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Most persons who try to look for tips on how to stop smoking weed on the web, find answers which only reaffirm the belief that smoking weed is not an addiction. However, nothing is far from reality. Marijuana addiction is a serious matter and often requires expert supervision and advice.
Most addicts quip that it is not a big deal and they know everything about how to get someone to stop smoking weed from the web. Another myth is that addiction to weed is usually benign. Even the user is not aware that weed addiction is totally destructive; it’s restrained, illusory and often concealed.
There is nothing like a motivational factor when one uses weed and this is another myth which must be busted. Studies have revealed that person on weed become smug and even drop their ambitions. They continue with their job but become far less efficient. Instead, they become more irritable and depressed when they do not get their loading dose.
People who are addicted often think that if they do not smoke for a couple of days means that they are not addicted. There are hundreds of chemicals which are addictive and stay on in the body for days if not months. However, when it’s half life i.e. when the concentration in the body become half does the serious withdrawal symptoms set in. Though not as severe as hard drugs, but they are still powerful too force any addict back too weed again.
The signs of withdrawal symptoms happen immediately and the feeling of irritation, depression and the craving starts immediately. However the most intense weed withdrawal syndrome starts almost 4 weeks after stopping and it stays for a long time unlike other withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol, sedatives like benzodiazepines etc.
Symptoms could also include queasiness, a dislike for food. The sleep disturbances and nightmares have been reported to continue for weeks after stopping weed use. Depression is one of the most common symptoms and can continue for months. The person experiences a shattering drop in self-confidence and self-esteem.
However, there are no deaths of detractors who feel that Marijuana when used as a drug for psychological disorders has many advantages. In much serious medical condition, it could serve as a great boon. It is an ideal medicine to tackle depression in terminally ill persons suffering from Cancer or AIDS. It can be used as a recreational drug and it is here that things go wrong and slowly it becomes addictive.
Weed use is a subject which has been intensely debated in the US over the last few years. It is legal in many states where it has been authorized for medicinal use. However, the line between necessity and recreational use is very thin. Weed use is widespread still there is very little literature about research on the negative and positive effects.
The massive support received for the legalization of Marijuana also proves that people are still under the belief that smoking marijuana is completely harmless and even good for you. It could serve a therapeutic use like dulling pain or relieving anxiety, but this is also possible with alcohol and prescription drugs.
Another misconception is that Marijuana has medicinal benefits. Yes, it does but the method of ingestion is completely different and definitely not smoking. The medicinal benefits of the plant are amazing and have potential use in treating cancer and trials have just started. However, the therapeutic use of the components of the plant cannot be reached in the body of the user by smoking weed.
A more balanced approach needs to be taken. With so much support for Marijuana, it could be safely translated into generating funds for research on its potential beneficial use.