Marijuana Abuse is more common than you think. Are you concerned about the amount of pot you or someone you know is smoking?
As an ex-weed smoker, I created this article to help identify when weed is becoming a problem for you or those around you. Between 5 and 10 percent of all people who try marijuana will become dependent for some period of their lives. I am one of those people. Are you? Addiction to marijuana follows a similar path to other substances.
Users generally start to use slowly and with control, but gradually become more regular, then habitual users. If you are dependent on weed, you don’t just smoke for pleasure, you need to get high! It certainly started that way for me. I smoked a little bit of pot in my first year of college. When I moved out of the dorms into a house, I started to smoke pot every weekend. It was cheaper than beer and didn’t give me a hangover. It was a lot of fun to watch a movie and get high.
Gradually I began to smoke on a more regular basis. Rather than just smoking on the weekends, I began to smoke on weeknights with friends, then I began to buy my own bags so that I always had some when I wanted to smoke. I started to smoke every single day, and this continued for YEARS! I smoked regularly for about 7 years before I realized I had a problem cbd cartridge.
I made many lame attempts at quitting along the way, until I finally got serious about quitting a year ago. It can be hard to admit to yourself that you abuse marijuana, I know that I kept it under wraps for years before I had the courage to admit I had a serious problem that deserved serious attention.
Check out this marijuana addiction test below. Do your best to be honest with yourself and your results!
1- Do smoke marijuana for only for pleasure or do you find yourself using for other reasons?
2- Have you structured your lifestyle to include marijuana for any or all social events?
3-Do you smoke alone?
4-Do you become anxious when you run out of pot and realize it may take a while to get more?
5-Do you deal with stress or avoid emotional issues by using marijuana?
6-Have you noticed memory issues while using or lack of ability to concentrate?
7-Does your marijuana use allow you to exist in a privately defined world?
8-Have you ever attempted to quit using but failed?
9- Do you have friends and/or family who have expressed concern with your usage?
10-When you are out of pot do you need to substitute with another substance like alcohol or another drug?