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Addiction To Marijuana
Strange world: Stoners have much less tendency to impulsive or simply mean violence than do drinkers, and do not have the cravings that drive crime in opiate, meth, or Cocaine addicts. But for whatever reason, cannabis is illegal; using it gets one involved with other lawbreakers. I believe generally in obeying laws even when i may disagree, and find life has much too much to offer to want to be goofy. Peace. ...Read more
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Marijuana addiction brings, hot flashes, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, poor eating when sober, won't eat all day. Only 18?
See your doctor: If marijuana has taken over your life, and is causing many serious symptoms and problems, and yet you are continuing to use it, then you have a problem and need help. If you are unable to cut back or stop on your own, help is available. Your primary care doctor can give you advice about resources available in your area. For some younger people, AA/NA or Alateen may be helpful, others need more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Although it was often said that marijuana was not associated with tolerance and dependence the evidence is now pretty clear that it can be associated with addiction. The risk is probably less than many other drugs of abuse, but it is certainly not free of risk. And some people find withdrawing from marijuana to be extremely hard. ...Read more
When compared with smoking Marijuana, is Vaporizing Marijuana less harmful? Are there risks other than addiction that someone needs to be aware of?
Why do they say marijuana does not lead to addiction if I quit and now I am very depressed and cranky?
"they're" wrong: Mj certainly causes dependence. It just takes a long time for symptoms to appear since mj has a 4 week half life. Most common withdrawal symptoms are depression, irritability, anger, frustration intolerance, and oppositionality. If you're having withdrawal from mj, see your doctor for help. ...Read more
By all means not attacking, but why so against the use of medical marijuana vs opiates, which could lead to harsh addiction etc? I would like a 2nd op
I am an : Anesthesiologist and I am not against the control use of medical marijuana. My problem is that m is the 3rd most popular recreational drug in usa. And many teenager are using a non medical strain that is, in my opinion, damaging their brains. Everything in excess is no good. Please watch dr sanjay gupta report at cnn press room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: An addiction is a brain disease. It causes a person to engage in behaviors which may lead to dire consequences. The person knows that but engages in the behavior anyway, because they are addicted. It is all about the consequences. Is a person missing work or school or spending too much money or getting in trouble with the law? Cannabis use can lead to addiction, especially with regular use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't find a concrete answer anywhere; is Marijuana addictive or not? And what if the smoker has an addictive/obsessive personality?
You haven't looked: Marijuana dependency (addiction) is a diagnostic term used by both the DSM in the US, and the World Health Organization guidelines elsewhere. You are on medications that indicate either a bipolar diagnosis or some form of thought disorder (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder etc.). Marijuana is particularly bad for you, and at your age affects your ability to learn, remember and intelligence. ...Read more
Addiction by Pot: Nope. Not true. Marijuana may have a less severe addiction potential, but the disease of addiction does not leave out cannabis. Addiction is the over use of a substance to the detriment of one's mental and physical and legal health. Addiction leads to poor perception, damaged human relationships, dishonesty, and selfishness. Marijuana, when abused, is right up there with the other dangers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer