Success Stories From People Who Quit Smoking Weed
Inspiring Stories from QuitMarijuana.Org members. The Quit Marijuana Action Plan really works.
Read below to see some of the amazing stories from my friends!
Mr Motivated on 3/22/16
Same exact story. I have always been a pretty motivated guy but after smoking (which I loved) for years I found myself slowly becoming In a rut. I would want to finish whatever I had to do that day just so I could go home and smoke. I was only truly not high at work only. Other then that I would be high all day and would turn my lifestyle to support my habit. I still did great at work and no one truly new what was going inside my head and how much smoking was truly effecting me.
I found myself always needed the stuff and would also be looking anywhere for it just to get high. I also would feel guilty of doing this and spending the money but it was ok because I could just smoke myself into a state of whatever. I found myself pushing friends away and spending all my free time just getting high instead of putting the time into my social life / career
Now for the good part.
After stopping for a month I have become superman. All that time and effort I had to do to keep myself high now goes into my personal life and career. I no longer want to rush home just to get high and I have my hunger back also not only for food but for life. My brain is becoming sharp again and my Motivation is back 150%. At work I am getting another promotion and people are amazed At my level of work (which is normal I feel)
I will always love smoking but I am done with it. It was a big black hole, a time sink, an excuse to not go out and tackle the world. Sure in small moderation maybe nobody will ever go through this but after reading these posts and feeling the exact same way I know it is an issue. Also hearing my friends say “man I wish I could quit”. I know it’s not just me.
Good luck out there everyone and I hope this wall of text helps someone gain happiness again if they lost it.
Linet on 11/2/2014
I had been smoking weed for over 10 years. I'd tried to quit before but always ended up relapsing and even getting deeper into it. I decided that even though, it is harmless to some people, it was not harmless to me. I felt like I had lost my confidence and my drive and motivation in life. I knew that I wasn’t living up to my potential even though I was always able to hold down a great job, in the back of my head I would always think, wow, if I can do this and smoke weed I wonder what will happen if I quit?
Unfortunately, never stayed sober long enough to find out. I was doing research online about quitting and came across John’s writing about his experience. He had smoked for a very long time as well and he was able to stop, so it made me feel like that I can do it as well. Working with John has really helped me to stay on track…although, I’ve got 11 complete sober days under my belt, and I plan to continue to stay sober. I know I have the courage in me to stay sober, and will I start feeling like myself again. Having John and QuitMarijuana.Org be a part of my journey has been very helpful. He always sends me motivational tips and videos to help me stay in line and I have to say that it has helped tremendously….I am very thankful to God for putting a person like John in my life. Using QuitMarijuana.Org is proof that it can be done!!
Don’t give up, it is totally achievable.
Al in California
Never give up!!
I smoked everyday for 11 years and I really missed some great opportunities in life. Living in California, Its so easy to get its not funny!! I had a "prescription" for it for the last 2 years so its available in most Cities throughout the state, not to mention the bud is so potent now days that its hard to turn down!
9 days ago I quit and I flushed a quarter oz of the purplest buds down the toilet and I have NO REGRETS!
I have to admit one thing. The only way I could do this was with the help of God. He took control of my life and I choose Him over the pot! Its so wonderful to be pot free and I honestly havent even been craved it since day 2.
I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WAS POSSIBLE. I smoked to self medicate, everyday, multiple times a day much like many of you. I only felt good when I smoked. It was a horrible life to live. I never had much money and what I had was going to go towards pot.
I pray that anyone reading this can can be inspired to quit. Just ask God for help. He will answer your prayers!! GOD IS GREAT!!!! I know I will get my life back on track now.
I pray that everyone here or who reads this can end their addiction*
Shawn has Quit Forever!
Hey all, just happened on this page and couldn’t help but be moved by your stories. Wanted to leave a post to do my small part to inspire and help.
Tomorrow will mark 13 months since my last smoke after an addiction that lasted more than 30 years. I just want to tell you all that life is better, so much more real, and that it is so worth pushing on and putting weed behind you, however hard it may feel. Every clean day you put behind you it gets easier.
So key is the idea of taking your life in a new direction. You know you are a different person without weed, why think you can do the same things, hang out with the same people and be satisfied? Get out and do things you wouldn’t have before. Set goals and reward yourself.
Explore what life has to offer when you’re not stoned all the time. You will go through a time, longer than you would like, of loneliness and difficulty as you go through the transition. That is totally normal and necessary. Think of it like the great journeys of the old sailing ships. You need to lose sight of the land you know and endure a journey before arriving at a wonderful new world. Trust me, if I can do it you can too.
