Despite what you may have heard, marijuana is considered an addictive substance as regular marijuana users can develop a tolerance to the drug and may experience withdrawal symptoms upon the cessation of use. The combination of tolerance and withdrawal, known as physical dependence, is sufficient to classify marijuana as an addictive substance.
Young users face a much higher risk of developing a marijuana use disorder than those who do not use the drug until they are over the age of eighteen. It is important to be able to recognize the signs of marijuana use so that you can intervene before any addiction begins to develop.
Common Signs of Marijuana Use
- Bloodshot eyes
- Increased appetite or noticeable weight gain
- Delayed or slowed reaction time
- Lack of motivation
- Nervousness or paranoia
- Lingering Odor
Like other substance addictions, marijuana addiction is a progressive disease and the addiction will only grow stronger if left untreated. If you think that you or someone you love may be developing a marijuana use disorder, you should see competent and professional help at the earliest opportunity.
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