Why Quit Marijuana Addiction
Sometimes I wonder whether or not I'm addicted to weed. I smoke a lot. Currently, I haven't smoked in awhile -- I don't really know how long, because I smoked a little resin here and there.
Most of the time, I don't really care. I don't think my addiction is a problem.
I have a 3.2 GPA at a border-line ivy league private college in Pennsylvania. I know exactly what I want to do with my life and I will make it happen. I'm not at all unmotivated. But I smoke every day. And when I'm not high, I'm never as happy as I am when I am high.
Marijuana makes me see things in a whole new light, and it makes me love and appreciate my life. Sometimes I worry about myself, but maybe it's all for naught.
What should I do? I don't want to quit, but a lot of my friends tell me I should...
One of the signs of addiction is that it affects your life negatively and it’s apparent that right now for you, this isn’t the case. Drugs affect different people in different ways ex. Some get ‘the munchies’ – not everyone, however.
I suspect that for you, weed takes the edge off, allowing you to relax. It also gives you a more
positive outlook on life, however, consider these reasons to stop:
Marijuana takes a huge toll on the respiratory system and you’re breathing in many carcinogens into your lungs – more than cigarettes.
It affects the look of your skin and eyes, as well as staining the teeth.
You’ll have less energy to run or play physical sports, because of the impact on your lungs.
Relationships often suffer, because no one who loves you wants to see or know that you’re stoned.
Smoking marijuana before bed disrupts the sleep cycles. When you quit (although you may think it doesn’t affect you) you’ll sleep better.
Marijuana is not regulated, so sometimes it’s disappointing as well as expensive.
It creates a dependency, so you’ll need more to get the same effect.
I can go on, but the bottom line is that no drug, legal or illegal can get you to relax and give you a love for life for a continuous length of time. However, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can give you the tools to get the same results – drug free, and these tools will last you forever.
You can probably find a therapist at school. (There’s more information on Cognitive behavioral therapy on this site) If you’re effective on pot, you’ll probably be amazed with how powerful you really are without it.