Counseling Center

Is Your Marijuana Use Problematic?

There are many ways to tell if your recreational use of marijuana might be becoming problematic. 

Your use may might be problematic if…

  • You have difficulty cutting back, or can not seem to stop even if you need to (job, drug tests, court)
  • You spend a large amount of time either using, preparing, being high or thinking about weed
  • You spend more money on marijuana than you should. Other items may not get paid or bought so that you can buy weed.
  • You find yourself thinking you can not enjoy anything without getting high first
  • You smoke but no longer become high…but continue to smoke hoping you will get high like you used to

Take some time to reflect on your use with these questions:

  • What is your thinking throughout the day in regards to marijuana and being high?
  • How do you feel before, during and after you use weed? How do you feel when you run out, or can not smoke?
  • How does smoking effect your decision making? How does your use of marijuana factor into the decisions you need to make?
  • Do you ever feel that your smoking limits your choices?
  • Does your use of marijuana align with your values and beliefs? Has it ever effected your ability to maintain or express your values or beliefs?
  • Are your priorities ever interrupted or not in line because of your smoking?


*Disclaimer: This information is meant to provide education about substance use. The content of these webpages is not meant to replace therapy and is not considered mental health treatment. If you are in crisis or find yourself needing more support please call the UToledo Counseling Center at 419-530-2426 or dial 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.


Last Updated: 6/27/22