When it comes to marijuana, addictive behaviour emerges slower and withdrawal is less intense than with substances such as opioids or alcohol. Therefore, often people are unsure of what are the warning signs for marijuana addiction and how to tell when regular marijuana, cannabis or weed smoking has turned into a problem. At some point you might be asking yourself a question “Am I addicted to marijuana?”.
Many countries or regions move to legalize marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes, making it ever more accessible and convenient to obtain and use. While there is a persistent belief that it’s not addictive, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 2.7 million Americans meet the diagnostic criteria for marijuana dependence, second only to alcohol dependence.
Marijuana usage becomes a problem and potentially an addiction when the person cannot stop using the drug, even though it interferes with many aspects of her or his life. People who frequently use marijuana often report moodiness, irritability, insomnia, decreased appetite, restlessness, and various forms of physical discomfort after trying to stop using marijuana.
Are you unsure about the signs of marijuana dependence? Have you asked yourself “Am I smoking too much weed?” or even “Am I addicted to marijuana?”. This self-assessment test will help you understand the impact of your marijuana use and determine if you have a possible marijuana addiction.
When answering the questions, use the last 6 months of your life as a frame of reference. Be honest with yourself, only then you will receive correct results of your test.
This test is based on The Cannabis Use Disorder Identification Test.
Please note that this test is not meant to provide an official diagnosis of marijuana addiction. If you find that you have a question about your own marijuana use or that of a loved one, either now or in the future, please discuss this with your physician, healthcare professional, or contact us at Rosglas Recovery.