Treatment for Marijuana Addiction at Simple Path Recovery
Despite the popular belief that marijuana isn’t addictive, that is far from the truth. Marijuana addiction is real. Users can develop a tolerance for it, feeling like they need to use more to feel the same effects. According the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana withdrawal symptoms include irritability, mood swings, restlessness, physical discomfort, decreased appetite, and cravings for the drug. The good news is we help individuals who want a full recovery from marijuana here at our Pompano treatment center and help them establish a life of sobriety.
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana is a mixture of the dried flowers of the Cannabis Sativa plant. It goes by many names, such as weed, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, and more! Marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is responsible for the effects users feels when they eat, smoke, or even drink it. The marijuana plant contains more then 500 other chemicals and 100 compounds that are chemically similar to THC, known as cannabinoids.1
How the Body Responds to the use of Marijuana
Individuals are getting high from marijuana because of the THC component. THC directly mirrors the structure of your natural brain chemical called anandamide, which is responsible for sending important messages between the brain and the nerve system. Marijuana produces an excess of dopamine and can have an impact on normal brain functions like your ability to retain short-term memory and impaired thinking.
Marijuana Abuse, Tolerance, and Dependence
While many users may not have a psychological dependence, that’s not the case for everyone. Marijuana use disorders becomes an addiction when the person cannot stop using the drugs and it interferes with his or her everyday life, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Long term and frequent users of marijuana may experience:
- Mood swings
- Decreased appetite
Users who have a dependence on marijuana say they cannot stop using the drug even when it starts negatively impacting their life.
Getting Support for Those Struggling with Marijuana Abuse
Not many individuals are able to detox and quit the drug themselves. That is why we offer a specifically designed treatment tailored to your addiction at our outpatient treatment center. Remember that you are not alone and that walking the Simple Path is easy when you complete the therapy and programs we provide. Contact us today to learn more about our South Florida drug rehab and how we can help you gain a successful recovery.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse- Marijuana