Marijuana Addiction Treatment

marijuana addiction treatment

Until the last decade or two, the idea of marijuana addiction treatment was something that a lot of people didn’t take very seriously. Weed wasn’t known to be something you became addicted to, it was often regarded as a way to relax with your friends and take the edge off.

For an increasing number of people, though, marijuana addiction treatment is a very real need. They want to stop smoking weed but they just can’t get themselves do it. Some of them have even experienced major problems in their life due to marijuana (failing out of school, losing friends and loved ones, getting in trouble with the law), but it still hasn’t been enough to tear them away from using.

Why? Because marijuana addiction is very real.

In the past, many researchers dismissed its addictive properties because there weren’t many noticeable physical withdrawal effects like with other addictive drugs and substances. How could something be addictive if people didn’t sweat, vomit, and so on when they tried to quit?But what more recent research has shown is that people find it difficult to stop smoking weed because it’s psychologically addictive – meaning, they start to think or believe you need to smoke more and develop a habit as a result – and their symptoms are more internal.

Get-The-Help-You-Deserve

So, what does marijuana addiction treatment consist of? It’s actually quite similar to treatment for other kinds of substance abuse.

Detox

Just like with any other drug, you need to get the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), completely out of your system before your treatment can really begin. It doesn’t take as long for the effects of marijuana to wear off as it does with many other drugs, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. There are often withdrawal symptoms such as moodiness, sleeplessness, depression, and loss of appetite that can cause people to relapse if they’re not in marijuana addiction treatment.

Counseling

Once the drug is out of your system, your marijuana addiction treatment will move on to a variety of counseling sessions. You may meet in groups with other people. You’ll likely talk with therapists one on one. The point is to get to the root of your problem and talk about why you want to quit and stay clean. It’s not always going to be easy, so knowing will help you prepare for the tough times.

Education

Many people who enter treatment for marijuana may deny they have a problem—and they may not think that marijuana itself can even lead to problems. Classes at marijuana addiction treatment centers will focus on the actual chemical and psychological effects that weed can have on you as well as offer you a number of coping mechanisms so that you resist temptation and stop the habit of smoking weed.

Marijuana use in teens

Marijuana is especially harmful in teens. The risk of being exposed to and trying other drugs is far greater in teens who use marijuana. Additionally, those who use use marijuana from a young age are more susceptible to the long-term effects of the drug which can impact mental health (teens.drugabuse.gov). If you feel a that yourself or a loved one may be struggling with marijuana or other substances, it is important to seek counseling in order to find the help you need.

Whatever path to recovery you choose, our staff has access to hundreds of treatment centers to assure the best personalized treatment for you, then with continued follow up to help you make the transition to sober living as seamless as possible.

Our trained staff of professionals are qualified to help you assess what type of treatment will be the best fit to ensure you or your loved one gets the help you need.

But how does one go about finding the right program?

If this all looks very overwhelming....it is! But that's what we are here for. Call us at 888-205-8608 and we can help make this process much easier. We will narrow down all of these aspects and find the best program for you or your loved one with all your concerns considered. It's as simple as making that first call. And the best part is that we are a free service. The road to recovery starts here!

888-205-8608
We are a free service

contact us today