Many doubt as to whether marijuana is an additive or harmful substance. It is indeed addictive and many seek treatment due to marijuana addiction. Those that become addicted to marijuana use habitually and heavily which affects their quality of life. When trying to stop on their own, they are unable to, which leads them to seek a marijuana rehab center.

Withdrawal Symptoms of Marijuana

Marijuana addicts will experience minor withdrawal symptoms when discontinuing use. The symptoms are not life threatening, but should be taken seriously. Symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a week. Here is a small list of possible marijuana withdrawal symptoms:

  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • A loss of appetite
  • Feelings of restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Craving of the drug

Health Consequences

Long-term usage of marijuana does not damage the body, but when used on a regular basis for an extended period of time can lead to health consequences. Some health risks that come with long-term marijuana usage:

  • Lung damage
  • Lowered fertility
  • Increased risk of certain cancers
  • Decreased immune system