All over the world, marijuana is being legalized. This in turn have caused more people to become heavy users of the drug. Sure, there are widespread studies that herald the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of marijuana. But why are many concerned?
Find out why marijuana is actually more dangerous than you think. Read More
Meth with weed, or having weed laced with meth may not be common, but it’s possible. Many people, especially those who buy weed from the streets, may not know that their weed is mixed with meth. However, there are those who intentionally mix meth with weed for a variety of reasons. Read More
What’s the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana? Read More
There are common disorders that come with addiction. After all, addiction doesn’t come on its own. Worse than a thief in the night, it’s accompanied by its friends, feeding off on each other, with only destruction–and even death–in their wake.
You may not be fully aware of it, but there are certain health conditions that come in pairs. One condition often leads to the other, vice versa, or just occur together. For example, once you get diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease often follows. Allergies often come with asthma, and in the same vein, a cold often comes with cough and flu.
The same can be said when it comes to addiction. There are certain mental health disorders that accompany substance abuse, in what are collectively called co-occurring disorders. Read More
Synthetic cannabinoids are so much different than natural ones. While they are called cannabinoids and found in herbal or liquid incense, they’re far from natural, or even from their counterparts, marijuana.
This is because synthetic cannabinoids are actually man-made and may affect the brain more powerfully than marijuana can. It is sprayed on dried, shredded plant material and are marketed as “fake weed” but is far from being safe, natural, or even legal. In fact, its effects can be more powerful and more dangerous, if not fatal.
Today, it’s sold in colorful packages and plastic bottles that make them seem herbal or natural. This is why they are attractive to many consumers, especially the young ones. They come in different names, such as “spice.” It’s also called K2, Joker, Black Mamba, Kronic, and Kush.
To give you more perspective on just how dangerous this drug can be, here’s a useful set of infographics:
If you know someone who is addicted to marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids like Spice, seek help. Call or text us at Bridges of Hope: 09175098826.
If marijuana conjures images of the mellow, peaceful hippy culture of the 70s, then you’ll surprised to know that today’s marijuana is so much different than what it was decades ago.
For starters, today’s marijuana is so much more potent than before, thanks to the many hybridizations and strains that are now being grown today. Read More
People who are addicted to drugs like shabu (methamphetamine), marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and other substances are everywhere. It doesn’t matter what their economic status, educational background, location, age, job, or physical appearance. You can’t judge a drug addict by looks alone, nor by superficial stereotypes.
Addiction can come to anyone regardless of status, job, education, religion, or gender. And this is why it’s hard to see if someone you know is already addicted to drugs or a high-functioning addict. In fact, you may have someone in your workplace who is already a drug addict and is bringing grief to you or your organization. Read More
Marijuana addiction is real. In fact, many people, starting from early teens, try weed casually and end up developing a marijuana addiction that can derail their lives and send them on a downward spiral. Let’s take a look at the signs to see whether you or someone you know has a marijuana addiction.
In recovery, the first step is always acknowledgment. It is easy to keep on doing what you’re doing because you’re in denial that you have a problem. So before you can take the step towards recovery, you must first recognize that you have a problem, that you are abusing drugs or alcohol. Read More
You may notice that a friend, family member, parent, sibling, offspring, or colleague is showing strange behavior. You may suspect that they could be on to something as you watch them slowly yet drastically deteriorate over time. You think: This person could have a drug problem or addiction.
Whether in show business or in the music scenes, many creative people seems to be using drugs or alcohol. Talk to them and many will say that drugs or alcohol (or both) helps them become more creative compared to when they are sober.