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Chronic User-NEED ADVICE - Bryan - Mar 12th 2008
I am a chronic user of marijuana. Currently I smoke about 1-3 times a day. This may include a blunt (marijuana filled cigar), bowl, bong, or joint. I also smoke cigarettes occasionally. I also binge drink 4-5 times a week. I believe my family is prone to depression because I've noticed it in many of my family members. Before I started smoking (9th grade...I'm now 20) I had some self-esteem problems, that eventually lead to depression. Throughout high school, I was actually pretty confident and happy. I had good friends, good times, good band, and good looking girls. College comes around. I started smoking and drinking MUCH more than I did in HS. I go to a school that these things are extremely abundant at and hard to avoid. Now, I'm scared for my own health. In the past 6 months, I've had extreme feelings of anxiety, paranoia, and depression. I feel I'm actually getting dumber. Communication has become a real problem because I can't hold a normal interesting conversation. I end up spacing out and saying something really thick headed. It is an ongoing joke for my friends. I have lost any confidence I may have ever had. My memory has seriously gone to shit. I won't remember something we were just talking about, not to mention a day or week. I've had real problems in relationships because I've forgotten many important things. I've become extremely anti-social, basically because of the paranoia. I've noticed that I'm an extremely awkward person. Sex has also become an issue. In the past 6 months I've experienced both erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation on numerous occasions. I've slacked off in school a lot. I WANT TO STOP. I DON'T ENJOY SMOKING MARIJUANA ANYMORE. PLEASE HELP ME. WILL THESE PROBLEMS GO BACK TO NORMAL IF I COMPLETELY STOP SMOKING?
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