The effects of the 'high' produced are mostly pleasurable and can include mild euphoria, increased appreciation of music, art or humor, increased sensuality, among others. However, the adverse effects of addiction to marijuana or cannabis should not be underestimated. Prolonged use can produce paranoia, lethargy, anxiety, as well as an increased dependence and need for the drug.
At Sovereign Health of California, we have a highly qualified staff with a wealth of experience of cutting edge treatment of all types of addiction. In recent years, we have found that more and more young people are coming to us for help. Here, at Sovereign Health of California, we understand how frightening it can be to enter rehab. Many or our staff have made their own journey to recovery. Our experienced clinicians and therapists are here to make rehab as comfortable an experience as is possible. Our program works – our success rate proves it!
Here, at Sovereign Health of California, we offer a variety of services, treatments and therapies. We understand that there are often underlying issues which are contributing factors in the addiction to the drug of choice. We will carry out an initial evaluation to determine whether or not such issues exist and then our clinicians and therapists will design a treatment program specifically tailored to the needs of the individual.
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Marijuana is a mixture of shredded flowers and leaves of the Cannabis plant. With many slang names on the street, it is usually smoked or, sometimes, mixed into food or tea. Effects are felt within minutes and can linger for 2 to 3 hours. Low doses usually result in a sense of relaxation and well being, often with heightened senses. Heavier doses will intensify reactions and can also produce hallucinatory effects.
Marijuana is known to contain toxins and cancer-causing chemicals with can remain stored in fat cells in the body for several months. Smokers of marijuana also experience problems such as bronchitis, emphysema and bronchial asthma. There is also a risk of increased heart rate, impaired motor skills, hallucinations, paranoia and increased appetite. Prolonged use increases the risks and can also result in damage to the lungs and reproductive system, together with suppression of the body’s immune system. Research also indicates that there is increased aggression and rebelliousness in children of parents who use marijuana, in conjunction with instances of poor inter-family relationships.