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The consequences of weed

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When I started smoking weed…

I began to lose everything, money, friends, and trust from my parents and my popularity.  I realized it is not worth it to get high because you are putting so many things at risk, such as your social life and health.

I started smoking weed during my freshman year of high school.  It started with just curiosity, but it quickly became a regular weekend activity.  One of the older kids at school had sold me and my friends a dub.  We were so eager to try drugs for the first time, so we met after school in the woods.  I remember feeling tired and disoriented; not much happened.  My friend said the first time you smoke you don’t feel anything, so the next weekend we bought a dime from the same guy and blazed up.  This time it was a lot different.  My vision became foggy, and I just felt high.  The feeling is really impossible to explain.  After this, I began smoking a dime bag every weekend. 

My money ran out, and word got out that I was a pothead. I was screwed.  Girls lost interest in me; my friends stopped hanging out with me, and I developed a reputation.  I realized I was overdoing it when I bought a bong; it was a warning sign that I was making a dedication to be a frequent smoker. 
I decided to quit, just like that.  I sold my papers and pipes and just quit.  It took a while for me to gain the respect back from my parents and friends, but eventually it all turned out ok.  However, I still have a reputation, and trust me, that is really hard to get rid of.

In the end, getting high was great fun, but it really wasn’t worth it to ruin my social life.  Plus, after I smoked, I would get a lot of pimples, and no one wants that.  There are plenty of reasons why people do drugs, but none of them are legitimate. It causes more problems than it solves. 

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    ljllama

    i smoke weed and cigarettes and drink and i enjoy that. At school it seems like no body cares for me.what should I do I’m way to addicted to just drop it. Help

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      ReachOut

      It sounds like you’ve gotten in over your head with your use of drugs and alcohol—that’s hard!  This fact sheet can give you some ideas of ways to start reducing your use:  http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/getting-help-for-drug-use

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    piercetheveilxoxo

    I thought that smoking was so cool. It started off as drinking and smoking cigarettes but now i smoke weed too. I always thought i would never get addicted. At times i wish i could stop i also wish that i never started. my older friend introduced me to weed. I’m not saying it’s good not at all. You’re destroying your body. I wish i knew what i was getting myself into. I have been in so many dangerous situations because of my alcohol and drug abuse. if you’re even thinking of doing drugs or drinking. Don’t do it at a young age. Think about how it will affect not only your life but the others around you. Ask yourself is it really worth to lose almost everything i have to get high…

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      ReachOut

      Hi pierce,

      This is great advice about using, and we’re glad you shared it.  We’re sorry that you’re struggling so much.  Do you think you might need some help with addiction?  That’s pretty common, and remember, there’s nothing wrong with asking for help.  This link shows treatment centers in every state, and maybe it will help you get started on the road to recovery:  http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx 

      If you’d like to talk to someone, you can also call the youth helpline Your Life Your Voice at 1-800-448-3000.  They’re run by Boys Town (which is for everyone) and are available 24/7 to talk to you about whatever you need.  Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone!

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  • avatar2

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    really?

    if your friends dont hang out with cause of that they arent friends.

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    SillyGurl845

    Smoking is not cool at all
    Good thing u quit :]

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    Jyyanovitch94

    smoking weed makes you cool in my school….. your reputation is definetly at stake though. some of your childhood friends will stop being friends with you and other stuff but im not saying smoking weed is cool. im fucked up from it and i have no idea how to stop this anxiety.

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      Help may be closer than you think. Give the Boys Town Hotline a call for help 24/7. 1-800-448-3000) Find out more under the Get Help Tab on the ReachOut.com homepage.

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