“So many people think marijuana can’t be an addiction, but it can. Because when you smoke weed like I did, and you feel like you can’t have fun without smoking, that’s you depending on weed to have fun. And dependence on a drug, that’s addiction.”
I’ve never known a successful drug user. Sure, you’re successful for a little bit, but in the end drugs only take you to jail or worse. Recovery, on the other hand—every day since I got clean has been the happiest day of my life.
New federal data shows that black Americans are no more likely to use marijuana than white Americans. So why are they nearly four times as likely to be arrested on marijuana possession charges?
As politicians debate marijuana legalization, we at Phoenix House hope to make the issues of addiction and treatment part of the dialogue. Phoenix House founder Mitchell S. Rosenthal addressed this concern on the pages of the New York Times.
Instructors who encourage the use of marijuana before yoga class are ignoring their primary responsibility as teachers: to protect students from injury.