In the society of extreme we live in; everything is so accessible we are in danger to develop an addiction to most of what surrounds us.
They even made a show called my strange addiction in which you can "meet" people with the weirdest addictions from tanning and pulling hair to shopping, video games, and social media.
With the new wave of legalization of Cannabis, some questions became redundant.
This one: Is Marijuana addictive? Is a popular one.
Marijuana is nothing compare to Crack or Heroine, which tends to make users addicted after only 1-2 doses. Marijuana is actually comparable to coffee…
8.4% of men trying alcohol will develop dependence and 5% for women.
15% of people trying cocaine will have to deal with addiction and 24 % for people trying heroin.
These numbers help put things in perspective.
Moreover, a study made upon high schoolers and college students, demonstrated that 35% of them met the requirement for caffeine dependence…
Considering how "accessible" caffeine is it is normal the number is so much higher than alcohol or Marijuana.
The development of dependence
Caffeine is a drug that affects the central nervous system stimulant which has the qualification to increase concentration, enhance metabolism and elevate our mood.
Therefore, many people will "crave" it in the morning. Common users will develop resistance making them require bigger quantities to get the same "elevated" mood.
Marijuana, on the other hand, will procure a pleasant euphoria and a sense of relaxation. Some users even observe intensive sensory perceptions, laughter, altered perception of time and a bigger appetite.
In contrary to Caffeine users, Marijuana users, in general, like to sit back at the end of the day to have their "dose".
Like Caffeine, someone using Marijuana regularly will need a larger amount to get the "high" after a longer exposition to the substance.
Withdrawal of Caffeine and Marijuana
You will be surprised to read that Marijuana and Caffeine have an intriguing and very similar withdrawal process in the human body.
Following the retirement of such substances, the brain is readjusting and then, unfortunately, inflicts pain to the ex-user. Caffeine and Marijuana withdrawal can both result in the following conditions;
-Mood swing/ irritability
-Loss of focus
-Feelings of depression
-Low levels of energy
The recommended way to cut back on both substances is to first, gradually lower the daily intake until it is possible to completely take it out of the routine.
In the end, Marijuana, as well as many other substances that are part of our everyday life like sugar or even cheese, shouldn't be taken lightly.
Everything is always better in moderation.
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