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Schizophrenia Rehabilitation

Importance on the need of Schizophrenia Rehab   Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. Characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive difficulties, schizophrenia can often be a lifelong struggle.   People with schizophrenia have profound disabling cognitive defects. Whether positive or its negative symptoms, these cognitive deficits […]

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Effects of Party Drugs

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9 things you need to know abou...

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Is Cannabis Addictive?

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Is Cannabis Addictive?

Cannabis or Marijuana is also popularly known as weed, grass, bud & ganja. Marijuana is a dried greenish colour mixture, torn flowers and leaves of cannabis sativa (hemp plant).

Cannabis (Marijuana) is as an addictive substance. Although there is a lot of controversy going around, whether it is harmful or helpful. As it also seems to have some medicinal properties. However, looking at it from our experience is that marijuana is is addictive. Around 10% of individuals who smoke marijuana will get addicted to it. That implies 90% of individuals can use it recreationally. However for the other 10%, weed is not a safe herb. They will have difficulty controlling the urge to not consume it inspite of the impact it has of life. In such situations, family members have them enter recovery programs or go to a 12 step group to manage their Cannabis addiction and cope with it.

How it works:

The main psychoactive (personality changing) chemical in weed, in charge of the majority of intoxicating effects that individuals look for, is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The substances is found in liquid (resin) produced by the leaves and buds mainly of the female cannabis plant. At the point when weed is inhaled (smoked), THC and different chemicals in the plant go from the lungs into the circulation system, which quickly conveys them all through the body to the cerebrum. The person starts to experience impacts very quickly. Many individuals experience euphoria and feeling of relaxation. Other basic impacts, which may fluctuate significantly among various individuals, incorporate uplifted sensory perceptions (e.g., brighter colours), altered perception of time, laughter, and increased appetite.

When it is called addiction:

Prolonged use or marijuana supposed to have some addictive potential, as indicated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Often first time users usually don’t get addicted and even rare users who smoke pot recreationally may not addicted to the drug. However, day by day, long term use of marijuana can prompt too many hazardous effects. Suddenly stopping consumption of cannabis after a long period of marijuana use can prompt accompanying withdrawal side effects:

  • Insomnia
  • Reduced appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Aggression
  • Mood fluctuations
  • Irritability
  • Craving

Long period of use gets a person physiologically and psychologically dependent to the substance. And that is when it is alarming. It may be a fine line to differentiate when a recreational use becomes a substance dependence. If you or someone you love is addicted to cannabis (marijuana), recovery is possible and there is hope! Admitting to the issue from the get-go and understanding the numerous strategies for treatment, therapy and support that are accessible to help you at all times your exploration to recovery a more pleasing and lasting experience. For cannabis or marijuana addiction treatment, call us now on +919611194949.

 

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