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Marijuana Addiction Quiz

Take Our Marijuana Addiction Quiz

by Isabella Coronel
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Questions and Answers on Cannabis Dependence from Catalina

Marijuana use is a growing issue and the CDC estimates that three in ten people who use the drug will fall into the category of marijuana use disorder. Whether you’re using more than intended or are having extreme cravings for more marijuana, it might be time to assess your usage.

Our marijuana addiction quiz can give you answers!

Catalina Behavioral Health offers a comprehensive addiction treatment program for all types of drug or alcohol use, including marijuana addiction. Our accredited facility provides high-quality service for dual diagnosis as well.

Take our self-assessment and marijuana addiction quiz, and remember you can reach out to us at any time to learn more about our treatment options!

Get Effective Marijuana Detox and Rehab Options

Take Our Self-Assessment for Marijuana Use

Marijuana dependence requiring treatment can be extremely difficult to spot from an outside perspective. Only you know the symptoms you’re experiencing and how your drug abuse impacts your day-to-day life. This marijuana addiction quiz offers a chance for self-assessment to determine if your substance use is out of hand.

For each of the questions below, mark your answer (yes or no). You will need to tally up your responses in the next section, so keep a written record of your answers.

  1. Are you using more marijuana than you intend to use when you start?
  2. Have you tried to curtail your marijuana use without success?
  3. Are you using larger amounts of marijuana now than you did in the past, even though you get the same effects?
  4. Do thoughts of obtaining more marijuana consume your daily life and routines?
  5. Do you spend larger amounts of time using marijuana or recovering from the use of marijuana?
  6. When sober, do you experience intense cravings for the drug?
  7. Is continued use causing problems with your relationships?
  8. Do others view you differently now that you are using marijuana and has it damaged your reputation?
  9. Does marijuana use impact your ability to follow through on commitments at work/school or in your personal life?
  10. Has your productivity slowed down at work or at home?
  11. Have you lost a job or has your job been in jeopardy due to drug use or drug testing?
  12. Have you engaged in dangerous behaviors while under the influence such as operating machinery or driving a car?
  13. Does your substance use cause you to isolate or withdraw from social activities?
  14. Are you spending time with different people now than you used to before you started using?
  15. Are you financially worse off because of the cost of purchasing drugs?
  16. When you do try to cut back on marijuana, do you find that you experience withdrawal symptoms like mood issues, anxiety, and physical symptoms like nausea, headaches, or sweating?
  17. Are you turning to other substances to supplement weed use such as drinking alcohol or taking prescription pills?
  18. Do you feel guilty or shameful after you use marijuana?
  19. Has a loved one tried to convince you that you should seek help for drug abuse?
  20. Are you involved in illegal activities in addition to drug or alcohol use?
  21. Are you experiencing medical issues that are related to substance abuse?
  22. Does weed act as your go-to coping skill when dealing with difficult situations?
  23. Have you tried to quit and failed in the past year?

Scoring Your Quiz to Pinpoint Drug or Alcohol Use Issues

Scoring Your Quiz

This short quiz used for self-evaluation can open your eyes to how marijuana use impacts your daily life and responsibilities. Especially if friends and family members are encouraging you to seek treatment, it may be time to evaluate your answers honestly. Nobody has to see the results of this quiz so be honest.

You may even seek a second opinion on the answers to some of these questions, such as those related to productivity and follow-through on commitments at work and home.

Here are some guidelines for how this quiz is scored based on the number of “yes” responses.

1 to 4 Responses

It might be time to consider taking a ‘t break,’ short for a THC break, as the negative consequences of cannabis use have begun to be on display in your life. While formal treatment is not necessarily indicated, it can benefit you to consider what the reasons for your smoking or other marijuana intake are, and if it serves your life in the way you would like.

5 Responses

Five positive responses to this questionnaire indicate that you likely have substance use issues, but may not border on addictive behaviors. It can be beneficial to seek help for this now before it causes long-term problems for your relationships or professional life.

At this level, you may respond well to outpatient treatment options where you can get the individualized help you need to address the root cause of your substance misuse. Treatment may be less restrictive and more flexible, allowing you to scale it when you see the need for greater amounts of therapeutic intervention.

Catalina offers outpatient treatment and aftercare services that meet for one to two hours at a time, just once or twice per week. This may be all you need to combat the psychological effects of turning to weed to manage your emotions and situation.

6 to 10 Responses

If your score falls into this range, you are likely headed toward marijuana addiction. You could benefit from some type of therapeutic intervention or detox for cannabis. It could be particularly challenging if you also drink alcohol to supplement the high you get from weed. When you start to notice more relational issues or even work-related problems, it’s time to seek help.

At this stage, a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient (IOP) provides a greater degree of support than a more traditional outpatient approach. You can spend time with our clinicians during the day and return to your routine and loved ones at night.

Both PHP and IOP are a step down from an inpatient facility where you would stay for 30 to 90 days.

11 to 15 Responses

This is an indicator that you should seek addiction treatment, especially if you are drinking alcohol or abusing other substances simultaneously. If you find that you are having a hard time quitting and it is impacting your life in serious ways, or you are regularly ‘greening out‘ from cannabis use, please reach out for help now.

It’s never too early to seek help for drug or alcohol abuse. Remember, it is not a set quantity of ‘how much’ alcohol or cannabis you use, it is the affect it is having on life and happiness that matter. I

Once you hit this threshold, you will likely benefit from a medical detox to get the weed out of your system. It can come with intense cravings and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that necessitate some form of medical care. Catalina can keep you safe and help you transition to a long-term treatment option that will support your sobriety.

