Are You or a Loved One Addicted to Marijuana?
Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa.The plant contains the mind-altering chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other related compounds. People smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes or in pipes. They also smoke it in emptied cigars that have been partly or completely refilled with marijuana. To avoid inhaling smoke, more people are using vaporizers.
Long-term marijuana use has been linked to mental illness in some users, including temporary hallucinations, paranoia and worsening symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. Marijuana use has also been linked to other mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts among teens.
Do I Have a Marijuana Addiction?
Contrary to common belief, marijuana can be addictive. Research suggests that 30% of users may develop some degree of problem use, which can lead to dependence and in severe cases takes the form of addiction. People who begin using marijuana before age 18 are four to seven times more likely than adults to develop problem use. Dependence becomes an addiction when the person can’t stop using marijuana even though it interferes with activities of daily life.
Symptoms of marijuana consumption
Marijuana use and addiction symptoms include:
- Altered senses, such as seeing brighter colors
- Altered sense of time
- Changes in mood
- Impaired body movement
- Difficulty with thinking and problem-solving
- Impaired memory
- Reduced learning functions
- Breathing problems
- Increased heart rate
- Temporary hallucinations
- Temporary paranoia
- Worsening symptoms for those with schizophrenia
- Suicidal thoughts
How Do I get Help?
Get on the Road to Recovery
Crossroads in Naples, FL, is a state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment center that provides a variety of treatment programs for individuals that are addicted to marijuana. At Crossroads, we take a holistic and individualized approach, offering the perfect blend of treatment that is customized to fit your needs and your schedule.
If you are looking to heal from an addiction, we encourage you to seek professional help. Our marijuana addiction treatment services will empower you to make a profound and lasting change in your life. Contact Crossroads in Naples, FL, to get the help you deserve today. Reach out to Crossroads 24 hours a day by calling toll-free 844-223-8727.