Marijuana Addiction Treatment

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More than 55 million Americans use marijuana. Whether you live in a state where it’s legal or not, if marijuana is taking over your life, it’s time to make a change. No matter why you use marijuana or how you use it, if it harms you, you can leave it behind.

The drug comes from the Cannabis sativa or the hemp plant. It’s one of the most commonly used drugs in the U.S. The primary ingredient in marijuana is THC, which can relieve pain, increase appetite, and help control nausea. 

In some states, marijuana is legal for medical use. Doctors in these states can prescribe the drug for anxiety, glaucoma, nausea, and pain relief. In other states, recreational marijuana use is legal. Regardless, that doesn’t mean using it is entirely safe.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about three in 10 people who use marijuana develop marijuana use disorder. If you can’t stop using marijuana despite the negative consequences, you could be one of them.

If you struggle to stop using marijuana despite the consequences, it’s time to get professional help. Shadow Mountain Recovery can help you kick the habit once and for all.

Marijuana Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Marijuana helps people feel calm and content. However, after prolonged usage, it affects your concentration, movement, perception of time, and motivation. You may need to use it more to get the same effect as your body develops tolerance.

Excessive marijuana use may eventually harm your relationships and can harm your career. It can also lead to financial concerns.

Marijuana use can cause a range of side effects, including:
  • Red eyes
  • Headaches
  • Impaired coordination
  • Sexual issues
  • Dry mouth
  • High blood pressure
  • Pulmonary issues
  • Slowed reaction times
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Panic attacks
  • Extreme apathy
  • Memory issues

Habitual marijuana use can result in delusions, paranoia, and schizophrenia. For pregnant people, using marijuana can increase the risk of complications with the pregnancy.

If you or a loved one displays any of the above signs, seeking detox and treatment can lead to healing and recovery.

Experiencing Marijuana Detox and Withdrawal

The first step in recovery is to get marijuana out of your system. That means detoxification. 

Not everyone with a marijuana use disorder will experience withdrawal symptoms, but many people do. Withdrawal symptoms are often associated with long-term marijuana use. They typically occur within the first week of stopping use, and the severity depends on the duration and extent of your marijuana use.

For those who do experience marijuana withdrawal symptoms, they may include:
  • Nausea
  • Panic attacks
  • Restlessness
  • Increased anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Low mood
  • Aggression
  • Decreased appetite
  • Headache

None of these symptoms are life-threatening, but they can be unpleasant enough to cause some people to start using marijuana again. That’s why it’s important to remember that you’re not alone on this journey. 

Marijuana Treatment at Shadow Mountain Recovery

Shadow Mountain Recovery can provide a safe place to stop using marijuana and the tools to learn how to cope without it. If you abuse marijuana due to mental health issues, we can also help with those. By providing dual treatment programs, we can help you tackle any underlying issues at the root of your substance abuse while equipping you with the necessary tools to empower you to grow past your addiction.

Treatment may involve:

Intensive outpatient treatment programs mean you’ll be able to carry on with your daily life while receiving the benefit of support from Shadow Mountain. Regular appointments keep you on track without interfering with your day-to-day plans.

Staying at Shadow Mountain Recovery Centers, you may find slipping back into old routines less likely. This immersive experience allows you to focus on your recovery during your stay.

With Shadow Mountain Recovery, you’ll get:

  • A customized treatment program designed by experts to give you the specialized care you need to manage your addiction and achieve long-term recovery
  • Individual and group therapy to address the emotional and psychological components of addiction and create coping mechanisms to avoid relapse
  • Help from experts dedicated to assisting you in achieving long-term recovery and who are aware of the difficulties associated with addiction
  • Planning and assistance with aftercare to help you stay sober and continued support and direction as you adjust to everyday life

Start Recovery Now

Shadow Mountain Recovery Centers provide safe, effective treatment for people with marijuana addiction. Our programs pair compassionate mental health professionals with the research-based treatments and safe environment necessary for recovery.

If you’re ready to commit to recovery and healing, we’re here to help. We accept most major insurance and never want finances to get in the way of you getting the treatment you deserve. 

Don’t wait another day to get the help you or a loved one needs.