Welcome to Marijuana Anonymous of Madison, WI!Think you might have a problem with marijuana/pot/weed/Cannabis/THC? You’re in the right place! Not sure? See if any of our 12 Questions apply to you and check out About Marijuana Addiction.
Here you’ll find meeting listings and resources about MA. Marijuana Anonymous is a 12 Step recovery program and support group for marijuana addiction. Meetings are free, and all are welcome.
We’re just like you, people struggling with marijuana, helping each other get clean. 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!
What is Marijuana Anonymous?
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. MA is not affiliated with any religious or secular institution or organization and has no opinion on any outside controversies or causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free of marijuana and to help people with marijuana addictions who still suffer achieve the same freedom. We can do this by practicing our suggested Twelve Steps of recovery and by being guided as a group by our Twelve Traditions.
What is it like to be addicted to marijuana?
We who have marijuana addictions 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.Based on our own experiences, we who seek recovery in MA generally consider ourselves to have marijuana addictions. Whether or not our addiction is psychological, physical, or both, matters little. When it comes to the use of marijuana, we have lost the power of choice. It is strictly up to the individual to decide whether he or she feels addicted to marijuana. MA has no opinion about marijuana itself one way or another. Marijuana Anonymous exists solely to provide a means of recovery to the suffering person with an addiction who seeks help.
Also see: About Marijuana Addiction
The following questions may help you determine whether marijuana is a problem in your life.
- Has using marijuana stopped being fun?
- Do you ever get high alone?
- Is it hard for you to imagine a life without marijuana?
- Do you find that your friends are determined by your marijuana use?
- Do you use marijuana to avoid dealing with your problems or to cope with your feelings?
- Has your marijuana use led to financial difficulties and/or legal consequences?
- Does your marijuana use let you live in a privately defined world?
- Have you ever failed to keep promises you made about cutting down or controlling your use of marijuana?
- Has your use of marijuana caused problems with your health, memory, concentration, or motivation?
- When your stash is nearly empty, do you feel anxious or worried about how to get more?
- Do you plan your life around your marijuana use?
- Have friends or relatives ever complained that your using is damaging your relationship with them?
If you have a desire to stop using marijuana, you are in the right place. To get started, take a look at the MA pamphlets, For The Newcomer and Detoxing from Marijuana. Learn about what you can expect by reading, The MA Meeting and the Home Group. Then find an in-person meeting, attend one by phone or online. We are all here to help.
“The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana.” – MA Tradition Three