16 Responses or More

Answering yes to sixteen questions or more indicates that you are likely facing marijuana addiction. It’s greatly impacting your ability to function at home, school, work, and in the community among friends. Productivity has likely declined along with the quality of your relationships. Maybe you have tried to quit and failed.

Seek professional help as soon as possible if you fall into this range.

A score this high indicates that you desperately need to get marijuana use under control before your life devolves into chaos. Catalina recommends discussing your options for medical detox and an inpatient program to address your drug or alcohol use in a safe and convenient setting.

Many people stay with us for 30 to 90 days to see the full benefits of treatment. From here, they may step down into a PHP or IOP program for long-term support.

6 Reasons for Getting Help at Catalina’s Marijuana Treatment Program

Evidence-Based Treatment

Marijuana dependence or addiction isn’t something you have to face entirely on your own. Turn to the experts who have the experience and knowledge you need to embrace a sober lifestyle. Catalina Behavioral Health offers proven treatment options that can help you quit for the long haul.

Here are a few reasons why you should choose our experienced staff to support you in healing from a marijuana addiction.

1) Treatment Options at Every Level of Care

Catalina understands that marijuana use looks different for each of our clients. That’s why we offer a range of treatment options that cater to your individual needs. We recommend that you start with our detox program where we provide 24/7 access to care and medication-assisted treatment for the early days without marijuana.

From here, we can accommodate clients who want an inpatient experience, partial hospitalization, or intensive outpatient. We even offer aftercare services to maintain your sobriety long-term. All of our services offer the same high-quality standard of care from skilled and experienced counselors.

Get the flexibility and help you need in a way that works best for you, your family, and even your employment.

Immediate Help For Marijuana Addiction

2) Evidence-Based Treatment for Substance Abuse

There are tons of therapists out there who don’t have a specialty in substance abuse. Here at Catalina, we have a team of counselors and medical professionals who understand the complexity of caring for clients who struggle with marijuana use. We provide a rigorous, evidence-based treatment program for each one of our clients.

For example, we may offer cognitive behavioral therapy which can lessen anxiety and improve thinking that surrounds substance use. We may also offer dialectical behavior therapy to teach you more coping skills as well as holistic treatments like yoga therapy.

You may receive individual therapy, group therapy, and support groups as part of our standard of care. Within each of these treatment options, you will receive the personalized help and attention necessary to help you quit weed for good.

3) Mental Health Issues and Dual Diagnosis Treatment Options

Co Occurring Mental Health Treatment at Catalina

Oftentimes, marijuana use is a sign of a larger issue related to mental health. People may turn to weed to cope with the aftermath of depression or anxiety. Upon trying to quit for good, you may find that the mental health issues you once had creep back in. Catalina Behavioral Health also offers help for mental health issues.

We provide a rigorous standard of care for mental health-only clients and dual diagnosis clients. Get to the core of your issues with mental illness or struggles with mood and anxiety with expert help at every turn.

4) Catalina is a Joint Commission Accredited Facility

You want to be sure that the facility you enroll in at any level is going to be safe and center the patient experience. Catalina Behavioral Health upholds the most stringent levels of care and is proud to bear the golden seal from the Joint Commission.

Our JCAHO-accredited facility abides by the OSHA and CMS guidelines as well as those set by the Joint Commission. Rest assured that you will be well taken care of in our facility at every step of the process from inpatient to outpatient care.

5) Beautiful Surroundings and Convenient Location

No matter what brings you to our facility, Catalina Behavioral Health is a sought-after destination that is convenient to many of the best aspects of Arizona. We have beautiful sunny weather and tons of parks that you can visit in your off-time between sessions of an outpatient program.

Even if you aren’t local to the Tucson area, this is a great place to travel for rehab. You will receive help in a new environment, far away from the triggers that once prompted you to engage in harmful recreational activities like smoking weed.

Plus, Arizona has a thriving community of people embracing sober living. You will easily find 12-step meetings and SMART recovery meetings in the surrounding areas.

6) A Wide Variety of Insurances Accepted

Variety of Insurances Accepted

Many people know that their marijuana use borders on addiction, but they hesitate to seek treatment because they are worried about their finances. Especially if weed has taken a toll on your financial well-being, the cost of treatment might put help out of your hands. Catalina doesn’t want that to be the case for any of our clients.

This is why we prioritize accepting a wide range of insurance options. We accept AHCCCS insurance as well as many other private insurance providers. We are an in-network facility for the following providers, among others:

If you want to know what your health insurance provider is likely to cover, reach out to our enrollment team today. We can quickly and easily verify your benefits and let you know what the cost will be for treatment at any level. Catalina will work with you to get the help you require for marijuana addiction.

Up To 100% of Rehab Costs Covered By Insurance

Seek Our Help for Cannabis at Catalina Today

If you are taking this self-assessment, it may be a sign that you know your marijuana use has gotten out of hand. It’s time to seek treatment options that will work for you and your unique situation. We will help you form an individualized treatment plan that can put you on the road to recovery today.

Reach out to our admissions staff to verify your insurance benefits and learn more about what level of care may be the right fit for you. It takes just a few minutes of your time, but it can yield positive results for years to come!


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, October 19). Addiction. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  2. Ouellette, M. J., Rowa, K., Cameron, D. H., Elcock, A., Soreni, N., Pawluk, E. J., & McCabe, R. E. (2022). Does cannabis use impact cognitive behavioural therapy outcomes for anxiety and related disorders? A preliminary examination. Journal of psychiatric research, 156, 690–697.
  3. Davoudi, M., Allame, Z., Foroughi, A., & Taheri, A. A. (2021). A pilot randomized controlled trial of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for reducing craving and achieving cessation in patients with marijuana use disorder: Feasibility, acceptability, and appropriateness. Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.

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