How To Treat Marijuana Addiction
Marijuana addiction could be treated using various approaches. Marijuana abuse varies in severity significantly. Anyone seeking help could consider detox, outpatient drug rehab, or a residential program.
It is also common to attend NA meetings, individual counseling, or group therapy not affiliated with the 12-step methodology.
One of the more successful approaches for treating marijuana addiction is cognitive behavioral therapy. This is a form of therapy that identifies and corrects problematic behaviors.
Comprehensive Approaches and Continued Care
Comprehensive rehabilitation is always the best option. Treatment could include traditional and non-traditional therapies. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, contingency management, and motivational enhancement therapy are successful options.
Holistic approaches also tend to be successful, as do non-traditional approaches such as adventure and wilderness therapy, equine or art therapy, yoga, meditation, and natural approaches.
Most recovering marijuana users benefit from aftercare support, such as outpatient counseling or a 12-step meeting.
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What type of drug is Marijuana?
Marijuana is a mind-altering psychoactive substance that doesn’t fall into a distinct category used to classify drugs. It has been called a depressant, a stimulant, and a hallucinogen and can be categorized as any of the three. However, Marijuana most suitably fits into a class of its own because there are no other known drugs that cause similar effects.
What does Marijuana look like?
The part of the plant most commonly recognizable is the plant’s flowers, also called buds. It looks like dried plant material and is usually green but may also appear in shades of brown or purple. Marijuana is also made into other forms, like hash, that can look like sand or a more wet, resinous material.
How long does Marijuana stay in your system?
Marijuana stays in the human body for quite some time. The active component, THC, is fat-soluble and can be stored in the system for months before being metabolized and released. On average, THC stays in the system for around 30 days. But this figure can vary widely depending on the amount consumed, the frequency of use, and how long the person was consuming Marijuana at that rate. Other controlling factors include the person’s body mass, overall health, and nutrition. It is not uncommon for Marijuana to take 60 days or longer to be undetectable in a urinalysis test.
Is Marijuana addictive?
This question has been highly debated, but the short answer is yes. Virtually any drug has the potential for abuse and addiction when misused, and Marijuana is no exception. Like alcohol, the drug’s legal status in many places doesn’t mean it’s non-addictive or safe. Marijuana is one of the most used substances in the US, after Tobacco and alcohol.
How is Marijuana used?
Marijuana is most commonly smoked. An assortment of devices may be used to accomplish ingestion in this manner, but the most common is a simple pipe or rolled into a joint. Dabbing is the practice of heating Marijuana extracts until they produce a vapor that can be inhaled. Marijuana can also be eaten. These products are commonly referred to as edibles and can have more intense and longer-lasting effects than smoking the drug.
Who benefits from Marijuana rehabilitation?
Treatment for marijuana addiction benefits anyone who has attempted to stop using the drug without success.
It’s common for marijuana users to be recreational binge users or heavy daily users. In addition, it’s common to be a polydrug user, abusing more than one substance, and marijuana is generally always part of the problem.
Rehabilitation programs are beneficial for someone using marijuana along with other drugs like alcohol, prescription drugs, or illicit street drugs.
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