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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.

What is Marijuana?

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.

How is Marijuana Taken?

  • Inhalation
  • Marijuana can be added to edibles such as baked food and candies.
  • Smoked

Clinically Reviewed by: Charee Marquez, LMFT
Review Date: 3/1/2023

Is Marijuana Legal?

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.

What are the Effects of Marijuana Abuse?

Abusing marijuana can have one or more of the following effects

  • Hallucinations
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Euphoria
  • Insomnia
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Impaired memory
  • Mood swings

Symptoms vary depending on genetics and other factors. Some symptoms might be fleeting, while others can be long-lasting.

What Are the Symptoms of Marijuana Addiction?

  • Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Climbing tolerance levels
  • Intense cravings for marijuana
  • Isolation from loved ones
  • Criminal activities
  • Sleepiness
  • Paranoia
  • Increased weight gain
  • Extreme insomnia

How is Marijuana Addiction Diagnosed?

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.

What are the Likely Treatments for Marijuana Addiction?

Detox Programs

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

  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Stomach ache
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches

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

  • Pain Relievers – Ibuprofen is given for stomach and headaches
  • Promethazine – This helps to reduce vomiting and nausea.

Users might also benefit from slowly tapering off from Marijuana. This reduces the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms.

Support Groups and Counseling

Counseling and the presence of support groups provide support and encouragement. This reduces the possibility of a relapse.

Most rehab centers provide these facilities.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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.

Other Treatment Options

Rehab centers also offer other treatment options. This includes

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