Recovering from an addiction to marijuana takes time and the right evidence-based approach. Our skilled team at Landmark Recovery of Knoxville’s 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
Even though marijuana poses little risk of overdose, 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
Other long-term health risks of becoming addicted to or dependent on marijuana include:6
Receiving evidence-based treatment at an addiction recovery center is incredibly important for individuals struggling to overcome marijuana dependence, but unfortunately, many people do not seek out the care that they need. Recent data shows that only 14.8% of people who entered a rehabilitation program for marijuana did so of their own accord.7
Landmark Recovery can help you overcome marijuana dependence and get you on the path to recovery. We are proud to offer evidence-based treatments in a supportive environment at our new marijuana recovery center in Knoxville.
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. Although marijuana is commonly referred to as a harmless drug, many marijuana users develop a psychological dependence on the drug known as marijuana use disorder. Like other forms of addiction, this dependence will cause you to experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop using marijuana.8
After detox, you will be ready to join our marijuana recovery program for the therapy phase of your recovery. We offer a number of science-backed treatment options. Individual and group counseling are often combined with behavioral therapy, which studies have shown to be a very effective form of marijuana treatment.9
Various forms of behavioral therapy will be used to identify the root causes of your marijuana addiction and equip you with new behaviors and coping skills you will need to prevent relapse. Behavioral therapies utilized by our marijuana recovery program include cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, and motivational enhancement therapy.
Are you or someone you love struggling with a dependence on marijuana? Landmark Recovery of Knoxville can provide you with an effective and personalized treatment plan for your addiction. Speak with a recovery specialist at (865) 448-5174 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) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2020). Know the Risks of Marijuana.https://www.samhsa.gov/marijuana
7) Addiction Center (2021). Marijuana Addiction and Abuse.https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/marijuana/
8) 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/
9) 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