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My drug use is scaring me, but I can’t stop

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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Dear T2T: I have been smoking weed since I was a sophomore and now I am a senior about to graduate and go to college. I have become sort of addicted to pot, and have even tried other more hard-core drugs.

I know that if I keep smoking marijuana, I will become addicted to some other hard-core drug and lose control of my life. My grades are already super low and I have zero motivation to do anything. I don’t know how I’m going to get into college or where I will go after high school.

I am so scared for my future, but at the same time I can’t stop smoking weed. Every weekend I’m at parties getting drunk and smoking even though I know how awful it is for me. I wish I could stop but I don’t know how to.

My parents have caught me twice, but don’t know now that I am still smoking pot. What should I do to stop? — Sincerely, I want to stop Smoking Weed

Dear I want to stop smoking weed: I am truly sorry you feel addicted to weed, but I am so glad you know that you should quit. Addiction to drugs, smoking, and alcohol are some awful addictions anyone could get addicted to.

I understand that it is hard to quit, but it is not impossible if you really want it and put your mind to it. I would say you should be honest to your parents about your problem because they will be able to help you.

I would suggest you start off by not going to anymore parties for a while until you conquer your addiction. If you don’t go to parties, that would be one less way you are revealed/surrounded to pot.

Maybe you can tell your parents to stop giving you money so you won’t have a way to buy it. Another thing you can do is stay away from the people who do it. I know they are not the ones who make you do it and you are responsible for your actions, but the more you are around marijuana the more you will be tempted to smoke it.

Keep in mind all the consequences that could come from it and be strong enough to not let yourself do it. If that doesn’t work, there is always rehab. Again, I am so proud of you for wanting and trying to make the right decisions, I hope everything works out to the best of your interest. — Sincerely, T2T

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