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Marijuana is a widely used substance in California. However, cannabis addiction is a common problem. According to the National Institutes of Health, drug rehab programs in California that offer behavioral treatments have proven effective for treating marijuana addiction. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, and motivation enhancement therapy.

Addicted.org supports these therapies and recommends residential marijuana rehab in California for chronic marijuana addiction and relapse cases. Outpatient treatment centers are beneficial for aftercare or help recreational cannabis users who want to stop using.

According to SAMHSA, there are over 650 residential programs that offer 24-hour care and over 750 outpatient centers. Addicted.org provides an extensive directory listing of many marijuana detox centers in CA. Contact one of our addictions counselors today to find out more, or consult our directory listing.


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Tips to Combat Marijuana Addiction

  • Extrovert your attention. Walking and spending time outside can be very therapeutic.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods. A deficiency in vitamins and minerals can create a drop in mental and physical energy.
  • Go to the gym. Exercise can boost morale and reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Find a hobby or activity, that allows you to be in a different location than where you are using drugs.
  • Recognize the people in your environment, who affect you emotionally. They could be one of the reasons for your emotional problems.

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List of Marijuana Detox & Rehabs in California

Here is a list of California weed detox and marijuana addiction treatment centers. The list can be incomplete, so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

Marijuana Laws in California

The state of California has the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), and in 2016 marijuana became legal in the state for recreational use for adults aged 21 or older. In 2018 the state started adult-use cannabis sales, making recreational dispensaries open to the public. Within the state, those who are 21 or older can possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana flower, and up to 8 grams of marijuana concentrate. Within the state, adults are legally able to possess up to six living cannabis plants within a private residence. There are numerous restrictions on the use of recreational marijuana within the state. The consumption of legal marijuana is not allowed in any public place or area and any area where tobacco smoking is prohibited. Marijuana cannot be used within 1000 feet of a school, youth center, or daycare where children are present.

Along with alcohol, marijuana is the most widely used substance within the state. Just like alcohol-impaired driving, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal. The state of California has dedicated time and manpower to enforcing impaired driving laws regarding marijuana. The penalties for marijuana-impaired driving can range anywhere from informal probation, fines, license suspension, or even jail time, which is similar to alcohol-impaired driving laws. There is a dangerous risk associated with operating a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. In many of the traffic-related accidents and deaths, marijuana was found in the system of the driver.

Adolescent First Time Use of Marijuana and Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment in California

Within the state of California among adolescents aged 12 to 17 from 2011 to 2015, an annual average of around 9.3% started using alcohol for the first time in the past year. Along with this, per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an annual average of 5.4% of adolescents were misusing marijuana in the past year. Typically, when adolescents use marijuana or alcohol for the first time, it is often because of peer pressure, boredom, or curiosity. If the drug use persists beyond the first use the, likelihood of addiction increases. The motivating factor for why a teen started to abuse alcohol or marijuana expands to other reasons. Marijuana and alcohol provide unhealthy solutions to problems that teens are struggling with. If early intervention is not done, these issues will progress into addiction and drug dependency.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), among youth aged 12 to 17 in California from 2013 to 2017, an annual average of 8.5% or 260,000 adolescents used alcohol for the first time. The first-time use of alcohol among adolescents during this time was similar to the regional average of 8.7% but lower than the national average of 9.4%. Within California, around 5.2% of adolescents, or 158,000 teens used marijuana for the first time in their lives, which was similar to the national and regional average.

How long will marijuana show up on a drug test?

Detection of marijuana can be done through:

  • Blood tests: yield a positive result for up to 6 months
  • Urine tests: yield a positive result for up to 1 month

The detection rate, however, does depend on the metabolic rate of your body, and the last dose ingested.

Frequently Asked Questions

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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on April 28, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

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on April 28, 2022

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility's Medical Director.

Michael Leach, CCMA

Michael Leach, CCMA

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on April 28, 2022

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.