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Marijuana Withdrawal Side Effects and Recovery

Marijuana side effects emanate from smoking or consuming the drug. The drug instigates the body and mind to behave differently. Increased chances of accidents, life-threatening disease such as lung cancer can occur. Legal problems, financial constraints and problems at home, contribute to the consequences of marijuana use. Studies reveal that 6-11% of fatal accidents are caused by marijuana side effects.

Marijuana is often smoked; it can be eaten or steeped in tea also. Over-dose occurs when it is orally consumed because it is easier to eat large quantity at once. Marijuana over-dose results in toxic psychosis including hallucinations, delusions and a loss of self-identification. Loss of appetite, lethargy, paranoia, aggression, and irritability are few other symptoms that can alter an individual?s personality and daily life. While smoking, normally the drug is rolled into a cigarette called a joint or smoked in a pipe called bong. Marijuana has popular names such as pot, weed, hash etc.

The drug addiction may also cause physical problems; breathing difficulties and deteriorating cognitive abilities. The body is stressed and it speeds up the aging process. The physical exertion increases the risk of lung cancer, stroke and cardiac arrest.

The chemical balance in the brain is disrupted, altering the pleasure centres and regulatory systems. Impairment of learning and memory loss is quite common among the marijuana users. Psychological symptoms also take charge of an individual. Frequent bouts of depression motivate the user to consume large amount of drugs and also relieves the pain directed by the drug. Feeling of depression can sometimes lead to suicidal tendency depending on the severity of the addiction. The craving gets stronger and the user finds it impossible to exit fm this vicious cycle.

The addiction to the drug is a progressive disease and side effects include withdrawal and obsessive thought of the drug when it is denied. It can be compulsive, uncontrollable urge for the drug even with the knowledge of negative consequences. The attempt for abstinence from the drug is generally when one has to attend a job interview or a court hearing. This requires strong will, one has to overcome the drug addiction in which he/she is trapped beyond any control and that needs to be treated.

The most common withdrawal symptom is a low level anxiety. This feeling cannot be easily substituted by distracting one?s thinking or just lingering with happy memories. The anxiety caused by the drug is a blend being sober and desire to turn one?s mind into a rock. As the addict gets adapted to not smoking the drug, the anxiety is likely to fade.

The symptoms of marijuana withdrawal although uncomfortable, are medically serious. It is a medically recognized syndrome of symptoms to stay away from using the drug can be very tough, but it is worth a try and within a few days the clarity of marijuana sobriety will prevail.

In addition to this, exercises are very important to reduce the severity of the withdrawal symptoms and being occupied mentally and physically in some activity or even recreation can also help in reducing the craving for the drug. It also helps fatigue your body and thus you can have a sound sleep. Exercises also increase appetite and releases endorphins that help to deal with feelings of irritability and lethargy.

If addiction persists, and one cannot stop the urge for the drug even strong determination, you should take professional help. Drug treatment or rehabilitation centres deal with marijuana addicts, intense therapies and a month away from the access to the drug is really beneficial for a long-term abstinence.

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