The Food and Drug Administration classifies cannabis-related disorders as Schedule I substances. It has a significant potential for misuse and no recognized medicinal use at the federal level. The majority of authorities dispute this classification. Opiates and stimulants, often prescribed medications, are Schedule II drugs, indicating they have a significant risk of misuse but have legitimate medical uses. The use of cannabis, notwithstanding a decline in psychological, bodily, or social functioning, is referred to as a cannabis-related disorder.
Cannabis-related disorder is “a problematic pattern of cannabis use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.” For instance, people with cannabis-related disorders may spend too much time getting or using the drug, feel intense impulses to consume, and, as a result, neglect their professional responsibilities. Delta-9-TetraHydrocannabinol (THC), which is present in cannabis sativa’s buds, stems, and seeds, is what causes the majority of the drug’s psychological side effects, including hallucinations, confusion, and depersonalization.
Long-term cannabis usage alters the body’s pharmacodynamics (how the substance engages with specific cells) and pharmacokinetics (how the drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and eliminated). The body’s digestive and circulatory systems are strengthened to remove the drug from the body more quickly due to these modifications, which further downregulate cannabinoid receptors in the brain by requiring the user to take more significant dosages of the drug to produce a commonly desired effect. Cannabis’ active component, D9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is water-soluble and can pass into breast milk while a woman is lactating. THC in the newborn’s feces demonstrates that a breastfeeding infant can absorb THC in breast milk. The data on the long-term effects of THC exposure through breastmilk is murky, though.
Cannabis-related disorder’s reduced dopamine reactivity raises the possibility that the brain’s reward system has been dampened, increasing the intensity of negative emotions and the severity of addiction. THC effects can become tolerable for cannabis users. Teenage people and animals have tolerated THC’s behavioral and psychological impact. Changes in cannabinoid receptor activity are thought to be one of the processes causing this tolerance to THC. About 9% of cannabis users develop dependence, somewhat more than with psilocybin, mescaline, or LSD but substantially less than with heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and prescribed anxiolytics. 10–20% of everyday cannabis users develop dependence.
Causes and Symptoms:
An extended and growing cannabis-related disorder is frequently the cause of cannabis addiction. The growth of cannabis dependence is commonly accelerated by increasing the dosage of cannabis and using more potent delivery systems. Another factor that can contribute to it is a hereditary or acquired propensity for substance addiction. Cannabis contains a substance called THC, which has intoxicating properties. Whenever it interacts with the human body’s receptors for cannabinoids, adrenaline is produced.
The reward system in the brain is activated as a result, which contributes to the development of addiction. No single etiology of substance use disorders applies to everyone recognized as having the condition. Stress, psychological suffering, and other psychological diseases (such as depressive disorders and anxiety) can all impact cannabis-related disorders.
It’s important to remember that cannabis-related disorders entail cannabis usage that causes the user’s troubles or issues. A cannabis-related disorder thus becomes apparent when a minimum of two of the official requirements or characteristics specified below occur over the course of one year:
- Using cannabis while having health issues or psychological issues
- Ignoring social or relationship problems, using cannabis
- Cannabis cravings
- Difficulty limiting or reducing cannabis consumption
- Complementing other endeavors for using marijuana or limiting the amount consumed
- Investing much time in cannabis use
- Using marijuana in high-risk circumstances
- Using more marijuana than anticipated
- Tolerance to marijuana
- Withdrawal symptoms after quitting cannabis
Homeopathic Treatment for Cannabis-Related Disorder:
Three strategies are used in homeopathic cannabis-related disorder treatment to deal with the issue. First of all, homeopathic remedies aid in treating cannabis-related symptoms that a person is going through. They also aid in treating withdrawal symptoms. Finally, homeopathic remedies support someone in their struggle against the obsessive habit of cannabis use. Homeopathic medications are entirely non-toxic, extremely safe, and efficient. A person can reclaim control of his or her life with the help of homeopathic treatment and appropriate counseling.
- Avena Sativa is a good remedy for the side effects of cannabis-related disorders, morphine, heroin, cocaine, nicotine, marijuana, and valium. It is among the most effective strategies to get rid of morphine addiction.
- Nux Vomica should be used if you have morning sickness, a sour taste in your mouth, and retching. When pressure is exerted from the outside, the stomach is susceptible. The patient feels inebriated; in the morning, the feeling is worse. The patient can experience vertigo and briefly lose consciousness. With Nux Vomica, indigestion from cannabis-related disorders, coffee, and other medications is effectively cured.
- Coffee is intended for someone who feels more energized and ecstatic, cannot sleep due to excessive cerebral activity, and has an increased flow of thoughts. He drinks too much coffee and can’t get to sleep. The patient is active, speaks well, and feels his brain is transparent. Additionally, the patient feels capable of doing anything.
- Hyoscyamus is prescribed for patients who have trouble focusing, act drunk, laugh maniacally, sing, recite poetry, and ramble erratically. The patient acts foolishly and displays abnormal behavior. Patients with cannabis-related disorders and those who experience drunken rages can benefit from hypscyamus. In these situations, both involuntary urination and hallucinations occur.
- A rapid pounding in the heart and a little, feeble pulse are signs that the homeopathic drug Morphinum has been used. Tachycardia, or a high heart rate, and bradycardia, or a slow heart rate, are two sudden variations in heart rate that can occur. The patient could be depressed or elated. Morphine also helps cannabis-related disorder addicts experience dream-like states and feelings of indifference.
- Opium induces heavy, deep sleep in patients who have no desires and claim to have no illnesses. The patient’s limbs are cold, and he or she is heated and perspiring. Opium also effectively treats drug overdose-related loss of consciousness and cannabis-related disorders.