One of the most common substances that people abuse today is marijuana. In fact, marijuana abuse is so common, that many people dismiss the drug’s addictive abilities. This has led marijuana use to become more and more socially acceptable. As a result, marijuana is now legal in numerous United States. Regardless of how legal and socially acceptable marijuana use is though, it’s still a drug, and can thus still cause individuals to develop an addiction. The best way to overcome marijuana addiction is through marijuana rehab.
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana is a drug taken from the cannabis plant. Therefore, another name for marijuana is cannabis. Other names for marijuana include weed, pot, grass, and herb.
The psychoactive ingredient within marijuana that causes individuals to get high is THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. Cannabis with a more than 0.3% concentration of THC in it, is technically marijuana. Cannabis with less than 0.3% THC in it is technically a hemp plant.
Due to the psychoactive effects of marijuana with more than 0.3% of THC in it, chronic consumption of this substance can lead to addiction. Just like with any other substance, once a person develops an addiction to marijuana, the best way to overcome that addiction is by attending marijuana rehab.
How Do People Consume Marijuana
The most common way to consume marijuana is to smoke it. Some people smoke marijuana through a pipe or bong. Others like to smoke marijuana through joints, hand-rolled cigarettes, or blunt cigar wraps. Some people even like to smoke the oil from the marijuana plant; this practice is known as dabbing.
Some individuals that don’t enjoy smoking marijuana like to consume the substance through edible food, drinks, or gummies. For example, there are gummies that people can purchase now with marijuana infused in them. Consuming marijuana gummies is an easy and efficient way to get a dose of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes.
When it comes to consuming marijuana through food, many people choose to bake marijuana into their treats. For example, a popular baked treat to incorporate marijuana into is brownies.
When it comes to ways to infuse marijuana into one’s drinks, many people choose to brew the substance. For example, many people who use marijuana for medicinal purposes brew marijuana in their tea. A newer, less common form of consuming marijuana recreationally is to vaporize it.
The Legality of Marijuana
Over the years, marijuana has become legal in numerous U.S. states. In present time, medicinal marijuana use is legal in 36 U.S. states and recreational marijuana use is legal in 15 U.S. states. As a result more than 109 million Americans now live in an area where recreational marijuana is legal.
This gradual progression in the legalization of marijuana goes to show both the positive effects that can derive from medicinal marijuana and the social acceptance of recreational marijuana use. The increasing legalization of recreational marijuana use, in particular, goes to show why there is an increasing need for marijuana rehabilitation centers.
How Marijuana Dependence Develops
Prior to developing marijuana addiction, individuals develop marijuana dependency. Marijuana dependence is characterized by suffering from withdrawal symptoms anytime one minimizes or discontinues use of the substance. Thus, the body is essentially dependent on marijuana to function. This is especially the case since withdrawal symptoms are usually very unpleasant.
Since marijuana withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant, people that suffer from marijuana dependency usually choose to use more and more of the substance to avoid feeling them. This continued abuse of marijuana after one has already developed marijuana dependency often causes a person to develop marijuana addiction.
Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms
There are numerous withdrawal symptoms that individuals who suffer from marijuana dependency and addiction experience when minimizing or discontinuing their use of the substance. Some of these withdrawal symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
- Troubles sleeping
- Excessive sweating
Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Addiction
Once an individual’s marijuana dependency turns into a full-fledged marijuana addiction, there are other symptoms that often arise. Some common signs and symptoms of marijuana addiction include:
- Dry mouth
- Memory loss
- Trouble learning
- Rapid heartbeat
- Slow reaction time
- Loss of self-control
- Distorted perception
- Impaired coordination
- Inability to think straight
- Trouble problem solving
- Wet, mucus-filled cough
- Bloodshot and/or blurry eyes
Treating Marijuana Abuse: Detox and Rehab
Individuals that are looking to overcome marijuana dependency and addiction should attend professional marijuana detox followed by marijuana rehab. Marijuana detox is the process of ridding the body of all marijuana. This means that individuals must slowly stop consuming marijuana while in detox until they’re clean and sober.
