Addictions We Treat
Marijuana Addiction Treatment
The Myths of Marijuana
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
Marijuana Addiction Treatment at the Estate
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
• 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
• 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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