i could get to sleep though)

  • Well done CLoud

    You are doing fab Cant sleep my self maybe that will get better with time

    Lots of luck keep coming and tell us how your doing linda xxxxxxx

  • Well Done your doing good. I do know how hard it is to kick the puff. But i am know 3 years down the line and dont even think about it. YOU CAN DO IT.

    I still have problems sleeping but try not to stress about it. Take some one a night Nytol. They are not magic but do help a bit.

    Stay strong xx

  • Welcome back cloud x x x x

    Absolute salutes to you on 4 days,

    Getting just far enough to see the benefits will stay with you forever.

    No matter what happens, you'll remember being 'Alive' again and won't want to lose that again!

    Just think, When you have done this with confidence, then go onto quitting the smokes too, you'll be like a bunny on speed! rofl

    The sleep paterns are tough at first expect some pretty cool dreams!! :D

    It all settles in time, and being 'Straight' sure as hell feel good! 'highs' are over rated :D hehe

    Good luck cloud so pleased to see you here again and reaping the benefits of your hard work.

    ~Buffy x x

  • Arf and Yayy and Thanks all:D

    To be honest, i've barely thought about it today! I realise thats just a thing and that tomorrow may not be the same, but generally.. its gone. There's also the feeling that, "holy shit, i've made it this far. I didn't think that could happen". For some reason i was scared to try too hard. Arf.

    There was a funny moment in the shower this morning when the world suddenly felt and looked different. Kind of like changing the lens on a camera :eek: It was necessary to sit down. :p

    Its so wierd. In the last 4 days i've been so much more pro-active too. I think even the mental release from the dope has had a profound effect. I'm even applying for better jobs now!

    I truly hope you are all well :cool:

  • My intention is to continue posting in the day 1 section though. As i see it, i still haven't given up smoking, just an ingredient. ;)

  • I Second that Boudee. You stick with it cloud 9

  • Thx amigo. Likewise, of course :D

    This last point will sound cheesy as hell. But a huge factor in the change in mindset was this:

    recently i went camping with a huuuuge group of mates up in the highlands. The middle of december and in the most gorgeous glen.

    Now, among those mates was someone i cannot stand. No, its cruel to say, but she does my nut in. She has it in her mind that i'm "Mr Dope", someone to scrounge off and someone that she sees it as her right to pester for joints every time we meet. Man, this camping trip was just one pester after another. In the end i truly resented the fact that thats all i am in her eyes. Its all she seemed to think about too. That was the eye opener. I thought, "good god, its so important to her". From then on my urges to smoke joints were overshadowed by the importance it was attributed in my own mind (let alone hers). And thats when the revelation happened: The more important it is to you, the more difficult it is to just cut it loose. So i downgraded it. Chucked it in economy class and gave it a bag of nuts instead of the silver service first class seat i'd given it before. Seems to have worked.

    I was gonna come online and share that at the time too but being a physicist (by training) i also realised that the very act of observing something forces it to take on a state of being and at the time i thought that if i give it such importance to come and talk about it, it'd more likely fail... if that makes sense?

    Anyway. Arf. I'm freeeeeee

  • Wow!!!

    They're amazing!! the second one you could do flip 180 and it'll look no different!!

    Fantastic scenery and amazing photography!!

    Grats on the 'cutting free' of all your toxins ;) *ahem*

    You'll be a far more 'whole' person for that!

  • HI Cloud the pics are fab My oldest son would love the second one. He got a thing about photos that look good anyway up. Well done mate I think you could well have turned a very big corner in your life. So pleased to be one of the people involed Linda xxxxxxxxx

  • Heyhey and Yayy all:)

    Would you believe i'm still going strong? Decided not to bother counting the days but the internal label of "Dinnae smoke dope no more" is stronger than ever. Much love to all and ARF!

    (The dreams are so wierd)

  • yay cloud! so proud x x your confidence shines through x x

    Glad ya dinnae do that laddy :D

    buffy x x

  • :D

    Arf is, essentially, meaningless. Consider it as a dog-like thought :p

    (i.e. "Shall i lick myself or sniff a friend?" = Arf)

  • Good stuff Cloudey.

    Loving them pics, kinda place I like to jump on the pushbike and ride to.

    Well theres no mountains round here, but its kinda the same hehe.

    Keep up the good work off the smoke.

  • Thanks :)

    Yayy, i'm up late just playin aroon on the computer. Its funny, this very place where i'm sat is where the vast majority of the joints i smoked were smoked. I used to fret about what i'm going to do when i stop.. the computer will feel like somewhere alien. Its not like that at all. Life is very much the same, except with the obvious difference that i'm much quicker on the draw! I'm on the ball. Yayy. Spend much less time at the computer, right enough. But thats fine. I have something of a social life again.

    All that fuss. All that fear. It seems like a very long dream now.

    Arf to all.

