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Cannabis addiction caused mental health illness

Posted by Anne2015 on 6 September 2015.

I've been with my partner almost 7 years and he has smoked weed since i met him.
A few years into our relationship he started to deteriorate and i believe the weed caused him to develop a mental illness as well, his anger controls him, at time he is not in touch with reality and he says awful nasty things with no limit.
Over the years he has also taken money for weed but never given it back and convinces himself that he has reason to not have to.
He is aggressive, unpredictable and arational.
In his eyes he is never wrong and everyone around him winds him up. He smokes from 7am before work, after work and non stop all night and weekend.
He wants to sit in the house all night and day as the more he smokes the more he doesn't want to go out & finds it hard to be sociable he just watches TV 24/7.
He slowed down the smoking for about 3 months and he was a complete different person, wanted to be outside all the time, was smiling, happy and enjoying life but then he slipped back and now he is even worse.
I thin cannabis is a much bigger problem than people realise as i know many people  with all the same issues.
I fully believe my partner has a mental illness now and i want to find help to get it sorted as i can no longer watch him deteriorate.


25 Sep 2015

I agree that it is a big problem. My husband started smoking skunk from a young age. He gave up for a while then started again when I became pregnant and his hours were cut back. It is totally destroying our marriage and is a constant cause of conflict. He has changed from a calm loving person to one who is very angry and unpredictable unless he has been smoking. His anger and nastiness knows no bounds and nothing is ever his fault.

Icarus Trust
5 Oct 2015

Hi Anne,
You might like to contact The Icarus trust as we are a charity that supports the friends and families of addicts. You might like to have some support for yourself and we could put you in touch with one of our Family Friends. They are trained volunteers who would understand what you are going through and might help you to find help. 
You can contact us on or visit the website
I hope that this helps you. Good luck with everything.

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