Why Is Marijuana Addictive?

Similar to other dangerous substances, marijuana can become very addictive. This occurs due to the production of artificial feelings of pleasure, or a euphoric high. Marijuana works by chemically mimicking the normal messenger signals your brain sends, essentially taking over your natural survival system and creating fake chemicals designed to trick your body.

Though nothing beneficial or pleasurable is actually occurring to your body, the false chemicals trick your body into feeling some type of benefits. This can lead to an exclusive confidence in the substance of marijuana to provide positive feelings, ultimately resulting in a psychological dependency on the drug.

What is THC?

THC, the active drug in marijuana, is the chemical that causes the psychological effects known as a “high,” when marijuana is used. It is quickly absorbed and remains in the body for a long time. A single marijuana dose may take up to a month to leave the body completely.

Higher Marijuana Potency

The higher potency of today’s marijuana increases the likelihood of users to suffer from marijuana addiction. Many more individuals require treatment and rehabilitation due to modern marijuana use compared to 30 years ago.

If you or a loved one is suffering from potential marijuana addiction, we encourage you to reach out to Schick Shadel today. Our compassionate staff is comprised of medical, counseling, and clinical professionals, including registered nurses and doctors. Let us provide the support you need to restore your life!