Effects of Weed

Young guy on the couch smoking weed

While there is considerable controversy over whether the effects of weed use are beneficial for some physically ill people, it is certain that its effects can be ruinous for people who chronically abuse the drug. A family that suspects weed abuse by one of its members should know what problems can result.

Weed effects include losing interest in health, life, school activities, old friends and goals. But the use of weed creates a lowered awareness that very often prevents a weed abuser from being able to see his or her own impairment.

When the effects of weed use are present, a student may fail in school; an employee may lose interest in his or her job. Old sober friends may be replaced with new, substance-abusing friends. But because of the lower awareness, the person is likely to continue to abuse the substance despite the damage being created.

While it is not clearly proven that use of weed (marijuana) leads to stronger drug consumption, weed is one of the drugs most commonly used first. The other two drugs that are common first choices are tobacco and alcohol.

Health Risks of Cannabis Abuse

Life May Just Pass the Person By

One of the most distinctive effects of weed use is the loss of motivation. Students lose interest in school perhaps in part because of their ability to think clearly becomes impaired. They may struggle to remember things they are trying to learn. Long-term use is associated with a condition that includes apathy, impairment of judgment, lower ability to concentrate and loss of motivation and ambition. This condition may be accompanied by panic attacks and confusion.

The chronic user may feel that life is just passing him or her by.

Withdrawal Effects of Marijuana

There is a distinct pattern to withdrawal from weed after use has become chronic. The recovering person will be irritable, may be depressed, may have sleeping problems. He or she is sure to crave the drug.

But once weed abuse becomes chronic or addictive, it can and does ruin some people’s lives. The family who loves and wants to help this person needs to have a reliable, effective way to deal with the problem.

Recent statistics:

Marijuana abuse sending more youth to emergency rooms than any other drug

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Narconon Can Help a Person Recover their Interest in Life

Once the effects of weed use have appeared, it is possible to find recovery. It is possible to bring back the freshness and enjoyment of life after addiction to weed. The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program helps restore productive and enjoyable lives to thousands of people each year around the world. For a person who needs to recover from the effects of weed, Narconon offers a comprehensive program that helps a person rebuild a sober life. The Narconon New Life Detoxification is an essential part of this recovery in that it flushes out toxins left behind after weed use, resulting in a sharper ability to think.

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See also Spice use

If you are seeking treatment help for recovery from the effects of marijuana use for yourself or someone you love, call today for details


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