Marijuana is bar-none the most widely used illegal drug in the United States. Many states have legalized medical marijuana and over the years, the stigma attached to it has lessened. While for many, it may be a short-term habit and for some, just done on occasion, it can be detrimental to people’s health and may lead to marijuana addiction.
Despite all of the media coverage and legislation moving towards it being legalized, weed is addictive and its abuse is often desensitized and thrown away as simply a bad habit. It has never once killed anyone, but it can impair their judgment and most definitely hinder them from living a productive life.
Many young adults start abusing weed at a young age and it typically opens the door towards trying other harder drugs like cocaine, psychedelics, and opiates. While this doesn’t necessarily mean everyone who abuses weed moves onto other substances, marijuana addiction on its own cause a number of problems.
Symptoms of Marijuana Abuse
Marijuana use has become a very causal thing among Americans in most parts of the country, but there are quite a few people who definitely fall in the category of marijuana addicts. These are people who suffer consequences as a result of their weed use and still continue what they are doing, without making any changes. They will use weed as a means to escape, no matter how bad it gets for them. Here are a few signs of use to be watchful of:
- Bloodshot eyes
- Increased heart rate
- Red, watery eyes
- Lack of motivation
- Poor performance in school or work
- Being secretive
- Laughing uncontrollably
- Large spike in appetite
- In some cases, paranoia
- Trouble concentrating
Symptoms of Withdrawal
The are no physical signs of marijuana withdrawal, but when long-time weed users stop using abruptly, they may feel some signs of anxiety and depression when they stop and let go absolutely.
Marijuana Addiction Treatment at Morningside Recovery
Morningside Recovery understands the difficulties people with a marijuana addiction face. Since marijuana addictions tend to be more psychological, Morningside Recovery offers a variety of mental health treatment options and addiction therapy services to help clients overcome the psychological aspects of their addictions. Some of these programs and services include:
If you’re ready to take the next step in your recovery journey, call us today at 855-416-8202.
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