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I don't know if I'm addicted or not. - April 6th 2010, 08:14 PM

I'm in college and I hate it. I like to smoke weed though, and that's what I do with most of my free time. I'm not sure if this is an addiction or not... I'm not like this when I'm not in college because there is so much more I like to do. But when I am, weed is really the only thing I enjoy. I'm worried about the effects on my lungs from smoking so much but I'm not about to cut back. Without it college would be unbearable.
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Re: I don't know if I'm addicted or not. - April 7th 2010, 03:23 AM

If you're using it as a crutch for pressure, stress, or any of the above then it could be considered an addiction. Not all addictions are classified by a biological dependence as many believe for example weed is considered "non-addictive" since it doesn't create any true physical dependence.

However, everything can be psychologically addictive. If smoking weed is causing you to skip class, reduce studying, etc then it could be considered harmfully addictive.
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Re: I don't know if I'm addicted or not. - April 16th 2010, 11:40 PM

I don't think you should spend a whole lot of time worrying about whether or not you're addicted right now. It sounds like there are circumstances where you can go without weed (when you're not in college), which is a good thing. I think your main concern should be how you can get out of situations where you feel like you need weed because you've proven that you are fully capable of going without it when you're not at college. Is there any way you can switch colleges? Drop some classes and take them later? Do you have any friends who you could try and make yourself hang out with whenever you feel like smoking? It sounds like you might have a tendency to isolate yourself some, and that's one thing you should definitely try to combat by making yourself get into some social situations so you can try not to smoke. I know it seems like college would be unbearable without smoking, but if you try to find some friends who can support you and maybe modify your schedule or talk to your teachers about things or change colleges, I know you'd be able to handle it.

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