  • I know where you are coming from

    I smoked pot for 8 years day and night. I know all about your anxiety and paranoia. I smoked cigs also. One day I just woke up and decided dope wasnt important anymore. Pot stores in your fat cells and basically your body over time once you quit releases the pot stored little by little so you dont feel a physical craving. Really it is just dealing with the habitual parts of pot smoking. I have been on medication for my anxiety for years now and see a therapist for anxiety issues and panic attacks. The meds helped with quitting and I quit smoking cigs the same time i quit smoking J's. I have developed a web site dedicated to how I quit smoking cigs maybe you can relate that to stopping your pot habit also. It has been 7 years for me and I dont miss it a bit.

    Good luck!

  • Thanks :)

    Yayy, i'm up late just playin aroon on the computer. Its funny, this very place where i'm sat is where the vast majority of the joints i smoked were smoked. I used to fret about what i'm going to do when i stop.. the computer will feel like somewhere alien. Its not like that at all. Life is very much the same, except with the obvious difference that i'm much quicker on the draw! I'm on the ball. Yayy. Spend much less time at the computer, right enough. But thats fine. I have something of a social life again.

    All that fuss. All that fear. It seems like a very long dream now.

    Arf to all.

    wahey!! well done mate :D

    killersklan.it/forum/smile/...

  • Yayy and Arf,

    Cloud 9 checkin in and still goin strong.

    Lost my internet connnection for a while though.

    Regards to all:D

  • Hi there I had thought about how you was doing. Fantastic xx

  • Dope

    Study says 1 equals 20 cigs. Quit them both and we will keep seeing you.:):)

  • I would beg to differ. I would say it to be around equal. And i don't say that to be deliberately difficult, i say that because its a psychological addiction that is every bit as profound to the mind as the smoking of cigarettes. My quitting has been very hard at times because of:

    a) the social expectation; a vast proportion of my good friends are dope smokers and it has been excruciating to be around them while they are smoking, knowing that i should not and will not take any (even though on many levels i WANT to).

    b) the physical craving for the nicotine level that i've been used to, i.e. unfiltered joints using standard cigarette tobacco, has now been hugely reduced to just one or two roll up cigarettes per day. The simple fact of the matter is that at the end of that cigarette, i just end up wondering what the point was and wishing i'd just smoked a joint instead. But no, those days are gone.

    This is all a half-way house and i think i'm very nearly ready to just stop smoking entirely. Like i said, i smoke a ciggy and wonder what the point was. Its just going through the motions for the motion's sake.

    The point to my efforts to stop smoking has been to simply take all of the emotion out of it. It has worked so far.

    Arf :)

  • Cloud your doing great, well done. I also have to agree that kicking a puff habit is hard as i have experience myself.

    Keep going cloud xxxx

  • Way to go cloud!! So glad your still here striving on through!!

    Rock on x x

  • Dont talk to me about the dreaded weed ...

    I've smoked the dreaded weed for over 10 years now and today is my first day of giving up not only the backie but the dope. I'm a bit worried that I will surcumb again as its always the lure of the weed that gets me. It's also the rolling up too. I've decided to sit on my hands and purse for the next 2 years ... I'll let you know how it goes!

    Sam

    xxxx :eek:

  • Well done on taking the plunge, its not easy as both give your body different reactions when you use them and then you have 2 lots of cravings to deal with and the worse thing is that they both seem to go hand in hand with each other, good luck to all those who are fighting both addictions x

  • I've smoked the dreaded weed for over 10 years now and today is my first day of giving up not only the backie but the dope. I'm a bit worried that I will surcumb again as its always the lure of the weed that gets me. It's also the rolling up too. I've decided to sit on my hands and purse for the next 2 years ... I'll let you know how it goes!

    Sam

    xxxx :eek:

    Wow and Yayy! Firstly, well done for thinking that its something that you don't need! And secondly, well done for coming here and finding this thread (i truly hope it will be of help.. It was my battle and i've won!)

    The crucial thing i have to say is that its amazing how easy it actually was to give up. Ok, yes, there were pangs and moments of weakness where i thought, "god it would be so easy to call my dealer". But truly, once you're over the initial shock (almost panic) that you've stopped, its like you've found the crest of the metaphorical hill and you've got an easy walk after that. One thing that really helped me was being around someone who pestered me nonstop for joints. In the end, i really resented the image of being "mr dope guy". Try to disassociate the importance of dope in your life and you'll be fine.

    I would recommend also that you keep smoking menthol tipped rollies for a while, they don't taste like normal cigarettes and they satisfy the immediate craving to smoke something (anything).

    Another thing, don't punish yourself if you don't manage to stop this time. It took me a few times to get the momentum going.

    Yayy and good luck!

    C9

  • Still Flying :D

    Arf

    C9

  • Like you say Cloud_9

    Smoking dope has become away of life,I have grown and smoked dope for many years.

    It is very easy to give up smoking dope as it is not really addictive.

    When I (as now) not smoking tobacco then I use dope in either a bong or by cooking it.

    If I do run out of dope it is not a problem, as it is not addictive like tobacco.

  • As long as you share it,I see nothing wrong with smoking pot as I call it.:eek:

  • philfromwales dope might come from the people that use it.

    If I could be bothered to look, I could find many pages that disagree with the link you provided.

  • Bake a cake, its the best way :D

    Bingo :D You are cleared to land

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