Marijuana is undeniably one of the most abused substances in the word. Unlike heroin and ecstasy, it has a milder effect on its users. People who use usually use it for the same reasons. It could be due to a health problem, the desire to be “in” to not be being left out of the bandwagon or maybe because of peer pressure.
Nevertheless, you can’t deny the fact that you have entered a tunnel that leads you to darker realms. But, just like every tunnel, it has its end it takes your every effort and determination to get out of it. After all, when you enter something and you feel like you’ve reached a dead end, all you have to do is to figure out a way out and move on.
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Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms is very common for those who have been addicted to the substance. Compared to withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting alcohol or other drugs, marijuana withdrawal symptoms are relatively mild. Many would actually say that withdrawal symptoms from alcohol are worse compared to that of marijuana.
In general, the marijuana withdrawal symptoms are not life-threatening. Their main danger is causing someone who really wants or needs to quit smoking weed to fail. Commonly, marijuana withdrawal symptoms involve experiencing at least two psychological and one physiological symptom.
Marijuana withdrawal is not listed as a condition mainly due to doubts in 1994 about its clinical significance. One of the symptoms most reported by people trying to quit smoking marijuana is a craving for marijuana or an intense desire for more. Depending on the length of time and frequency that you used marijuana, time period for withdrawal varies from person to person.
Former users report emotional swings from depression, anger and euphoria and back again. You may experience anger or frustration with the world when coming off of the drug. No one wants to get mad at little things but this will eventually pass with enough time. The experience of these symptoms must cause a person significant distress or interference with school, work, or other daily responsibilities.
Sleep Disturbances and Insomnia
You may experience crazy vivid dreams or have disrupted sleep where you wake up in the middle of the night. Not being able to sleep at night is a problem but one that you need to tackle head on. Try learning some relaxation techniques or exercise more during the day to help tire yourself out at night. If counting sheep and counting stars don’t work, you have to learn some other techniques to allow you to sleep. Listen to soothing music or read your most hated classics and you will surely doze off.
The symptoms, however, vary according to how long you have been using the drug. There are some people who find it hard, way too hard to withdraw. On the other hand, some users do not find it hard at all. It is all up to you on how determined you are to be able to stop.