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Marijuana Dependence Gets Florida Men Arrested

Two Florida men selling produce were arrested after a search of their refrigerated truck revealed 218 pounds of marijuana in duct-taped bundles. Officers in Tennessee stopped their tractor-trailer for speeding at about 8:30 a.m. last week and became suspicious when the men said they were driving from Texas to Miami to sell produce. The marijuana had a street value of about $400,000.

Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Dependence

Addiction can be both physical and psychological. Three of the more common signs of marijuana dependence include cravings, tolerance and withdrawal.

When the heavy user suddenly stops taking the drug, withdrawal symptoms may emerge. These may include irritability, sleeping problems, restlessness, appetite problems and depression.

A person developing a marijuana dependence may also have difficulty cutting down or stopping drug use, despite repeated attempts to do so. The person may use more marijuana than originally intended and neglect important responsibilities or activities in order to spend more time using drugs.

Hialeah drug rehab centers can help you with your dependence on marijuana. Call 786-972-3360 today.

Dangers of Cannabis Addiction

Some people are more susceptible to developing a marijuana dependence than others. People who already have an underlying mental health condition have a higher risk of becoming dependent on the drug. Common mental illnesses linked with marijuana addiction include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

However, the highest risk of cannabis dependence is found within people with a history of low academic achievement, poor parental relationships, low self-esteem, or an existing parental history of drug or alcohol abuse.

Cannabis addiction can cause significant health problems in heavy users. The psychoactive ingredient within cannabis can change brain chemistry, which can result in anxiety and panic attacks and an increased risk of developing psychotic symptoms. Research also shows that using marijuana can reduce IQ levels.

Treatment for Marijuana Addiction

Drug treatment centers Hialeah can help you overcome your dependence on marijuana. Counseling can also be beneficial for improving self-esteem and self-worth, which can negate some of the reasons for abusing drugs in the first place.

Regular attendance at group meetings such as Narcotics Anonymous (http://www.namiami.org/meetings/) can help a recovering addict build strong support networks among like-minded peers. Group meetings are also beneficial for developing new friendships and social connections that arent associated to past drug use.




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