Marijuana addiction is a real problem. In fact, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. It’s also the most commonly used drug among people who need treatment for substance abuse. Marijuana addiction can lead to dependence and withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop using it.
Maui Recovery can help with overcoming marijuana addiction. Maui Recovery does this by nurturing and caring for individuals and families on their healing journey to recovery, empowering their restoration & transformation from addiction through providing programs that heal the Whole Self, from a shame core to a love core, cultivating meaningful human connection, intimacy and purposeful living.
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What is Marijuana Addiction?
Marijuana addiction is a real and serious problem. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 30 percent of people who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse references Marijuana—also called weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, and a vast number of other slang terms—is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried flowers of Cannabis sativa. More potent forms of marijuana include sinsemilla (from specially tended female plants) and concentrated resins containing high doses of marijuana’s active ingredients, including honeylike hash oil, waxy budder, and hard amberlike shatter.
The main psychoactive(mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects, is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The chemical is found in resin produced by the leaves and buds, primarily the female cannabis plant. The plant also contains more than 500 other chemicals, including more than 100 compounds chemically related to THC, called cannabinoids.
Ways that marijuana is consumed:
- Hand-rolled cigarettes.
- Bongs, also known as water pipes.
- Blunts (which contains marijuana rolled in cigar wraps.
- Edibles (brownies, cookies, candy).
While marijuana addiction is not as common as other substance abuse disorders, it can be just as difficult to overcome.
Marijuana addiction is a serious problem that can lead to many negative consequences in a person’s life.
If you or someone you know is struggling with marijuana addiction, it is important to seek help from a professional treatment center like Maui Recovery.
What Causes Marijuana Addiction?
There are many factors that can contribute to a person developing an addiction to marijuana.
Some of these factors include:
- A family history of addiction
- A history of mental health problems
- Traumatic experiences
- Peer pressure
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Addiction?
The signs and symptoms of marijuana addiction can vary from person to person.
Some common signs and symptoms include:
- A strong desire to use marijuana
- Using more marijuana than intended
- Unsuccessful attempts to quit using marijuana
- Spending a lot of time using or recovering from marijuana use
- Giving up important activities to use marijuana
- Continuing to use marijuana despite negative consequences
If you or someone you know is displaying any of these signs and symptoms, it is important to seek professional help.
How is Marijuana Addiction Treated?
Marijuana addiction is treated in much the same way as other substance abuse disorders. Treatment usually begins with detoxification, followed by counseling and therapy. Detoxification is the process of allowing the body to rid itself of the drugs. This can be a difficult and uncomfortable process, so it is important to seek professional help.
After detoxification, counseling and therapy can help the person to understand the underlying causes of their addiction and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Maui Recovery is a treatment center that specializes in helping people overcome addiction.
We offer a variety of programs and services that can help you or your loved one on the road to recovery.
Transformational Addiction Recovery Program
It can be tough to admit you have a problem with marijuana addiction. You’ve probably spent most of your using time convincing yourself that you don’t have an issue and that you can stop anytime. But now it’s time to face the facts: you need help quitting weed.
You will need to break through the thick wall of denial that you have spent months or years tirelessly constructing during your treatment time. Here at Maui Recovery, we want everyone to remember that there is no shame in admitting that you need help and that your state of being will likely begin to improve as soon as you start acting.
Maui Recovery’s Transformational Addiction Recovery Program will help you get your life back on track. Through a combination of individual and group therapy, you’ll work to understand the underlying causes of your addiction and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in our experiential therapies, which include things like yoga, meditation, and hiking. These activities will help you connect with your body and mind in a healthy way and learn to find joy in sobriety.
Even if you remain entirely unsure whether you or your loved one requires outside help, please feel free to reach out to us today!
How Maui Recovery Can Help
Maui Recovery is a world-renowned treatment center that specializes in helping people overcome addiction.
Maui Recovery does this by nurturing and caring for individuals and families on their healing journey to recovery, empowering their restoration & transformation from addiction through providing programs that heal the Whole Self, from a shame core to a love core, cultivating meaningful human connection, intimacy and purposeful living.
Maui Recovery is a top marijuana addiction rehab center that provides the tools and resources needed for individuals to overcome their addiction. Their programs are designed to heal the whole self, from a shame core to a love core, and cultivate meaningful human connection. If you or someone you know is struggling with a marijuana addiction, Maui Recovery can help.