Drug related dependencies can be alarming and place stress on not only the use, but their support system as well. This is true of all drugs, whether they be over the counter, prescriptions, alcohol or illicit. Coping with drug dependance is a hard task no matter what the drug, but due to the cultural appeal of marijuana, cannabis can be a uniquely difficult drug to quit.
Marijuana culture is everywhere and is turning social interaction toward habituation and dependancy.
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S. Due to the prevalence of marijuana in pop culture, it is often dismissed by harder drug users as unworthy of attention. While marijuana does not have the immediate addictive affects of a drug like cocaine or heroine, the habituated use of marijuana can result in dependency. Beginning marijuana use young can heighten the propensity for turning the social act of smoking into a habituated dependency. Currently, about 30% off Americans arrested for marijuana related violations are under the age of 19. One of the most common symptoms of chronic marijuana use is trouble sleeping.
Although cannabis is still a controlled substance it is gaining political clout as a drug made available for medical purposes. This medical application has roots as far back as ancient China. In Ancient China cannabis seeds were eaten as early as 6000 B.C. Later on, marijuana was used as as medicine, beginning in 2737 B.C. to treat gout and rheumatism. Even Americana had a beginning tied to marijuana, as early drafts of the Declaration of Independence were scribed onto pieces of paper hemp.
Considering the large stake that marijuana has played, and will continue to play, in American culture can make helping someone to quit seem impossible. While kicking any habit is an up-hill battle, beating a marijuana addiction is entirely possible. People looking for help can start by investing in literature to read up on how best to go about quitting. Often reading materials by people who have been through the experience of heavy dependence and later withdrawal can give users a sense that they too can achieve this goal. There are also marijuana addiction programs designed specifically for coping with marijuana addiction and learning how to kick cannabis addiction. For more information, read this website: www.secretaddiction.org