The following questions will help you see some ways marijuana affects your life. Answer with "yes" or "no."
If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, consider evaluating the role marijuana is playing in your life.
- Has smoking pot stopped being fun?
- Do you ever get high alone?
- Is it hard for you to manage your life without marijuana?
- Have you used marijuana before classes or before or during work?
- Do you find that your friends are concerned about your marijuana use?
- Do you smoke marijuana to avoid dealing with you problems?
- Do you smoke pot to cope with your feelings?
- Does your marijuana use let you live in your own world?
- Have you ever failed to keep promises you made about cutting down or controlling your pot smoking?
- Has your use of marijuana caused problems with memory, concentration, or motivation?
- When your stash is nearly empty, do you feel anxious or worried about how to get more?
- Have you felt anxious, irritable, or had headaches or difficulty sleeping when you went several days without smoking marijuana?
- Do you plan your life around marijuana use?
- Have you ever driven a car or operated machinery while stoned?
- Are there times when all you can think about is using marijuana?
- Have friends or relatives ever complained that your pot smoking is damaging your relationship with them?
- Have you learned ways to be high around people who would frown on your use (professors, family, employers and so on)?
- Have you ever felt anxious that others might know that you were stoned?
- Do you sometimes think that you would like to go through life without using marijuana?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may have a problem with marijuana.
Adapted from: Amherst College Health Ed, Hazeldon, and MA Literature.