Jada Pinkett Smith Claims She's Worried About Willow's 'Excessive' Quarantine Marijuana Smoking
Everyone has their own way of dealing with the self-isolation measures amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this week, it was reported that several celebrities and entertainers were making large donations for coronavirus relief funds and respirator masks.
Influencers such as Jada Pinkett Smith, however, have been shining a light on the experience of those in isolation, as well as the effects of quarantine-inspired substance abuse. During a new episode of her Facebook series, Red Table Talk , Jada Pinkett-Smith spoke about the challenges of addiction during the quarantine.
According to BET, Jada sat down with her daughter, Willow, and told her that her "excessive weed smoking" was starting to worry her. Pinkett-Smith claims she said to her that she was really proud of her for cutting down marijuana usage.
Willow, who was on the show that day, said to her mother that she was always recommending she stopped smoking so much marijuana. The 19-year-old went on to say that it was particularly hard for her to stop smoking weed, and it also taught her a life lesson.
Willow explained that she learned the value of real friendships when many of her old friends slowly drifted away as she smoked less and less weed. Fans of Jada know her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones also struggled with addiction.
Banfield-Jones was addicted to heroin around thirty years ago, and as for how she's been managing during quarantine, the mother of Jada Pinkett Smith claimed she has been speaking with her sponsor a lot more lately.
Self-isolation and quarantine is a tough time for many people in the United States and around the world for a number of reasons. Not only do people struggle financially considering their paychecks have been eliminated, but it's tough on them psychologically.
Recent studies have revealed that isolation can increase levels of cortisol in one's body, which scientists believe is at the root cause of loneliness' effect on mental health and disease. Furthermore, individuals who are lonely, with increased cortisols already, look to unhealthy substances and lifestyles for escape, which only exacerbates the problem.