Can cannabis use cause agoraphobia? Yes. Sure, some people will tell you that marijuana relaxes them and helps them lose inhibitions making them less anxious. But, there is an increasing problem with people who are almost homebound, isolated and agoraphobic due to smoking weed.
Many people can be found on the internet desperately searching for help for themselves or a friend because prolonged use of cannabis has caused “cocooning” as well as severe problems interacting with the outside world.
There is a theory that the active ingredient in marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), depletes your body of dopamine which then produces anxiety.
It doesn’t sound a very cool thing to say but I am sure that dope causes reduction in the memory, intellectual and social capacities of certain individuals.
Too much of a good thing can cause young people with seemingly everything to live for to be withdrawn and have problems interacting with others, especially those who do not share their marijuana habit.
Listen to this:
I started smoking in school aged 15. Right before that, I was making friends, dating girls, doing “normal” things. Then, after I started smoking weed, everyone I knew was a pothead, and my life would revolve around cannabis.
At first it was fun all the time, but I soon became extremely anxious when high. I’d also become very self conscious, and I would basically be like a statue when really stoned. Eventually, I started feeling depressed when I wasn’t messed up.
Many smokers are actually in denial saying things like:
“It depends on the individual. I can handle it.”
“I smoke everyday but I could quit anytime”
“Smoking weed is good for you. It doesn’t have any negative effects.”
“The government doesn’t want us to smoke because it wants to control our minds.”
Whereas the sad truth is that no-one is more brainwashed than a pothead.
Smoking can reportedly help you if you have cancer, Alzheimers, Parkinsons or a host of neurological deseases. But if you don’t have any of these deseases, smoking weed everyday is likely to do you more harm than good.
Please be aware that this site is not a place to persuade people against cannabis use. We are happy for everybody to make their own mind up about the drugs they do take and do not take.
If you want to carry on smoking weed – go ahead, do it!
However, a lot of people smoke cannabis everyday and are NOT happy about it and they are the ones we have created this site for.
Years of chronic cannabis use can affect you. But listen to this from the same person as above:
After about 5 years of denial, I quit smoking weed, and its amazing the difference you feel after a couple months of abstaining. Your brain starts to “correct” itself, back to the state it was intended to be: sober.
There does seem to be a “denial” problem with many weed smokers. But, online one is anonymous and free to search or read anything at all. For this reason, it is interesting to see that hundreds of thousands of people search online for information about the problems of cannabis and how to stop smoking weed.
If you have a problem with weed, you’re not alone and we’re here to help. A lot of people will say that it’s impossible to be addicted to cannabis – maybe it is, maybe it isn’t.
One thing that we can say for sure is: there are a lot of people who are worried about the amount of weed they take and are looking for ways to stop or to cut down.