I see as well many people who post once on here, about to quit or with a few days or weeks under their belts. I presume many of them have fallen back on old habits. Just want to say if that happens to you don’t be too hard on yourself. I know and understand how that can make you feel like you have failed and will never succeed.
It can be a huge blow and make you scared to try again. You are trying to make a massive change in your life, maybe bigger than you realize, and it is not easy. My best advice is to get help. Find someone in your area who offers counseling specifically related to quitting cannabis – and I mean specific not just someone who offers drug counseling as part of a bunch of other options.
There are amazing people out there who know their shit and can help, even if that just means getting you back up on the horse every time you fall off. Don’t give up giving up! Peace.
More Marijuana Recovery Stories From Our Members
We're proud to showcase weed recovery stories like the ones below. If you are reading this and considering quitting, take a moment to visualize what your life will be like 90 days from now, or one year from now, then read more of the stories below.
I'm at around 5 months clean now. I had one puff at a hallowe'en party and felt like a big phony. i still think about it once in awhile, then i think past it...like how I'll feel about blowing 5 months....and how I'll eat bad food....and disappoint myself....I've come so far....anyway...brutal honesty is the only way to fly....keep up the good work...i used to use daily...*
Cara in New York
I was just going through my emails and read some old messages . I have been addiction free for about 4 years and I'm feeling great. You really helped me. It was every difficult process but I made it. Thank you*
Chantelle on 11/12/14
OK nobody probably cares, but I feel great. It has been a week without smoking. My appetite is back. YEY! And I have more energy than I can ever remember. I have always been a bit lazy and am definately addicted to TV. But I have been cleaning, working out, had sex and feel elated that it was so easy.*
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Terry in the UK
I felt that it was important to reply to this email before I clicked on the link. I used one of your tips to help me along the way (finding a hobby in my spare time), but ultimately it was up to me.
I have finally given up and been weed free for 18 months. Please please please continue to offer your support and guidance to others on how to quit. Quitting has been the best thing I have done in my life because now I think clearly and am able to make better decisions.
Thank you for all of the emails that you have sent to me over the last three years. These emails have continually reminded me to quit. Thank you.*
Trevor in Vancouver, Canada
Thanks to your advice, I've been off weed for 3 weeks now! I feel much better, I know that everyday is it's own challenge but this feels different than any other time that I've quit. I've been chronic for 15 years, I'm 33 years old, and I must say that I really don't miss it at all. It really made no sense to smoke all day, and yet I wake'n baked all the time.
The program made it easy because it's not about quitting something you love, it's about focusing on your dreams, and going for them. You start to want only positive things. I've had a few cravings, but mostly I don't think about weed at all. Some crazy dreams, (yes, I am dreaming again, and I love it.) I am loving my life, I am already feeling better at everything I do.
If you feel like every day is Groundhog Day, it's time to snap out. There is no failing, only figuring out what doesn't work for you. There's nothing you can't do. And it's soooooooo worth it. Good luck to you all. Much love*
Mike on 10/23/2014
John I just wanted to thank you, You have been an inspiration to me and to others in our battles against Marijuana addiction. First I had to admit I was and still am addicted to pot. But I have made a personal choice to stop using. It has now been 27 days since I have used and I am still coughing stuff out of my lungs. The withdraw symptoms have all disappeared, except for insomnia and the crazy dreams when I am asleep. It is hard sometimes when I am around some of my friends smoking, I have been ridiculed and teased allot but am standing firm. I have a lot more money now to use on things that are good for me. I am going after a job that before I could only dream of having, and I don't have to worry every day about a surprise drug screen. Thanks Again, John and keep up the good work.
Mike, Bright eyed and Sober!*
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My name is Anthony
I’ve been a weed smoker for 1years and some months now but thankfully I decided to quit and leave a life of freedom
Before I quit smoking I always felt that getting high will help me think faster and overcome challenges but little I knew marijuana’s effect on the brain at a point I became scared and I was at this college where you just have to do you best to overcome or you’ll be laughed at. To tell you the truth every single day was good for me but I was new in the school and lucky for me I was good at making friends and that was how it all started but little did I know that some old boys were jealous about my glory so the decide to bring me down and I just this made things became stressful for me because I was used to interacting with everyone but I finally lost my good faith and fell
At that point I became vulnerable and really shy to the point that I started avoiding eye contact so this made me feel really bad
I became a stronger weed smoker just to get through my educational stress and my current situation but things always got worse it was as if I was losing everyday so I just got really tired and depressed I wasn’t the new cool kid I used to be and it was tearing me apart because I just became used to the Euphoria that I get when I made someone happy through eye contact or whatever
On a faithful Friday I decided to finally give up marijuana because I so scared of everything and death as well so I decided to stop and to be honest is not that easy but life became better for me anything I have this feeling that am not a chronic smoker no more it brings a smile to my face and makes me feel great
Thank you and stay strong
After Quitting For 3 Days! YouR BODY Will BE TOTALLY CLEAN OF ANY CRAVINGS, YOUR HEAD MIGHT STILL CRAVE SINCE YOU STILL THINK ABOUT IT!, AFTER 1 WEEK, TO SMOKE YET AGAIN! WOW JUST LIKE THE FIFTH TIME SMOKING, WHEN U GOT USED TO IT AND IT FEELS GREAT!!!
