What to Do When Someone Lies About Marijuana Use

What to Do When Someone Lies About Marijuana Use

Addicts will try to hide their addiction from loved ones as long as they can. Although addiction can be hidden for a short amount of time, warning signs start to rise to the surface. Addicts will lie to shield themselves from judgment and to make continuing to use marijuana as easy as possible.

Signs Someone Is Hiding Their Addiction

Although addiction can be hidden from others for a short amount of time, long-term issues will start to become more apparent the further the addiction progresses. Included in the following are some examples of the signs someone you know is hiding an addiction:

  • Isolation
  • Mood swings
  • Money problems

Isolation is one of the most common behavioral changes associated with addiction. Addicts with either emotionally withdraw themselves from others or even physically remove themselves from the environment to use. In addition to drastic lifestyle changes, mood swings are often prevalent. Mood swings also could be a sign of withdrawal symptoms such as depression, irritability and fatigue. Regular drug use is an expensive habit to maintain. In fact, addicts will often drain their bank accounts, steal from others and constantly ask for money in order to support their use.

What Can I Do to Help?

After becoming aware that a loved one is struggling with addiction, we often try to find a solution or a fix for the remedy. Included in the following are some examples of how we can help:

  • Be aware
  • Stop aiding
  • Set boundaries

Although we may want to fully confront our loved one about their addiction, which could ultimately make the situation worse.  Becoming aware of one’s addiction is the first step in helping them. Be aware, start to notice a pattern with their addiction, or times when they seem to be more agitated than others, even start to take note if they go out later than usual. Becoming aware of these patterns can help one slowly ease into a conversation about addiction. Stop aiding your loved one’s addiction. Stop giving them money, stop making excuses for their behavior and hold them accountable. Set boundaries for yourself that the addict must follow to remain in your life. If he or she refuses, set consequences and enforce them.

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

If you or someone you know is lying about their 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. Stop letting addiction consume your life and call us today!