MARIJUANA REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

Otherwise known as cannabis, marijuana is a psychoactive drug that is used for both medical and recreational purposes. It is one of the most popular recreational drugs and can be smoked, vaporized, eaten in food, or even used as an extract.

According to the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, 52% of Americans aged 18 or older have tried marijuana at some point in their lives and 44% of these individuals currently use it. Some who use the drug become so dependent on it that they turn to Victory Bay for marijuana addiction treatment.

Marijuana Abuse

SYMPTOMS

The symptoms of a marijuana high are less intense than the highs of other drugs and can last anywhere from two to six hours, depending on the method of use. Because of this, users tend to turn to marijuana often and some end up in need of marijuana treatment; some of the feelings when using the drug include:

  • A general change in perception
  • Heightened mood or “euphoria”
  • Increased appetite
  • Overall relaxation
  • Increased sensory awareness

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Dangers & Effects

Marijuana usage can cause both short-term and long-term effects on the brain and body. Once a person becomes dependent on marijuana, it can alter their life in a variety of ways. Consistent use of the drug can result in a need for rehab for weed and effects like:

Short-term effects include:

  • Decreased short-term memory
  • Dry mouth
  • Impaired motor skills
  • Red eyes
  • Feelings of paranoia or anxiety
  • Increased heart rate
  • Drowsiness

Long-term effects include:

  • Decreased long-term memory
  • Bronchial and/or lung damage
  • Increased risk of psychosis
  • Poor decision-making skills
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Temporary hallucinations

Withdrawal

Many people who use marijuana heavily have a difficult time stopping use and may turn to us for marijuana addiction help. When they stop using on their own, they may experience withdrawal symptoms in the days that follow and last up to several months. These symptoms include:

  • Nervousness
  • Anger or aggression
  • Restlessness
  • Depression
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased appetite
  • Chills/sweating
  • Shakiness

Treatment Option

When it comes to marijuana rehab, Victory Bay Recovery Center offers a variety of programs that are tailored to each individual and his/her needs. Our state-of-the-art facility is not only a place of comfort, but is also a place where you can find professional staff members to help you overcome addiction and go on to live a long, healthy life. If you or someone you know suffers from marijuana addiction, don’t hesitate to call our marijuana rehab centers to learn more about our treatment.

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