Not to be confused with the 1990’s common stoner reference, the “burnout” alluding to heavy drug use, millennial burnout seems to be a growing issue of concern.
Burnout is hardly new. In fact, it is recognized by the World Health Organization as an occupational condition, listed in the International Classification of Diseases. A type of chronic stress related specifically to work conditions and stressors, burnout can present as exhaustion, increased cynicism on the job and reduced personal efficiency.
That makes it not so different than what millennials seem to be experiencing. In a rewrite of the narrative around cannabis, it seems cannabis may have a role to play in addressing burnout among millennials.
A 2016 study found that millennials experienced burnout rates that were “significantly higher” than those of baby boomers and generation X. Currently, professionals recommend unplugging from social media,