We get that the way people see marijuana is changing. We don’t hear stories of marijuana abuse as much as we used to. However, that doesn’t mean that marijuana abuse has stopped being as issue. Just like painkillers, medical marijuana abuse is still a very real problem. Even though marijuana might not be as scary as other drugs, there’s no such thing as a harmless drug. The most commonly abused substance, marijuana abuse can sometimes lead to scarier forms of substance abuse. Many people with cocaine, meth, or even heroin addictions once started with marijuana use. Don’t let your life slip away from you in a haze. Get back to reality and get the help you need to walk away from marijuana for good. Call Recovery Unplugged today to start treatment for marijuana abuse.
ANY WAY YOU LIGHT IT…
There are few issues relating to substance use that are more dividing than marijuana. Those fighting to make the drug legal often talk about its useful qualities and relative harmlessness. Others against it believe that making pot legal is an issue of public safety and impact overall quality of life. Although this subject is hard, the truth lies somewhere in between. While marijuana’s medical value is valid, many people struggling with addictions to harder substances began with marijuana.
Statistics show that almost half of the population older than 26 has used marijuana at least one in their lifetime. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), roughly 40 percent of high school seniors have used marijuana. The types of marijuana sold on the streets contain higher levels of THC. THC is the primary compound in the drug, and can damage judgment while getting users high. When high, users aren’t in the right mind to stay out of risky situations. Use of marijuana is also linked to laziness, high-risk behavior, and other quality-of-life issues.
The truth is, you don’t need to know the politics behind marijuana abuse to know when it’s become a problem. You just know that you can’t seem to stop and it's taking over more and more of your life. Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you put the joint out for good and get your head on straight. Call us today so we can guide you toward marijuana abuse treatment.
It might be hard to catch the signs of marijuana abuse as using becomes normal. Marijuana abuse can create a lot of physical and psychological dangers. These symptoms of abuse will increase as the use gets worse. Some of the immediate dangers of marijuana abuse include:
- Dramatic Changes in Mood
- Weakened Body Movement
- Diminished Cognitive Ability
- Memory Issues
- Breathing Problems
- Increased Heart Rate
- Impaired Decision-Making
- Increased Risk-Taking
Because of how common marijuana has become, we often forget about its long-term effects. Like any drug, long-term abuse can lead to odd and long-lasting side effects. Aside from withdrawals, vivid and scary dreams, those struggling to quit pot can suffer from scromiting and paranoia. Marijuana abuse can catch up to you if you don’t get the help you need, curb your habit, and quit. If you find it harder to imagine living life without marijuana, you might need help. It’s okay to get help from a qualified treatment provider. At Recovery Unplugged, we won’t judge you or downplay any issues you might be facing. If you’re afraid your habit might lead you down the wrong path, don’t hesitate. Reach out to us today to explore your options.
WITHDRAWING FROM MARIJUANA
When talking about withdrawal, not many people will think of withdrawing from marijuana. Because marijuana is still a drug that changes the chemistry of the brain, the body starts depending on it. When someone stops, they go into withdrawal, which is an uncomfortable experience. While each patient’s marijuana withdrawal depends on how much they used, there are some more common symptoms. These include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of focus
- Depressed feelings
Depending on the person, these symptoms can last from days to weeks. Usually two days after they begin, symptoms get more severe. This can include headaches and issues with body temperature. In order to make sure our clients have the best foundation for recovery, detox is an important step in our program. We want to make sure you get the support you deserve. Don’t let long-term marijuana abuse keep you from getting on the right track.
TREATMENT FOR MARIJUANA ABUSE
People struggling with marijuana abuse often need rehab to address the effects of their use. During treatment, we want them to come face-to-face with the real reasons behind the abuse. Our goal is to also help clients see the impact that abuse has had on their lives. Marijuana abuse treatment should help them rebuild their careers, relationships, and minds. At Recovery Unplugged, we use music-assisted treatment to help all of our clients through this process.
Music is at the center of everything we do at Recovery Unplugged. With the healing power of music, we help our clients get in tune with the feelings they’re trying to numb. To have lasting change, clients must get to the root of abuse and how marijuana plays a part in the bigger picture. In our programs, music plays an important role in getting there. Marijuana abuse treatment often includes group therapy and one-on-one counseling, all supplemented by music. For us, music isn’t just another pastime. At Recovery Unplugged, music is our medicine.