If you’re officially addicted to marijuana, you’re going to have trouble quitting — no matter who you are. Despite what some marijuana advocates claim, withdrawal can cause intense physical and psychological effects that make stopping the use of marijuana very difficult.… Read the rest
Sarah D — March 12, 2023
Our 18 year old son is slowly fading away. I have had to begin to make peace with the likely reality that this addiction will eventually take him. It started two and half years ago when he tried pot for the first time. … Read the rest
John H — March 7, 2023
I am 58 years old and am an Addict and Alcoholic. I just seen you on Dr Phil and wanted to reach out.
Growing up I was a proublem child to say the least. But as a teen I found alcohol and pot.… Read the rest
Can youth become addicted to marijuana?
Despite what Big Marijuana might have you believe, marijuana is quite addictive —especially for those who start using it before or during adolescence. Statistics show that about one in six (about 16.7%) of youth who use marijuana will become addicted. One in three (33.3%) youths who use marijuana every day become addicts.… Read the rest
What Does Cannabis-Induced Psychosis Look Like?
Teens acting a little unusual is nothing new. But if a teen starts telling you that people are out to get him, or someone “knows” about him or is watching him, consider it a huge red flag. This type of paranoia and suspiciousness is not normal.… Read the rest
Gannon — February 15, 2023
Hi my name is Gannon. I’m 18 years old, and I’m an alcoholic drug addict in recovery. My addiction started when I was 12 years old when I discovered alcohol. I had a rough night, and I grew up around people drinking when they had a hard day.… Read the rest
Monica G — February 6, 2023
My son began using marijuana when he was 15 years old. At first, the changes were not noticeable, but by the end of high school, it was apparent something was seriously wrong. He was not passing his classes and spent all his time smoking marijuana, and was addicted to it.… Read the rest
What is the #1 Cause of Death for Youths Aged 10-18 in Colorado?
My forever-19-year-old son, Johnny, would have been 23 years old tomorrow, February 7. I was emailing with a friend about it, who also lost her son to suicide and is in the suicide prevention field now. She was recently attending a conference, where someone told her suicide was no longer the #1 cause of death for teens in Colorado as of 2021 — that it was overdose.… Read the rest
Laura D – January 19, 2023
Our athletic, personable, highly intelligent son graduated from a well renowned Virginia University magna cum laude in May of 2022. He landed his dream job in data analysis with a national corporation in June. He moved to DC to live with 4 other fraternity brothers and to work virtually from his downtown apartment in August. … Read the rest
What are the Negative Health Consequences for Youth Who Use Marijuana?
Marijuana’s bad all the way around when it comes to the health of young people. There are too many ways to count, so I’ll get us started.
A joint study from the University of Michigan and Brown University[i]found higher potency marijuana to be more addictive than low potencies.… Read the rest