Northpoint the Evergreen Blog Discusses If It’s Possible to Have a Marijuana Overdose
Northpoint the Evergreen, a treatment center that offers personalized detox and rehab programs in Seattle, recently released a blog post about whether it’s possible to overdose on marijuana. The answer to this question may surprise many people because marijuana is often thought to be a fairly harmless recreational drug, but that's not the case.
The blog post points out that marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the world. That has been further enhanced by the loosening of state and federal laws regarding its use. Marijuana can be ingested in many ways. For example, it can be smoked, vaped, or eaten in items such as brownies and gummies.
The blog post, titled "Marijuana Overdose: Is It Possible to Overdose on Marijuana?", states that even if someone overdoses on marijuana, the chances of death are extremely low. But it does go on to caution that marijuana overdose can impact users in other ways. This can include severe confusion; persistent anxiety, paranoia, or panic; a rapid or increased heart rate; intense delusions or hallucinations, either auditory or visual; increased blood pressure; and severe nausea and/or vomiting.
Danger also comes when consuming too much marijuana impairs a person’s driving ability, and it can be detrimental to the health of people with preexisting conditions.
The CDC states that 1 out of every 10 people who use marijuana will become addicted to it, the post reports. The younger a person is when they start using marijuana, the higher the likelihood they'll get addicted: 1 in 6 among those under 18. If the drug becoming the most important thing in a person’s life, that's a classic sign of addiction. The inability to quit smoking or ingesting marijuana is another addiction warning sign. This is especially true if one’s marijuana use impacts involvement with friends, family, school, employment, or other important aspects of life.
The blog post also discusses marijuana withdrawal, how someone can tell if they are addicted to it, and the long-term impact that sometimes accompanies its use.
Northpoint the Evergreen specializes in many different forms of drug, alcohol, and mental health treatment. This includes helping not only those with marijuana addiction but also those who've had their lives severely impacted by alcohol, meth, cocaine, heroin, or prescription drugs. Its specialized treatment services include dual diagnosis, medical intervention, family therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. They also believe in being a 100% outpatient-based rehab facility so those who come to them for help can still honor their work and family commitments while getting the addiction treatments they need.
Those who are struggling with marijuana or other drug or alcohol addictions in the Seattle area can find out more about the treatments and programs Northpoint the Evergreen offers by filling out the message form that’s found at the bottom of their homepage.
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Seattle, WA 98133