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 does not 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 it again. If you are struggling to put an end to marijuana abuse, a residential and inpatient rehab treatment program could help. You do not have to suffer in silence with your problem any longer. Crestview Recovery is here to provide you with a variety of treatment options that will work for you and will help you achieve sobriety.
Effects of Marijuana
A marijuana high can produce effects such as:
- Feelings of euphoria and relaxation
- Impaired sense of time and reality
- Memory difficulties
- Slowed reaction time and impaired motor skills
Most of these effects are obvious to others who are not under the influence of marijuana. If you suspect that someone you know is addicted to marijuana, seek help from a substance abuse treatment center.
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. These can include:
- Changes in mood
- Extreme irritability
- Loss of appetite
Though marijuana withdrawal symptoms are not as extreme as symptoms of other types of withdrawal, they can be complicated. Medical detox for drugs 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.
The Need For Marijuana Addiction Treatment
Marijuana addiction treatment is a specialized form of therapy used to help people break their dependence on marijuana. Treatment typically involves behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). It may also include support groups, lifestyle changes, medications, and other forms of counseling.
The aim of marijuana addiction treatment is to help patients identify the underlying causes of their marijuana use and develop strategies for overcoming it. By addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction, treatment helps patients create new ways to cope with stress without relying on marijuana. Treatment can involve individual therapy as well as group counseling and support. Through these methods, individuals can learn healthier coping skills and find healthier ways to meet their needs.
Marijuana addiction treatment can also include medications to help reduce cravings, as well as lifestyle changes that make it easier for individuals to stay abstinent from marijuana use. The process of recovery is an ongoing journey and may take time, but with the right support and resources, people can learn how to manage their addiction and live a healthier, happier life.
Rehab and Detox
If you are 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 will set you up for detox. You will 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 that are included in our personalized treatment include:
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient rehab treatment
- Dual diagnosis therapy
- Individual counseling
- Trauma therapy
- Extended care 90 day addiction treatment program
No matter how long you have been suffering from addiction, we can help put you on the path to recovery. Rehab will not 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 do not have to continue to lose this fight.
Choose the Best Treatment for Your Drug Rehab
If you are 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 866.262.0531 to get started on this life-altering opportunity.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.