Outpatient Treatment for Marijuana/Cannabis/Pot
Marijuana, also known as cannabis and pot, is becoming mainstream for both medical and recreational use. This can often overshadow the harmful addiction, which may result from chronic use. There is an ever-growing gap between the latest science about it and the myths surrounding it. Some people think that since it is legal in some places, it must be safe. But your body doesn’t know doesn’t know a legal drug from an illegal drug. It only knows the effect the drug creates once you have taken it.
What is Marijuana Rehab?
Like other drugs, marijuana can lead to a cycle of addiction when use interferes with a person’s ability to maintain a healthy, active, productive lifestyle. The legalization of recreational marijuana and medical cannabis may change people’s minds about the addictive nature of the drug, but it is important to remember that addiction is a disease. People may use marijuana to cope with the stress of daily life or to alleviate symptoms caused by certain mental health conditions. Essentially, these people are self-medicating. Statistics indicate that most people who try to quit using marijuana without supportive treatment relapse within six months.
Signs of Use, Abuse, and Addiction that Requite Cannabis Rehab
Marijuana is generally considered a safe drug, but it can be addictive if a person has an unhealthy relationship with the drug. That’s not to say that everyone who uses cannabis is addicted or will become addictive. But if you or someone you know who uses marijuana to alleviate depression, stress, and other problems, this is the point where addiction may begin. The first sign of cannabis addiction is when using the drug interferes with one’s life. Often times, work and school performance decline because the person chooses to occupy their time with acquiring and using marijuana. Cannabis addiction can also make someone more willing to engage in risky behaviors.
Cannabis addiction can be identified by what occurs when the person does not use or have access to the drug.
A person may:
- Be unable to get out of bed in the morning or spend their day on productive activities
- Be irritable or moody
- Be unable to sleep
- Have a strong need to use cannabis, alcohol or other drugs
- Not want to eat or have the “munchies”
- Have drug-related legal problems, included arrests for possession
- Have difficulty breathing and chronic cough
- Experience a distorted sense of reality and paranoia
- Neglect work, relationships, school and other responsibilities
- Have problems remembering
How North Coast Recovery Can Help with Marijuana/Cannabis/Pot Addiction
North Coast Recovery is an outpatient treatment rehab center in the Pacific Northwest serving the Portland Metro Area, Hillsboro, Beaverton and surrounding areas in Oregon as well as Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver and the I-5 corridor in Washington and Oregon. Contact us for more information and to learn how North Coast Recovery can help you or a family member.
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