DONT QUIT SMOKING WEED! INSTEAD START DOING SOMETHING ELSE IF WHAT YOU REALLY WANT IS TO QUIT!
BUT AFTER SOME BREAKS ITS JUST AS GOOD AS BEFORE,
TOO MUCH WILL NUMB YOU FROM THE FEELINGS YOU TRULY ARE LOOKING FOR!
IF YOU FEEL BAD DONT USE IT TO FEEL GOOD, BUT IF YOU ALREADY FEEL GREAT, THEN TAKE WHATEVER YOU WANT, BECAUSE NOTHING IS “BAD” FOR YOU UNLESS YOU ALREADY FEEL SHITTY INSIDE!, FEEL GOOD FIRST THEN LIVE YOUR LIFE AS YOU ARE MEANT TO!
LOVE YOU ALL !
mmmm WEEEED 😀
So this is my second day. I am definitely quitting because I am trying to better my financial situation and I’ve been spending at least $100 a week on this stuff, and it is such a waste. You feel good for a little while, but then it wears off and I have to spend more money.
I also have a couple living in my home. They are in their 60s and constantly smoke weed, and they can’t get their financial situation together. The husband works all day then comes home and just smokes weed with his wife. I do not want to end up like them, and I feel bad because they won’t quit and I am moving in a couple months and they have nowhere to go, but they have had a year and instead of saving money and looking for a home, they’ve been smoking it up.
I’m so afraid if I keep smoking I will end up like them, so I am DONE!!! I know that I can do this, because every time I have a craving, I think of my roomies, and it quickly goes away.
Way to go Elizabeth. I know you can do it. $100 a week is $5000 a year. Imagine yourself a year from now with an extra $5000 in the bank.
My name is espizi I’ve been smoking weed for 10years now.its my 5day without it, after all testimonies I got from here I decided to quit weed because of the following negative effects I experienced through out my weed life:lack of motivation, lack of confidence, paranoia feelings, missed opportunities and lack of life direction,….I was inspired with a story of someone I find here who quited smoking weed after 30years then I was like if someone of 30years of smoking can quit why not me? I know it is not an easy task but it worth it.am looking forward to it!
Well where do I start. I am 26 now and been smoking pot since the age of 13 from bongs to joints.
It was my go to it came a habit through lockdown even more so where I wanted to wake up and have a nice brew and a smoke and all day and night also working in care. My partner of 3 years has never even toughed a cigarette
don’t get wrong he didn’t like me coming to bed at daft o’clock stinking of weed but he didn’t try and stop me just adviced me how much different I am when I’m not constantly smoking it.. Im now just over 2 weeks clean not much time I know but for me it’s a massive massive achievement, his friend came round and he smokes it but the smell knocked me sick and then I knew I wouldn’t even want to even try to have one. I am sleeping so much better I have so much more energy I’m so looking forward to being 6/12 months weed free.. If your thinking about doing it just do it, it literally takes away your life I was always skint as its all I could think about.. I never wanted to go out but to sit in my shed and get high. I’m so proud of my self, my dad did the same on the same day and that’d helped me alot just looking on Internet at people stories and want to say well done as it is hard but it’s capable and you can do it I still hang out with friends that’d smoke it and it doesn’t bother me. I have a long way to go but it’s the best thing I have ever done..
Mindset your body and you can achieve anything that you believe
Hi Everyone. My name is Ben I am 28 years old, and I have been smoking weed everyday since the age of 14. In the past couple of years I started to notice the affects it is having to my mind and body. I have tried numerous of times to quit over the years but failed after 2 weeks of trying. Lately I have been feeling very down about it however after reading all of your inspiring stories. You have really encouraged me to get back on my journey of being smoke free and living a happier life. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you all.
