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Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana Addiction Recovery Program

Propagated in the national and regional news by pro-medical marijuana advocacy groups as a non-habit-forming drug, marijuana has been abused for decades in the United States in addition to and without other substances.  Widely regarded as a “recreational” drug with no addictive qualities, marijuana has flown under the radar in regards to its abuse and dependency attributes.  For countless individuals who find themselves unable to function properly without the use of marijuana, Addiction Solutions offers marijuana addiction recovery program options.  We recognize the damage that can be caused due to marijuana dependence addiction, just as much as other mind altering substances.

Marijuana is a naturally occurring plant that when fertilized flowers a bud-like leaf that is abused for its mind-altering effects.  Marijuana can be a sticky leafy bud in various shades of green, purple, or blue depending upon potency.  When burned marijuana has a distinctly pungent odor that has been likened to a liquid that is excreted by skunks as a defense mechanism.  Marijuana doesn’t need to be smoked to be abused, however.  Methods of marijuana consumption include:

  • Smoking marijuana “buds”
  • Baking marijuana into food to be eaten
  • Mixing marijuana flakes with other substances for an increased “high”

When marijuana is purchased, it goes by several different names that all refer to the same potent drug:

  • Pot
  • Weed
  • Hashish
  • Ganja
  • Dope
  • Chronic
  • Herb
  • Blunt
  • Reefer
  • Smoke
  • Purple haze
  • Texas tea
  • Astro turf

How does marijuana addiction occur?

Marijuana is typically used recreationally, and the number of individuals who partake in marijuana usage is growing due to the upswing in states legalizing marijuana for medical use by those with certain health conditions.  Marijuana addiction can occur over time due to overuse and abuse of the drug, and for those who have had the disease of addiction present in their family history.  When the endocannabinoid system in the body is overly stimulated, this can lead to a risen tolerance and marijuana dependence addiction.  Simply because marijuana’s reputation of being non-habit forming exists, does not mean that marijuana dependence cannot occur.

What does marijuana addiction look like?

For those who are close to, or who are suffering from marijuana dependence addiction – there are symptoms and signs of marijuana addiction that become apparent over long periods of abuse. Common signs and symptoms of marijuana addiction are:

  • Red eyes
  • Slow reaction time
  • Impaired judgement and reaction times
  • Learning and memory problems
  • Overeating or constantly hungry (“munchies”)
  • Dry mouth (“cotton mouth”)

In addition to the inability to properly function without the use of marijuana, those who suffer from marijuana dependence addiction also are susceptible to other side effects of drug abuse:

  • Loss of control
  • Sleep problems
  • Financial woes
  • Stealing or lying to fund marijuana habit
  • Marijuana withdrawal symptoms

If you or someone you love began using marijuana recreationally, but fear it has developed into a full blown addiction – there is help.  Our marijuana addiction recovery program is designed specifically to help those who find themselves addicted to and dependent upon the use of marijuana in their everyday lives.  Nothing about marijuana addiction is safe, despite the drug’s safe reputation.  A proper marijuana addiction recovery program is necessary to stop using and abusing marijuana, and return your life to what it was prior to addiction.  Stop marijuana addiction before it becomes a dependence upon multiple substances, and prior to your life spiraling out of control due to marijuana addiction.  You can change the course of your life, and live a life free of marijuana addiction with our marijuana addiction recovery program.  Call today to begin your marijuana dependence addiction assessment.

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