Marijuana is Addictive

Skunk Alert: Marijuana is Addictive

Part 5 of a 9 part series

One of six (17%) adolescents who use marijuana will become addicted; one in eleven (9%) of those who start after age 18. Recovery from marijuana addiction is particularly difficult because it remains in the body for so long. Marijuana is a gateway to other drugs that kill by overdose, such as heroin, cocaine and meth. Of 120 Americans who die every day of drug overdose, roughly 90% started their drug journey with pot. Addiction will rSkunk About to Spray.svg.hiuin the addict’s life, and all those in the circle of family and friends.

Skunk is the name for today’s high potency marijuana. 

See the previous post in the series: Marijuana can Kill or Permanently Harm a Fetus. See the next post in the series: Marijuana Can Cause Mental Illness.

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