Quiz: Am I Addicted to Weed?
This online weed addiction quiz is made up of 20 Yes or No questions. Read each question carefully and check "Yes" is that applies to you. If the answer to your question is "No", do not check the box.
Am I Addicted to Marijuana?
If you use marijuana regularly, you might be wondering, "Am I addicted to weed?". While the drug is now legal in many states including Colorado, it does still carry a risk of addiction and can be dangerous. Research shows that habitual marijuana use can have very negative effects on your brain. It is important, therefore, to determine whether or not you are a cannabis addict before it causes any damage.
How you do you if you're addicted to marijuana? Well, we've developed a weed addiction quiz to help us assess your drug habit. Our free 20-question test will ask a variety of questions that enable us to take a close look at your marijuana use and to determine whether or not you have a problem on your hands.
If you think you might be addicted to cannabis, take our quiz.
Please note: The following quiz also applies to synthetic marijuana (also known as "K2" and "spice"). While this substance is an artificial THC drug and, thus, is referred to as "marijuana", it is quite different. It carries its own risks and side effects. Synthetic weed is quite dangerous and has been known to cause seizures, vomiting and other health risks. If you think you may be struggling with a synthetic weed addiction and want to seek treatment, feel free to give us a call.
Using marijuana regularly, even if you aren't an addict, can take a negative toll on your brain and body. Some side effects of long-term cannabis use include:
Diminished IQ: Studies suggest that the THC drug can reduce your IQ over time. One study conducted at Duke University shows that individuals who began smoking in their teens and continued into their thirties lost an average of 8 IQ points over the course of 25 years.
Lung problems: It should come as no surprise that smoking marijuana can take a nasty toll on your lungs. Smoking marijuana can be as dangerous to your respiratory system as cigarettes.
Increased blood pressure: When you use weed, the drug raises your heart rate for several hours after ingestion. People who are predisposed to problems with heart rate or blood pressure should be careful about how regularly they use pot.
Mental health issues: Cannabis is linked to several mental health problems including depression, anxiety, and even schizophrenia. The connection between THC and mental health is not entirely understood. However, it does appear that folks who are genetically predisposed to schizophrenia should abstain from using marijuana.
If you are concerned about your quiz results, please feel free to contact us. A member of our team will be happy to talk about your drug habits and offer any advice you might need.
Physical dependence: Like any other drug, marijuana is chemically addictive. If you use it in large quantities on a regular basis, your body can become accustomed to having THC present in it. Once you're physically dependent on the drug, getting out of bed or going anywhere without getting high first can become difficult.
Psychological dependence: If you feel that you're unable to interact with people or be in social situations without being high on weed, you could have a problem on your hands. Marijuana addicts often start to think of weed as being an integral part of their identity. When the idea of living a marijuana-free life becomes anxiety-inducing, it's time to start thinking about treatment.
Diminished social life: Oftentimes, marijuana addicts will retreat inward for long periods of time. They may avoid friends or family in order to get high. In some cases, addicts will lose the ability to tend to their responsibilities such as school, work or family life.
Inability to stop using: A key sign of addiction is the inability to quit using a drug despite the problems it causes. If weed is affecting your personal life or physical health and you still can't quit, you might need to take a closer look at your habit.
There are plenty of resources available for people who are hooked on weed. If you want to talk about your drug habit or discuss treatment options, please don't hesitate to call us.
It may come as a surprise that addicts often seek rehabilitation for marijuana abuse disorder. Individuals who want to take control of their lives and free themselves from the grips of cannabis addiction attend inpatient and outpatient rehab programs. In marijuana rehab, you'll have the opportunity to go through cannabis withdrawals in a safe and comfortable environment. You'll also have the chance to meet drug counselors, focus on recovery and work toward a drug-free life.
If you'd like to discuss potential treatment options with a member of our staff, please call us today. We can go over your addiction assessment and offer some advice how to move forward with the recovery process.