Yes, it IS addictive. About 1 in 11 people become addicted. Marijuana Addiction treatment is associated with so much more in terms of issues, problems and symptoms than most people think. How many people started smoking marijuana and moved into drug addiction with other drugs is old news. The argument of whether or not it is a gateway drug, is too. Seldom today is the drug natural as argued either and in general a lot of misconceptions revolve around the subject of Marijuana addiction treatment.
Shifts your thinking from reality in terms of pleasure, memory, thoughts, concentration, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement. With regular use it makes you less intelligent, less creative and less rational despite pop cultural belief.
Is Marijuana Addictive?
Long-term marijuana abuse can and does often lead to addiction. An addicted person will exhibit compulsive drug seeking and use despite the obvious harmful effects upon social functioning in the context of family, school, work, and recreational activities. Marijuana is also commonly referred to as a ‘gateway drug’ that destigmatizes or demystifies the idea of drug use, making marijuana abusers more susceptible to abuse other illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens or methamphetamine.
Many people argue that Marijuana is not addictive. They argue it is a mild drug. They argue it is natural. The truth however is that it is addictive, it alters perceptions and reality and isn’t mild. Neither is almost ALL of the Marijuana that is smoked today by regular users natural. In fact, it can be as strong and as synthetic and modified as acid and other drugs – don’t kid yourself. The chemical in the drug is called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Additionally, when long-term marijuana abusers try to stop using the drug, they often suffer with a number of unpleasant symptoms, which make it difficult to quit. The prevalence of marijuana abuse and dependence disorders has been increasing among adults and adolescents. A lot of this increase is directly due to ignorance of the issue at hand. The deception that dope is not bad for you, has made matters far worse. It’s time indeed to realise the real situation at hand, and take a look at exactly what you are dealing with when it come to Marijuana. Long term users often find this out when they try and quit the drug. The desire to stop these withdrawal symptoms, and the avoidance of bearing the feelings and emotions that have been suppressed, along with personal values that have been compromised, leads many people back into marijuana addiction and use. These often hectic symptoms include:
Decreased appetite, which can trigger disordered eating
Symptoms of Marijuana addiction include:
Problems with memory, learning, mood and social behavior
Relationship and family problems
Innate guilt associated with use of the drug
Financial difficulties and consequences over time
Low energy and self-esteem, dissatisfaction with productivity levels
Sleep and memory problems
Low life satisfaction
Difficulty in thinking and problem solving
Ongoing problems with learning and memory
Feeling low, down, or depressed after using
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