A few weeks in to quitting drinking the first time, in October 2012, I got on the phone to call a friend to break the news that I had stopped drinking alcohol, most likely forever. It was a big, scary deal. She was one of the most important people in my world at the time, and our relationship had gelled over beers and bars. She was supportive, curious, receptive - all the good things. Some fifteen minutes into our call, I told her to hold for one second while I lit my joint. "Oh thank GOD." she said. "You're still smoking pot! All is not lost!" I laughed and said "Of course I'm still fucking smoking pot. Who do you think I am?"
Obviously, this has changed. I quit smoking pot in January 2014, along with cigarettes. Here is a long post in response to a letter to Dear Hip Sobriety, which not only explains how I quit pot and cigarettes, but also goes into cross addiction, why it is harder to quit some substances than others, and gives a 10 Point Plan on how to quit ANYTHING. It is by far one of the more informative and important pieces on this site - whether you smoke or not.Read More