Joined: 23 Mar 2007
The first time I smoked weed was during the summer before 8th grade. I was
really curious to see what it was all about. I had a few hits, but didn't really get
stoned. Later, I smoked some more. I got so high I didn't even know what was going on. The
next chance I got to get high, I jumped on it. The more I did it, the more I liked it. I
loved the way pot played with my head.
Finally, I got caught. I was grounded for a while, but I went right back to it. That
happened over and over until my parents decided to put me in a chemical dependency
program. I managed to still smoke pot on the day furthest from my drug tests. I tried all
those purification concoctions, but my dad eventually found out. I was still determined
not to let anybody rob me of my "God-given rights," so I continued to smoke bud and got
"dirty" drug tests. My grades weren't really suffering so I saw no reason to stop. I kept
getting into more trouble.
Finally, disaster struck. I was caught at school. My hearing to determine whether I am
expelled or not happens very soon. My eyes have been opened. Getting caught once can ruin
your life. I'm taking my 30 day chip today and I hope to get many more chips. By staying
sober, I am getting all my privileges back. As for school, I hope to be allowed back in.
My only job is to stay out of trouble.
I am a 16 year old recovering marijuana addict. Like most teens, I went to MA for my
parents mainly. I knew I had a problem; however, I didn't really want to stop. Honestly, I
didn't want to have real feelings again.
My parents put me in an outpatient program. The program made me go to one meeting a week.
I chose MA because marijuana was my drug of choice. In MA, I learned about calling people
At 30 days, when I took my chip, I was ready to be sober for myself. I knew if I didn't do
it for myself it wouldn't mean anything and I could go out and use again. At 60 days, I
decided to learn the Serenity Prayer and get a sponsor. I thought I didn't need a sponsor,
didn't need to work the Steps. Staying clean would be enough. Now that I have a sponsor, I
see how important she is. When I have a good day, she is happy for me. When I have a bad
day, she tells me it is ok and makes me feel better. After 103 days clean and sober, I
graduated the outpatient program.
I still have bad days. The people in MA comfort me. Bad days make me realize I need to
thank God for the good days and not take them for granted.
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