Most people will have heard of cannabis, also known as marijuana or hash. A psychoactive drug, there is a common misconception that its recreational use is entirely safe and healthy. Unfortunately, this is not the case.?
Smoked or orally consumed, cannabis is the most widely enjoyed illegal drug in Ireland. Many people use it, erroneously believing that it has no negative side effects. The truth is that addiction to cannabis can cause a whole host of severe and worrying social and physical problems.?
If you feel that you could be amongst the affected, call today to book an assessment.?
Although cannabis use has many symptoms that can feel beneficial in the instant, it can also have many negative side effects. Some people feel faint or sick after smoking it, whilst others experience behavioural changes such as increased anger or sleepiness. Many find that it impacts their memory and that it is harder to recall events due to its influence. Confusion, anxiety, and paranoia are also common, to the extent that some people experience severe panic attacks and vivid hallucinations. Long-term usage can even lead to a lack of motivation and interest, which can have a disadvantageous effect on your approach to education, work or relationships. In the most severe cases, you may discover your ability to learn and concentrate is permanently altered.?
To avoid this happening to you, seek help now.
It is a long held suggestion that cannabis was not an addictive drug, but recent research has demonstrated that this is not the case. Not only can you become addicted, but over time your tolerance can increase to such an extent that you must smoke ever-growing amounts in order to achieve a high.?
This can endanger your health in a number of ways. Those who drive under the influence of the drug are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal collision. It can also cause harm to your lungs if you smoke it, worsening asthma, causing wheezing and increasing your risk of developing lung cancer.?
Your mental health will be at risk too, and regular use significantly increases your likelihood of developing a psychotic illness like schizophrenia. This can cause users to suffer from hallucinations and delusions.
Even your future family may be at risk, for cannabis addiction can disrupt sperm production in men and ovulation in women, negatively impacting fertility.?
Don’t become another victim of marijuana addiction: call our clinic today.?
The good news is that with appropriate care, cannabis addiction can be successfully treated, often in an outpatient capacity. This gives users the opportunity to combat their problem without sacrificing the routine of their day-to-day lives. With proper support and counselling, you can put an end to the issue once and for all – all you have to do is pick up the phone and contact us.