How It Works

Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous, because it has been proven that the 12 Step Recovery program works!

Who is a Marijuana Addict?

We who are marijuana addicts know the answer to this question. Marijuana controls our lives! We lose interest in all else; our dreams go up in smoke. Ours is a progressive illness often leading us to addictions to other drugs, including alcohol. Our lives, our thinking, and our desires center around marijuana; scoring it, dealing it, and finding ways to stay high.

Some Of Our Stories

Here are a few stories from real people, taken from the Marijuana Anonymous “Life with Hope” book. We hope these stories will give you an idea on how some of us overcame our Marijuana Addiction, one day at a time.

** Regarding the personal stories **

The following stories were written by recovering marijuana addicts within the fellowship of Marijuana Anonymous and represent their individual experiences and viewpoint. Marijuana Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues (see “Tradition Ten”) including the opinions expressed, language used, or experiences related by its individual members.

Want to learn more about the Steps, Traditions or read more of our stories? 

You can obtain a copy of the Marijuana Anonymous “Life with Hope” book at A New Leaf Publications website:

Also recommended: The Marijuana Anonymous App.

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