With the number of kids and teens in treatment for marijuana addiction skyrocketing since 1992, it’s clear that there are a lot of people out there who want to know how to stop smoking weed.
Until recently, this was a problem that was largely ignored. Marijuana was seen as, at worst, a “gateway” drug that people used before using more serious substances. They might require treatment if their abuse of those substances turned into an addiction, but few people sought help to stop using marijuana.But not only has marijuana use gone up significantly in recent years, the amount of the main psychoactive ingredient, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), present in marijuana has continually increased for decades as growers try to make strains stronger. Some believe that this increased potency has led to more people experiencing withdrawal symptoms and finding that their tolerance keeps going up, effects typically associated with the more “serious” addictive drugs.
Because of this, knowing how to stop smoking marijuana and successfully doing so are two different things. Many of those who try to quit and suffer from withdrawal end up starting again because they can’t tolerate the symptoms. So, what can you do? Seek out treatment. There are a number of options; you just have to find the one that’s best for you.
In-patient treatment centers
People with serious addictions who want to know how to stop smoking weed should learn from other addicts and look into residential treatment facilities. Most places have programs that run anywhere from 28 days to over 90, depending on the severity of your addiction and what you believe you need. With a residential facility, you’ll be isolated from addictive temptations and get the support of people who are trying to quit, just like you.
If you just want some education, counseling, and coping skills, out-patient marijuana addiction programs can be a great choice. You should be able to continue living your life like normal (more or less) by keeping your job and sleeping in your own bed at night. The risk, is that you will face more situations where people will be using marijuana and will have to resist on your own.
Just like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) helps addicts by providing them with personal and group support when they need it, Marijuana Anonymous is there to work with those addicts who have addiction problems. You won’t have to pay anything, and you can go as much or as little as you want. The only prerequisite is a desire to learn how to stop smoking weed and get clean.
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?
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