Marijuana addiction is another major problem that only seems to be getting worse, especially in the United States.
Many pot users feel that marijuana is less harmful than other drugs, that it’s not really huring them, or even that it benefits them in some way. This is simply not true. Marijuana introduces numerous harmful chemicals into our bodies, and it can be highly addictive.
Additionally, newer strains of marijuana produce even more potent pot than was ever previously produced (say that 10 times fast). This makes today’s marijuana much, much more addictive than marijuana from say, 5 years ago. Because of the higher concentrations of THC in this newer marijuana, users receive a better high, which then requires a higher dose to repeat or exceed. This leads to an endless cycle of seeking a better high; a cycle that can only end in severe addiction.
Thanks to the media’s increased attention on legalizing marijuana, most people have forgetten just how harmful this substance can be. Even though most users claim that when they are using marijuana they feel ‘happy, creative, funny, or relaxed,’ these feelings and tendencies only last while the drug is in your system. What happens when you come down off of that high? Do you really want to resign yourself to only feeling good when you can get your hands on some weed?
Think about how you feel when you AREN’T high. Do you become irritable? Depressed? Lonely? Sad? Suicidal? Do you really want that to become the norm in your life??
If you are currently struggling with an addiction to marijuana, you should seek help immediately. Many rehab centers exist around the country and this is by far the best way to seek treatment. Additionally, there are many places where you can find useful resources to help you beat your marijuana addiction. Look online for different sites offering either online courses or programs, books, videos, or just some friendly advice.
I hope this post has helped to shed some light on why marijuana is such an issue today!