Marijuana addiction has clear signs and indicators and this page will discuss this in depth. Marijuana addiction is simply an uncontrollable urge to possess and use the drug. Those with marijuana addiction are not able to stop using the drug even if they wish. Often a person with marijuana addiction will make continuous excuses about why now is not a good time to stop using the drug. Such people are not alone. Marijuana addiction is a disease that affects millions of people every year.
There isn’t a lot of solid marijuana addiction information out there, and even today there are a lot of conflicting views on whether weed is really addictive or not. On one side, you have people who love to smoke, and aren’t addicted – kind of like how some people can drink but no be alcoholics. They don’t believe marijuana is addictive because it isn’t for them! The marijuana legalization crowd doesn’t want to touch the subject of marijuana addiction – it would be harmful to their cause.
The old-school view of addiction is that addiction is a physical thing. The body needs it. Marijuana does have a physically addictive component. The physical withdrawal symptoms are somewhat similar to a person who is quitting cigarettes. However, Weed can be incredibly psychologically addictive (for some of us).
People entering treatment for Marijuana addiction state that marijuana is both emotionally and mentally addictive. Once an individual becomes addicted to marijuana it develops into part of who they believe themselves to be. Avoiding their friends who do not use, the addict will gravitate to others that use the drug. Marijuana is a topic that is always on their mind, whether it is thinking about the next time they will be able to get high or where they’re going to get their next purchase of marijuana. When someone has an addiction to marijuana, eventually their friends and the people close to them only know how they act when their stoned because they no longer do anything without first using marijuana. Typically, once dependent upon the effects of marijuana, the person feels that they must use marijuana to feel good and become anxious at the thought of existing without marijuana.
If you feel that your marijuana use is out of your control and interfering with your personal goals and happiness and you would like to stop but can’t, seek help from one of our marijuana addiction treatment professionals. Give us a call 855-895-1585.