I figured this would be an appropriate place to make my first post, considering that I'm trying to start a new lifestyle. I think I'm on the right track. All the advice in this thread has helped me a lot, but I'm not quite "there" yet. I've been smoking weed for the past two and a half years, everyday, multiple times a day. The days that I didn't smoke were few and far between (not personal choice, usually just dry), and I was always craving it on those days. I became lazy, unmotivated, and apathetic. My grades plummeted and I didn't really have that much confidence in myself (among countless other negatives that I can see). Alright, so that's the abridged version of the weed story, onto alcohol. I never really enjoyed drinking all that much until this summer, and it became an everyday thing. As soon as school started, and I wasn't working, I felt like I had more free time for some reason. Now that we have a roommate that's 21, and we can just send him to the packy, alcohol became more readily available (compared to calling people to get it). Before long I was going through a 30 in 3 days, 2 days on the weekends, and I would drink in the morning sometimes, if only to get rid of the hangover from the night before. Now, I'm kind of a lightweight (20yrs, 5'8", 150lbs), so thats quite a bit of alcohol. I never acted like an asshole, or got belligerent, so I never really saw a problem. Last week I realized that I had gone through a 12 pack of bottles in one night, a weeknight, and I was drinking alone in my room (I saw a problem). Onto cigarettes. This might be kind of long, so if you're still reading, it does tie together. The cigarettes are what I've really wanted to quit for a long time (started about two years ago), but every time I've tried, or said that I was going to try, I just went right back to the store and got some more. So I've realized (through advise on this site) that in order to quit the cigarettes, I'm going to need to quit weed and alcohol first. Those are two of my biggest triggers. Cigarettes make the high so much better, and I would basically chain smoke when I was drunk. Today is Tuesday, October 2 I haven't smoked weed since Friday, Sept. 28 I haven't had a beer since Saturday, Sept. 29, and I haven't drank heavily since Friday, Sept. 28 Now that may not seem like a long time, but I really can't remember the last time I went 4 days without smoking pot, or 3 days without drinking anything. Yesterday I woke up thinking, "wow, things are starting to get a whole lot clearer, it's like this haze that I've been living in is lifting," and that felt good. Today I woke up at 8am thinking, "wow, I don't want to go right back to bed, I actually have some energy." So I think I'm on the right track, I'm not worrying about quitting the ciggies right this second because I want to get these other two addictions out of my system. Hopefully that way I'll have an easier time quitting the worst one of all. As of right now, I haven't been craving weed at all (as a matter of fact, I turned down a blunt for the first time EVER yesterday), but every time I open the fridge, I see those frosty beer bottles just begging to be drank. On a side note, both of my brothers have been addicted to MUCH harder drugs than these... part of the reason that I only tried a few of the harder drugs, and made sure that I didn't get carried away.