Because detox requires individuals to slowly stop their use of substances, people that attend professional detox usually experience withdrawal symptoms. Usually, though, individuals that attend professional detox can receive prescription withdrawal medications to help them manage their withdrawal symptoms. This is not the case with marijuana though. This is because there are no prescription withdrawal medications for marijuana withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, individuals must be determined to achieve sobriety to complete marijuana detox.
Once individuals complete marijuana detox, they must attend marijuana rehab. While marijuana isn’t a popular substance to attend addiction treatment for, there are some quality marijuana rehabilitation centers. Phoenix Rising Recovery is one of them.
While attending marijuana rehab, patients usually receive different forms of addiction therapy and treatment. Some types of addiction therapy that marijuana rehab patients often receive include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and holistic therapy. Marijuana rehab patients will likely receive these types of therapy in an individual, group, and family therapy format.
Inpatient Marijuana Rehab
Inpatient marijuana rehab is for individuals with severe marijuana addictions. During inpatient marijuana rehab, patients will receive 24/7 care and monitoring. This is due to the fact that inpatient rehab patients must live in marijuana rehabilitation centers during treatment.
There are two forms of inpatient marijuana rehab: standard inpatient marijuana rehab and residential rehab. Standard inpatient marijuana rehab tends to be more structured. All forms of inpatient marijuana rehab last around 30 days or more.
While in a residential or inpatient program, individuals can have access to around-the-clock care in a safe, substance-free environment. This enables people to focus solely on their journey to recovery and overall health throughout treatment.
Outpatient Marijuana Rehab
Outpatient forms of marijuana rehab are less intense and structured than the inpatient forms of marijuana rehab. This is because outpatient forms of marijuana rehab don’t provide 24/7 care and monitoring. In fact, outpatient forms of marijuana rehab allow their patients to live in the comfort of their own homes in-between treatment sessions.
The most intensive form of outpatient treatment is a partial hospitalization program. This is because partial hospitalization program marijuana rehab requires its patients to attend treatment five to eight hours a day, five to seven days a week.
Intensive outpatient treatment is the second most intense form of outpatient rehab. This form of outpatient marijuana rehab requires its patients to receive treatment approximately a few hours a day, a few days a week.
The least intensive and structured form of outpatient rehab is standard outpatient treatment. Standard outpatient treatment requires its patients to attend treatment a couple of hours a day, once or twice a week.
Attend Rehab at Phoenix Rising Recovery
At Phoenix Rising Recovery, we provide various short and long-term forms of rehab programs that are specialized by the substance. This means that Phoenix Rising Recovery patients can attend different forms of rehab that’s just for patients that are addicted to heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and so forth.
For individuals who suffer from mental health disorders on top of their substance use disorders, Phoenix Rising also offers specialized dual diagnosis treatment programs. These dual diagnosis treatment programs are specialized by both substance and mental illness. Therefore, people that suffer from dual diagnosis disorders can receive help that specifically caters to their individual needs.
For those that need to attend detox before addiction treatment, we even offer detox services that are specialized by the substance. Thus, you can attend marijuana detox and marijuana rehab at our treatment center.
At Phoenix Rising Recovery, our goal is to provide each and every rehab patient with recovery options that revitalize their minds and bodies. That’s why we make sure to offer such a wide array of specialized detox, addiction treatment, and addiction therapy programs. So, each and every Phoenix Rising patient can put together the addiction treatment program that perfectly suits their individual needs.
At Phoenix Rising Recovery, not only do we provide our patients with specialized and individualized care, but we also make sure to do so in a way that’s compassionate, innovative, and authentic. That way, patients can trust that they are receiving the best care when attending rehab at our facility.
To learn more about Phoenix Rising Recovery and the various detox, addiction treatment, and addiction therapy programs and services that we offer, contact us today. Why wait? Start your journey to recovery now!