Marijuana is a commonly used drug in America. In fact, even prior to it’s emerging legal status this drug was by far the most popular in America. With it becoming medically and/or recreationally legal in some states, that popularity has only grown. While some states have made it legal, it remains illegal in most of the nation. This is due to it’s potential for abuse. Despite the federal government’s view, there are some medical uses. Therefore, some feel this substance isn’t a problem and can even offer some benefits. However, you may wonder how to tell whether you’re dealing with marijuana abuse and addiction. Here at Crest View Recovery Center, we want to help you understand the issue so you can make the best decision for treatment.
Specifically, marijuana comes from the cannabis plant. It’s usually taken by smoking it in dried form through a pipe or joint. It’s also commonly consumed in edibles. In fact, these are things that can be eaten like candies or baked goods. Users receive the same effects no matter how they take in the drug. However, you can get a more intense high through taking a resin-like substance that comes from the marijuana plant. This is usually made into a vapor. Moreover, marijuana gives users a calming feeling.
Signs of Marijuana Abuse
Marijuana does alter the user’s perception because it’s a psychoactive drug. Tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) is the chemical ingredient that gives you the “high” experience when using marijuana. CBD is another chemical found in marijuana. It presents less abuse potential but most of the same medical benefits. This makes CBD more commonly used by medical professions. Furthermore, the effects may vary from person to person, but signs of marijuana abuse typically include:
- Feelings of calm and happiness
- Excessive eating
- Mild hallucinations
- Withdraw from friends and family
- Less anxiety
- Poor performance in school or work
- Difficulty meeting responsibilities
You can’t overdose on marijuana, but that doesn’t make the drug completely safe. Because it alters perception, it can lead people to making poor decisions and taking unnecessary risks. Therefore, this leads to a chance of having an accident or getting hurt.
How CVRC Can Help
Marijuana addiction can be a real problem and cause a number of difficulties in your life. It’s physical symptoms may not be debilitating but it’s psychological ones can cause a good degree of stress and other issues. Here at Crest View, we offer addiction treatment that addresses the needs of each client. In addition, our staff has the expertise to help you overcome any issues due to a dependence on marijuana.
For example, services we offer include:
- Trauma therapy
- Detox assistance
- Weekend fun activities
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Gender-specific housing
Our programs will meet all of your comprehensive, individual needs. In fact, we treat you as a person and offer reality therapy to help you throughout every aspect of your life. Call us today at 866.327.2505 to learn more about how we can help you to overcome marijuana abuse.