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Marijuana Addiction: It's no laughing matter

Marijuana addiction is experienced by more than 150,000 individuals each year. More than 150,000 people a year enter into marijuana addiction treatment for help overcoming their addiction to marijuana.

If addiction to marijuana is creating problems in your life and you need help to stop using marijuana then you haveve come to the right place. can help you locate a marijuana addiction treatment program that can help you right now. If you know it's time to stop, but you don't know how, is here to help you - call 1-888-814-1881 and get help now! All calls are free and confidential.

Marijuana Addiction? What are the signs.

Marijuana addiction is characterized as compulsive, often uncontrollable marijuana craving, seeking, and use, even when the individual knows that marijuana use is not in his best interest.Marijuana addiction could be defined as chronically making the firm decision not to use marijuana followed shortly by a relapse due to experiencing overwhelming compulsive urges to use marijuana despite the firm decision not to. This contradiction is characteristic of an addiction problem.

Symptoms of Marijuana Addiction:

* Marijuana tolerance: Either need for markedly increased amounts of marijuana to achieve intoxication, or markedly diminished effect with continued use of the same amount of marijuana.

* Greater use of marijuana than intended.

* Marijuana taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than was intended.

* Unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control marijuana use.

* A great deal of time spent in using marijuana

* Marijuana use causing a reduction in social, occupational or recreational activities.

* Continued marijuana use despite knowing it will cause significant problems.

Marijuana is both emotionally and mentally addictive. Once an individual becomes addicted to marijuana it develops into part of who they believe themselves to be. Avoiding their friends who do not use, the addict will gravitate to others that do. Marijuana is a topic that is always on their mind, whether it be thinking about the next time they will be able to get high or where they are going to get their next bag.

When someone is addicted to marijuana eventually their friends and the people close to them only know how they act when their stoned because they no longer do anything without first smoking. Their constant abuse is due to the misconception that marijuana is what they need to solve their problems. Sometimes addicts will take their stash with them wherever they go, just in case an opportunity arises and they are able to take a couple hits. They may even go through several dealers in order to make sure they always have a constant supply of marijuana

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