thefool wrote:You see, unlike dope, weed is not a physically addictive substance. What that basically means is that there is no such thing a weed 'junky'. If one becomes 'addicted' to weed it's purely a mental addiction. Or an attachment if you will.
This belongs to the pot smokers' folklore, that get many pot addicts addicted. Thefool should perhaps visit some prisons and he will find that many convicted people have been addicted to pot as part of their offence. When they come out and are not treated they are likely to return to jail for further offences whilst being under the influence of pot of some other drug.
Most people become addicted to xenobiotic substances because of a underlying metabolic disorder related to the metabolism of sugar. Please study the biochemistry of addiction.
If you do not have that disorder, you are unlikely to become addicted. This explains why some people become addicted and others not. Not all people drinking alcohol become addicted but people with an "addictive personality" will.
An addicted person won't be able to abstain for his drug of addiction without some form of physical treatment.
It is essential that an addict wants to get off drugs, before he is ready for treatment. His "wanting" to get off drugs is usually when he is about to lose something "very valuable " to him, like losing his wife, or employment, of his freedom. Most addicts need to reach the "rock bottom" before they are willing to recognize "they have a problem".
For a possible solution please see my previous post here