Marijuana Addiction and TreatmentMarijuana Addiction treatments we provide in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba
What is marijuana? Some street names: pot, weed, grass, herb, kush, chronic
Cannabis is a recreational psychoactive drug that can be smoked, vaporized, or ingested. When consumed, marijuana alters the mind, producing a feeling of euphoria and relaxation. When used frequently and heavily, marijuana can over-stimulate the natural function and development of the brain, causing it to behave differently and less effectively.
Medical professionals most commonly prescribe marijuana to people suffering from chronic pain, but it is also effective in relieving a user’s stress. This can be effective in a patient’s recovery from other conditions, as marijuana can control symptoms in serious diseases like glaucoma and dementia, but its effectiveness can be abused. Just as people can develop a tolerance to the pain-relieving effects of alcohol or prescription drugs, they can develop a similar tolerance to marijuana.
Being the most commonly consumed narcotic, marijuana (or cannabis) dependency is not often discussed. However, depending on your lifestyle and mental health, it is still very possible to develop an addiction. People who live with high stress – typically as a result of a personal trauma – are at a higher risk to develop a marijuana dependency.
If you or someone close to you is suffering from addiction, call Aurora Recovery Centre at 1-888-544-4563. We are available to answer any and all questions you may have about marijuana dependency and how our recovery resources can help.