Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Drug Treatment Center in Arizona

Marijuana advocates believe that the drug is safe and harmless because of its organic nature. But according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, between 25-50 percent of people who use the drug on a daily basis are subject to addiction.

There are a handful of states that have made the drug legal, so recognizing and diagnosing marijuana addiction can be difficult. But just like with alcohol, legalization of the substance doesn’t change the underlying chemistry of marijuana or the negative effects it can create.

Marijuana goes by many names, such as weed, pot, bud, herb, grass and Mary Jane. While everybody reacts differently to THC, the active ingredient in pot, most users tend to enjoy the drug for the pleasant, calm and relaxed feelings it produces.

As with most drugs though, regular use will quickly result in a higher tolerance—which in turn will lead you to hit the reefer again and again, just to feel the same high that you once did. When this happens, it may seem impossible to feel good without it—creating an addiction that is extremely difficult to break cold turkey.

The Science Behind Your Addiction

It probably comes as no surprise that weed is the most abused illegal drug in the U.S—but why? When THC latches onto your brain’s receptors, it causes a head and body high that is described as feeling blissful.

But as you come down from your high, intense withdrawals can keep you using. Some of the more common side effects of long-term marijuana use include:

  • Intense drug cravings
  • Anxiety, panic attacks or paranoia
  • Trouble thinking or remembering
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness or insomnia
  • Appetite changes/fluctuations in weight

When you become psychologically dependent on weed, your entire world can feel off balance. You may begin to isolate yourself from friends and family and ignore social activities that you once enjoyed.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, seeking professional help for your drug dependency will help you reclaim your life.

Finding Greener Pastures

You don’t have to be a victim of the viscous cannabis cycle. Fighting addiction alone can seem like an impossible feat, but with the support of Blueprints for Recovery, it’s possible.

Our long-term drug treatment facility is a place of recovery for young men between the ages of 18-30, dealing with similar addictions—but we know that your experiences with marijuana are unique. For that reason, we offer individualized treatment to address your specific challenges.

We believe in the 12-step approach, and with individual, group and family therapies, we will get to the root of your drug addiction to understand the real reasons behind it.

The community at Blueprints for Recovery is staffed by a compassionate team of counselors and therapists who have experienced and recovered from addictions of their own. So our team understands what it takes to get you through your deepest struggles.

In an environment that is both welcoming and nurturing, you can find relief and live free from your chemical dependency. Call us today at (888) 744-9969 or fill out the form below.

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