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This may be a minor addiction but i was addicting to Mary Jane all through my high school years. I just recently graduated class of 2012. I grew up around my brother who was into all sorts of drugs, although my parents didn't approve and would constantly be on his case about it he wouldn't stop, he'd bring drugs into the house when i was just a young kid. And I always said that i would never get involved into something so stupid and pointless, like why would I want to mess my life up like he did? But things changed when I got older I got stressed out between school, dancing,sports, and family. I felt like i was just fighting the world all on my own. It started from smoking just once a few times a month to smoking 5 to 6 times everyday. I skipped school pretty much every day to just smoke constantly and i would show up about second period stoned out of my mind. Meaning i couldn't focus on my school, my grades went down hill majorly I never wanted to study I was failing a lot of my classes ?but got my grades up enough to pass that year. My senior year was the year that I completely went insane with smoking. My parents still don't know to this day that I used to smoke. I was horrible and I'm not afraid to admit that. Even though it may not seem like a long time but I have not smoked in about 9 months. I just decided one day that i needed to grow up and get my life on track and pursue my dreams. I honestly regret smoking because it has messed my body up such as my lungs i cant take deep breaths because of how badly my lungs are messed up. My point is Yes you may have a lot of stress on you or you may have grown up around family members that used/use drugs, that does not mean that you have to get involved with drugs to. Stay away from them they aren't something that you want to get caught up in. take it from someone who knows what they are talking about. Stay Clean!

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1. Jennifer Vanblarcom
There is no such thing as a "minor" addiction. People think marijuana is a "soft" drug and relatively harmless but there are so many stories like yours out there untold. Thank you so much for speaking out. Marijuana is a drug with destructive impacts on young lives. We need more voices like yours!