When Marijuana is taken, it causes the body to increase dopamine production, also known as ‘the happy hormone’. In time, they build up a tolerance to the drug, meaning that they have to use more to experience any kind of happy effect. It is also likely that withdrawal symptoms will be experienced if the drug is not taken on a regular basis.
How a person feels when taking Marijuana varies, but some common effects include:
- Feeling extremely relaxed and calm
- Euphoria and happiness
- Being giggly and talkative
- Stimulated appetite
- Heightened senses (sounds appearing louder and colours brighter)
- Feeling as though time is slowing down
- Sickness and nausea
- Memory loss
- Anxiety and panic
- Sleepiness and lethargy
- Lack of motivation and focus
People who are heavily addicted to Marijuana tend to have a disinterest in all aspects of their life, including relationships with family and friends, work, education and financial responsibilities. Their focus instead is on taking drugs.
Common signs of Marijuana addiction include:
- Panic attacks
- A constant craving for Marijuana
- Taking increasing amounts of Marijuana
- Secrecy surrounding use of Marijuana
- Hostile and defensive behaviour
- Lying about how much Marijuana has been taken
- Trouble sleeping
- Depression and low moods
- Loss of appetite
- Anger and aggression
Withdrawal symptoms vary in severity from person to person. Some symptoms are not necessarily dangerous, but can be unpleasant and uncomfortable to deal with. Marijuana withdrawal isn’t generally as bad as withdrawal from other substances such as Heroin or Cocaine, however, many people do experience both mental and physical discomfort when trying to quit using the drug.
Common symptoms of Marijuana withdrawal include:
- Poor appetite
- Mood swings
- Anger and hostility
- Lack of focus and concentration
- Fluctuating body temperature
- Depression and suicidal thoughts
- Gastrointestinal discomfort
- Increased cravings for Marijuana
Our staff are highly trained and experienced in helping and motivating clients who are struggling with Marijuana abuse and addiction.
As part of an individual’s treatment, we will incorporate a range of rehabilitation methods include cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy, counselling and mindfulness. We also encourage speech sessions with family and friends who can support clients on their journey to recovery. All clients will receive complete care and compassion from our outstanding staff, who have been chosen for their professionalism and knowledge of Marijuana abuse, addiction and rehabilitation.