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Marijuana Addiction

What is Marijuana?

There are several names of Marijuana: Pot, grass, weed, reefer, herb, mary Jane etc. Marijuana as a whole can be described as a preparation of the cannabis plant which is used for medical and recreational uses since long time. Every part of the cannabis plant: leaves, stems, seeds, herbs, roots are dried and shredded to be used as psychoactive drug.

How addictive is Marijuana?

Compared to other narcotic substances such as Oxycodone and meth, marijuana and products made from the cannabis plant are less addictive as per the toxins found inside the body of the patient. However, psychologically and emotionally, marijuana can become very addictive as it is tough to quit it. The good thing is that, there is hardly any withdrawal symptom associated with marijuana, compared with alcohol and narcotic substances. Marijuana can only become addictive if the person consumes it for prolong period and emotionally depends on it.

What are the medical uses of Marijuana?

Our ancestors and forefathers were aware of the excellent medical properties exhibited by marijuana in treatment of several diseases. Even today, pharmaceutical companies and scientists use marijuana to develop useful drugs. As per US government Accountability Office notification in 2002, the following conditions/diseases are termed as allowable for marijuana usage under State Medical Marijuana laws:

  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Anorexia
  • AIDS
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Arthritis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • HIV
  • Migraine
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Spasticity
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

What are the recreational uses of Marijuana?

Marijuana has a smoothening effect on the central nervous system of the human body, making his muscles relaxed and mind concentrated. This is the reason; marijuana is a popular recreational drug, which is widely used in all over USA and the world.

Mental and Physical effects of Marijuana

  • The cannabinoid receptors present in the brain are stimulated by the usage of cannabis such as marijuana
  • Body balancing and body movement are affected
  • Learning and memory of human brain are effected
  • Stress is controlled; hence marijuana is a popular pain reliever medicine
  • In extreme cases of overdose, the person becomes paranoid, fearful and extremely restless
  • Heart rate and blood pressure increases
  • Threat of diabetes as blood sugar level rises

Types of Marijuana Addiction Treatments available in California

There are several types of marijuana rehab centers in California, which can help individuals to fight against marijuana addiction, and assist them in dealing with it. Some of the common treatments which are effective for marijuana addiction which are available in California are:

  • Community therapy
  • cognitive behavioural therapty
  • Emotional therapy
  • Psychological therapy
  • Family association and support

Being an organic substance, there are no chemical medications available for marijuana addiction treatment.

For more information related to marijuana addiction treatments available in California, you are encouraged to contact us by calling us at (866) 531-4569.

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