Marijuana use can lead to addiction. People often think that marijuana is safe and harmless. Anyone can become addicted to marijuana. A person who uses marijuana does not really know what other substances could be added. Synthetic marijuana is very common today and contains other drugs and substances that can be fatal.
Keith Humphreys is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University. In an article by Annie Lowrey for the Atlantic, he stated, “In large national surveys, about one in 10 people who smoke it say they have a lot of problems.” These people said, “I have trouble quitting. I think a lot about quitting and I can’t do it. I smoked more than I intended to. I neglect responsibilities.” Many people who have problems with it said marijuana addiction affects their concentration, short-term memory, and motivation.
Many people falsely believe that marijuana withdrawals are not harmful and that a person cannot become addicted. Marijuana is stronger today than it was 10 years ago, increasing the severity of withdrawal symptoms. A person who uses marijuana on a regular basis will experience withdrawal symptoms when he or she tries to stop.
Withdrawal symptoms are unique to each individual, and include:
- Lack of appetite
- Disruptive sleep patterns
- Severe headaches
- Increased tardiness or absences from school or work
- Less productivity
- Relationship problems
- Mental and physical health issues
The mild withdrawal symptoms from marijuana falsely lead a person to think he or she will not become addicted to it. Marijuana use can result in harmful consequences. A person who uses marijuana should never attempt to operate a motor vehicle. Driving while under the influence is dangerous and deadly. Marijuana is considered a gateway drug. That means it has the potential to influence people to experiment with other drugs, which also leads to addiction.
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