Can't Stop Smoking Marijuana

Published: December 19, 2013
Dear TeenHealthFX,


I started smoking marijuana because all my friends do it. Now I can't stop. I feel like such a fool I just wanted to fit in and be cool and I wanted them to like me but now my life is in ruins idk what to do!!!! Help!!!!

Signed: Can't Stop Smoking Marijuana

Dear Can't Stop Smoking Marijuana,


At this point you know what the problem is, so it will be a better use of energy to focus on what you can do. Since you have not been able to quit on your own it would be in your best interest to seek out a drug and alcohol evaluation to see what level of care you require. This will involve letting your parents know that you need help. This might be a bit nerve wracking but sooner or later they would find out, probably on much different terms. You have been honest with yourself that you have a problem and now you have to be honest with them.


Your pediatrician, school counselor or family friend can recommend a substance abuse specialist that can advise you and your parents on a course of treatment.


If you live in northern New Jersey and need help finding a therapist you can call the Access Center from Atlantic Behavioral Health at 888-247-1400. Outside of this area you can log onto the US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website for referrals in your area.



Signed: TeenHealthFX