Five Signs that Someone Is Experimenting with Marijuana

Five Signs that Someone Is Experimenting with Marijuana

If you notice a loved one experiencing behavioral and physical signs of marijuana use, it does not necessarily mean the individual has become addicted to marijuana. However, these signs should not go unnoticed. Your loved one could be on the road to addiction.

Behavioral Signs of Marijuana Use

If your loved one is an occasional user of marijuana, it is common for him or her to experience the following behavioral signs of marijuana use:

  • Lack of motivation: Lack of motivation can cause an individual to lose ambition in activities which once excited him or her. This lack of motivation can become apparent in sporting events, social groups, and school or work.
  • Poor personal hygiene: Due to the effects of marijuana use, an individual may become less concerned about his or her appearance and may start to show a lack in personal hygiene.
  • Depressive mood: Marijuana addicts replicate many of the same characteristics as those suffering from depression. An addict may start to appear lazy with day-to-day functioning.

If your loved one demonstrates any of these behavioral signs, he or she may be experimenting with marijuana.

Physical Signs of Marijuana Use

There are common physical signs of marijuana use as well. However, these signs can be associated with other circumstances, so people should not immediately assume an individual is using marijuana.  The following are some of the physical signs of marijuana use:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Slowed speech
  • Lack of eye contact or unsteady gaze

Marijuana is a drug known for its convenience due to the relatively cheap price and availability. Marijuana can be easily transported and concealed on people and other objects. People are often curious about the smell of marijuana. However, due to the fact that each individual has a different sense of smell, it is recommended that you concentrate on the physical symptoms to help identify marijuana use rather than speculating on smell. People react differently to each drug they use. Some can easily hide the side effects of marijuana use with a simple shower to remove the smell and eye drops to alleviate any redness in the eyes. Because of this, marijuana use is not always easy to identify.

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If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction to marijuana, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment available. Reach out to us and call today!