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Marijuana Addiction Treatment

To some people seeking treatment for marijuana addiction is a laughable matter. As a matter of fact, there are many people who believe that you cannot even truly be addicted to marijuana and that you can just quit when you are ready. Although, one of the least physically harmful drugs out there, the truth is you can become addicted and there are any people who need to seek treatment for their marijuana addiction.

Yes. There Is Treatment for Marijuana Users

It may shock a lot of people, but there are places people can go to help them quit using marijuana. It can become an addiction like any other drug. Habitual and daily use of marijuana can have adverse affects in your life; for example, failing a drug test to get a job or lacking the motivation to be productive.

Marijuana Treatment

Is It Time For You to Get Treatment for Marijuana Addiction?

There are a lot of people who don’t even know marijuana addiction is a real thing, much less that rehab facilities and treatment centers offer drug rehabilitation for marijuana usage. So, now that you know there are treatment centers to help with marijuana addiction, how do you know when you need help? Withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, cold sweats, and body aches are some of the most common physical withdrawal symptoms from other drugs, but marijuana does not cause the same type of violent withdrawal reactions. So how do you recognize you or a loved one needs help? Here are some ways to know it is time to get help with marijuana addiction.

  • Loss of control of your usage – If you have attempted to cut back, or only use it at certain times, but find yourself using at times you were not anticipating or expecting to, you may have an addiction to marijuana.
  • The amount of time spent getting high – If you or a loved one are spending most of their time smoking weed and replacing that for many of the things they used to love to do, chances are they have an addiction.
  • Choosing friendships based on drug usage – Choosing friends based on whether they use marijuana or not is a big indicator of addiction.
  • Using marijuana to escape reality – If you are doing ANY drug to escape reality, chances are you have an addiction.

Medical Marijuana Can Be Just Like Other Prescription Medications

Now that you are clear that marijuana and its usage has addictive properties, where does that leave medical marijuana? It actually leaves it in the same place as all the other potentially addictive prescription medications. Just like Xanax, Vicodin, Zoloft, and other strong painkillers they do have a medical component and can be used to help patients maintain a healthy mental or physical balance in their mind or body. The aforementioned drugs are also overused, used recreationally, and have the potential to become addictive. The same holds true for medical marijuana. As the medical industry has pointed out numerous times, marijuana and THC does hold some very positive medical components. And just like the drugs above, it can also be overused, used recreationally, and also become addictive. If you have slipped from only using the amount of marijuana prescribed by your doctor to overuses or higher doses, then it may be time to get help for your addiction.


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