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How Do You Become Addicted to Marijuana?

The truth is that not everyone who uses marijuana becomes addicted. This writer tried marijuana at the age of 17 one time, was not impressed and never did it again. However, there are people who do become addicted. Some can take marijuana and relax and then not have it again for several weeks or months. This is sort of like having a drink for some people. You can have a glass of wine or party one night and not do so again for several weeks without having a problem or missing it. The difference is, though, that marijuana is illegal.

So how do you become addicted to marijuana? Your body will give you telltale signs. If you find yourself needing it or looking forward to an evening of relaxing with it with friends more and more, you better think twice. Just as there are those addicted to smoking or alcohol, you can become addicted to marijuana, and this is the most obvious sign, the craving. Again, though, remember, marijuana is not legal.

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Marijuana addiction is easiest for teens and college students. They are the two highest levels of age factored addicted users in just about every survey and documentation. They find it relaxing, unaware that for some, for most of them, it is becoming a need as they look forward to the use of it more and more.

Because the symptoms of marijuana use are different than that of harder illicit drugs, many assume marijuana is harmless and should be legalized. Should we legalize morphine? It is used for terminal patients to help alleviate pain and allow them to relax. Marijuana is used for medicinal purposes in some states and countries as well. However, marijuana can hurt you just as cigarettes, alcohol and harder drugs can so please do not delude yourself that marijuana is harmless and non-addictive.

Marijuana can alter your brain. This can be harmful in many ways. You will no longer think as rationally as before, your grades will slip, you will not make logical decisions. On top of this, you can get depressed and suicidal thoughts can come into your head more and more. Marijuana is absolutely NOT good for you, and it is most definitely addictive. Most people who go into drug treatment admit to their counselors that they started out with marijuana. That so-called harmless drug? It led you to the suicide thoughts, the slipping grades, the paranoia, the harder drugs. Yes, marijuana is addicting and you become addicted to marijuana the most by thinking it isn't to start with.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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