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Im 27 years old and i was addicted to marijuana for 5 years of my life. I started in the summer of 2008 and i quit Jan 1, 2013. I have not smoked since then nor have I had the desire to. I knew it had gotten bad because i felt I was at my lowest. I smoked every single day for 5 years and did not care about my family or friends. I knew it was something in me that wanted to stop but I was terrified. Weed had become my best friend my partner in crime. It was so bad that I only could eat if I smoked. I smoked before church right after church. I was in church thinking about smoking. Yes! Thats how bad it had gotten.

The time i knew I had to stop was New Years Eve. My family was visiting from Virgina and my grandmother had come to see them as well. We were all at my home and I couldnt even enjoy myself because I needed to smoke. I was yearning my stomach was turning and I couldnt take it any longer. I went into my bathroom put towels under the door and as soon as I went to light it "knock knock" it was my grandmother. I quickly told her I would be out in a minute. After about 5 minutes my high was over. I sprayed the whole can of Febreze thinking this would cover the smell. As soon as I came out the bathroom my grandmother was ready to leave but first she had to use the bathroom. I prayed that she wouldnt smell it. When she came out the first thing she said to me was "Miesha, I been there done that." Of course I tried to act like I didnt know what she was talking about but I knew. My sisters were all oblivious to this and had no clue what was going on. The only thing I could say was "Its not hurting you its hurting me." She quickly reverted "What do u think its doing to me?!" She was so angry she left with tears in her eyes and thats when I knew I was at my lowest and had to stop. My sisters couldnt believe that I had done that. I was hurt embarrased. I felt so stupid. It was watch night service at my church and we were bringing the New Year in together and thats when I was delivered from my addiction. Since than I have never been happier. I have peace i no longer am angry.

Everything my addiction took from me Im getting back. You can do it too. You have to believe and have faith. Dont ever stop praying. He can do all things. Im a bear witness to it. Sometimes I cant believe it but it happened. When you smoke you lose yourself but its never too late. Be encouraged believe it and it will come to pass. God Bless.


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1. Fredia
Stay strong i am having same problems . It gets better a day at a time.