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Marijuana Addiction Treatment Programs

Pot, weed, grass, dope, ganga, chronic, skunk. Marijuana is a drug that goes by many names. But despite the popular belief that it’s impossible to become addicted to marijuana, cannabis use disorder (CUD) and marijuana addiction are real. Many long-time users of the drug who started using marijuana during adolescence are especially vulnerable to its negative effects. In these cases and many others, developing addiction is a real possibility..

Addiction is a medical disease, one that requires professional care to treat. While there is no cure, marijuana rehab has been proven to work for countless people. innerSpace Healing Center® offers a full continuum of rehab care for those struggling with marijuana use. innerSpace Healing Center® can help you find the resources you need to explore your treatment options and get connected to the care you need, when you need it..

What Is Marijuana Addiction?

While many people believe that marijuana is a harmless drug, it has just as much of a potential for abuse and dependence as countless other substances. Casual marijuana use becomes marijuana addiction when an individual can’t stop using the drug, even when it interferes with many aspects of their personal and professional life.

While care can vary dramatically from center to center, most cocaine treatment options have a few key elements in common. They help the individual:

Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD)

Also referred to as marijuana use disorder, cannabis use disorder (CUD) is the clinical name for marijuana addiction. CUDs can be categorized as mild, moderate or severe depending on the extent of an individual’s addiction.

Signs & Symptoms of Marijuana Abuse

The first step in recovering from marijuana addiction is realizing that there’s a problem. But often, it can be difficult to stay objective and spot the symptoms of marijuana abuse in yourself or a loved one. By learning more about the ways that marijuana addiction manifests itself, you can notice the signs sooner and seek help when it’s needed.

Some of the most common signs of marijuana abuse or addiction are:

1. Tolerance: Needing more marijuana to achieve the same high.
2. Withdrawal: Experiencing symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, irritability and loss of appetite after stopping marijuana use.
3. Inability to Stop Using: Inability to stop or cut back on marijuana use.
4. Using More than Intended: Regularly using more marijuana than originally planned.
5. Neglecting Other Activities: Letting go of previously enjoyable hobbies and activities to make more time to use marijuana.
6. Needing Marijuana to Relax: Feeling unable to relax or unwind without marijuana.
7. Overlooking Responsibilities: Difficulty following through with important personal, professional and financial responsibilities because of marijuana use.

Anyone struggling with one or more of these symptoms may have a CUD. If you or a loved one meet the criteria for marijuana addiction, treatment at a professional rehab center like innerSpace Healing Center® may be your best option for recovery. If left unaddressed, marijuana addiction tends to only get worse over time.

Marijuana Addiction & Effects

Marijuana addiction is far from harmless. Both short-term and long-term exposure to this substance can bring about a complex variety of adverse physical and psychological effects..


Short-Term Effects

Shortly after a person ingests marijuana, cannabinoids (chemical compounds produced by marijuana plants) enter the bloodstream and move to the brain. There, they bind to feel-good receptors, boosting dopamine levels. What happens from there varies dramatically from person to person. While marijuana can create feelings of euphoria and well-being, it may also bring about a number of potentially dangerous and unpleasant side effects.

Cocaine Rehab at innerSpace Healing Center®

At innerSpace Healing Center®, we understand that cocaine addiction is a complex and multidimensional condition involving physical, social, familial, environmental and other deeply personal factors. Because of this, we ensure that all our cocaine treatments are customized to meet the individual needs of our clients. Staff members take the time to get to know each person undergoing care and evaluate their needs from every angle. By delivering evidence-based therapeutic methods in a supportive setting, innerSpace Healing Center® helps foster growth and healing.

Some of the most common negative, short-term effects of marijuana use include:

1. Increased heart rate

2. Loss of motor coordination

3. Heightened senses

4. Slowed reaction time

5. Increased appetite

6. Distortions in perception

7. Paranoia

8. Anxiety

9. Panic

Long-Term Effects:

The effects of long-term exposure to THC can vary widely and are largely misunderstood by the scientific community. One study found that using marijuana regularly for 20 years resulted in an increased chance of gum disease. A separate study discovered that middle-age marijuana users had a poorer verbal memory than their counterparts.

