Marijuana belongs to the most popular and most used drugs, both in the world and in our country. The reason for its popularity should be sought in a widespread but erroneous belief that it is harmless and can even positively affect our health. It is precisely because of this misconception that an increasing number of young people are consuming this dangerous drug without understanding its harmfulness.
Marijuana is obtained by processing leaves and flowers of Indian cannabis, most commonly in the form of cigarettes, so-called joints, and it is also known as weed, grass, ganja, pot.
Marijuana and its effects on the body
Marijuana produces its effects thanks to the psychoactive substance known as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol),
THC to neuron receptors in the brain binds and acts on them, and they are in charge of coordination, sense of time, thinking, memory, concentration, regulation of emotions, pain, sensitivity, and appetite. Intake of THC enhances the activity of these centers in the brain and thus achieves the “high” effect this substance causes.
The short-term effects of marijuana are:
- problems with memory and learning;
- loss of coordination;
- changed perception;
- depersonalization and derealisation;
- panic attacks;
- increased need for food, especially sweets.
Studies have shown that constant taking of marijuana leads to the following unwanted long-lasting effects:
- changes in the brain, especially in those parts that are responsible for the response to stress, motivation, and reward;
- negative impact on fertility, in both sexes;
- developmental problems and behavioral problems in children whose mothers consumed marijuana during pregnancy;
- respiratory problems – cough, bronchitis, and respiratory tract damage;
- blood pressure increase;
- emotional problems, a more frequent occurrence of depression and anxiety in users, and an increased risk of schizophrenia, one of the most serious mental illnesses.
Why is marijuana harmful?
Marijuana negatively affects memory and judgment. Users often fail at school, at college, and work. Their motivation declines; they neglect themselves and others. People under the influence of marijuana lose interest in important things and make bad choices that can cost them a lot, for example, they forget about safe sex and enter into risky sexual relationships. This increases the likelihood of transmission of sexually transmitted infections, and some of them are severe, incurable, and leave permanent consequences (AIDS).
Marijuana has a very negative and severe effect on driving, leads to a drop in concentration, poor coordination, poorer distance estimates and slower response to traffic signals, resulting in accidents that can end up fatally. The combination of marijuana and alcohol is highly risky and dangerous and, with it, the effects mentioned above appear more quickly, and the likelihood of traffic accidents is also increased.
There is no doubt that marijuana causes addiction, and when it comes to heavier addicts, they develop tolerance and need to take increasing amounts of the drug to feel the desired effects.
The fact is that marijuana is dangerous and opens the door to other drugs, so it is necessary to break the illusion that it is a “soft” and harmless drug. One rarely stays on marijuana only, and we all know that addictive disorders ruin the family and destroy the lives of addicts. All of this motivated us to offer you professional and effective assistance in overcoming this severe addiction.
Treatment of marijuana addiction
Addiction to marijuana is a terrible disease, and we know that all parents are afraid of this not happening to their child. If you are one of them, we would like to encourage you to seek help and not hide the problem; otherwise, much more serious consequences could result.
Marijuana addiction is very successfully treated at Dr Vorobjev clinic. This is testified to by a large number of successfully cured patients who returned to normal life after treatment. The families of former addicts are deeply grateful for the efforts made and the recovery of their loved ones.
Our method combines pharmacotherapy, N.E.T. therapy, information therapy, and psychotherapy and yields excellent results. It is crucial to strengthen the addict’s desire for recovery and for him to develop a more beautiful and healthier view of life.
We are convinced that marijuana addiction can be beaten and we want to make it easy for you to overcome this difficult period and help your child. You do not need to go through all of this alone because our top experts are always there for you.