Indications Of Cannabis Abuse
Cannabis does not produce as serious effects as other drugs, but it can seriously affect your personal life. With helps of these signs you can identify Cannabis addiction in someone close to you. A complete knowledge about the how Cannabis affects a long-term user psychologically is not there. Gloominess, nervousness, lacking motivation and emotional disorders are the psychological disorders which are increased by using Cannabis.
Among the signs and symptoms of Cannabis use we can find
- Red eyes
- Higher appetite levels
- Reduced Motivation
- Weight gain
- Anxious and suspicious behaviour
- Coordination impairment
- Slow reflexes
The Perils Of Cannabis Use
Many people in America use Cannabis the same way they use alcohol, that is, in a limited manner. In several states, using Cannabis is legal.
The use of Cannabis can seem less harmful. Nevertheless, the effects of Cannabis on learning are yet to be fully understood It has not been scientifically proven if Cannabis causes harmful effects in people over 18 years of age, but the same cannot be said about young adults.
Unsurprisingly, prolonged use of Cannabis influences short-term memory as well as your capability to hold on to the new information.
Immediate Side Effects Of Chronic Cannabis Use
Although the short-term Cannabis side-effect may not be lethal, prolonged usage has its dangers. According to statistics by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, cases of Cannabis-related emergencies went up by 59% between 2006 and 2010. Nevertheless, these effects are discernible and attributable to its consumption. It has been noted that often Cannabis users need the drug to feel normal.
Among the side effects of Cannabis use, we can find
- Paranoid behaviour
- Eating too much
- Panic attacks
- Fast heart rate
- Cognitive Functions Impairment
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Effects Of Using Cannabis In The Long Term
Unlike other drugs, long-term side-effects associated with Cannabis use are not life-threatening. Using Cannabis long term can result in
- Bad Temper
- Lung Disease
- Panic attacks
- Lack of learning function
- Diminished Mental Functions
How Cannabis Can Affect Teens
In a study carried out by the Duke University, possible long-term dangers of using Cannabis were stressed. The study highlighted that people who regularly used Cannabis as a teenager experience a decrease of eight IQ points on average. With that said, the researchers agreed that other factors could also have cause the reduction in IQ.
Identifying Cannabis Abuse
The main symbol of a Cannabis obsession is an unquenchable desire to use the Cannabis drug ignoring the negative consequences. This could mean that the person may be using the drug even at work or spending more money on the drug than is reasonable.
Clinical signs of Cannabis abuse are developing tolerance and seeing Cannabis abuse as more important than fulfilling personal, occupational, and social responsibilities. Find out more about how to detect an addiction.
Helping Someone With A History Of Cannabis Abuse
Intervention is something you must do if someone close to you is unable to live a normal life because of Cannabis. The Cannabis user probably will not believe that they are an addict so they will not take help. It is important for a user to understand that the drug is addictive and can have negative effects on their lives and an intervention may present the best opportunity to tell them this. To ensure that the use of Cannabis doesn't result in development problems later in life, parents of teenagers using Cannabis may decide to stage an intervention early. Get more information on the importance of conducting an intervention.
Removal Therapy For Cannabis And The Way Of Moving Forward
Some chronic users that attempted to quit report withdrawal symptoms after years of continued use. Withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting Cannabis use are not physical like with other drugs.
Long-term Cannabis consumers who decide to quit are likely to experience insomnia, irritability, anxiety and increased appetite.
Undergoing treatment helps you deal with psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal of Cannabis. Treatment revolves around one-to-one counselling and group therapy. We can help you find a suitable treatment, so contact us now.