Problems with a Marijuana High

Problems with a Marijuana High

Though the high that comes from using marijuana may cause great pleasure, using marijuana and subsequently achieving euphoric feelings is both physically and psychologically damaging. You may feel that being high is currently the best part of your life, but you don’t have to be controlled by marijuana. You can find happiness and fulfillment in more positive ways, through relationships with people you love, and activities, such as exercise, that benefit, rather than harm, your health.

Health Risks of Marijuana Abuse

Marijuana smoke contains approximately three times more tar than the smoke from cigarettes, which means that regularly smoking marijuana is probably far more likely to cause lung cancer than smoking cigarettes. Marijuana also depresses the immune system by inhibiting the action of important disease-fighting cells, and is also proven to increase the risk of tumors and bacterial infections. Marijuana abuse treatment, if sought early enough, can prevent these risks.

Marijuana Abuse Treatment

Marijuana abuse treatment is the most reliable manner by which a person can accomplish long-term recovery from marijuana addiction. You may be wondering what marijuana abuse treatment is like. As with any drug addiction program, the first step to marijuana addiction treatment is detox, which cleanses the patient’s body of toxins that accumulated due to smoking marijuana.

Detox may cause withdrawal symptoms, which simply means that the patient’s body reacts to not containing any THC. Withdrawal symptoms may include anxiety, depressed appetite, and insomnia. With time, these symptoms pass and physical addiction is curbed. After detox, patients are treated for the psychological component of marijuana addiction through various forms of counseling, support groups, and holistic treatments. The ultimate goal of treatment is for patients to develop new lifestyles that are not dependent on the next marijuana high but instead are drug free and positive.

Help Finding Professional Treatment for Marijuana Addiction

If you or someone you know is using marijuana to get high, please don’t hesitate to call our toll-free helpline for professional help. We can answer your questions and connect you to the drug addiction treatment program that is right for you or your loved one. We can also check your insurance information, to let you know what level of coverage is offered by your provider for drug addiction treatment. We are eager and willing to help you achieve recovery. All calls are free and confidential, and we are available 24 hours a day. Don’t hesitate to call us at any time.