Every time I try to quit, I get plagued by depression and bad moods.
"...but marijuana is a depressant. You should feel better."
Once again, a charming sentiment, but that's just not the way things work.
I've lost friends, jobs, and a social life in my attempts to quit...and by "social life" I don't mean sitting on the couch with my stoner friends. When I go without, I get so depressed that I don't want to go anywhere. A lot of working at a job has to do with being nice to others. Whenever I try to quit, I get angry really easily. I've lashed out at friends, co-workers, and even customers, when otherwise I would have been very nice.
"That's just the withdrawal. You'll feel better when it's over" = Idiotic sentiment #3
Six months of "will-power" did nothing but make me feel better. In fact, a lost a lot of friends (most of which don't even smoke) by my inability to be as happy-go-lucky.
"Then they weren't your friends in the first place."
Maybe, but it beats being alone.
"Make new friends"
Yeah right, a recovering drug addict with an anger issue is such a draw
"See a shrink"
I can't I'm poor
"Well, if you're poor then you shouldn't be able to afford drugs"
I'm willing to do the extra work for a fix
"Then you should be able to the same amount of work to save for a psychologist"
There's no visible incentive. At least with marijuana, I KNOW I'm going to get high.
"There are also groups and clergy people that could help"
I absolutely despise group therapy. I lack the ability to feign interest in other people when I'm smoking, let alone when I'm trying to quit, and I don't trust religious people. They always play the Jesus angle. "With faith and God's help you can kick this addiction. Now go hand out flyers for our church"