Habitual marijuana use can disrupt daily function, enjoyment of life, pursuit of goals and personal relationships.
What’s wrong with smoking pot?
Marijuana addiction is becoming an increasing problem for many people in our society; yet it is often taken more lightly than it should be or not recognized as an addiction.
Physiologically, the active compound in pot, THC, does not up-regulate cellular receptors and therefore is not theoretically classified as a physically addictive substance. This should not make us ignore the fact that regular marijuana use – and its emotional, mental, physical and long-term effects – are a problem for a lot of people. In this sense, it can be classified as psychologically addictive.
Smoking pot releases a multitude of cancer-causing chemicals that are inhaled directly into lung tissue. This leads to further long-term effects of chronic pot use: both increased risk of lung or other cancer as well as restricted lung function.
Naturopathic medicine provides you with a means to understand the origins of your addiction, as well as natural therapies to support your body and mind in the process of transition and ultimate detoxification.