Overcoming chronic or habitual marijuana use means getting the right treatment from a professional rehab facility. Landmark Recovery of Denver offers the highest quality of care, evidence-based therapy, and personalized treatment programs for patients struggling with a marijuana addiction or marijuana dependence.
Marijuana – or its more common name, weed – is a mind-altering drug produced from the Cannabis sativa plant, and currently, the most commonly used illegal substance in the United States at the national level.1 However, it is legal in over two dozen states and in Washington, D.C., 2 with laws around both recreational and medical marijuana changing often.3
The primary ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). When a person uses marijuana, THC travels through the bloodstream, connects to cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells, and results in a “high.”4 Marijuana influences the parts of the brain that control pleasure, memory, concentration, and coordination, which can lead to loss of coordination, difficulties thinking and problem-solving, and distorted perception.
While it is not likely to overdose on marijuana, there are still plenty of risks with using the drug. The long-term risks of becoming addicted to or dependent upon marijuana include:8
If you or a loved one are struggling with marijuana addiction in Colorado or the surrounding area, it is highly recommended that you consider professional marijuana treatment from a local, licensed, and accredited addiction treatment facility. Landmark Recovery of Denver offers evidence-based therapy, detox services, and a personalized treatment program at our marijuana addiction treatment center.
Chronic marijuana users who have developed a dependence on the drug will likely experience withdrawal symptoms, which can be uncomfortable and lead to relapse. The first step in marijuana addiction recovery will be rehabilitation through detox. Our trained clinical specialists monitor patients around the clock and provide certain medications – such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, mild pain relievers, and sedatives – that can help alleviate the negative symptoms and intense cravings that are often experienced during marijuana withdrawal.9
Following detox, patients are transitioned into a personalized treatment program that has been tailored to meet their specific needs. Depending on the severity of the addiction and any unique challenges (such as a co-occurring mental health disorder), patients may receive marijuana treatment services through a combination of residential, partial hospitalization, or intensive outpatient programs. The cornerstone of Landmark Recovery’s holistic marijuana addiction treatment programs is behavioral therapy, the most effective and proven form of marijuana treatment. Behavioral therapy will help identify the underlying causes of the marijuana addiction and teach patients healthy behaviors and coping mechanisms that are needed to resist future urges and prevent relapse.
Landmark Recovery understands that successful treatment does not end the day a patient leaves our facility. After completing rehab, patients have access to our fully integrated support network. Our alumni program includes a discharge plan, a recovery coach assigned to the patient, and events and programs like twice-weekly SMART Recovery meetings and weekly 12 step meetings.
Our conveniently located Landmark Recovery of Denver facility is here to provide you or your loved one with the best addiction treatment and personalized care available. We believe no one will be more dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse achieve recovery and sobriety. Please call our marijuana treatment center at (720) 702-9994 to learn more about our medical assisted detox and treatment programs.
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1) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2020). Know the Risks of Marijuana.https://www.samhsa.gov/marijuana
2) Harvard Health Publishing (2020). Medical marijuana.https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/medical-marijuana-2018011513085
3) Defense Information Systems Agency (2021). Map of Marijuana Legality By State.https://disa.com/map-of-marijuana-legality-by-state
4) Department of Justice: Drug Enforcement Administration (2020). Drug Facts Sheet.https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Marijuana-Cannabis-2020_0.pdf
5) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2020). Know the Risks of Marijuana.https://www.samhsa.gov/marijuana
6) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2021). Find Treatment: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs.https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/atod
7) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017). Marijuana and Public Health: Fast Facts.https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/fact-sheets.htm
8) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2020). Know the Risks of Marijuana.https://www.samhsa.gov/marijuana
9) Bonnet U, Preuss UW. The cannabis withdrawal syndrome: current insights. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation. 2017;8:9-37.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5414724/