Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the nation according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 1.8 million adults aged 26 or older had a marijuana use disorder in 2014 and approximately 1.7 million young adults aged 18 to 25 had a marijuana use disorder that same year.
Marijuana can be a highly addictive and dangerous drug. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, recognizes marijuana addiction as cannabis use disorder. Despite state efforts to legalize marijuana, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) categorizes marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning it has no currently approved medical use by federal law and has a high potential for psychological and/or physical dependence and abuse. Research shows that those who abuse marijuana have a higher chance of abusing other substances as well.
Do You Need Inpatient Marijuana Rehab?
Signs of marijuana addiction may include:
- Developing a tolerance to marijuana; needing more to get the same effect
- Cravings for marijuana
- Failed attempts to reduce or quit marijuana use
- Insomnia or anxiety without marijuana
- Lethargy, apathy or depression; losing interest in regular activities
- Withdrawal from family or friends
- Preoccupation with obtaining more marijuana
- Jeopardizing work status or relationships due to marijuana use
- Memory or concentration problems
- Using marijuana with alcohol or other drugs
- Physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms in the absence of marijuana
The key indicators that you may suffer from marijuana addiction are if its use is disrupting your life and if you continue to use it despite negative consequences.
What to Expect in Marijuana Addiction Treatment
Effective marijuana rehab addresses the underlying causes of substance abuse and teaches you healthy coping skills to maintain sobriety. Treatment typically includes:
Marijuana detox – Depending on the length of time you’ve abused marijuana, the amount abused, and if you’re abusing other substances, treatment may begin with medical detox. A medical team will monitor you around the clock to ease any withdrawal symptoms with evidence-based medications. Marijuana withdrawal may include psychological symptoms such as irritability, anger and depression as well as physical symptoms like tension, restlessness, shaking, fever, stomach pain, insomnia and appetite disturbances.
Inpatient marijuana rehab – Addiction treatment at our residential facility separates you from triggers to use and provides 24/7 professional care so you can focus on getting better. We’ll help you address issues like mental health disorders or underlying trauma that might be perpetuating destructive coping methods. You’ll engage in traditional and experiential therapies to help you heal physically and emotionally. Going through treatment with peers sharing similar challenges will provide you support, encouragement and opportunities to practice essential recovery skills.
Outpatient care and aftercare support – You may decide to attend our intensive outpatient program after you leave residential care. This helps smooth the transition back into everyday life. You can attend work or school while in our outpatient program, obtaining vital professional and peer support as you navigate challenges and triggers. We also offer a 12-month continuing care plan and a free, weekly aftercare meeting.
Marijuana is a green, brown or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds and flowers of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Cannabis is a term that refers to marijuana and other drugs made from the same plant. Other forms of cannabis include sinsemilla, hashish and hash oil. All forms of cannabis are mind-altering (psychoactive) drugs.
Cannabis produces psychoactive and physiological effects. Aside from a subjective change in perception and, most notably, mood, the most common short-term physical and neurological effects include increased heart rate, lowered blood pressure, impairment of short-term and working memory, psychomotor coordination and concentration. Short-term effects of marijuana use include problems with memory and learning, distorted perception, difficulty in thinking and problem-solving, loss of coordination, increased heart rate and anxiety.
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Restore Your Brain and Body to Health
If you or a loved one is struggling with marijuana addiction, we can help. At The Ranch Mississippi drug rehab, we’ll help you discover that life without drugs and alcohol can be rewarding. You’ll develop the healthy coping skills and resiliency needed to thrive.
Call us for a free, confidential consultation: 844-242-0036