Marijuana is made from the hemp plant. It can be smoked or eaten.
What Is the Process of Marijuana Addiction?
Experimentation: The user is curious to try it and experiments with marijuana just for fun, with friends, to see what this drug does and what it is about.
Situational Misuse: The user may take in marijuana to help deal with stress, like
taking final exams, or meeting new people.
Habitual Abuse: The user depends on the drug to get through the day and to deal
with everyday situations.
Addiction: The user must have marijuana, even though it causes problems.
You often lose track of time
You make a decision to cut back or stop, but are unable to
You have problems remembering or focusing on things
Your decision making process is affected
Your mood fluctuates
How Do You Know If You Have a Problem Because of Marijuana?
Hospitals, health clinics, mental health centers, drug/alcohol centers
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
Clergy and family counselors
NA (Narcotics Anonymous), AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), Alanon, Alateen, MA (Marijuana Anonymous)
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD)
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
SAISD (Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf)
Where Can You Get Help?