Preventing Marijuana Overdose

Preventing Marijuana Overdose

Marijuana is a highly abused drug, and it is one of the most popular recreational drugs in the world. Marijuana is used by either smoking it or eating it, and marijuana “highs” can last for several hours. Overdose can occur when too much marijuana is consumed at one time. Overdose symptoms may include the following:

  • Feelings of paranoia
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Increased heart rate
  • Hallucination
  • Disorientation

Marijuana overdose symptoms are not critically dangerous, and death related to marijuana often involves the following:

  • Other drugs present in the system
  • Preexisting medical conditions
  • Accidents related to the mental and physical effects of the drug

Marijuana Overdose Warning Signs

Symptoms of marijuana overdose are physically unpleasant and can be unmanageable without the help of a trained medical staff. An individual who has overdosed on marijuana may appear to be unresponsive, or the user may have a panic attack resulting in difficulty breathing and extreme paranoia. Once the drug has run its course, the effectsof the overdose will be significantly less pronounced.

Marijuana Addiction and Preventing Overdose

Habitual marijuana use can cause an addiction to develop. There are a number of health hazards that accompany long-term marijuana use, and these may include the following:

  • Cognitive memory impairments
  • Lung damage
  • Increased risk of certain cancers
  • Lowered fertility
  • Increased risk of mental illness
  • Decreased immune function
  • Increased risk of heart attack

Treatment for marijuana addiction will include detox. Rehab also consists of individual and group therapy. Individual therapy includes a one-on-one session with a therapist where you can explore issues related to marijuana use. Group therapy allows you to talk with others facing similar struggles. Participating in treatment and therapy is the only guaranteed way to prevent marijuana overdose and end marijuana abuse or addiction.

Marijuana Overdose Prevention

If you are seeking help for marijuana addiction, please call our toll-free helpline today. The call is completely free, and a trained counselor is waiting on the other line to assist you with any of your treatment questions or needs. We can even check your insurance coverage to see if your treatment option will be covered. We are here 24 hours a day, so please call now.