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Marijuana

MARIJUANA ADDICTION

Effective Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Over 150 million people use marijuana worldwide. The effects of marijuana use are often downplayed by Hollywood and entertainers whose movies and lyrics often portray marijuana as a fun, harmless drug. The effects of marijuana, including the risk of developing an addiction remain an important worldwide issue. The ever increasing volume of people seeking Marijuana addiction treatment is testament to the seriousness of the issue.

Benefits of receiving Residential Treatment

While there are many benefits to receiving inpatient marijuana addiction treatment, the top benefits are as follows:

Secluded location

Residential detox removes addicts from their daily lives which often hold many triggers for substance abuse. Getting away from people and places that encourage marijuana use is beneficial for many addicts seeking treatment.

Busy schedule

A full day of counselling sessions combined with other types of therapy help keep cravings lower which is very important, especially in the beginning.

Personal and group therapy counselling sessions

Both one-on-one counselling and group sessions are integral to successful recovery from marijuana addiction. One-on-one counselling can address the addict’s personal issues behind addiction while group sessions allow the opportunity for all members present to learn from one another.

24-hour care

No matter what time of day, there are counsellors and support workers available to help clients get through cravings or emotional difficulties that arise during treatment. All treatment within the treatment centre is kept completely confidential at all times.

What does treatment entail?

The first step in treatment for marijuana at The Brain and Life Hospital is a personal client assessment. This will help our counsellors get a better understanding of each client’s personal needs before embarking on the full addiction treatment programme.

Long-term Effects of Marijuana Addiction

There are many short and long-term effects of marijuana abuse, but some of the most worrisome long-term effects are as follows:

  • Increased hunger referred to as ‘the munchies’ can lead to weight gain over time
  • Loss of interest in school, work or hobbies
  • Slowed reactions and decreased problem solving abilities
  • Poor coordination
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Paranoia or distorted perceptions

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