My Dad and Dementia

Hello, everyone! Am Naaz (name changed), working as a writer in a reputed company. All am going to share is a few words about my lovely dad’s dementia. Like every other kid in this world, I too grew up by seeing my dad as a hero. His biggest plus is being nice to everyone without […]

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Relapse can always bring a full stop to a refreshed curing therapy. What causes this to happen? As cited below through a few examples, are negative emotional states, physical discomfort, positive emotional states, conflicts with others etc.etc. Most important to remember is that relapse doesn’t mean that the treatment process is a failure or the […]

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ECT- A prompt and effective cu...

It’s a pity that even over 70 years after the first successful demonstration of its efficacy in the treatment of acute mental illnesses like schizophrenia, there is still very little informed public opinion about Electroconvulsive Therapy or ECT. Although, it is a fact that ECT is one of the most effective method for treating severe […]

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Yoga and beating alcoholism

Alcoholism is the dependency on alcohol that has a physiological and psychological impact on a person’s life. According to WHO, about 30% of Indians consume alcohol, out of which 4-13% are daily consumers and up to 50% of these, fall under the category of hazardous drinking. Another worrying trend from India is that the average […]

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Beating Addiction Stigma and S...

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Effects of Weed

Drug Addiction

Do you know? Weed contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances (more than tobacco) comparatively.

 

What is weed?

Weed also called marijuana, cannabis, ganja and bhang many names exist for this greenish-gray blended component of dried leaves, flowers and seeds of Cannabis sativa (the hemp plant). You can see people use weed in hand-rolled cigarettes, hookah and water pipes. 90% of countries banned the usage of weed (in all forms). In India (all states), only the government authorized dealers are permitted to sell bhang. Bhang is popular on Holi (Indian festival). To know more about bhang click here.

 

What happens in your body after consuming weed:

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical that is responsible for most of the mental and physical effect on the body. It reaches the brain cells in 10 minutes after the dope and reaches hippocampus, the part that is responsible for creating new memories. It induces hallucinations, changes the thoughts from reality and results in delusions.

 

General symptoms:

  • Seeing everything in high definition
  • Slow moving of time frame
  • Change in mood
  • Impaired body movements
  • Difficulty in problem-solving
  • Impaired memory

 

Short-term effects:

When an individual smokes weed, THC makes a quick race from lungs to blood stream. The blood carries the buzz chemical to the brain and the other parts of the body. When it starts absorbing the chemicals the individual feels high after 30 min to 45 min along with other effects.

 

Long-term effects:

Taking weed for long term might affect the brain development. As the individual starts using weed as teenagers, it begins to reduce the thinking capability, memory and learning skill functions. Literally, it breaks the connection between the reality and necessary functions permanently.

 

Physical effects:

  • High heart rate: Increases heart rates for up to 3 hours after consuming weed in the form of smoke. This action might result in the chance of heart attack. This risk is probably higher for old people.
  • Breathing issues: The individual who smokes weed frequently might encounter breathing problem with lung irritation/lung illness/lung infection, daily cough and phlegm. Also lung cancer still in the list but not yet concluded by researchers.
  • Pregnancy problems: Weed use during pregnancy results lower birth weight with brain and behavioral problems in babies.

 

Long term effects of weed: Using weed for a long time may cause mental illness in some users

  • Temporary hallucinations: Sensing  and imagining the things which are not real.
  • Temporary paranoia: Losing the trust on others extremely without any reason.
  • Schizophrenia: At a point of time the individual encounters schizophrenia (severe mental disorder).
  • Other disorders: Also, the user has the chance of getting other mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

 

For treatment options:

It’s important to look at the root cause, but reading the article and gaining knowledge about the effects might not help the addicted individual. Early treatment can enhance quick recovery. Reach the professional team and get the right help now. Visit or call us at +91 96111 94949 or www.cadabams.org/anunitha

 

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