Marijuana Side Effects
Marijuana side effects come from smoking or consuming
the drug and marijuana side effects influence the mind and body
of the user. Marijuana side effects can be as seemingly innocent
as an increased appetite to as life threatening as lung cancer.
Increased likelihood for accidents is also one of the marijuana
side effects. Studies show that 6 to 11 percent of fatal accidents
are contributed to by marijuana side effects. Other external marijuana
side effects include legal problems, work and financial problems
and troubles at home.
Marijuana is most often smoked but can be eaten or
steeped in tea to drink. Most over-doses occur actually when the
drug is eaten because it is easier to consume a large dose all at
once. Marijuana side effects from an overdose include toxic psychosis
including hallucinations, delusions and a loss of self-identification.
When smoked, marijuana is rolled up into a cigarette called a joint
or smoked in a pipe or water pipe called a bong. Marijuana has many
street names like pot, hash, chronic and there are many paraphernalia
available to smoke it.
Over 11 million people smoked marijuana last month.
Many may not have severe marijuana side effects from taking the
drug but many people will. Marijuana side effects include physical
problems like breathing difficulties and deteriorating physical
abilities. Despite a popular belief, marijuana side effects speed
up the heart, blood and breathing rate. The body is taxed more and
this speeds up the aging process just like methamphetamines do.
The marijuana side effects from this extra exertion on the body
include a higher risk for lung cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
Marijuana side effects also wreak havoc on the brain
when the drug is used habitually. The natural chemical balance of
the brain is disrupted affecting the pleasure centers and regulatory
systems. The ability to learn, remember and adapt quickly to changes
is impaired by marijuana use. Depression often occurs with marijuana
usage, which feeds into the cycle of more drug use to treat the
pain created by drug use. This cycle of addiction is very powerful
and users soon find that they cannot stop using the drug even if
they want to.
Marijuana addiction is a progressive disease and marijuana
side effects include withdrawal and obsessive thought with the drug
when it is not made available. Addiction is identified as a compulsive,
uncontrollable craving for the drug even with pending negative consequences.
Often users will attempt to stop smoking marijuana for an important
event such as a job interview or court hearing and find themselves
using very close or just before the event. This act goes beyond
a flexing of willpower. This describes being enveloped by a disease
that has taken control and needs to be treated.
Spencer Recovery Centers has been successfully treating
the disease of marijuana addiction for many years. Nationwide, intake
for marijuana addiction has doubled for drug rehabilitation facilities.
Many people are realizing that marijuana side effects are not to
be taken lightly and need to be addressed by professionals.
Spencer Recovery Centers brings together the best
treatments of the medical community and the therapeutic sciences.
Our professional staff and facilities have treated thousands of
clients suffering from the effects of marijuana addiction. We have
also conducted many successful interventions on initially reluctant
clients who have gone on to live sober lives. Recovery does not
need to be fully accepting at first to be effective. But it does
take action so call us today for a private consultation of our services.