I have a theory that nearly everyone has tried an illicit drug. The category doesn’t just have marijuana and cocaine, but also the grey-area items like bath salts, K2/spice, and salvia. People usually just don’t admit it during an interview, or they don’t think it’s relevant to their illness.
Granted, there are a lot of people who just like it for the cheap thrills the drug brings. And to a certain degree, you can’t blame them, these agents are hitting the best pleasure receptors in the brain that we’re hard-wired to love. But I’ve met several people who are using to self-medicate.
Does marijuana use cause depression or does depression cause marijuana use?
Do people with undiagnosed anxiety use marijuana to help them?