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Signs it’s Time to Get Treatment for Marijuana Addiction

Some believe that smoking pot is not bad, many think that marijuana is not addictive and that there’s no need for treatment if an individual simply smokes some weed once in a while but this is all untrue. Marijuana is addicting and it does cause problems for thousands of smokers throughout the country. Here’s a look at how you can tell that you or a loved one is suffering from addiction to marijuana and that it’s time to get treatment.

Building a Tolerance to Marijuana

If you or someone you love smokes marijuana then there’s a good chance that you are addicted already and don’t even realize it. As with other drugs, a sure sign of addiction is realized when an individual who smokes pot begins to develop a tolerance to the drug. If you need more and more marijuana in order to feel the same affects then you are now becoming physically addicted to the drug and need to seek treatment.

How Much Time do You Spend Getting High?

Marijuana Addiction Signs

Keep a lookout for these marijuana addiction signs.

If you spend the majority of your time either smoking marijuana, trying to find marijuana to smoke or waiting for the free time to smoke marijuana then you are psychologically addicted to marijuana. One of the primary concerns in treatment centers is helping individuals who are addicted to marijuana or other drugs to overcome the psychological addiction that is present. This is done through counseling and therapy.

Tried to Stop Smoking Pot but Can’t

If you have tried to stop smoking marijuana but for whatever reason you continue to justify your actions and find a reason why it’s “not so bad,” then you are addicted to marijuana and need to seek treatment. You may want to stop smoking pot or your friends or family members may mention that you need to stop smoking but you continue to smoke anyway which is a sure sign of addiction.

How Important Marijuana Is to You

If marijuana is on your mind and is important to you then you are addicted to it. No drug should be controlling and it should not be important to you. For instance, if you use marijuana to escape your problems, you smoke pot to “feel” better or self medicate, you like marijuana because it helps you relax or it makes you happy then you are addicted. You should not NEED marijuana for any of these reasons and if you do it’s a sure sign of addiction which requires treatment.

Smoking Pot Despite the Problems it Causes

Finally, if you have been in trouble as a result of smoking marijuana and you continue to smoke it then you need to seek treatment for marijuana addiction. Individuals who are addicted to marijuana may get in trouble with the law, may have problems at work or school or have issues in their relationships as a result of getting high. If this happens, it’s time to seek immediate help at a treatment center.

Despite beliefs that marijuana is not addicting or that it’s not bad to smoke pot, marijuana addiction is a very real problem that affects thousands or hundreds of thousands of people. If you or someone you love is addicted to marijuana and needs help, treatment centers can provide counseling and care for the physical and psychological issues that arise as a result of marijuana use. There’s no need to wait or to deal with being addicted to marijuana, help and treatment is available.

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