If you also struggle with mental health issues, we specialize in dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders.
Which means we treat you holistically based on your specific, individual set of issues as part of your overall marijuana rehab addiction treatment plan.
Marijuana rehab treatments
On average, people seeking marijuana rehab or cannabis rehab have used marijuana or cannabis nearly every day for over 10 years and have attempted to quit at least six times.
People with marijuana use disorders, especially adolescents, often also suffer from other psychiatric disorders.
Research indicate that effectively treating the mental health disorder with standard treatments involving medications and behavioral therapies may help reduce marijuana use.
The following behavioral treatments have shown promise when included as part of marijuana rehab:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy: A form of psychotherapy that teaches people strategies to identify and correct problematic behaviors in order to enhance self-control, stop drug use, and address a range of other problems that often co-occur with them. Read more.
- Contingency management: A therapeutic management approach based on frequent monitoring of the target behavior and the provision (or removal) of tangible, positive rewards when the target behavior occurs (or does not).
- Motivational enhancement therapy: A systematic form of intervention designed to produce rapid, internally motivated change; the therapy does not attempt to treat the person, but rather mobilize his or her own internal resources for change and engagement in treatment.
What is marijuana?
Marijuana is made from cannabis sativa, a plant that grows wild (and is also cultivated indoors and out) throughout many regions.
Most of the marijuana used in the United States comes from sources in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
Marijuana consists of the buds, leaves, and resin of the cannabis plant. The stalks and sterilized seeds are considered “hemp.”
THC, believed to be responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis, can be found in all parts of the cannabis plant, including hemp.
Is marijuana addictive?
Yes. While not everyone who uses marijuana becomes addicted and won’t need marijuana rehab, when a user begins to seek out and take the drug compulsively, that person is said to be dependent on the drug or addicted to it.
In 2002, over 280,000 people entering drug treatment programs reported marijuana as their primary drug of abuse, showing they needed help to stop using.
Some heavy users of marijuana show signs of withdrawal when they do not use the drug. They develop symptoms such as restlessness, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, weight loss, and shaky hands.
According to one study, marijuana use by teenagers who have prior serious antisocial problems can quickly lead to dependence on the drug.
That study also found that, for troubled teenagers using tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana, progression from their first use of marijuana to regular use was about as rapid as their progression to regular tobacco use, and more rapid than the progression to regular use of alcohol.
What are the signs that you or a loved one may need marijuana rehab
- Changes in behavior
- Withdrawal from others, lose touch with family and friends
- Carelessness of grooming
- Lost interest in sports or other enjoyed activities
- Changes in eating and sleeping habits
- Use of incense in bedrooms/bathrooms
What are the short term effects of marijuana addiction?
The short term effects of marijuana usually appear immediately after a single dose.
Some common short-term effects include problems with memory and learning, distorted sights, sounds, time, touch, trouble with thinking and problem solving, loss of motor coordination and increased heart rate.
What are long term effects of marijuana addiction?
You may develop a tolerance to marijuana’s high and may need to use more marijuana to experience the same level of pleasure.
Long-term marijuana users may develop the same kinds of breathing problems that cigarette smokers have: coughing and wheezing.
Marijuana users tend to have more chest colds than non-users and are also at greater risk of getting lung infections like pneumonia.
People who smoke marijuana regularly may develop many of the same breathing problems that tobacco smokers have, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent chest colds, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency toward obstructed airways.
Cancer of the respiratory tract and lungs may also be promoted by marijuana smoke, since it contains irritants and carcinogens.
Marijuana smokers usually inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer, which increases the lungs’ exposure to carcinogenic smoke.
Thus, puff for puff, smoking marijuana may increase the risk of cancer more than smoking tobacco does.
How long does marijuana stay in the body?
THC in marijuana is rapidly absorbed by fatty tissues in various organs Generally, traces of THC can be detected by standard urine testing methods several days after a smoking session.
In chronic heavy users, traces can sometimes be detected for weeks after they have stopped using marijuana.
Call our 24-hour Utah Marijuana Rehab HELPLINE today at 1-888-576-HEAL (4325).
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Source(s): National Conference on Marijuana Use, National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Report Series and National Institute of Health, drugabuse.gov