Addictions We Treat

Addiction treatment is not one-size-fits-all, and your treatment plan should not be either. That’s why it’s so important that your residential treatment center has experience and expertise in a range of addictions, as well as a focus on individualized care. That’s exactly what you’ll find at The Estate, one of the few stand-alone addiction treatment centers in the country.

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Of all the dangerous drugs available, marijuana often seems low on the list. Although one of the most widely used drugs in the world, many people think of it as no big deal. Perhaps that’s why the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that an estimated 26.0 million Americans aged 12 or older were current users of marijuana. If that includes your loved one, you likely know the sad reality of how big of a deal it truly is. Help them consider a different path with our nature-based approach to marijuana addiction treatment for a unique and powerful experience to guide them through recovery.

The Myths of Marijuana

Just because marijuana is ‘natural,’ can be used for medicinal purposes, and some states have legalized it doesn’t mean it’s safe. Alcohol is legal and it can still wreak havoc when abused, for example. The truth is, long-term marijuana use can cause physical and psychological effects that make it difficult to stop using and can lead to addiction.

In fact, per the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about nine percent of people who abuse marijuana will eventually develop an addiction. That risk increases to 17 percent if people start using marijuana during the teen years because of their still-developing brain, and up to 50 percent in those who use the drug every day.

The Estate Approach

As one of the only privately owned, stand-alone drug rehab centers in MS, the Estate treats a wide range of addictions with a unique, effective Dual Diagnosis approach. Designed to address the core of each client’s experience with substance abuse, our program helps those who are ready to help themselves and break the deadly cycle of addiction. Our nature-based, holistic programming–combined with our clinical and therapeutic expertise – allows us to help addicts become advocates for long-term recovery.
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Marijuana Addiction Treatment at the Estate

Our beautiful, secluded 108-acre forest location in Lucedale, Mississippi was selected specifically so we could offer marijuana addiction treatment programs that are interactive – utilizing nature with research-based therapeutic interventions incorporating modalities that include ropes courses and challenge activities for both one-on-one and group sessions.

Nature-based experiential recovery teaches important lessons about trust, communication, perseverance and team-building along with other tools for overcoming obstacles to sobriety. With nature as an integral part of the healing process, we also offer your loved one traditional marijuana addiction treatment including CBT, DBT and EDMR as part of our individualized care.

Long-Term Effects of Marijuana Use
Just like most other abused drugs, long-term marijuana use can cause negative health consequences such as:

• Respiratory problems – Smoke from marijuana can be irritating and lung-damaging like tobacco smoke leading to chronic cough and higher risk of lung infections.
• Cardiovascular risk – Ingestion increases the heart rate for several hours, which in turn increases the chance of heart attack or stroke particularly for those with pre-existing heart conditions and those who are older.
• Mental health issues – Long-term marijuana use can decrease memory-related performance, decrease interest in everyday activities and is also known to intensify symptoms in users with schizophrenia.
• Child development – Use during pregnancy can affect the brain development of the fetus and has been linked to behavioral problems in babies.
• Psychological dependence – Feeling at a deep level that marijuana is needed in order to handle day-to-day life and social interactions.

Signs of Marijuana Addiction
Because of the perception that marijuana is harmless, it can be hard to know when your loved one’s use has become something more. Common signs that your loved one is addicted to marijuana include:

• Consistent dry mouth, productive cough
• Sleep disturbances, increased heart rate
• Memory problems and difficulty concentrating
• Mood swings, depression, paranoia
• Cravings for the drug
• Need to use marijuana either daily or several times a day
• Tolerance for the drug, which leads to higher doses of marijuana
• Spending money that should go to living expenses on marijuana
• Missing work, hobbies or social activities in order to use
• Taking risks while under the influence
• Withdrawal symptoms and/or failed attempts to stop marijuana use

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