Marijuana Addiction and Treatment
Marijuana Addiction treatments we provide in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba
Dependence occurs when the brain adapts to large amounts of the drug by reducing the production of, and sensitivity to its own endo cannabinoid neurotransmitters. These are involved in physiological processes including appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory as well as mediating the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
What is marijuana?
Cannabis is a recreational psychoactive drug that can be smoked, vaporized, or ingested. When consumed, it alters the mind, producing a feeling of euphoria and relaxation. When used frequently and heavily, it can over-stimulate the natural function and development of the brain, causing it to behave differently and less effectively.
Medical professionals most commonly prescribe the drug 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 Cannabis 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 this drug.
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 dependency.
If you or someone close to you is suffering from addiction, contact Aurora Recovery Centre today. We are available to answer any and all questions you may have about addiction and mental health treatment and how our recovery resources can help.