Hey guys, I'm really glad to have found a forum to share/discuss these issues, as they have been bother me lately. I have been a chronic user since the end of high school up until last week, which is about 6 years. I've been weening myself down to a limited use the past 2 months, and I finally quit cold turkey last week.
I suppose my problem has been in finding a firm reason to stop for good. I do not wish to offend anyone, and I know that addiction affects everyone differently, but part of me still feels that marijuana and it's high aren't all bad.
I finally decided to quit because I stopped living with friends and I am living with my grandparents; the guilt of getting high at my grandparents house out weighed the positive mood affects it would bring me.
And truthfully it wasn't just the move in with my grandparents that prompted the quitting; I have been wrestling with the idea for sometime, the move in was sort of the straw that broke the camels back.
Pot used to be the most fun thing I could think of, and I guess it was that realization that scared me the most. I know I would rather be the kind of person that has a joint after work than a drink, but I don't know if I can control my addiction to that point, and part of me believes that even that amount of smoking is bad for my general outlook on life.
I wanted to know if any of you guys have struck a balance between smoking and not smoking, and being productive without feeling overwhelmed by life stresses.
Thank you all by the way, just reading some of these threads has helped me get through another night UN-stoned!