Marijuana is an extremely common drug here in the United States, and goes by many different names including weed, grass, pot, cannabis, and more. Marijuana has within it a chemical called THC, or ⌂9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Strains of marijuana are judged by their potency when it relates to how much THC is in the strain. Marijuana affects individuals in a variety of different ways, but it is mostly due to how much is consumed, how it is consumed, and how potent it is. Recovery from Marijuana abuse is possible, here at CASA Recovery.
- Lethargic behavior
- Increased cravings
- Lack of initiative
- Bloodshot eyes
- Fast heart rate
- Lack of coordination
- Sneaky or secretive behavior
- Confusion/foggy thinking
The main long-term effect of Marijuana is that you feel like your life is passing you by- and that you don’t care. Marijuana slows you and your thought process down so much that you blink and you miss so much time. Aside from that sobering fact, marijuana could also cause respiratory problems, cardiovascular risk, mental health effects, and psychological dependence (aka, more addiction). Marijuana is often thought of as the gateway drug to other, harder drugs, so another long-term effect could be addiction to other drugs.
Withdrawal symptoms vary person to person, and are dependent on how much they are taking at the time of stopping. Symptoms can last from days to weeks, and can range from easier to deal with, to much more severe. Some more common symptoms include trouble sleeping, cravings, stomachaches, headaches, irritability, lack of focus, and anxiety. These symptoms are heightened in the first three days, but then slowly begin to subside.
Getting help for your Marijuana addiction doesn’t have to be difficult- contact us here at CASA Recovery to learn more and to get your life back. Don’t allow this drug to take days, months, or even years of your life- regain control now. CASA Recovery is conveniently located in San Juan Capistrano in Southern California, and we can provide rehab for this addiction. Contact us today to learn more or to a href=”/admission-process/”>schedule a confidential consultation with anyone on our team.