This month marked my first year of being completely drug free. No more weed. And there were times when this could of easily been broken. Bachelor parties, beach parties, or just the urge.
This year, I improved my health, moved toward eating healthy food, worked on some new ideas and learned more about finance, coding and entrepreneurship.
Thanks you you all for your support.
Is Marijuana Addictive? - Weed Addiction vs. DependenceMarijuana dependence, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM IV) of mental illness, is part of weed addiction. Nearly 7% - 10% of regular marijuana users go on to become dependent on it. Marijuana's addicting nature is often seen once these signs of pot dependence appear:
Is Marijuana Addictive? - What is a Weed Addiction?Cannabis abuse, which includes marijuana addiction, is a recognized disorder in the DSM-IV. While weed addiction is often not diagnosed by medical personnel, it is a major concern for many of the people who access drug addiction services. In the United States, 100,000 people are treated yearly for marijuana addiction. It is estimated that more than 50% of daily marijuana users develop a weed addiction.
Characteristics of weed addiction include:
If your truly addicted, there are tell tell signs that will reveal themselves. As outlined above, some can harm your relationships. Indeed, I used the quit weed guide, but there are other resources to help you through this debacle.
Good luck my friend
So I's got invited to a bachelor party, and old high school mate of mine.
Finally, we embarked on a million mile trip to Miami.
Boy was I in for a surprise. Little did I know, I rode with potheads and crackheads.
This was going to be the toughest challenge of my life. Right?
WRONG. At this point, having almost a year under my belt of soberness from all things bad. Especially MJ, I could and tried to fight the good fight. But it was my best friends, last hoorah before he tied the knot and ended his single life. WTF am I to do....
Everywhere I turned, cocaine, marijuana. Hell, even in the club bathrooms the police were doing cocaine. What is going on... I felt like the only sober person there the entire time....
So you wanna know how I was able to stay drug free? This is what I did.
I made it clear to everyone in the group I was a prior addict and did not need any and I asked them to not give me any at ALL. No questions asked. I was that serious. Like I had a point to prove. And that was it. I had a point to prove that I could resist any temptations.
Luckily I could reference what I learned in the quit weed guide. But at this point, having served my time, I made an effort to join in on other small fun stuff. A la, women chasing and a few drinks here and there.
Turns out, I stayed clean. The entire time.