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Know About Marijuana Addiction and Its Signs and Symptoms

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Posted by Gavin Moodie on February 16, 2011 at 2:58 am

Marijuana testing is commonly done at workplaces and home to detect the drug abused employees and children. Marijuana addiction among the users can be identified by some signs and symptoms. Certain physical and physiological changes occur in the drug users.

Some of the signs of marijuana addiction are:

  • Relaxation
  • Drowsiness
  • Sedation
  • Euphoria
  • Altered perception of Reality
  • Hallucinations
  • Uncontrolled Behavior

Illegal drug consumption can also be detected by a change in social life of an individual. Social activities and habits of a person also help in finding marijuana addicted people. Continuous decrease in performance of studies of students may also suspect marijuana addiction. Injuries or accidents, absenteeism, and decrease in productivity at workplaces are some of the signs of marijuana addiction among employees.

In addition to these signs and symptoms, bad memory, red eyes, decrease in coordination, increased heart rate, depression, dilated pupils, and mood swings are some other signs of marijuana addiction. Withdrawal symptoms of marijuana include loss of appetite, headache, irritability, restlessness and anger.

When a person is identified with these signs and symptoms of marijuana addiction, THC drug test like saliva drug test, urine drug test or hair drug test should be conducted. If the test is confirmatory, then proper addiction treatment has to be given to the person. Rehabilitation programs including cognitive behavioral therapy help in avoiding drug addiction.

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