About Marijuana Use

In 2016, 17,240 people across the state of Florida checked themselves into marijuana addiction treatment facilities for marijuana addiction. Although the debate continues as to whether users can develop a physical dependency on the drug, marijuana is certainly not the same drug it was two decades ago. This is a result of the way that it’s grown and cultivated. The products that are available on the market today tend to have a much higher THC content than they did in years past. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive (mind-altering component) of marijuana, found in the leaves and buds of the female plant.

Twenty-five years ago, marijuana had a THC concentration of less than four percent. Today the THC content of marijuana averages slightly less than 10 percent. THC extracts and oils have concentrations ranging from 50 percent to a whopping 80 percent. As plant concentrations continue to get stronger, many people, especially kids, do not compensate by ingesting less. They continue to smoke and consume as much as they did a long time ago, unaware of how much more THC they are taking in.

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Is Marijuana

A Gateway Drug

Debate about whether marijuana’s status as a gateway drug has raged for years. Many believe that if you use marijuana it will only open up the floodgates for other, more dangerous drug use. Others firmly believe that marijuana is not an addictive substance, therefore it doesn’t create any further connection to other drugs or alcohol. Florida toxicology reports in 2016 found that marijuana was present in 20 percent of all drug-related deaths during the first half the year. This highlights that it is, at the very least, a popular poly-drug-use substance.

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Should You Seek a Marijuana Rehab Center?

It’s possible to be dependent on marijuana without being clinically addicted. The ramifications of frequent and long-term abuse are serious. Some may experience memory problems, symptoms of psychosis, depression, or suicidal behavior.

Here are some signs that a marijuana rehab center in Panama City Beach, FL might be a good idea:

  • You miss work or school because of your habit.
  • You have low self-esteem because of your marijuana use.
  • You find that you need to use increasing amounts of marijuana to achieve the high that you like.
  • You use more marijuana then you plan to.
  • You tried to cut back but withdrawal makes you irritable and depressed.
  • You worry about having problems with the law because of your use.
  • You have cut out friends and activities because of your use.
  • You spend all your time trying to find marijuana, smoking it or thinking about it.
  • Your relationships with family have been negatively affected.
  • You “borrow” money from others without asking in order to buy more marijuana.
  • You’ve tried to quit on your own but you can’t.
  • You’ve tried to quit on your own, but are unable to do so

With any addiction, trying to go through withdrawal alone is tough. There are too many factors involved in successful recovery for you to manage while battling the physical discomfort of quitting. To achieve your goal of a drug-free life, you need help. Addiction is a disease. Just as you would not expect to reasonably treat an infection without proper medical care, you should not anticipate great results in fighting your addiction without professional care.

journeypure’s Marijuana Rehab Center in Panama City Beach Fl

At JourneyPure Emerald Coast, we can work with you and your family to help you understand your addiction and fight it. Here at our marijuana rehab facility in Panama City Beach, FL, it is more than just treating the addiction. Our therapeutic programs are designed to go beyond simply treating substance abuse addiction – we address both mental health and chemical dependency problems together. The entire recovery process is coordinated to ensure a seamless and successful treatment. We invite you to call our Panama City Beach, FL marijuana rehab center today. There is never any obligation when you call, and we will be happy to run a free insurance benefits check to see if treatment is covered under your plan and answer any questions you may have about what makes our program one of the best in the southeast.


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