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Marijuana Abuse (Overview)

Also referred to as cannabis abuse, marijuana abuse is a problematic pattern of marijuana use leading to significant impairment or distress. Problem examples include: failure to fulfill major role obligations, repeated use when it is physically hazardous, repeated legal problems due to marijuana use, or continued use despite social or interpersonal problems.


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How do you get out of your system marijuana abuse?

How do you get out of your system marijuana abuse?

Get the help and : Support you need and deserve. Go to 12 step meetings, find a therapist in your area and if necessary, they will refer you to a knowledgable psychiatrist in your area. ...Read more

Marijuana Abuse (Overview)

Also referred to as cannabis abuse, marijuana abuse is a problematic pattern of marijuana use leading to significant impairment or distress. Problem examples include: failure to fulfill major role obligations, repeated use when it is physically hazardous, repeated legal problems due to marijuana use, or continued use despite social or interpersonal problems.


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What is the definition or description of: marijuana abuse?

What is the definition or description of: marijuana abuse?

Problematic use: Also referred to as cannabis abuse, marijuana abuse is a problematic pattern of marijuana use leading to significant impairment or distress. Problem examples include: failure to fulfill major role obligations, repeated use when it is physically hazardous, repeated legal problems due to marijuana use, or continued use despite social or interpersonal problems. ...Read more

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What do you consider worse marijuana abuse or alcohol?

What do you consider worse marijuana abuse or alcohol?

Don't know: Abuse of either implies dysfunction in business, personal, or health issues. I know people like to say how much more unhealthy someone on alchohol may be and often it is true. However, the intellectual impairment and potential lung/cardiac disease from smoking may be worse for certain people who abuse marijuana. ...Read more

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Will my daughter ever fully recover from marijuana abuse?

Will my daughter ever fully recover from marijuana abuse?

Mutual Support Helps: "fully recovering" may entail participation in a recovering community. This participation may last a lifetime. Many addicts not only have their full functioning restored as part of recovery; they may be more functional than when they started using. Having a parent who participates in the recovery process (e.g. Families anonymous) can be a tremendous support for the child. ...Read more

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What is the difference between marijuana abuse and dependence?

What is the difference between marijuana abuse and dependence?

Time and criteria: Traditional definition is the prescence of disease that affects in the area of compulsion, craving, unable to cut back, having consequences, and increased use along with dependence and tolerance at mimimum for 1 year # need to be present)for dependence and one for abuse to present. ...Read more

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What are some of the best ways to help teenager marijuana abuse?

Convince them: Without being cliche- you must tell them why using marijuana is harmful. If they do not agree with this- they will not change their behavior. Also- couseling if there are other issues. ...Read more

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Hashish vs. Marijuana abuse. What do studies show to be more dangerous?

Both: The major difference between hashish and marijuana is that hashish has a greater concentration of thc, the active component of both drugs. One can get as drunk on beer as one gets on whiskey, it just takes more beer. ...Read more

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Are there any facts which support that kid could develop schizophrenia after marijuana abuse?

Are there any facts which support that kid could develop schizophrenia after marijuana abuse?

Real evidence.: Though marijuana may not cause schizophrenia, there is a growing body of evidence that it can trigger the illness at an earlier age. And we have known for years that marijuana does cause psychosis in susceptible individuals. For recent data, check out nami.Com. ...Read more

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Can marijuana abuse cause or alleviavate depression?

Can marijuana abuse cause or alleviavate depression?

Yes: Marijuana use temporarily relieves depression/anxiety and withdrawal exacerbates this. Withdrawal can take weeks to resolve. Several years ago, a study comparing daily users to a normal population found a lower incidence of depression in marijuana users suggesting a treatment of depression by marijuana. However, too many side effects and varying serum levels make it a poor choice for rx. ...Read more

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How much marijuana abuse does it take to see signs of brain damage?

How much marijuana abuse does it take to see signs of brain damage?

Depends: Temporary brain dysfunction from the first dose lasting at least 24 hours. No clear cut permanent damage at any exposure although it may take weeks to recover normal function after daily use. ...Read more

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I have stopped drinking and smoking marijuana after years of abuse how long can I have withdrawl symptoms?

I have stopped drinking and smoking marijuana after years of abuse how  long can I have withdrawl symptoms?

Withdrawak various: Cannabis withdrawal is similar to the withdrawal experienced from tobaccio cannabis withdrawal is not the same for every body. Various factors influence withdrawal. Cannabis withdrawal is similar to the withdrawal experienced from stopping tobacco smoking. Cannabis withdrawal is not the same for everybody. Various factors length and amt. Of us effects cannabis withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is it child abuse to smoke marijuana around a new born?

Is it child abuse to smoke marijuana around a new born?

In a way, yes: It is well documented that the newborn affected by marijuana smoke will have a smaller skull volume ; the question of related learning problems has conflicting findings.It also increases the risk of crib death and respiratory tract infections. ...Read more

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Thought medical marijuana for serious illness like cancer. Saw a cnn episode in california where md's were prescribing for anxiety & insomnia. Abuse?

Thought medical marijuana for serious illness like cancer. Saw a cnn episode in california where md's were prescribing for anxiety & insomnia. Abuse?

quandary!: As a california physician, this alarms me. To my knowledge, these are not evidence-based practices. Just because a substance is legal, it does not make it a safe medical agent. Marajuana is associated with potentially permanent harmful brain changes that have been clinically determined only to be worth the risk for patients with terminal cancer or severe, treatment refractory pain conditions. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cannabis abuse?

Several: Vulnerability to psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, problems with memory and concentration, increased appetite and weight gain. ...Read more

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What's wrong with marijuana?

What's wrong with marijuana?

Addicting : Cannabis or mariguana can be helpful in a handful of right situations however it is addicting as it's active compund reiforces the pleasure center and Dopamine surge via cannbinoid system in the brain. Regular and increased used ddoes lead to addiction and withdrawal symptoms well defined now. It has been associated with testicular cancer, loss of cognitive ability in adolescents for starters. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on marijuana?

Can you overdose on marijuana?

Not fatally: I have never seen a report of an overdose of marijuana causing death directly-- although many fatal car accidents are caused by marijuana. 'overdose'-- taking in a higher amount than planned-- can have other effects, like paranoia, sleepiness, impaired judgment.. But the effects go away when the thc wears off-- as long as nothing permanent happens from being impaired i.e. Fights or accidents. ...Read more

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Why is marijuana still illegal?

Why is marijuana still illegal?

Federal Law: Laws regulating cannabis and other drugs date back to the late 1800's and early 1900's. Although many states have passed laws that attempt to eliminate criminal penalties for marijuana use, current federal law, the controlled substances act of 1970, still classifies cannabis as a schedule one drug. ...Read more

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Is that legal marijuana harmful?

Is that legal marijuana harmful?

Yes: It is not really different from any other marijuana. Alcohol and cigatettes are legal and cause horrible health problems. Whatever views you may have on drug policy, it has negative effects when abused, just like anything you may put in your body. ...Read more

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