Cannabis Sativa Compounds
Marijuana, Hashish, “Hash Oil
Most people don’t about Marijuana Help usage…Of all the illegal drugs used in the United States today; none is more common than Marijuana.
It is widely distributed and there are no socio-economic boundaries. In fact, some studies have shown that some 37 percent of high school students have tried it. Marijuana is easily available, relatively inexpensive, but its perceived benign nature is what makes this drug dangerous.
THC is the active ingredient
The active “ingredient” in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Looking much like tobacco, the leaves and flowering tops of the Cannabis Sativa plant are dried and smoked, about .5 to 1 mg of material. Commonly, the concentration of THC in a marijuana cigarette (“joint”) is between 10 and 40 milligrams. However there are more potent forms of the drug which may contain as much as 100 mg.
Hashish is made from the concentrated resign of the Cannabis Sativa, and in this more potent form, the level of THC may be between 8 and 12 percent by weight. Hash Oil, a lipid-soluble extract of the plant, may have 25 to 60 percent concentration. This hash oil is sometimes added to marijuana, giving a much more potent THC level. .
Smoking is the preferred way of using these drugs, as the THC is absorbed quickly by the lungs and into the blood. THC is metabolized by the liver and converted into 11-hydroxy-THC. Cannabis Sativa can be eaten, such as in marijuana brownies, but the rate of delivery is much slower.
The intoxication from marijuana is similar to alcohol intoxication. The degree of intoxication depends on how much THC is delivered and by what means. The “high” a user experiences is a sense of relaxation and mild euphoria, similar to the effects of moderate alcohol consumption.
Even in states of moderate intoxication, the user loses some motor function, has impaired thinking and reasoning. As the use of the drug continues, the intoxication increases, much like using alcohol. In most cases mild marijuana intoxication produces no harmful long-term effects, but in some cases the THC can trigger serious emotional problems. THC is a psychoactive compound, and as with other psychoactive compounds, it can produce pre-psychotic and neurotic issues. Chronic use of the drug can increase the risk of psychotic symptoms and can cause Marijuana Help related.
Trouble Signs to look for
Trouble signs for Marijuana Help usage or those abusing marijuana and other forms of the drug are similar to alcohol abuse and other drug addictions. One might lose interest in their job, social contacts and family. They begin to focus their life around the drug. Marijuana use may also accompany the use of other drugs, such as alcohol and cocaine, as the user strives for the desired outcome. Regular use of the drug can lead to a tolerance to the psychoactive effects of the THC, and so the user may navigate to stronger compounds and/or additional drugs to get high.
The hardest part about Marijuana Help is getting it, even though there is a lot of Marijuana Help available.
It’s hard because the drug addict does not want help. They want to be LEFT ALONE. They know they don’t have a problem and they want everyone to MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS!
Their families see it but it doesn’t matter.
Their friends see it.
Their co-workers see it.
They don’t see it and everybody else is wrong!
Actually, it is important that the addict see the problem. Without the buy-in of the addict, without him/her realizing they have a serious problem, no treatment is going to take place. They WILL REFUSE to get Marijuana Help to matter what!
There is a television reality show called “Intervention” which documents the denial of addicts as they are approached by family and friends to seek help. In one episode, the Methamphetamine addict, who is destroying her health, her family’s property and all of her relationships, is steadfastly in denial that there is any problem of any kind and refuses Marijuana Help.
She curses her family for bringing it up. On video, we see how selfish she has become because of the drug. She cares for no one but herself and her drug use comes before anything else. She refuses treatment. She refuses Marijuana Help. Most everything she mutters is profane. She is completely lost.
The wake left behind a drug addict is the crushed hearts of those who see the problem, want to help, but on their own, for the best of reasons, likely contribute to the problem rather than solve it. In these shows, an interventionist is called in by the family, not just to confront the addict and coax them into rehabilitation, but to coach the family and teach them communication skills.
More importantly, the interventionist teaches the family boundaries, and how to stick to those boundaries.
Marijuana Help is not based on enabling the addict; once rules are established they MUST be adhered to. If the rules are broken the addict MUST feel the consequences otherwise the family is going to enable the addict to continue using. No Marijuana Help is possible! br>
Addiction is a community problem
Addiction is not just a family problem. It’s a community problem and therefore, help from the community is a necessary ingredient for any addict achieving recovery. Families are too close to the addict.
They love that person, they care, they cry for them. Their loving regard for the addict blocks their objective thinking and prevents them from being the answers to the problem. They become enablers and feeding the problem. Marijuana Help from a professional is needed to treat all parties involved in the addiction.
Once the family and friends are onboard with the need for professional help, and new communication patterns and boundaries are established by the professional, “their” problem will become the addict’s problem.
Once the addict realizes that they have the problem, the first step towards recovery is taken.
If you know someone that needs Marijuana Help or if you’re struggling with an addiction, and need help call 1-800-662-HELP.
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