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Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana Addiction Rehab

During marijuana addiction treatment, patients receive medications and counseling that make the difficult withdrawal process easier, lessening and/or eliminating withdrawal symptoms. After withdrawal, or detox, is complete, individual and group counseling sessions teach ways to stay clean and sober for good, and promotes strategies for relapse prevention and information on helpful, local support groups.

Call us today at 855.561.1900 to learn more about our Marijuana rehab programs, and get started on your journey.

Marijuana Addiction – Signs & Symptoms

  • Stress on the heart
  • Reproductive system problems, as marijuana suppresses the production of male sex hormones, shrinks the testes and inhibits sperm production, and can inhibit ovulation in females.
  • Difficulty concentrating and short-term memory loss
  • A weakened immune system, as THC has been found to impair the body’s natural disease-fighting abilities, increasing the risk of bacterial infections and tumors.

Marijuana Withdrawal

Users who quit abruptly may experience withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Intense cravings

Marijuana AddictionMarijuana Statistics

Marijuana raises heart rate by 20-100 % shortly after smoking; this effect can last up to 3 hours. In one study, it was estimated that marijuana users have a 4.8-fold increase in the risk of heart attack in the first hour after smoking the drug. This may be due to increased heart rate as well as the effects of marijuana on heart rhythms, causing palpitations and arrhythmia. This risk may be greater in older individuals or in those with cardiac vulnerabilities. [1]

25.8 million people have acknowledged using marijuana in the past year, of which 15.2 million have acknowledged using marijuana in the past month. These figures have remained pretty much the same throughout this decade since the NSDUH improved their survey techniques in 2002 and realized that there were actually about 25% more marijuana users than they had been previously estimating. [2]

That amounts to a whopping 80 % rise in past month marijuana use among teens since the organization’s 2008 survey. The report by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation also said abuse of prescription medicine may be easing a bit among young people in grades 9 through 12, but still remains high. [3]

A surprisingly high 18 % of people ages 26-to-34, and 9 % of those 35-to-49, have smoked pot in the last year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (The data doesn’t pinpoint how many of those people have kids, but we know that by age 44, about 80 % of women do.) [4]

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded buds, leaves, stems, seeds and flowers of Cannabis sativa, the hemp plant. Marijuana rehab and treatment programs are rare, partly because marijuana abuse often goes hand-in-hand with other drug use, such as cocaine and alcohol. However, with more people seeking help to control marijuana abuse, research has focused on ways to overcome problems with abuse of this drug.

Street names for marijuana include “weed,” “pot,” “herb,” “grass,” “chronic,” “dope,” “reefer” and “Mary Jane.” Most users smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints or blunts, while others use pipes or water pipes called bongs. Marijuana also is used to brew tea and mixed into foods.

Call us today for information about marijuana rehab if you want to learn more about what can be done to curb marijuana abuse.

 

Call us today at 855.561.1900 to learn more about our Marijuana rehab programs, and get started on your journey.

Sources
(1) Drugabuse.gov
(2) National Survey on Drug Use and Health
(3) CBS News
(4) Redbook 

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