Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana is the most commonly used drug of abuse in the United States, particularly amongst young people. Its use has become so common that several states have decriminalized, legalized, or begun legislation to do so.

Despite this growing acceptance and the perception of marijuana as being completely safe, the potential for marijuana abuse and addiction is as real as for any other drug of abuse.

Signs of Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana addiction is just like that of any other substance of abuse. Marijuana addicts will typically begin using upon waking up in the morning and continuing use throughout the day.

Tolerance to the effects of marijuana also occurs in heavy users, meaning they will need to use more and more of the substance to feel any effect. Just like every other substance of abuse, marijuana addiction ultimately leads to powerlessness and unmanageability in chronic users.

The following is a list of symptoms and signs of marijuana addiction:

  • Frequent/daily use
  • Lack of motivation and/or ambition
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Short-term and long-term memory issues
  • Impaired decision making and risk-taking
  • Respiratory issues
  • Migraines
  • Rebound anxiety
  • Dependence
  • Withdrawal
  • Classic signs of addiction: financial problems, relationship problems, and spiritual problems

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Marijuana addiction has the power to destroy the lives of those dependent on it. At the very least, marijuana addiction can prevent you or a loved one from being the best possible version of themselves. It is of no surprise that more and more people are seeking professional treatment for marijuana addiction than ever before.

The True Recovery Difference

At True Recovery, we help you recover from marijuana addiction by offering an intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP), extended care rehab programs, and access to comfortable and safe structured sober living environments. We’ll customize your treatment plan to ensure that you are getting the best care for your needs.

For many of our clients, a major part of their treatment involves discussing what they want to accomplish in life and helping them set goals and build skills to make their dreams a reality.

In addition, we provide addiction counseling and group sessions led by our highly-trained staff. We accept private insurance plans and provide services to individuals who are new or returning following a relapse. Contact us today and discover how we offer top-quality care to our clients.


Sources:

(1) https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/most-commonly-used-addictive-drugs
(2) https://marijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=006868
(3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3037578/
(4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2797098/