I've heard that u may become mentally dependent upon it, but that there should b no physical withdrawals.. I must b going crazy because it's the most addictive drug that I've ever encountered, and I'm in methadone maintenance so I truly have experienced addiction before...
Is it possible to be addicted to marijuana?
Added 2 Apr 2011:
I have tried and tried over the years to kick the habit, but never once have been successful. Even when faced with unimaginable consequences I still don't have the will power to live without it...
It has been my crutch for the past 15+ years, my coping mechanism, my way of self medicating since I can't afford doctor visits, not to mention all the medications I'm supposed to be on!
These are the very reasons why I feel so very addicted to it. When I try to go without it, bad things always happen. Panic attacks, seizures, depression ..I've even found myself suicidal at times =( Without it I can't hold social relationships, my brain is so confused and mixed up that I have a hard time even communicating with loved ones. It's as if I've forgotten how to put words into sentences. I feel so scared and intimidated by everything and everyone around me.. My heart races, I shake uncontrollably and emotionally I'm devastated. How can it be possible to need something THAT bad?
The ONLY time in my life that I can remember not feeling like I absolutely had to have it is when I had prescription regimen that somehow just "worked together" and made me feel normal for the first time in my life.. But that didn't last for long.
How am I supposed to quit self medicating the only way I kno how when I can't medicate myself in the way the government deems appropriate?! I've checked EVERY avenue possible for me, there is nothing. All sorts of free clinics, and county mental heath departments but none can handle someone with the many medical issues that I have..
I originally posted this question because my husband wants me to quit smoking because he had to quit ..and I love him and want to quit for him, also. But I can't. I'm going to lose the one person in the world who somewhat understands me and loves me unconditionally if I can't wrap my head around this whole thing! I'm so confused and lost. I have even recently found myself lying to him about my smoking. I can't believe I could do something like that. It's out of character for me. I just wish I could understand why marijuana has such a grip on my life!
Yes believe me it is possible to be addicted to that god awful drug. I was in the same situation as you are in now going back a few years ago, not medical wise but smoking constantly. I also tried giving up numerous times and just couldn't deal with life without it. I was also using the same excuses you are now (I don't mean to sound nasty but that's how it is) I couldn't socialise with people,go do some grocery shopping,lost contact with friends and eventually family all because of smoke.
So,i hit rock bottom,(i had moved onto other drugs at this stage but smoke been my constant)but i was at my lowest,lower than low and then i met my fella and decided i wanted out of that crappy life,it wasn't a life worth living. I'm telling you my story because i went through emotionally what you are going through but believe me girl,i know it will be hard coming off it but it'll be so worth it in the end,it makes me so angry when i hear people saying smoke is harmless and its mild,bla bla,its far from harmless,you might think you wont be able to cope without it but you have your husband and don't want to lose him and that's what will happen if you don't quit,but you have to want to quit for yourself most importantly,and when you do you'll realise how better off you are without it,i know you think it relaxes you and keeps you calm,but in the long run,it just messes up your head,it can ruin relationships and families,thank god i got my family back but it was hard and especially for that trust to come back between us.I'm now engaged and have beautiful 2year old son and i'm hash/weed free 4years now. Don't get me wrong,my life is not a bunch of roses far from it,i attend counselling and i'm on meds for anxiety,depression and oct,it makes me wonder sometimes is it the smoke that's made me this way,but that's something i have to live with. There has to be some place that will help you get the treatment you need medical wise,i don't know much about that i'm sorry but i just wanted to tell you my story and give you some hope when it comes to be addicted to that stuff that there is a light at the end of the tunnel,its just you that has to decide when to see it.
I'm here anytime for support or if you need someone to talk to.I wish you the very best with it all,please keep me posted as to how you're getting on,
Marijuana depending on how often you use it can be mentally and emotionally addictive. But... It is only mind over matter. You cannot actually go through withdrawls from it although stopping can cause you want it more more. Personally, I am a smoker. Although I am on probation I have recently quit due to my situation. When I quit I wanted it more than I did when I was actually using it. So in reality, no it is not an addictive drug, even though one may consider to be dependent it is mind over the matter.
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