Marijuana can cause addiction like many other substances. While the risk of addiction is between 10% and 16%, individuals may be more likely to develop an addiction to marijuana in certain environments and given certain factors.
If you are concerned that your marijuana use has turned into an addiction or that your loved one’s use is out of control, contact Starbridge Recovery. Our comprehensive addiction treatment program affords individuals the opportunity to change and grow in our luxury facility. We work with each client to develop a specialized treatment program based on their specific addiction needs. We support individuals with a number of addictions and additional mental health disorders that impact recovery and maintained sobriety.
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What is Marijuana?
According to the CDC, marijuana is the most commonly used federally illegal drug in the United States, with an estimated 48.2 million people using it in 2019. This drug, derived from the cannabis plant, is also prescribed medication for pain, eating disorders, nausea, and occasionally as part of comprehensive treatment for cancer and other debilitating diseases. Additionally, while marijuana is federally illegal, it is legal for vendors to sell and use it in 18 states and the District of Columbia.
While the debate over legality continues, what is not up for debate is how marijuana affects your body. An individual who gets high off marijuana may expect to experience:
- Altered sense of time, such as minutes seeming like hours
- Changes in mood
- Problems with body movement
- Trouble with thinking, problem-solving, and memory
- Increased appetite
Marijuana affects the body by mimicking neurotransmitters and altering communication between nerve cells. This interruption can impact the parts of the brain that affect feelings of euphoria, memory, concentration, coordination, and perception of time. An individual who uses marijuana can impact and potentially alter every process in the body.
Marijuana can be smoked like a cigarette, smoked in a bowl, cooked into food, distilled into an oil, brewed in tea, and can even be packed in a vape. Users have an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, experiencing trauma, and impacting their fertility or pregnancy.
Is Marijuana Addictive?
Marijuana can be an addictive drug. In fact, studies have shown that approximately 3 in 10 display symptoms of marijuana addiction, and those users have a 10% chance of becoming addicted to the drug, which increases to 1 in 6 for individuals who start using marijuana before the age of 18.
Are There Rehabs for Marijuana Addiction?
There are rehabs available for individuals with addiction to marijuana. Rehabilitation options vary for each individual based on their specific needs.
Individuals with a moderate to severe addiction may require inpatient rehabilitation. Based on how readily available marijuana is, those going through initial rehabilitation may find more success in a drug-free and structured environment. By attending a residential treatment program, clients can focus on developing the skills they need to maintain sobriety.
Individuals with a mild addiction to marijuana may find success with outpatient rehabilitation. Through this process, individuals will learn how to manage or avoid their triggers successfully and how to utilize what they know and can do to be successful in real-time.
How to Find Marijuana Addiction Treatment
Starbridge Recovery is a comprehensive addiction treatment program designed to support clients through a number of serious substance use disorders. Throughout this process, individuals work to detox from the substance and then transition into addiction treatment that is designed to support the behavior changes, emotional health, and physical health.
Our luxury facility supports individuals through addiction and additional dual-diagnosis disorders. We combine specialized treatment with traditional evidence-based behavioral therapy to positively change our client’s mental and emotional health. By combining this with therapy designed to support their emotional and physical health, clients at Starbridge Recovery receive comprehensive, holistic care during the recovery process.
Contact Starbridge Recovery today to see how we can help you bridge the gap of recovery.