If you are looking for a marijuana addiction center in Indiana, Landmark Recovery can help you find the tools you need to overcome it with personalized, evidence-based marijuana addiction treatment in Indianapolis.
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana is a mind-altering drug primarily consisting of a mixture of dried flowers, or buds, from the Cannabis sativa plant. 1 This drug, which is also called weed, grass, herb, pot, reefer, bud, dope, ganja, and Mary Jane, can be consumed in a variety of different ways. Although marijuana is usually smoked (in a joint or blunt or using a pipe), it can also be mixed with foods or brewed as a tea. Another method, which has become increasingly popular, involves the use of a vaporizer to inhale the vapors produced from marijuana or a liquid marijuana extract.
What Are the Effects of Marijuana?
The main psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a chemical that acts on cannabinoid receptors in areas of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, concentration, thinking, coordination, movement, and sensory and time perception. 2 The overactivation of these areas by THC provides pleasant feelings of euphoria and relaxation. Other effects of marijuana use include heightened sensory perception, laughter, altered perception of time, increased appetite, anxiety, fear, panic, paranoia, hallucinations, elevated heart rate, reduced blood pressure, difficulty concentrating, and impaired memory. 3 Marijuana negatively impacts judgement and decision-making, increasing the chances that you engage in risky behaviors. 4 Long-term marijuana use decreases cognitive function and increases the risk for mental illness, polysubstance abuse, respiratory illness, heart attack, and cancer. 4-6
Is Marijuana Addictive?
Based on research findings and previous case studies, most experts agree that marijuana can be addictive. Recent data suggest that 30% of marijuana users may suffer from some degree of marijuana addiction. 7 Although true physical dependence is not very common, most individuals who are addicted to marijuana develop psychological dependence. 8 When you have an addiction to marijuana you feel as if you need the drug and can’t stop using it, and for many people this form of addiction can be just as difficult to overcome as physical dependence. This makes the need to find marijuana addiction treatment highly important.
Marijuana Abuse in Indiana
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in Indiana. According to recent findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, it is estimated that 1 in 10 Indiana residents (aged 12 and over) are current marijuana users, and nearly 1 in 6 report using marijuana in the past year. 9 Marijuana use is most common among young adults, with nearly a quarter of all Indiana residents aged 18 to 25 reporting current marijuana use and more than a third reporting past-year use. Unfortunately, marijuana use is also a major issue facing Indiana teenagers. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System reports that 1 in 6 Indiana high school students (grades 9-12) have used marijuana in the past month. 10
Marijuana is one of the most frequently used drugs among Indiana’s addiction treatment population. From 2007 through 2017, the percentage of treatment episodes reporting marijuana use and dependence in Indiana was significantly higher compared to the rest of the United States. 11 Roughly half of all clients admitted to Indiana addiction treatment centers indicated marijuana use and about 1 in 5 reported marijuana dependence.
Marijuana Addiction Treatment Center in Indianapolis
If you are addicted to marijuana you may experience withdrawal when you attempt to undergo marijuana addiction treatment. 12 This is especially true following the discontinuation of heavy or long-term marijuana use. Symptoms of marijuana withdrawal can be physical and mental and may include: 13
Withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable enough to make it difficult to abstain from marijuana use. For your best chance at marijuana addiction recovery use and preventing relapse, please seek out professional help at an Indiana marijuana addiction treatment center. Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis takes an evidence-based approach to marijuana addiction treatment and provides personalized plans that are tailored to the specific needs of each client. Depending on your severity of addiction and individual situation, you can receive marijuana addiction treatment through a residential program, partial hospitalization program, or intensive outpatient program.
We offer a medically supervised detox program that can help you successfully detox from marijuana. Our trained clinical specialists will closely monitor you around-the-clock during the entire detox process. We will keep you safe and comfortable and administer certain medications (such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, mild pain relievers, sedatives, and antiemetics) to help alleviate the negative symptoms and intense cravings associated with marijuana withdrawal. 14
Following detox, you will be ready to begin therapy, the cornerstone of Landmark Recovery’s Indianapolis marijuana addiction treatment. Therapy typically consists of a combination of individual and group counseling as well as several behavioral interventions. Behavioral therapy will help identify the underlying causes of marijuana addiction and teach new behaviors and coping mechanisms needed to resist future urges and prevent relapse. Some of the science-backed behavioral therapies utilized by our marijuana addiction treatment center include cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, and motivational enhancement therapy. 15
How Can I Get More Information About Landmark Recovery’s Marijuana Addiction Treatment in Indianapolis?
If you or someone you care about is struggling from the effects of marijuana abuse, please do not hesitate to seek professional help. Please call Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis at 317-449-8029 to learn more about our proven medically supervised detox and marijuana addiction treatment programs.
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