How to Approach a Marijuana Addict

How to Approach a Marijuana Addict

If someone you care about is abusing marijuana on a regular basis, that person might be struggling with a marijuana dependence. Marijuana, also known as pot and weed, contains a chemical called THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. The THC in marijuana is what causes the user to get high when using the drug.

There is some debate as to whether marijuana is an addictive substance. Some people will tell you that marijuana is not in any way addictive, but this is not necessarily true. Psychologists have found that marijuana is very psychologically addictive. Psychological addictions are often even harder to break than physical addictions because they are so ingrained in a person’s mind.

Other psychological addictions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Gambling Addiction
  • Overeating Addiction
  • Sex Addiction, or Porn Addiction
  • Shoplifting Addiction and Shopping Addiction

If you are concerned that someone you know is addicted to marijuana or other drugs, we can help you get treatment for your loved one before it is too late.

Steps to Helping a Marijuana Addict

These steps can help you assist the person you care about:

    1. Learn all you can learn about addiction and marijuana abuse.

There is a psychology behind addiction that not everyone is aware of. People who struggle with addiction never plan to become addicted—so how does addiction begin, and how can a person let go of an addiction completely? These are complicated questions and there are many different answers. You can start by learning about the models of addiction, such as the disease model, which may help you better understand and communicate with your loved one.

    1. Help yourself as well.

When it comes to the effects of addiction, those people who love the addicted person are just as likely to be hurt and damaged by addiction as the addict themselves. It’s important to build up your own support network and learn all you can about how addiction affects the entire family. Newer, reputable treatment centers offer family counseling as well as individual rehab. Call us to learn more about these programs.

    1. Lovingly confront the addict.

Sometimes an intervention is in order. Weed is a tricky drug and your loved one may be convinced that he or she is not affected by excessive marijuana use. Before you confront your loved one, be sure you have some sort of treatment, preferably rehab, lined up beforehand. We offer a 24 hour, toll-free helpline that is staffed by experienced counselors who can help you plan an intervention, find an interventionist, or arrange for treatment before you begin the intervention. Failing to properly plan for an intervention is one of the number one reasons interventions fail. Be sure that you are confident in your plan before asking your loved one to seek help.

Help Finding Marijuana Addiction Treatment

You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to find out your options. We offer a free 24-hour, toll-free helpline to help guide you through the treatment and intervention process. We can help you accomplish the following goals:

  • Find treatment that specifically meets your needs
  • Learn more about integrated treatment, Dual Diagnosis treatment, specialty treatment, luxury rehab and more
  • Arrange for insurance payment and coverage for treatment
  • Plan an intervention or find an interventionist in your area
  • Arrange and plan for travel to and from treatment

Let us help you. Make the free call today- you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.