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Marijuana Rehab

Marijuana Rehab Marijuana addiction treatment is offered at our rehab center in both outpatient and residential settings. However, clients addicted to marijuana who seek treatment are usually heavy users experiencing symptoms similar in type and severity as those of nicotine withdrawal—irritability, sleeping difficulties, anxiety, and craving. These withdrawal symptoms can make it hard for the individual to stop using marijuana on their own. For these clients and the ones who have other drug addiction problems or are suffering from some type of mental health disorder, the treatment program is specifically tailored to address their individual needs.

Marijuana addiction treatment programs focus on counseling, individual, group and family therapy in conjunction with the practice of the spiritual principles found in the steps of NA, and the utilization of alternative therapies.

All clients admitted to A Center for Addiction Recovery receive a thorough medical and clinical examination to determine the most appropriate treatment protocol. This examination will also screen for the abuse of other drugs and the possibility of a mental health condition (e.g. depression, anxiety). In case a mental health condition is present, our medical and clinical team will design the most appropriate treatment to address both issues. Also, if other drugs are involved, residential addiction treatment may be recommended.

To learn more about our marijuana addiction treatment and program highlights visit:

Addiction Treatment Programs Overview

Drug Detox

Drug Treatment and Rehab Center

Discharge Planning

Continuum Care

Understanding Marijuana Addiction

Understanding Marijuana AddictionPeople smoke marijuana for a lot of different reasons: to feel good, to feel better, to feel different, or to fit in. Whatever the reason is, marijuana use has its consequences, and contrary to common belief, marijuana is addictive. Not everyone who smokes marijuana will become addicted as that depends on different factors—including your family history (genes), the age the individual starts using, whether or not other drugs are involved, the individual's family and peer relationships and so on.. Yet exposure to marijuana may affect the brain, particularly during development (which continues into the early 20s). Animal research supports the possibility that these effects may make other drugs such as opiate (like Vicodin or heroin) more appealing.

Research estimates that about 9% of users become addicted to marijuana; this number increases among those who start young (to about 17%, or 1 in 6) and among people who use marijuana daily (to 25-50%). Long-term marijuana users trying to quit report withdrawal symptoms including irritability, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, anxiety, and drug craving, all of which can make it difficult to abstain.

It is alarming to know that over the past few decades the amount of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana samples confiscated by police has been increasing. While in the 1980's the concentration of THC in marijuana was around 4% in 2012 samples were averaging 15%. For a new user, this means exposure to higher concentrations of THC, with a greater chance of addiction and adverse or unpredictable reaction. Increases in THC potency may account for the rise in emergency department visits involving marijuana use, which rarely occurred before.

References:

http://www.drugabuse.gov/