The definition of Withdrawal,
"The collective symptoms that occur when a drug is abruptly withdrawn and known as "withdrawal syndrome" and are
often the only evidence of physical dependence"
According to animal research and controlled studies of marijuana smokers during treatment of addiction, suggest
that marijuana , just like with other drugs of addiction, experience withdrawal symptoms of many types. Symptoms of marijuana addiction are similar to smoking tobacco, the craving.
Marijuana withdraw symptoms include, irritability, anger, depressed mood, headaches, restlessness,
lack of appetite, and cravings for marijuana. Symptoms of marijuana withdrawal first appear in serious habitual
users within the first 8 hours and are the most noticeable during the first 10 days, but withdrawal symptoms may
last as long as 45 days The withdrawal from marihuana is identifiable by behavioral and emotional
A step by step guide how to quit marijuana
“Most people think marijuana is a benign drug, and there is disagreement in the scientific
community about whether withdrawal causes significant symptoms. I think that it depends on the persons personality.
For an example, some one who has a history of anger, depression, brain disorders, or even uses another drug with
marijuana, can boost the symptoms of marijuana withdrawal. People who use marijuana without thinking of
consequences also show a great deal of withdraw because there altered perception or ideas on marijuana and feel
that they have a need for it. Some of the marijuana facts and side
effects of marijuana are well known and researched. Even marijuana smoking while pregnant has caused
a lot of commotion in the press lately.
The best way to avoid the symptoms are to use it in small doses and avoid taking it on a daily basis. Using
marijuana takes a lot of responsibility in deciding when the drug is appropriate to use at the current time. Its
not good for a person to think that they can do anything "normal" while using marijuana because it leads to
habitual use. it's like drinking and driving, Don't smoke if you are going to do something that requires a lot of
concentration , labor, operating a vehicle or machinery. Its just common sense.
The symptoms of marijuana withdrawal include but are not limited to:
decreases in appetite and mood
increased aggression / anger
Because Marijuana is an illegal substance, many people consider any use of marijuana as substance abuse. However,
this is said because substance abuse is a maladaptive pattern of repeated substance use created by recurring common
adverse consequences (effects and side effects). Not everyone suffers the withdraw symptoms of marijuana, and uses
it just to have a good time, or for an recent injury that is causing a lot of pain (broken bone, major burn,
abrasion, chronic pain). Its good to practice to take a break from marijuana for a month or longer so the withdraw
symptoms can be identified by the person themselves and countered with a few remedies that really work.
Things that can help you take a break from marijuana include but not limited to,
- Writing a daily log of events
- Listening to music
- Taking walks
- Hanging out with someone who doesn't use marijuana
- Remind yourself to think positive
- Set an goal to achieve (an period of time to quit)
- Tell others what you are doing for yourself
There are many more ideas people can use to avoid the withdrawal symptoms of marijuana, as long as they are
positive about it and not using some other drug or tobacco to cover the side effects. Having just one
negative thought can trigger any withdraw symptom listed at the top of the page.
Lastly the strength to quit smoking marijuana comes from the person them selves.
Marijuana should NOT be blamed for addiction because the effect it has. If you think you will have a problem
using it, Don't use it then. It's all about responsibility.
THINK BEFORE YOU DO IT!