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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MORE THAN JUST A DISEASE RELAP...

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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Marijuana Addiction

Drug Addiction

A 19 year old girl lived in a completely messed up room away from family with zero personal hygiene, always stoned , alone with limited social interaction.

Wondering what am talking about???

A young, beautiful and intelligent girl who was victim of marijuana addiction. It all started as fun and peer pressure, but eventually she gave up herself to weed.

 

What is Marijuana?

It  is a dry, shredded mix of the flowers, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant cannabis sativa. Marijuana smoke has a pungent and distinctive, usually sweet-and-sour odor.

 

There is a controversy as to whether this drug truly causes an addiction or not, but yes it does cause addiction. While the drug may have benefits when used for a medically prescribed purpose, it also has dangers – especially when abused. When it is used over a long period of time it is known to cause dependence, tolerance, and even addiction.

 

Marijuana is typically smoked to produce a relaxed and euphoric effect but some choose to eat the substance for a milder, longer lasting high. However you take it, you do run the risk of feeling like you need to use marijuana daily and being unable to stop using it on your own.

 

Psychologically, marijuana can increase anxiety and paranoia, lead to depression and reduce the brain’s ability to think clearly.  Anxiety and depression are very common outcomes of marijuana abuse and these two medical conditions are likely to lead to an individual’s desire to self-medicate or a need for prescribed medication to treat the condition appropriately.

Other effects are,

 

  • Feelings of panic and fear (paranoia)
  • Hallucinations
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Decreased ability to perform tasks that require coordination
  • Decreased interest in completing tasks

 

When coming down from the high, users may feel depressed or extremely tired. While marijuana use produces a mellow experience (users are sometimes referred to as “stoners”) for some, it can heighten agitation, anxiety, insomnia and irritability.

 

The treatment for marijuana abuse and dependence has many similarities to treatments for addictions to other drugs. Although there are no medications available specifically for treating marijuana dependence, professional detoxification facilities can provide a safe, supportive place for abusers to get the drug out of their systems.

 

Medical staff can help ensure that individuals do not hurt themselves, and sedative medications are available in case of severe anxiety or panic attacks.

Following detox, inpatient and outpatient drug rehabilitation facilities are available depending on the specific needs of the recovering person. Both types of treatment offer counseling and education to help people with addictions to adapt to a drug-free lifestyle. Aftercare programs and peer recovery organizations provide support to avoid future relapses.

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