Many people enjoy smoking marijuana thinking that it’s not possible they could get into a bad habit of needing to get high every day in order to feel normal. After all, most people have tried a joint or a pipe with weed in it in their lives, and it certainly didn’t lead to any kind of drug addiction problem. That means it’s basically harmless – right?
After smoking marijuana for many years on a near daily basis, I can say from experience that it can very well lead to what can only rightly be called a marijuana addiction. When I quit, I did it unwillingly. I actually almost went to prison for something stupid I had done, and in the process of waiting for my trial and everything else, I was in jail for awhile, unable to get any grass. (Although, as many will point out, you can get drugs in prison, but it wasn’t something I was able to pull off as a newbie in a city jail.)
Anyhow, in this time period, I realized my body was going through withdrawal from marijuana as I sat for sometime in jail, unable to get high as part of my regular routine. It was then that I realized if I get out of here, I needed to seek help for marijuana addiction, because – well, I just didn’t want to be “that guy”, ya know?
And that’s what I did. I met with a counselor experienced in drug abuse and took one day at a time. It wasn’t easy, but also, the worst part was over – I had no choice but to detox while awaiting my trial. I wasn’t convicted, but when I got out, I was so grateful to be free, it made liberating myself from marijuana addiction all that much easier.