Hey! My name is Alex, I’m from Spain and i have been regularly smoking pot/hash since 15-16. I am now 24 and for as long as I can remember myself consuming i’ve been trying to quit. With every fail i lost a bit of my confidence, energy and drive. 1 year ago i had a terrible chest pain attack episode that when over it left me without being able to take a full breath in for 2 months. I could also not exercise for 6months to a year until i felt more or less good to go. As soon as i could breath normally again, i fell again in the habit of smoking. As stupid as it sounds given that i could not even go for a run, or do push ups, but i could light a spliff, lol. Anyway eventually came to terms with myself that I could not keep pretending like tomorrow I was going to start quitting and getting my life together. This mentality was leaving me numb to absolutely everything. In the year of the chest pains i quit uni because of anxiety combined with the chest pains. I’ve stop smoking weed about a month ago now. I have had to leave my friends behind because of the amount of cravings being around them generated (maybe in the future I can revisite them). And also had to leave my habitual environment to not fall in the same thinking patterns that I have been falling to for as long as I can remember. (ending up with an excuse to smoke again somehow) Being sober has allowed me to have more energy, be able to concentrate again for longer periods than 10 minuts. And allowed me to find a job coding like I’ve want to for the last 2 years. I use to smoke from 1gram to 3 a day that here is about 5€-15€. My friends effects from marihuana have been different and I kept thinking it wasnt the weed but myself. And in some aspects I guess it was, but the way my highs worked for me were so different to theirs.
Its also important to mention from my story that at night for 5 years I use to combine smoking pot with videogames and that made my heart pound for hours almost everyday (healthy af). I also have had to leave gaming behind for amount of cravings that it caused. I’ve been to therapy, that help analyze where I was and were I was heading if i did not allow myself to be helped. I cried during all the sessions I could pay.(5) 50€ a session of 1 hour. Then was left with 0€ in bank which kinda also forced me to both quit with huge amounts of anxiety from not being able to smoke even if I wanted. I could only meet with people i barely enjoyed being just to smoke. Also anxiety heavy situations being in one place and your head strickly thinking of how much of a piece of shit I am(was).
I think I’ve talked all over the place about my experience. But quitting, and accepting help, and allowing myself to be vulnerable letting the pain sink in has been the best decision I have ever taken. With love,peace and calmness I have rediscovered my love for life. Life for me was numbness and nothing else. I use to never be transparent with anyone. Not even myself. There were areas of my life I didnt even allow myself to think about. Therapy in those areas absolutely crashed me to the ground. But from there I’ve been able to construct from firm ground because from just being me trying to resue me, I was buildig a whole attic from thin air that of course not long after eventually all fell down. I hope maybe this story helps someone take a step in the right direction a little earlier. If so, let me tell you it gets soo much better. Being truthful with yourself and allowing others that love you to help was and has been and is a life saver. I consider therapy for addicts should be in healthcare system because without that woman’s 50€ uppercuts week after week I’d still be building from thin air thinking with my ego that it’s not that bad as I think. Long road over shortcuts. If i hadn’t had the money I WOULD still be in addictive pattern.
If you think you can’t quit and want to give up know that it’s your head fking you up, because in reality if you take the pain, and allow yourslef to cry, you can also get out of negative patterns eventually. It’s only normal that your willingness and emotions have taken a toll from years of smoking. Be sensible with where you stand(and love youself). And fight back not only for yourself, but for everyone’s life that you’ll make better once you are out of such cycle( say: I also lost all my savings amids those years “investing” speculating. And such blow kinda stank. I kept sucking money from family about 2k, and worked solely to allow myself to smoke for another month or 2. And my only way to cope with such lifestyle was to not think about absolutely nothing that had to do with that. (i did this without thinking I was ofc)
I’m far from recovered from my addiction but just 2 months in i feel like I’d rather take a step on lego piece for every step i have to take until I die rather than taking any other abusing substance pattern. Caffeine included. Sugar controlled. Alcohol ofc .Harder drugs out of question. And no real interest for allucinative drugs in general Oh yes, and also been left with dry mouth that I need to go to the doctor to check given it hasnt really improved. My topmouth palette is almost completely white xd. I barely feel it with my tongue. Well a bit more now than when I smoked ofc. I love you. I dont know you, but I know it’s possible for our brains to exercise to get into another shape. Just like biceps xd. Day by day. My cat is also a saver to find calmness and much love.If you going to start I found that counting from 100 down made me chill the ovethinking. And by 90 the world is so much better already 😉
Message me if you’d like that<3
I may fall again ofc. Risk is always there. But my willingness is much more trained now, You'd need at least a knife 😀
One day in.
I have decided to quit weed for good. I’ve been smoking for 4 years since my college. Now that I’m at the university and pursuing a Law Degree, my brains will need to be fully functional. I’ve always tried to quit and failed however for anyone there, don’t be hard on yourself. I have 24 hrs under my belt. All i ask is God to drive me through. You too can do it.