Receiving evidence-based treatment at an addiction recovery center is incredibly important for individuals struggling to overcome marijuana dependence. Our skilled team at Landmark Recovery’s Praxis of Fort Wayne marijuana recovery center will design a treatment program that suits your current needs and provides a solid foundation for your next steps toward sobriety.
More commonly used than cocaine, hallucinogens, and inhalants combined, marijuana might be perceived as a harmless drug, but it also is addictive.1 According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 in 10 people who use marijuana will become addicted, and that number rises to 1 in 6 if the individual begins using before the age of 18.2 A contributing factor to growing marijuana abuse, tolerance, and addiction nationwide is the TCH content, the primary ingredient found in marijuana. In fact, the TCH levels of marijuana have increased by 300% since the 1960s.3
Marijuana use poses little risk of overdosing. However, it is the second-most reported culprit for emergency room visits, following cocaine.4 A 2016 study found that the rate of cannabis-related problems leading to emergency room care increased from 2004 to 2011, with teenagers ages 12 to 17 representing the largest demographic that increased. Most visits were due to adverse reactions, poisoning, and accidental ingestion.5
Many marijuana users can develop a psychological dependence on the drug known as marijuana use disorder, or cannabis use disorder (CUD). Roughly 30% of individuals who abuse marijuana have a problematic relationship with it, meaning that they may have withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, depression, and the urge to use marijuana again.6 Marijuana abuse also shows itself in a person’s behavior, such as withdrawing from family and friends, decreased performance at school or work, and excessive eating outside of regular meal times. To be diagnosed with CUD, an individual must exhibit at least two of the 11 symptoms outlined by DSM-5 within a 12-month period.
Landmark Recovery’s Praxis of Fort Wayne is proud to offer evidence-based treatments in a supportive environment at our new marijuana recovery center in Bluffton, IN.
Once you have made the decision to begin your marijuana recovery, you must go through detox to flush out all traces of marijuana from your system. Like other forms of addiction, a dependence on marijuana will cause you to experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop using marijuana.7
After detox, you will be ready to join our marijuana recovery program for therapy. We approach treatment holistically – not just through detox – because we want to equip you with new behaviors and coping skills you will need to prevent relapse.
For this reason, our individual and group counseling are combined with behavioral therapy, which studies have shown to be a very effective form of marijuana treatment.8 Various forms of behavioral therapy will be used to identify the root causes of your marijuana addiction, offering you a better chance at a successful recovery and long-term sobriety.
Are you or someone you love struggling with a dependence on marijuana? Landmark Recovery’s Praxis of Fort Wayne can provide you with an effective and personalized treatment plan for your addiction. Speak with a recovery specialist at (260) 368-2029 today.
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1) DrugRehab.com (2021). Marijuana Statistics and Facts.https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/drugs/marijuana/statistics/
2) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2020). Know the Risks of Marijuana.https://www.samhsa.gov/marijuana
3) Addiction Center (2021). Marijuana Addiction and Abuse.https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/marijuana/
4) Addiction Center (2021). Marijuana Addiction and Abuse.https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/marijuana/
5) DrugRehab.com (2021). Marijuana Statistics and Facts.https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/drugs/marijuana/statistics/
6) American Addiction Centers (2021). Signs of Marijuana Use, Abuse, and Addiction.https://americanaddictioncenters.org/marijuana-rehab/signs-of-abuse
7) 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/
8) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020). Marijuana Research Report: Available Treatments for Marijuana Use Disorders.https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/available-treatments-marijuana-use-disorders