I sent you a question regarding smoking pot improving my grades and I think you seriously misunderstood.When I am not smoking I don't experience any sadness
I can concentrate just fine ( It's only improved by pot) I have never been diagnosed with anything like ADD or ADHD. My question was not about me having any adverse effects while not smoking pot, but the reason that my grades go up. ( not that they are bad in the first place)
Yours truly Pot has helped my grades-why?
TeenHealthFX is sorry that you felt we misunderstood your question. We think that we did understand what you were asking, but that the problem was that we were saying something that may have been tough to hear. FX firmly believes that any teen who has been smoking pot on almost a daily basis for three years is not fine – but that there is some underlying issue going on. The underlying issue may be mild, moderate, or severe – and it may have to do with things like anger issues, anxiety, depression, ADD, or even problematic family dynamics. It’s hard for FX to know what the exact issue is over the web and much of a problem it is, but we do know that it means that there is some kind of problem and that everything is not fine. And when there is an underlying emotional problem, and people self-medicate with various kinds substances, for some people it can feel like functioning is improving because of how that substance addresses the symptoms associated with the underlying issue.
FX understands that you have never been formally diagnosed with any kind of mental health issue, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one. Just because a diabetic person hasn’t been to the doctor yet to get an official diagnosis, doesn’t mean they don’t have the disease – they have it and are simply living undiagnosed. And the problem is that they are not receiving the education, help, and treatment they need to be healthy. The same can be true for mental health issues.
FX does recommend that you meet with a mental health professional to discuss your chronic marijuana use and to get a sense of what has drawn you to use so much pot over the past few years. A therapist trained in working with substance abuse issues and teens can help you to understand what has contributed to your wanting to use so much pot, and how to best address that underlying issue in a way so you do not have to resort to self-medicating with illegal drugs to try and make yourself feel better.
If you live in northern New Jersey and need help finding a therapist you can call the Access Center from Atlantic Behavioral Health at 888-247-1400. Outside of this area you can log onto the US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website for referrals in your area. You can also contact your insurance company to get a list of in-network mental health providers or check with your school social worker or psychologist to get a list of referrals in your area.