While the long-term effects of casual marijuana use can vary, abusing marijuana over long periods of time can have serious physical and psychological side effects. Some of these include:

Respiratory problems
Increased risk of heart attack or stroke
Chronic anxiety
Increased risk of depression
Psychological dependence
Withdrawal (once marijuana use stops)

Tolerance and Withdrawal

Many people with CUDs develop a tolerance to marijuana, meaning that they require increasing amounts of the drug to feel a similar high. This can be extremely detrimental to health and happiness. As more marijuana is consumed, the likelihood of experiencing short- and long-term harmful side effects increases dramatically.

Inpatient Rehab for Cocaine Addiction

During inpatient rehab for cocaine addiction, clients live at innerSpace Healing Center® under the care of doctors, nurses and clinicians. This allows 24/7 access to professionals in a supportive environment. As clients work through treatment, they step down to additional levels of care with progressively fewer hours of programming per week. These include partial hospitalization programming and intensive outpatient care.

A person who is addicted to marijuana may also experience symptoms of withdrawal once they stop using this substance. These range from mild to severe, and may include:

Mood disturbances
Difficulty sleeping
Decreased appetite
Stomach pains
Physical discomfort

These symptoms usually peak within the first week of quitting and may persist for up to two weeks. Because the experience of marijuana withdrawal can be physically and psychologically grueling, many begin smoking again mid-withdrawal. This is why professional care is crucial for those struggling with long-term, severe marijuana addiction. In a marijuana treatment facility, nurses, physicians and clinicians can keep clients accountable during this difficult period, and help them work successfully through detox and into recovery.

Marijuana Treatment Process at innerSpace Healing Center®

At innerSpace Healing Center®, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to marijuana addiction. For the results of treatment to be long lasting, marijuana rehab has to be tailored to each individual’s unique needs. By taking a personalized, comprehensive approach to recovery, we set clients up for success in and out of our center.

Marijuana rehab at innerSpace Healing Center® typically involves four phases: evaluation, detoxification, treatment and aftercare planning. During the evaluation process, we create a comprehensive care plan for each new client. Medically supervised detox allows participants to undergo withdrawal symptoms under the care of compassionate professionals. During treatment, clients undergo various therapies that help them reflect on the roots of their addiction, restore their health, and build a fulfilling life of sobriety. Aftercare planning helps solidify the work of recovery by creating a strategy to maintain healthy habits outside of treatment.

Recovery at our center is made possible with a variety of healing amenities. These include*:

Medication management
Individual and group therapy
Treatment for co-occurring disorders
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
Rejuvenating recreational amenities, including a gym, pool and basketball court
Reflective activities like meditation, yoga and journaling
*Treatment options vary from center to center.


Medical Disclaimer: innerSpace Healing Center® aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.

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Whether you require higher levels of outpatient care, or you need to stay connected to long-term outpatient drug treatment, innerSpace Healing Center® can help assess your situation and guide you toward the appropriate placement for your point in treatment. Call us today and let us help you find the services you need to set your recovery in motion.

How to Find Outpatient Treatment Centers Near Me

At The innerSpace Healing Center®, we offer exclusive therapeutic services and programs designed specifically for outpatient care. A program that meets your recovery needs may be available in your area..

Outpatient Programs at innerSpace Healing Center®

blog-single Outpatient treatment at innerSpace Healing Center® is personalized to a person’s unique physical and mental needs. At our centers, psychiatric and medical services are available to those in outpatient rehabilitation, and regular contact with a licensed therapist is highly encouraged.

As you enjoy the freedom and independence of a life free from drugs and alcohol, the outpatient programs of innerSpace Healing Center® can help you maintain sobriety in thought, emotion and action.