Marijuana Addiction Rehab
One of the most commonly abused drugs
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About Marijuana Addiction
Marijuana addiction is a serious problem in the United States. One in 11 people will become addicted to marijuana. Despite marijuana becoming legal in many parts of the country, it remains one of the most commonly abused drugs.
Fortunately, treatment for marijuana addiction is available in Panama City Beach, Florida at JourneyPure Emerald Coast. We can help you overcome your addiction to live a happy, fulfilled life.
Marijuana goes by many names: pot, weed, Mary Jane and more. People make it from the leaves, stems, seeds and flowers of the Cannabis sativa plant.
The marijuana growing today contains more of the active chemical, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), than plants grown in previous years. Growers have hybridized the plant to intensify the chemical “high” THC causes. This has made marijuana both more effective and addictive than ever before.
Effects of Marijuana
When someone smokes or ingests marijuana, THC moves quickly from the lungs into the bloodstream, where it travels to the brain. There it acts on the same receptors that naturally occurring THC bind to, increasing feelings of pleasure and well-being. It over-stimulates these receptors, which creates a high.
People who take marijuana can hallucinate. Colors look brighter, or they can see or sense things more intensely while high than before. Time seems to slow down, and memory and judgment are impaired. While high, people have a hard time thinking logically.
Marijuana affects brain development. If people start smoking it in their teens, it can permanently affect how the brain is structured. During your teens, your brain is building connections between different parts of its memory. When you smoke a lot of marijuana, these connections don’t form, or they form improperly. This can lead to long-term memory loss or memory problems.
Smoking marijuana can also cause other health problems. Like cigarettes, marijuana can damage your lungs and cause breathing problems, as well as cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat and larynx.
THC also affects heart rate, and long-term abuse of marijuana can lead to a raised heart rate. People who smoke marijuana heavily are at greater risk of a heart attack.
Marijuana affects more than your health, however. People who become addicted to marijuana or habitually abuse it find that their memory starts to fail. They have more trouble with relationships. Logical thinking becomes impaired, which can make it harder to be successful at work or school.
Signs of a Marijuana Addiction
Marijuana isn’t the harmless drug that the media has been portraying lately. It can be just as addictive as many other drugs, and at times is a gateway substance to further drug abuse and addictions
Signs of a marijuana addiction include an increased craving for the drug and a need to get high even though you know you shouldn’t. If you find yourself hiding marijuana around the house so you’ll have some “in case of emergencies” or using it even when you promised you wouldn’t, you may have an addiction to marijuana.
Marijuana Use and Other Mental Health Challenges
Marijuana can cause depression and anxiety. Many people take it trying to relieve feelings of both. When people take marijuana over a long period, withdrawal from it can lead to anxiety and depression. Feelings of paranoia can also take over.
Sometimes people who have these feelings turn to marijuana to relieve them. Researchers have found that many people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia, depression and anxiety end up on marijuana, attempting to relieve their symptoms.
Marijuana Addiction Treatment at JourneyPure Emerald Coast
JourneyPure Emerald Coast is the marijuana addiction treatment center in Florida that provides comprehensive, holistic solutions for substance abuse challenges. When you or your loved one enrolls in our residential treatment program, our professionals will:
- Make the early days of withdrawal more comfortable. You may have heard that marijuana does not cause physical withdrawal symptoms, but that isn’t true. With help from our compassionate and qualified detox professionals, you or your loved one can ease into recovery and feel less overwhelmed. We can help with anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite and other symptoms commonly associated with marijuana withdrawal.
- Assess potential dual diagnosis. Drug abuse commonly occurs alongside disorders such as depression and anxiety. Depression, anxiety, bipolar and other mental health disorders are treatable through safe and legal means. Our trained professionals can diagnose co-occurring disorders and relieve your symptoms without marijuana.
- Look at all aspects of addiction. JourneyPure Emerald Coast uses evidence-based treatments and therapies that are on the cutting edge of addiction medicine. Get help recovering from past trauma, behavioral challenges, family conflicts and other factors that contribute to addiction.
- Your spiritual recovery. At JourneyPure Emerald Coast, you can set new goals and align your lifestyle so your actions and beliefs create a path to recovery. Through alternative and 12 Step recovery programs, you can discover your purpose in life.
- Aftercare. JourneyPure Emerald Coast is committed to your long-term recovery. You’ll work with a coach after residential care ends, plus you’ll have access to Recovery Coach, our proprietary software program.
Treatment for marijuana addiction in Panama City Beach, Florida is available at JourneyPure Emerald Coast. If you find you can’t stop using marijuana even though you want to quit, please call us today.
We know your story is different from anyone else’s, and we offer individualized programs to help you recover from a marijuana addiction. Our programs include private and group counseling, holistic therapies, experiential therapies, healthy meals and plenty of exercise to help you recover in body, mind and spirit.