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Is weed ruining my life?

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Last Updated: 11/30/2020 at 7:39am
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WesternCanada1
March 16th, 2015 3:16am
I would never judge and say the weed id " good" or " bad". The question to help could be: is weed interfering in your daily life and routine? Do you need weed to get going?I f you reply " yes" , you could consider looking for help.
kindheartedSky78
April 26th, 2015 9:49pm
I am wondering if you could tell me whether you feel weed is ruining your life? Can you tell me what life was like before you used weed and how you life has changed?
kindmusic
May 3rd, 2015 5:02pm
It's difficult for me to say if marijuana has been having a negative effect on your life. However, you can try to determine if you have an issue with drugs/alcohol (including marijuana) if you've been experiencing negative consequences as a result of your marijuana use, but have not stopped using. For instance, if you've been skipping work or school in order to stay home and smoke. If you've been in trouble with the law, driving while under the influence. If you find yourself pulling away from your friends, in favor of new friends or no friends at all. If you find yourself unable to enjoy things you used to enjoy. There's a lot of stigma attached to marijuana usage, but many people have overcome symptoms of depression and anxiety by using a little bit of marijuana from time to time. If you feel like you're using marijuana excessively, to cope with depression or anxiety (or other emotional ailments) it's a good idea to seek the guidance of a mental health professional.
Anonymous
January 5th, 2016 6:12am
No way. Weed is no worse than alcohol. Lots of the world's most important and/or famous people smoke weed
Anonymous
April 20th, 2015 7:40pm
I don't know, is it? Only you can really know. I cannot tell you what to do or what to feel, or how to act. You are in charge of all that, just as you are in charge of understanding what does and does not harm you. Most importantly if you will take action about it or not.
Anonymous
April 29th, 2015 2:58pm
It depends on how you are using it. If you are using it for medical reasons, then it shouldn't. But if you are using it to get high, then yes. How far do you wish to go in life? If the weed isn't being used in a positive way, then you shouldn't expect it to help you be successful in life. Think through how it affects your life and those around you, reflect on the pros and cons, and decide whether or not you should continue using weed. I wish the best for you and good luck!
King0fclubs
January 8th, 2016 10:54pm
Yes it certainly can. Very much... so I've seen it happen but, then again lots of things can ruin your life.
beautifulLight666
January 8th, 2016 3:26pm
its can, like if it start's consuming your life, and money and all the awesome stuff, im sorry but it is,
Anonymous
August 2nd, 2016 9:09am
I suspect that only really you can answer that. Maybe you could look in depth at what impact it has on you. Maybe you could sit down and write about it? What are some of the things it affects, either positively or negatively? Consider especially the most important things in your life - E.g. For me it would be my pets and my emotional wellbeing Hope this has been a little help :) Good luck on your journey!
jayvian
September 15th, 2020 12:30am
Just like any other substance, it is certainly possible for someone to be addicted to marijuana. Substance use disorder is a notoriously difficult condition to recover from and is often considered to be chronic, with abstinence being the only cure. Some of the most notable symptoms of a substance use disorder (straight from the DSM 5) would be (1) taking the substance in larger amounts and/or over a longer period than intended, (2) persistent unsuccessful attempts made to cut down or control substance use, (3) spending a great deal of time in activities necessary to obtain the substance/use/recover from effects of the substance, (4) having strong cravings or urges to use, (5) recurrent usage resulting in a failure to fulfill major role obligations at work/school/home, (6) continued substance use despite having persistent or recurrent social/interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of the substance, (7) important social/occupational/recreational activities given up or reduced because of substance use, (8) recurrent usage in situations in which it is physically hazardous, (9) continued usage despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical/psychological problem that is likely to have been caused or exacerbated by the substance. Another indicator for a substance use disorder would also be tolerance. This means that one needs to take more and more of the substance in order to get to the same levels of intoxication as when they first started using. Tolerance can indicate overuse and an over dependence on the drug. Similarly, cannabis withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches, difficulty focusing, lack of appetite/stomach issues, sweating, and changes in mood (especially feeling depressed or irritable), can indicate that the body is dependent on the drug. Concerning cannabis in particular, if one has 2-3 of the symptoms listed above, they are usually classified as having a mild substance use disorder. If the person has 6 or more symptoms, that is a severe substance use disorder. If you are experiencing several symptoms, there is no shame in reaching out for help. Many individuals have struggled with a substance use disorder in their lifetime. The SAMHSA hotline might be a good place to start, as it is anonymous and free to call. Seeing a psychologist that specializes in addiction may also help you to determine whether or not your usage is healthy as well.
bobfisher26
November 6th, 2020 9:13pm
I think this all depend on the level of your addiction to weed. To be honest it depends what situation you’re in and maybe mental status or problems or physical problems because me and my friend smoked weed through out high school but he was dealing with depression and some other things in his home and I would do it for fun. when I got high I would just get sleepy and relax while some other do stupid things while high so it could and could not It really depends on you because it is gonna ultimately be your choice
Anonymous
November 10th, 2020 3:15pm
It depends. Doing it a few times to have fun is okay, but once it reaches the point of being too much it could possibly have side effects on you and affect your lifestyle. it's not up to me to make comments, but i think that if you smoke too much it can make big difference in you and also your life. its up to you to see what you consider too much and what are some good and bad changes that have happened in your life recently. please take care and understand that sometimes its better to limit things a bit, for the sake of a better life. good luck!
ZakICarey
November 30th, 2020 7:39am
I am sure that the herb, like alcohol in moderation, can even be beneficial. The herb can help you relax, help you with insomnia, because due to depression, many people suffer from this problem. Also, after a serious operation, you can be helped by a strand made from marijuana, I mean all kinds of oils, like CBD or CBN. But not everywhere it is legalized, but there is one article where you can read in more detail where you can buy grass in DC legally, who will be interested, read more here https://urbanaroma.com/how-to-find-weed-in-dc/ ... As a conclusion, I can say that it is necessary for the herb to be legalized in the USA but sold in limited quantities.