Should I be worried about my brother who smokes weed alone?
April 20, 2014 6:28 PM Subscribe
My brother is in his late twenties and we frequently visit our parents on the same weekend (every month or two). He always smokes weed by himself in the guest bedroom at night after our parents have gone to sleep. He's currently living with our parents temporarily, and I'm visiting now and he smoked weed last night. (I've never seen him do this, but I can always smell it.) I'm trying to decide if this could signal a problem with weed.
I asked him about it once a few years ago and he lied and said that all I smelled was incense (which definitely wasn't true).
I don't really know how often he smokes. But I'm guessing he smokes plenty of nights when I'm not at my parents' house as well, possibly every night. I have no idea if he smokes with friends when he is living apart from my parents, or if he only smokes alone.
I don't smoke myself, so I don't really know how to tell if this is a problem. I know that drinking alone can sometimes indicate that someone has a problem with alcohol, but I don't know if it's the same with weed.
Does this sound like potentially problematic behavior? It's worrying that he lied about it, though it's possible he just didn't want me to tell my parents that he smokes. Are there other signs to look for to determine whether it's problematic? Should I talk to him about this?