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1 year ago Health , LifeStyle

Weed addiction

Over the decade the consumption of weed ( marijuana ) dried , leaves flowers , steams and seed of the Cannabis sativa has increased . It is the most commonly used drugs and its use is increasing rapidly .

 

REASONS OF WEED CONSUMPTION

  1. To fit in , being rebellious as a teenager is the new black so often teenagers try stuff like weed to fit in the peer groups or cool groups .
  2. Depression is one of the causes why people fall into its addiction because mental health is not considered a serious issue and people are made fun of so they use it as an alternative .
  3. To feel good , often bullies or other elements put people off the edge so they depend on drugs to depend to feel good about themselves .
  4. People often start with alcohol soon the addiction reduces the effect on the person so they go and try harder stuff for stronger effect
  5. Self medication : Some people abuse drugs to heal pain and get addicted in that process

 

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EFFECT OF WEED

>Severe anxiety, including fear that one is being watched or followed (paranoia)Very strange behavior, seeing, hearing or smelling things that aren’t there, not being able to tell imagination from reality (psychosis)

>Panic.

> Hallucinations

>Loss of sense of personal identity

>Lowered reaction time

>Increased heart rate (risk of heart attack)

>Increased risk of stroke

>Problems with coordination (impairing safe driving or playing sports)

>Sexual problems (for males)

>Up to seven times more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections

than non-users (for females)

>Decline in IQ (up to 8 points if prolonged use started in adolescent age)

>Poor school performance and higher chance of dropping out

>Impaired thinking and ability to learn and perform complex tasks

>Lower life satisfaction

>Addiction (about 9% of adults and 17% of people who started smoking as teens)

>Potential development of opiate abuse

>Relationship problems, intimate partner violence

>Antisocial behavior including stealing money or lying

>Financial difficulties

>Increased welfare dependence

>Greater chances of being unemployed or not getting good jobs

Also read: Too Emotional and Sensitive – Post, Discuss and Resolve

END THE CRAVE : HOW TO QUIT Weed

NO MATTER HOW STRONG AN ADDDICTION CAN BE , THE REASONS MAYBE BIG BUT NOTHING IS STRONGER THAN YOUR WILL POWER AND DETERNMINATION TO HELP YOURSELF  BECAUSE NOT KNOWNING THE PROBLEM NEVER ENDS IT BUT INCREASES THE PROBLEM

  • Make your decision to quit
  • See a professional
  • Ask for help from your family and friends
  • Follow a treatment plant
  • Control the symptoms of withdrawal
  • Start different activities
  • Avoid exposure to tempations

 

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3 years ago Health

Addiction

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a compulsive seeking, and then obtaining, of a substance while behavior increasingly becomes out of control. A condition that results when a person ingests a substance (alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (gambling) that can be pleasurable. The continued use of, which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work or relationships, even health. It’s  a primary, chronic disease involving brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry; it can lead to relapse, progressive development, and the potential for fatality if not treated. It is characterized by a tolerance compulsion for and obsession about the drug.

There are two mainly types of addiction :-

  1. Substances
  2. Behavioral

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Types of Substances Addiction includes :-

  1. Alcohol
  2. Caffeine
  3. Cannabis
  4. Hallucinogen
  5. Inhalant
  6. Opioid
  7. Sedative
  8. Stimulant
  9. Tobacco

Types of Behavior Addiction includes :-

  1. Codependency
  2. Food & Eating
  3. Gambling
  4. Sex
  5. Love
  6. Work
  7. Shopping
  8. Debit
  9. Internet & Games

Symptoms of Substance Addiction :-

  1. Increased absence from work and social routines.
  2. Isolation and secretive behavior.
  3. Changes in appetite or sleep patterns.
  4. Unusual or increased irritability.
  5. Financial problems or an unexplained need for money.
  6. Severe mood swings.
  7. Any unexplained changes in behavior.

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Symptoms of Behavior Addiction :-

  1. Preoccupation
  2. Increased Frequency
  3. Obsession
  4. Psychological Problems
  5. Persistence to Continue
  6. Chaotic Life

According to study the ten most dangerous drugs are :-

  1. 4-MTA
  2. Anabolic steroids
  3. Buprenorphine
  4. Benzodiazepines
  5. Amphetamine
  6. Street methadone
  7. Ketamine
  8. Barbiturates
  9. Cocaine
  10. Heroin

Treatment of Addiction

Scientific studies demonstrate that the right mix of behavioral therapy, medication (when available) and personal support can help addicted people navigate the road to recovery.

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