Marijuana abuse is an issue that people oftentimes overlook, even though millions of people in the U.S. live with it every day. Since it doesn’t produce dramatic or extreme withdrawal symptoms, the natural substance gets a reputation for being nearly harmless. The problem with marijuana is that it can, in fact, lead to psychological dependence. Marijuana withdrawal symptoms can further complicate the problem by making it difficult for the individual to resist using again. If you’re struggling to put an end to marijuana abuse, rehab could help. You don’t have to suffer in silence with your problem any longer.

Effects of Marijuana

woman smoking a blunt worries about marijuana withdrawalA marijuana high can produce effects such as:

  • Feelings of euphoria and relaxation
  • Impaired sense of time and reality
  • Drowsiness
  • Memory difficulties
  • Slowed reaction time and impaired motor skills

Most of these effects are obvious to others who aren’t under the influence of marijuana.

Dependency and Marijuana Withdrawal

Despite popular belief, marijuana does have addictive properties. The drug contains a primary and psychoactive ingredient known as THC. When people regularly consume THC for long periods of time, the brain responds by developing a tolerance to the drug.

Regular usage and use that begins at an early age put users at a higher risk of developing a psychological dependence.

Marijuana withdrawal can produce many unpleasant but non-life-threatening symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Changes in mood
  • Insomnia
  • Extreme irritability
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite

Though marijuana withdrawal symptoms aren’t as extreme as symptoms of other types of withdrawal, they can be complicated. Medical detox allows individuals to ease off of drugs gradually in a safe and supervised setting. Tapering off substance abuse until the body is free of all drugs helps to ease the intensity of certain withdrawal symptoms.

Rehab and Detox

If you’re fighting a battle with marijuana addiction, Crestview Recovery in Portland, Oregon offers treatment that can help. Our top-rated facility offers the most comprehensive yet compassionate care available in the Pacific NW region.

At the beginning of your rehabilitation journey, we’ll set you up for detox. You’ll receive this service at our partner’s off-site location before you return to our facility for rehab. Once you complete marijuana withdrawal and detox, you’ll begin your individualized treatment plan.

Addiction therapy programs included in our personalized treatment include:

  • Partial hospitalization
  • Intensive outpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Dual diagnosis therapy
  • Individual and/or trauma therapy
  • Extended 90 days program

No matter how long you’ve been suffering from addiction, we can help put you on the path to recovery. Rehab won’t be easy. It will require you to remain committed and steadfast to your goal of successful sobriety. But with our help, you can drastically change and improve the quality of your life. You don’t have to continue to lose this fight.

Choose the Best Treatment for Your Drug Rehab

If you’re serious about getting sober and adopting a healthier way of life, we’re ready to help. Crestview Recovery in Portland, Oregon is dedicated to helping you reach your goals. Total and lasting rehabilitation is possible, and our rehab specialists can provide the supportive hand that you need and deserve. Call us today at 866-580-4160 to get started on this life-altering opportunity.