Realizing that you have a problem with marijuana can be difficult. The popular image of marijuana is that it is safe and non-addictive, and that it provides some health benefits. It is important to remember that marijuana is still a drug, and that it is possible to get addicted. However, because of marijuana’s image as a “safe” drug, many users deny their addiction and may fail to realize how dependent on the drug they are.
Marijuana is seen by many as a relatively harmless drug that does not carry the same addiction risks as other drugs. Although it is less addictive than some “harder” drugs, it is possible to become addicted to marijuana. People who use marijuana recreationally can become addicted to the lifestyle associated with using marijuana, or may rely on smoking to sleep, maintain their appetite, or manage anxiety.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 30% of people who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder. People who begin using marijuana before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults.
Marijuana’s image as a non-addictive drug can leave many people confused and unable to identify when they do have a problem. Determining if you are struggling with substance abuse will require a careful evaluation of yourself and your usage habits.
The following questions can be a starting point for determining if you have a problem with marijuana:
By evaluating your answers to these questions, you may be able to identify if you have a substance abuse problem. If you are still unsure if you are using marijuana in an unhealthy way, please give us a call! We are happy to discuss these questions and other aspects of your marijuana use with you during a free consultation.
Treating marijuana addiction can be just as difficult as treating other substance abuse issues. You may need to focus your treatment on rethinking your lifestyle, separating from social groups that heavily use marijuana, or disconnecting from your misconceptions about the benefits of marijuana use.
For marijuana addiction treatment, we offer rehabilitation programs such as:
Marijuana is commonly used in addition to other drugs. You may be struggling with addiction to other substances as well. If you are in need of treatment for another addiction but also feel that you have an issue with marijuana use, we can assist you with both issues.
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We offer free consultations. During this time, you can discuss your current usage habits and any goals you have for recovery.
We will use this information to create a marijuana addiction rehabilitation program that will help you work toward clean living! Contact us today to learn more.
A:Rehab can be beneficial if your marijuana use is negatively affecting your life in any way. Signs you may need treatment for marijuana use disorder include deteriorating personal relationships, decreased performance in school or at work, worsening mental health, marijuana-related financial struggles, or if you are finding that you need to use regularly to function.
A:Treatment for marijuana addiction is similar to treatment programs for other drugs. This may include a combination of talk therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), experiential or adventure therapies, family therapy, and other holistic activities designed to treat the whole person, not just the addiction. At The Good Life Treatment Center, we don't believe in taking a sterile, cookie-cutter approach to treatment and instead create customized plans tailored to each client's individual needs.
A:Your chances of quitting marijuana for good are far higher if you seek professional help. Many people who attempt to quit smoking weed "cold turkey" encounter powerful cravings and uncomfortable symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. These overwhelming withdrawal symptoms can cause a person to immediately relapse and put an end to their recovery before it even begins. Our team can equip you with the skills and tools you need to fight these cravings and stay on the path towards sobriety.
Our facility is located right next to the beach and we strive to make your recovery as comfortable and up-scale as possible.
Recovery is not easy, but our team of specialists will walk with you every step of the way so that you can live the sober life you deserve.
Our facility is a smaller and more intimate setting that you will not get lost in. We will always make sure there is someone available for you.
At The Good Life Treatment Center, you will receive a personalized treatment plan, and you will be treated like a person, not a file.