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 ruin the addict’s life, and all those in the circle of family and friends.
Skunk is the name for today’s high potency marijuana.