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5 Signs of Marijuana (Weed) Addiction

Addiction to marijuana is not common, roughly 1 in 10 people however will become addicted. When someone struggles with marijuana addiction they may exhibit some of these common symptoms: strong cravings, loss of interest in other activities, withdrawals, increased tolerance for marijuana, continued marijuana use despite negative consequences. Although marijuana is the most widely used drug in the U.S., it still has serious health consequences and can also lead people into other negative life issues.

Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Decreased appetite
  • Restlessness

Some individuals with marijuana addiction may continue to use the substance despite of the negative impacts it has on their life and mental health. Studies have shown that these are some of the most common symptoms:

  • Impaired memory
  • Impaired motorskills
  • Paranoia
  • Higher risk of psychosis
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dropping out of school
  • Inability to fulfill work commitments
  • Financial instability

Marijuana use can lead to a life of addiction, health consequences and mental decline. Damage done to ones cognitive health can not be recovered, even if the person stops marijuana use. It’s important to seek therapy and talk to your health care provider if you or someone you know is struggling with marijuana addiction.



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