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Anything you ingest too much of is neither safe nor good for the body. You really would be messing up your brain and body if anything you take is beyond your capacity. Yet, we are talking about weed. Weed, which is sometimes called marijuana, pot, or cannabis, is a plant-based substance that can be ingested by smoking.
Whichever way you are comfortable to call it, weed, even when taken in huge amounts, can’t really lead to death. Besides, it is considered a medicinal plant. However, people who take weed out of habit or addiction give the impression that this is dangerous for everyone. In a report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the underlying causes of most deaths are either drug induced or alcohol induced. However, the main concern is when should one seek professional help and submit to drug rehab?
According to CDC, marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the USA, accounting for various negative health effects on the body and brain. There was only one instance in a report in 2014 by Colorado Department of Public Health that marijuana intoxication was a contributing factor to a suicidal death of a man based on the trauma. But this is an isolated case. Generally, weed is a remarkably non-toxic substance.
Repercussions on health
It is easy to unconsciously ingest too much weed. Yet, overconsumption of weed may lead to risks of ill effects on health, particularly for first-time users. Here are the confounding effects of weed that may help you recognize when you need to undergo drug rehab.
- Drop of blood sugar. Smoking too much weed may result in a drop in blood sugar. If this happens, the afflicted user may experience weakness, paleness, or unconsciousness.
- Tremors. Due to the stimulating effect of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC on the central nervous system, too much weed will cause tremors or shaking. THC is the chemical component of marijuana blamed for its psychological effects.
- Anxiety and paranoia. Weed intoxication may lead to anxiety and paranoia. Although this depends on the user’s tolerance, some instances are becoming chronic, especially if the abuser has signs of low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
- Psychosis. This can only be triggered if there is already an underlying condition. With heavy use of weed, psychotic conditions, such as schizophrenia may worsen. Panic attacks, social anxiety, and delusions are all under psychosis and can be experienced by some individuals who are on severe substance abuse.
- Cottonmouth. Sticky and dry feeling in the mouth and throat, with cracked lips, red tongue, and less saliva are signs of having a cotton mouth due to over-smoking of weeds.
Being a weed smoker for years may cause debilitating health problems. For new users, it is time to be aware of its ill effects. Before things get out of hand, seek medical help. Get back into shape; get alternative guidance from The Holistic Sanctuary. With modern and alternative approach, our holistic drug rehab center will help cure your addiction as an individual with unique needs. Call our world-class drug addiction treatment program now to discuss how we can work and restore your good health.