Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant and goes by different street names like pot, dope, weed, or grass. It has two main parts: cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Marijuana is also legal in many states of the US. More than 18% of Americans use marijuana, making it one of the most commonly used illegal drugs. Due to its easy access, you may be more vulnerable to marijuana addiction.
While some states in the United States have made marijuana legal (about 19 states), it’s still against the law in most places around the world. However, just because it’s legal in some states doesn’t mean it’s safe.
There are different ways people use marijuana:
These are the main ways folks use marijuana to get high. But remember, using it too much or too often can lead to problems.
Abusing marijuana can have one or more of the following effects
Symptoms vary depending on genetics and other factors. Some symptoms might be fleeting, while others can be long-lasting.
Diagnosis is usually made by a healthcare professional. A physical examination will be conducted. They do a check-up, like when you visit any doctor. The doctor might also talk to you and ask questions to find out how bad your symptoms are. During this process, they might need to check your blood and pee to make sure there are no other health problems causing similar issues.
The first step is to stop using marijuana by detoxing. Detoxing programs usually last between 3-7 days and are completed under the supervision of a mental health expert.
Users typically experience withdrawal symptoms after detoxing. Some withdrawal symptoms include
Withdrawal symptoms begin 48 hours after detoxing and can last for more than two weeks. The exact duration depends on the extent of marijuana dependency.
Doctors might also prescribe some medications to reduce withdrawal symptoms. This might include
Users might also benefit from slowly tapering off from Marijuana. This reduces the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms.
Counseling and the presence of support groups provide support and encouragement. This reduces the possibility of a relapse.
Most rehab centers provide these facilities.
CBT helps to readjust the thinking and traits of a patient. It also helps them better understand their addiction and manage it effectively.
CBT is a standard feature of marijuana treatment.
Rehab centers also offer other treatment options. This includes
If you or your loved one is trying to stop marijuana from taking over your life, call us. At New Hope Healthcare we understand addiction and all its complexities. Call us today at 866-806-1027 to get started on your recovery.
Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant and is commonly smoked or consumed in various forms. It contains two main components: cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It’s also known by other names like pot, dope, weed, or grass.
Marijuana can be inhaled by smoking or added to edibles like baked goods and candies.
Marijuana’s legality varies by location. It is illegal in most parts of the world, including much of the United States. However, some U.S. states have legalized its use, though legalization doesn’t reduce its potential dangers.
Abusing marijuana can lead to effects such as hallucinations, changes in appetite, euphoria, insomnia, impaired concentration, memory issues, mood swings, and more. The specific effects can vary among individuals.
Symptoms of marijuana addiction may include tremors, nausea, irritability, increased tolerance, intense cravings, isolation from loved ones, engagement in criminal activities, sleepiness, paranoia, weight gain, and extreme insomnia.
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At New Hope Health in Tennessee, we offer free insurance verification for our clients who feel they need some help. When you contact us, we will carry out the thorough analysis of your addiction problem, and then recommend a workable drug treatment program. Next, we will contact your insurance provider on your behalf and verify your benefits. We will also let you know if you will be responsible for any out-of-pocket expense not covered under your plan.
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