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One week cold turkey

Posted 30 March 2018 by Hani
Have been smoking for 14 years, im 28 now, last seven years have been first thing in the morning and last thing before bed and several times in between. Im having weird dreams and tummy has been upset all week, not to mention a bad acne outbreak that i havent had since my teens and to top it off i got a urinary tract infection which might be unrelated but never had it before. The first few days were the hardest, i have a some left over in my drawer but I dont feel like using at all. I think having it helps tho its a psychological thing. Its all about will power and giving yourself a good enough reason to quit. My reason is I want to move on to the next stage of my life and not be a burn out anymore. I graduated from uni 5 years ago and never got a proper job been content with filling shelves at Woolies. Weed can make you content with a shitty situation. I want to move on start my career and never look back, i dont plan on changing my friends, i dont hate weed, just that my time is up 14 years of smoke clouds in my brain was enough! Hang in there guys it gets better.

Procrastinator

Posted 26 March 2018 by Babybee420goodbyes
Tomorrow i plan on quitting but not untill i smoke all my remaining weed dont judge me. I do it with chocolate too eat it in the one sitting so there isnt any more for the rest of the week. Not sure it works but it works for me hahha Anyways its the night before the day i quit ... Iv choose to smoke my weed during the arvo probably around 4-6 roughly. Iv choosen this time because im mostly accustomed to smoking just before bed..usually on my bed in my room so i have to change that habbit. Tomorrow is my last day but also my first night not smoking before bed. Wish me luck

Crave more when bored

Posted 25 March 2018 by Cass
I ve noticed I crave pot more when I m not really doing anything so I ve been trying to keep myself busy and staying around other non smoking friends so I don t feel as tempted.

Words scattered #1

Posted 22 March 2018 by Marlbew
I went cold turkey and it didnt work out. I reduced the amounts gradually and it felt like im lying to myself. I feel like I have a mental block which prevents me from making the best decisions in any given situation. I feel slow and stupid. Though I know deep inside that I do not do impulsive decisions and I'm intelligent. The same cycle, everyday. I tell myself Im stupid. Then I tell myself im not. But the main reason I want to quit is the paranoia attacks. Im sick of it. Im exhausted. And im betraying the trust of my partner. I am strong enough. I can do it.

Bad mood

Posted 16 March 2018 by Tamara J.
Today I got sorta bad news and I wanna smoke, but I'll get drunk instead

Cannabis Helpline

Posted 15 March 2018 by Kell
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Breakdown

Posted 14 March 2018 by Ehsan
Today I collapsed. Not physically but mentally. I told myself that I won t smoke today yet I was the only kid in my year tempted enough to miss lesson, ring a dealer and sort out a draw. I feel exhausted. My siblings have so much excess energy, yet I feel so drained. I just want to stop it all. I know I can t stop forever, but I want to at least stop till summer, which is like 4 months away. I want to go cold turkey because I believe that would be the best way to break a habit.

Day #5

Posted 14 March 2018 by Gionell
Honestly don t know how much I can keep this up, more when you re in an environment where everyone smokes weed. At least I have a buddy now, just have to figure out how to communicate in the app. Tomorrow I have an exam, which I can either study and pass or smoke weed and feel amazing. Remember if it was easy, no one would be smoking.

My buddy doesn't reply

Posted 14 March 2018 by LJ
This app is a bit clunky, it too me so long to work out the communicating through journal entries with my Buddy that I think she has already given up on the app. Does anyone know anything else like this that isn't so clunky?

What is this app

Posted 13 March 2018 by Ehsan
I am not happy. I have been smoking weed for about 2 years are a half, on a regular basis. I initially started smoking weed because it would make me feel good and forget about some girl that I really liked, but some shit happened so we were never together. I lost many friends along the way because I went to a different college. The college I go to now; I started smoking weed at the start of the year. Since then, I have always said that weed is bad and it isn t good but yet I continue to smoke it everyday. I want to stop because it has affected the way I think, often forgetting things and having negative thoughts. My highs are pretty much shit because all I do is overthink till I have another thought (this drains out a lot of my energy and it makes me sleepy all the time). Hence why, I have got into an unrewarding routine when I am not smoking. As a college student, my priorities should lie within my studies but I believe my addiction to weed has caused a definite impact on my abilities to work. I cannot think of an efficient strategy that could work for me in order to stop smoking. I have tried in the past but I only last a few days before I am smoking again. I really need help. It is either that I accept I am a weed smoker and be happier, or it is that I stop using but I know that s what my mind will not want. So I am addicted and I do not want to seek help because I got into this problem alone, and I should fight most of it alone. I am sorry because I wrote a book on hope when I was 14. Now I am 17, soon to turn 18, and I can t even beat a mind addiction I can t even stop because as much as I fucking hate the withdrawal symptoms, I cannot sent that I crave the feeling. Send help man I m fucked.
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