Dating a Pothead – Marijuana and Relationships
Dating or living with a marijuana addict can be overwhelming. Marijuana addiction can create turmoil in relationships whether they be with family members, friends or spouses. People who smoke pot, tend to hang around with other people who smoke pot. This enables the pot user to not feel guilty about the amount that they are smoking. Problems arise in a relationship when there are different expectations about marijuana use, our different levels of use. If you are sober, hanging out with the person who is a high all the time is not an enjoyable experience.
Marijuana addiction forms gradually and gets worse as time goes by. This is why some people are not even aware they have problem. Most potheads are able to function well enough in life to get by, but may not be aware of how weed is holding them back. They may not realize the effect that marijuana has had on life, until they take a significant break and are sober for a period of time.
It is important to remember that marijuana is a psychological addiction and that the person you care about is addicted to the mental state of being high, and compulsively want to be stoned. This is why they get moody, restless, anxious when they are unable to smoke.
There are two situations here. The first situation is where the marijuana addict is aware of their problem and wants to quit, but has not been able to. The positive thing about the first situation is that you are able to openly talk about the issue and provide support toward the common goal of quitting. The second situation is where the marijuana addict does not want to admit that they have a problem or just a belief that they have a problem with weed. They may say that people love we, and there is no way that they want to quit. In this case, the road to recovery is much rockier.
When you decide to talk to the person about their marijuana use, do not accuse them. Rather, you should explained to them have their marijuana use is affecting you and your relationship with them. You should highlight the positive aspects of quitting marijuana rather than the negative effects you believe the drug is having on this persons life. Anyone can learn to stop smoking marijuana. If you have a problem with marijuana, or know someone that does and want to help them, I wish you the best of luck. You can make a difference.
Dating a Pothead – Marijuana and Relationships by John A Mckee