Can Anyone Tell I’m Using Marijuana?

Can Anyone Tell I’m Using Marijuana?

Use of marijuana changes a person’s appearance and behavior in clear ways. While some people may not recognize the signs of marijuana use, almost anyone will notice that something is different in the user. However, since marijuana use is so prevalent, many people will recognize the signs and will know or at least suspect that the person is under the influence of drugs.

Marijuana users often think that they can use marijuana without anyone knowing. However, in general use of marijuana is never the well-kept secret that the user thinks it is; often people will know or at least suspect, but will not say anything to the person’s face. The user may convince himself that he is getting away with it, but in the meantime he is developing a reputation among friends and co-workers as a drug user.

Changes in Appearance Caused by Marijuana Use

Marijuana use causes recognizable changes in the appearance of the user. These changes are a tell-tale sign of marijuana use to anyone who is familiar with them. Police officers in particular usually can tell just by looking at someone that she has been using marijuana. Marijuana use causes the following changes in physical appearance:

  • Red eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • A grey pallor to the skin
  • The smell of marijuana smoke

Changes in Behavior Caused by Marijuana Use

Marijuana use also changes a person’s behavior. Behavioral changes caused by marijuana use include the following:

  • Excitement/lethargy
  • Mental confusion
  • Slowed reaction times
  • Poor judgment
  • Paranoia
  • Introversion or extroversion

Help Finding Treatment for Marijuana Addiction

Contrary to popular belief, marijuana is addictive. Psychological addiction to marijuana can be very strong and hard to conquer. Chronic use of marijuana can lead to numerous problems in a person’s personal and professional life. If you or someone you know is suffering from marijuana addiction and would like to get clean we can help. Our staff is ready to speak with you, answer any questions you may have and help you find the best treatment options available. Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline today.