Is Pot Addictive?

I Can Quit Anytime I Want. I think.

Withdrawal symptoms from quitting pot can be similar to quitting other substances. You can have trouble sleeping, or have crazy dreams and nightmares. You can be irritable and experience cravings. Your anxiety levels can increase as well. All of these can interfere with daily life and general well-being. Trouble is, sometimes they can be so disruptive that you choose to keep smoking pot. In the short term, it is easier to stay in the habit than it is to move through the side effects of quitting.

There are many options for enlisting support when you decide to move through withdrawals and detox from pot. Asking friends and family to support you through the rough spots is a start. Enrolling in an out-patient program is another. For those that the dependency is stronger or even rolled up into other behavioral or addictive cycles there are in-patient programs that specialize in getting you unstuck and on the right path to living free.

The long term effects of smoking pot start with the effects of smoking: irritation of the throat and lungs, coughing and susceptibility to bronchitis, as well as the possible link to smoking-related cancers.

What Does It Look Like?

Pot is a green leafy herb plant that some what resembles tobacco. For smoking purposes, better quality marijuana is made using only the flowering buds of the plant while lesser qualities contain more ‘filler’ and include the leaves, stems, and seeds of the plant. It can be a variety of colors, like green, brown, and even a grey color.

What Is Pot?

Pot and marijuana are the most common names for Cannabis sativa, which is a green leafy plant that is smoked or ingested as a drug to get ‘high’. The active ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.