Cannabis Misuse and Treatment | How Deaddiction?

Dr Karanjit Singh
Deaddiction

14 Jan 2021
Cannabis Misuse and Treatment | How Deaddiction?

Cannabis is a mixture of flowers, dried leaves, and cannabis stems that is taken in the form of a cigarette or it can also be misused through a pipe while taking the drug in tea. Some people believe that cannabis is safe or harmless but if you misuse this then you expose yourself to both immediate harm and long-term damage including the development of intoxication.

If you become addicted to cannabis, you continuously use this cannabis in an overdose that is bad for your health and well-being.

Cannabis Addiction Symptoms:

Cannabis abuse shows itself through a variety of signs or symptoms with all types of substance abuse and addiction, and its symptoms vary from person to person.

The following are the common symptoms of cannabis misuse:

1. Behavioural Symptoms:

a black man in white t-shirt aggrasively looking at someone

  • Performance degradation at work or at school
  • Losing interest in activities or events that were previously important
  • Frequent, unexplained absence from work or school
  • Lying, secrecy, or other forms of deception including whereabouts and/or activities
  • Trying but unable to stop or reduce your cannabis use
  • Cannabis abuse continues even after experiencing negative consequences due to prior drug abuse
  • Using cannabis before driving a car when it is clearly dangerous to do so


2. Physical Symptoms:

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  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Impaired balance
  • Increased appetite
  • Poor co-ordination
  • Dry mouth
  • Lack of attention to hygiene
  • Fatigue and lethargy


3. Mental Symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Paranoia
  • Indecisiveness
  • Problems in concentrating or focusing
  • Delayed responsiveness
  • Poor judgment
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Impaired ability to track the passage of time

4. Social Symptoms:

  • Associating with new peers
  • Withdrawing from family and friends


Effects of Cannabis Misuse and Addiction

The above-listed symptoms are the effects that cannabis abuse can have on your life but you can also experience the following negative consequences that depend on the duration of cannabis abuse.

  • Financial problems
  • Family difficulties
  • Delayed mental processing
  • Lung and heart problems
  • Problems in friendships and other personal relationships
  • Legal problems such as arrested, fined, and imprisoned
  • Sustained action injuries under the influence of cannabis
  • Lack of self-esteem and a constant feeling of despair

You can start recovering from past damage and avoid future harm when you select to take a comprehensive treatment for cannabis addiction. Effective professional treatment not only helps to overcome the compulsion to abuse cannabis but also helps to develop skills that will empower you to have a more productive and satisfying life.

Symptoms of Cannabis Withdrawal

Your body will adapt to the presence of this medicine in your system after becoming dependent on cannabis. Your body will show unpleasant symptoms when you start to stop the habit of cannabis abuse. Along with the substance abuse of cannabis symptoms of cannabis, withdrawal differs on the basis of the personal factors of a person.

A man pressing his head because of cannabis withdrawal

The following are the common symptoms of cannabis withdrawal:

  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Depression or negative mood
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Sleep problems
  • Strong urges for cannabis
  • Sexual dysfunction

It is your ability to know about the treatment that will be good for this cannabis abuse because you experience the withdrawal symptoms and the ability that pushes you back from the cannabis. You should take detoxification for your cannabis problem before taking residential treatment. In detoxification, you will get a safe environment under the supervision of experienced professionals.

It can help to stop cannabis with maximum protection not only for a short time but also for a long time and thus it can be a very important first step. The next treatment for cannabis addiction is that the parents should support their children to stop this abuse and this will succeed when the children will believe that there will be no problem after stopping this. 

Final Words:

Finally, I can say that cannabis misuse can cause many problems for the overall health of a person such as sleep difficulty, depressed mood, weight loss, headache, nervousness, anxiety, and physical symptoms such as abdominal pain, shakiness/tremors, sweating, fever, chills or headache. 

Cannabis abuse can cause many mental health issues and so it takes some time and the support of family members.

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