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I'm a 23 year old who started smoking cannabis around the age of 16 and have progressively smoked more over the last 7 years. I now find myself smoking regularly everyday and it impacted on my University course (which I've had to resit a year I think due to invasive nature of my addiction, and that its an extremely demanding course).

I find it hard to stop smoking and find life quite boring without cannabis. I have had issues in the past with severe depression (though this was before I was smoking regularly). I really want to turn my life around as I find myself completely unproductive most days and this frustrates me. I live in shared house where only one other resident smokes, the other 3 never have.

Has anyone had any good advice about how to break an addiction like this. I disagree completely with anyone that says that cannabis isn't addictive. I guess another factor that plays into smoking is I don't massively enjoy drinking alcohol which seems to be the centre of a lot of social interactions at university.

My habits have left me with low-self esteem and a degree of social isolation as well of a decline in my academic results.

I have now spent more money than I have on cannabis and am getting worried about my apparent lack of control over this addiction. Has anyone struggled in a similar situation, or had first hand experience. I'm really looking for advice and not judgement.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I'm a 23 year old who started smoking cannabis around the age of 16 and have progressively smoked more over the last 7 years. I now find myself smoking regularly everyday and it impacted on my University course (which I've had to resit a year I think due to invasive nature of my addiction, and that its an extremely demanding course).

I find it hard to stop smoking and find life quite boring without cannabis. I have had issues in the past with severe depression (though this was before I was smoking regularly). I really want to turn my life around as I find myself completely unproductive most days and this frustrates me. I live in shared house where only one other resident smokes, the other 3 never have.

Has anyone had any good advice about how to break an addiction like this. I disagree completely with anyone that says that cannabis isn't addictive. I guess another factor that plays into smoking is I don't massively enjoy drinking alcohol which seems to be the centre of a lot of social interactions at university.

My habits have left me with low-self esteem and a degree of social isolation as well of a decline in my academic results.

I have now spent more money than I have on cannabis and am getting worried about my apparent lack of control over this addiction. Has anyone struggled in a similar situation, or had first hand experience. I'm really looking for advice and not judgement.
Please see your GP! They can offer so much support for you and refer you to specialists who can help you. It's really good you've made this post and are asking for help.
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I'm a 23 year old who started smoking cannabis around the age of 16 and have progressively smoked more over the last 7 years. I now find myself smoking regularly everyday and it impacted on my University course (which I've had to resit a year I think due to invasive nature of my addiction, and that its an extremely demanding course).

I find it hard to stop smoking and find life quite boring without cannabis. I have had issues in the past with severe depression (though this was before I was smoking regularly). I really want to turn my life around as I find myself completely unproductive most days and this frustrates me. I live in shared house where only one other resident smokes, the other 3 never have.

Has anyone had any good advice about how to break an addiction like this. I disagree completely with anyone that says that cannabis isn't addictive. I guess another factor that plays into smoking is I don't massively enjoy drinking alcohol which seems to be the centre of a lot of social interactions at university.

My habits have left me with low-self esteem and a degree of social isolation as well of a decline in my academic results.

I have now spent more money than I have on cannabis and am getting worried about my apparent lack of control over this addiction. Has anyone struggled in a similar situation, or had first hand experience. I'm really looking for advice and not judgement.
Are you me? lmao

In literally the same boat
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I'd suggest going straight to your local drug and alcohol service, going to your GP first will just slow the process of getting help down as it's such an old treatment model and also try a 12 step fellowship such as Narcotics Anonymous or SMART recovery
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