Although not considered as dangerous of a recreational drug, the potential for marijuana dependency and abuse is a very real phenomenon that can take just as heavy a toll on users and their families.
Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug in North America. Marijuana smoke has a pungent and distinctive, usually sweet-and-sour odour.
Some people get easily addicted to marijuana after using the drug frequently, and they might need to smoke more of it to maintain the same level of being high. People who are trying to quit using marijuana on their own without treatment may find themselves frequently in a bad mood, feeling intense bouts of anxiety and nervousness, dealing with persistent insomnia and feeling a strong need to take the drug.
Abusing marijuana can result in problems with memory, comprehension and mood, and poor social behaviours. It can interfere with one’s personal and professional life and other activities. Research has shown that marijuana’s negative impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks at a time after the effects of the drug wear off. As a result, a user who smokes marijuana daily may be functioning at reduced intellectual levels much of the time.
At Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres, our personalized approach to treatment and recovery goes above and beyond the standard of care to provide you with long-term support and guidance on your road to recovery. We help find the best treatment option for you and support you through unique therapy methods that are adapted to your personal success.