Marijuana Addiction Treatment
More than 18% of Americans use Marijuana. This makes it the most popular illicit substance in America.
Understanding its danger can help you avoid falling into the marijuana trap.
Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant. Parts of the cannabis plants are usually dried up, smoked, or ground in leaves or wraps.
There are two main parts of marijuana, namely cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Marijuana is also called pot, dope, weed, or grass.
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Marijuana is illegal in most parts of the world, including most of the United States. However, some states in the US have legalized its use.
While Marijuana is now legal in about 19 states, it doesn’t reduce the danger of marijuana addiction.
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. Your doctor might also ask you some questions to understand the severity of your symptoms.
Blood and urine tests might be taken to rule out other health 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
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