I Am Addicted, and I Need Help

I Am Addicted, and I Need Help

Classified as a mind-altering intoxicant, stimulant, psychedelic and depressant, marijuana impacts all parts of your body. The drug particularly affects the brain, which is where its active chemical influences pleasure, memory, thought, concentration, time perception and movement.

Effects of Marijuana Use

Short term effects of using marijuana include the following problems:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Lack of concentration
  • Difficulty learning
  • Impaired memory
  • Distorted perception
  • Decreased problem-solving skills
  • Increased heart rate
  • Lack of alertness

These effects will occur when a user is high, but other effects can develop with repeated use. Long-term effects of marijuana addiction may include any of the following issues:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Increased risk of lung infection
  • Impaired immune system
  • Trouble organizing and using information

Although many people think that abusing marijuana poses no threats, it absolutely risks your health and cognitive abilities.

Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

When marijuana addicts to stop taking the drug, they may experience any of the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Restlessness
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Depression
  • Aggression and irritability
  • Extreme cravings

How to Treat a Marijuana Addiction

You have already taken the first step toward treating your marijuana addiction by reaching out for help on the Internet. Admitting that you are addicted to marijuana is a huge step and you should feel proud about taking this step. However, now is the time to keep the momentum going by finding addiction treatment. There are many treatment options available for marijuana addicts. If you need to keep working, take care of your family or parents or attend school, outpatient rehab may fit your needs. On the other hand, if you can afford to commit extended time to treat your addiction, then inpatient rehab can help you get sober.

How to Learn More about Marijuana Rehab

While you may not need detox services from a rehab facility, you will need help identifying what caused you to become addicted to marijuana. Understanding the issues that led to your problem can help you deal with these problems and avoid addiction in the future. Many counseling techniques can help you, including individual and group counseling as well as cognitive behavior therapy or rapid eye movement desensitization therapy. Trained addiction counselors will use the techniques that give you the greatest opportunity to rid yourself of addiction and live a sober, fulfilled life.

Marijuana Addiction Help

If you need help finding the right treatment program for your needs, call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about marijuana addiction treatment. We are here to help.