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 a victim of marijuana addiction. It all started as fun and peer pressure, but eventually, she gave up herself to weed.
What is Marijuana Addiction?
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 Marijuana 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 most of the time preferred as a smoke, it produces a relaxed and a kind of high efficiency 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.
Effects of Marijuana Drug
Marijuana Addiction or abuse can damage a person’s physical, mental and social well being. You might notice a decrease in appetite and hence weight, prolonged lung infections and sometimes heart problem too. One can notice an increase in anxiety and lead to depression and reduce the brain’s ability to think clearly.
Anxiety and depression are very common outcomes of marijuana addiction 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)
- Trouble concentrating
- Decreased ability to perform tasks that require coordination
- Decreased interest in completing tasks
When the effect is coming down, one might experience the feeling of 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.
Marijuana Addiction Treatment
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 Addiction, 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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