The past decade has seen the medical use of marijuana legalized in many states across the country. Part of the push to legalize weed was the claim that marijuana, unlike “serious” drugs, is not addictive. But is this really the case? It depends. If the standard of addiction is only physical withdrawal symptoms, then no, there are few compared to other addictive substances. However, according to the National Institute on Drug abuse, marijuana is addictive when looked at with other criteria.
If addiction is defined as a habit that is compulsive and where users do not stop despite obvious detriment to their work and social lives – marijuana certainly falls in this category. Recovery from marijuana addiction isn’t automatic. While about 50% of those in treatment will manage a two-week period of abstinence, only around 10 to 30% will stay off marijuana for an entire year. It is very difficult, however, to say that these figures are directly caused by an addiction or are influenced by other marijuana and drug users who do not see much harm in smoking marijuana – as opposed to using “hard” drugs. Our web directory can and will help you kick the addiction once and for all.
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