How To Spot A Cannabis User
Cannabis's effects are not as serious as other drugs', but they can still affect people and their lives. If you think a friend or a family member you care about is using Cannabis, understanding the signs of abuse are the first step in identifying the abuse. The risks associated with long-term use of Cannabis are not fully understood. Gloominess, nervousness, lacking motivation and emotional disorders are the psychological disorders which are increased by using Cannabis.
Below are some of the common signs indicating Cannabis abuse
- Red eyes
- Eating more than normal
- Lack of Inspiration
- Increased weight
- Extreme nervousness
- Coordination impairment
- Slowed reaction
Harmful Effects Of Cannabis
Most American people have no issues with using Cannabis as compared to alcohol. In several states, using Cannabis is legal.
This does not necessarily mean that using Cannabis poses no health risk. Nevertheless, the effects of Cannabis on learning are yet to be fully understood Heavy use of Cannabis hasn't been known to cause any serious damage to adults but in teenagers this can be different.
The short-term memory gets affected with Cannabis use and the person can find it hard to remember things.
The Side Effects Of Cannabis Use
The Cannabis short-term impacts are not that serious but they are dangerous for regular use. According to official data, there was nearly a 60 percent increase in the number of people admitted in hospital in emergency in 2010 compared to 2006. There are however certain effects that can still be connected to the use of the drug. The user begins to feel like they are not themselves except when they are high.
Among the side effects of Cannabis use, we can find
- Paranoid behaviour
- Anxiety Attacks
- Weakened motor performance
- Impaired thinking
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Effects Of Using Cannabis In The Long Term
Cannabis's long-term effects are not as invasive as other drugs. Among these side effects we can find
- Mood changes
- Infections of the lungs
- Panic attacks
- Poor learning ability
- Inhibited mental development
Potential Side Effects For Teens
The dangers of lasting Cannabis drug were studied at Duke University. The researchers found that participants in the studied group, comprising of 1037 individuals, who used Cannabis as teenagers showed an 8-point reduction in their IQ on average. However it was noted that this is not the only factor that may have affect IQ differences.
How To Tell If Someone Is Addicted To Cannabis
An uncontrollable craving to use Cannabis, whatever the consequences, is a sign of being addicted to Cannabis. This could mean that the person may be using the drug even at work or spending more money on the drug than is reasonable.
Needing higher amounts of the drug in order to get high is identified as a clinical warning sign of addiction to Cannabis along with the prioritisation of getting high over social responsibilities. There is a clinical criteria that helps people diagnose Cannabis addiction.
Cannabis Addiction Intervention
Intervention is something you must do if someone close to you is unable to live a normal life because of Cannabis. Often the Cannabis addicted individuals tend to disregard the fact that they can develop dependency on the substance making it hard for them to seek help. For that reason, an intervention in a supportive environment that can make them realise their addiction and the impact it's had on their lives. If you are a parent and suspect your teen is indulging in Cannabis abuse, the best way to go is staging an intervention to highlight the risks associated with the drug. Learn more about interventions and how to stage one.
Cannabis Withdrawal And Steps To Follow
Some individuals with a long history of using Cannabis are reported to experience withdrawal side-effects once they decide to call it quits. Nevertheless, unlike alcohol, Cannabis Withdrawal Symptoms are not physical
Giving up Cannabis at once after being a long-term user can lead to symptoms like irritation, feeling anxious, trouble sleeping, and strong cravings.
Undergoing treatment helps you deal with psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal of Cannabis. Support groups can be comforting while a counsellor can help you to get through the particularly challenging moments. If you know someone who needs assistance in getting treatment, give us a call today.