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Reefer Madness – Most people who develop a problem with marijuana underestimate how difficult it can be to stop smoking the stuff. Sure, weed isn’t as addictive as heroin or cocaine, but it is psychologically addictive; and it does bring about negative consequences. Studies suggest that one in ten marijuana smokers will ultimately develop a psychological addiction.
Usually, someone who has become hooked on pot smokes it all day, every day. When they try to stop smoking, they realize that quitting isn’t quite as easy as they thought it would be. Make no mistake about it – marijuana addiction is a very real thing. Although it may be hard to believe, thousands of people around the world check themselves into rehab every year just to recover from an addiction to pot.
Reefer Madness – If you’ve been smoking weed for any length of time and you try to go one day – just one day – without smoking, you will quickly realize that marijuana addiction is not a myth. One of the markers of addiction is withdrawal, otherwise known as detox.
Withdrawal is what happens when your body gets used to processing a powerful chemical and you remove that chemical from your body. We hear a lot about people detoxing from opioids, but we don’t hear a lot about people going through marijuana withdrawal. Nevertheless, marijuana withdrawal does happen to chronic smokers when they quit – and it is very uncomfortable.
Here are the withdrawal symptoms you can expect when you stop smoking pot:
If marijuana wasn’t addictive, there would be no withdrawal process involved when you quit the stuff.
Reefer Madness – People who struggle with an addiction to marijuana often view themselves as weak because they simply cannot stop smoking it. Don’t fall into this trap. We have been led to believe that marijuana is relatively safe and that it is not addictive. This is simply not true. Marijuana is powerful stuff. The weed available on today’s market is chemically enhanced to produce an extremely powerful high that is not easy to pass up.
People who have become addicted to pot find that it is incredibly difficult to quit and usually can’t stop the stuff cold turkey without outside help. Managing withdrawal symptoms and overcoming cravings by yourself can feel next to impossible.
If you’ve been struggling with an addiction to marijuana, why not consider attending Marijuana Anonymous? This 12-step program has been designed specifically to help people who have developed an addiction to marijuana.
Think about this for a minute. Would such a program exist if marijuana addiction wasn’t a real thing? Millions of people around the world attend Marijuana Anonymous because they admitted they were powerless over marijuana. If you think you are powerless too, give yourself a break and check out the program.
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