Hash, also know as hashish is a drug which is derived from the hemp or cannabis sativa plant. Hash is typically taken from the top of the female marijuana plant, which contains the highest levels of THC. Delta-9-tetrahdrocannabinol, aka THC is the active ingredient found in marijuana. The THC chemical is known for it's mind altering effects and ability to produce a euphoric high. The "high" produced by hash usually lasts about 3 hours and induces feelings of peace and relaxation, as well as enhancing sensory experience, alleviating stress and mood elevation. Hash typically contains 4 to 10 percent of THC, and levels can get even higher, as high as 60 percent. Hash is typically used in the form of oil and is smoked or cooked into food. Individuals who use hash typically experience a sense of mild euphoria and relaxation. This pleasant feeling typically causes individuals to continuously use the drug. The continuous use of hash can lead to the development of a tolerance which can ultimately lead to abuse of the drug, or even addiction. If you or your loved one are exhibiting hash abuse signs or symptoms, get help today.
The side effects of hash will vary from person to person. However, some of the most common side effects associated with the use of hash may include:
• An increase in appetite
• Impaired thought, speech and coordination
• Dry mouth or "cotton mouth"
• Unexplained excitement and laughter
• Distorted perception
• Mild to extreme euphoria
• Panic attacks
• A reduction in focus
• Increased heart rate and blood pressure
• Difficulties concentrating or focusing
Hash side effects can be dangerous especially if the drug is used in excess amounts or over a long period of time. The long term effects of hash abuse can be detrimental to a person's overall physical and mental health.
Similar to the effects of long term use of any drug, the long term effects of hash can lead to experiencing a host of negative consequences. Some of the long term effects of hash abuse include but are not limited to:
• Development of a tolerance for hashish
• The occurrence ash abuse or addiction
• Increased risk for cancer
• Loss of motivation
• Weakened immune system
• Temporary lack of fertility in both men and women
• Decreased hormone levels
• Loss of interest in hobbies and daily activities
If you or your loved one have been using hash long term, today is the day to get started. Call Drug Treatment Centers Harrison today at (914) 829-5816 for help finding treatment centers!
Recognizing hash abuse signs in yourself or your loved one can be challenging, but it is possible. If you are under the assumption that you or a loved one may be suffering from hash abuse or dependence, there are certain signs and symptoms you can look for. Some hash abuse signs may include:
• Loss of control over hash use
• Impaired judgment and coordination
• Loss of ability to concentrate and complete tasks
• Loss or reduction of short term memory
• Lowered inhibitions and motivation
• Slow or slurred speech
• Constant drowsiness
• Using hash despite experiencing negative consequences
• Experiencing symptoms of withdrawal when not under the influence of hash
Although has has not been found to be physically addictive, it can produce a psychological dependence in its users. Treating a hash use disorder is possible and highly effective, it just starts with you making the decision to start your recovery process. It's never too late to get the help you need to combat against hash abuse or addiction.