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Understanding Your Risk for Cannabis Use Disorder

Signs of cannabis use disorder include using more cannabis than intended, failing in attempts to quit, spending excessive time using it, and craving it. It also involves continued use despite causing problems at home, school, or work, as well as despite social or relationship issues. People with this disorder may forgo important activities with friends and family in favor of cannabis, use it in high-risk situations like driving, and continue using it despite physical or psychological problems. Additionally, they may need increasing amounts to achieve the same high and are at a higher risk of experiencing issues with attention, memory, and learning.

Statistics by CDC

  • Approximately 3 in 10 people who use cannabis have cannabis use disorder.
  • It is estimated that people who use cannabis have about a 10% likelihood of becoming addicted.
  • The risk of developing cannabis use disorder is greater in people who start using cannabis during youth or adolescence and who use cannabis more frequently.

To cultivate a healthier lifestyle, it’s essential to recognize the potential harms of marijuana use and consider alternative ways to manage stress and enhance well-being. Engaging in physical activities, pursuing hobbies, fostering meaningful relationships, and seeking professional support when needed can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling life. By making conscious choices that prioritize your mental and physical health, you can avoid the pitfalls of cannabis use and build a foundation for a brighter, more productive future.

不要抽大麻 Don’t Smoke Marijuana



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