Treatment for Underlying Causes of Marijuana Addiction

Treatment for Underlying Causes of Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that comes from the cannabis plant. It can be prescribed for those suffering from multiple sclerosis, cancer and lupus. Other than these and other medicinal purposes, marijuana is illegal in the United States. Marijuana is recreationally used to achieve euphoria and escape reality. It can cause a change in perception and affect your memory. It has been proven that marijuana is a gateway drug to more powerful, dangerous, and addictive drugs.

Is Marijuana Addictive?

Most people view marijuana as a non-addictive drug. It does not generally cause physical addiction or have physical withdrawal symptoms that come along with stopping. On the other hand, marijuana has proven to cause a psychological addiction. This addiction is generally tied into other psychological issues that the addict has already been dealing with. They will habitually use marijuana when they are having a bad day, or just need to escape from a situation. This is considered to be addiction.

Underlying Causes for Marijuana Addiction

The following are some potential causes for marijuana addiction:

  • Illness. Marijuana can cause a temporary feeling of euphoria and can even take away the pains associated with illness. After a while, when patients feel any kind of pain, they are likely to reach for marijuana to take the pain away.
  • Depression. Depression is another factor that may cause marijuana addiction. It is a mental condition that can cause an overwhelming sense of loneliness and sadness. Those with depression have turned to marijuana as an escape.
  • Divorce. Divorce is a tough situation for anyone. Someone going through a divorce will experience a wide range of emotions and feelings. People will turn to just about anything that can help ease the pain of a divorce. For those who turn to marijuana during this tough time may find that they begin a life-long addiction.
  • Anxiety. Anxiety can result from any stressful situation. It can start from pressure at work, divorce, depression, mental illness or even financial stress. Marijuana can become an escape from this anxiety.

Do You Need Help with Recovery From Marijuana Addiction?

If you or a loved one is abusing marijuana and can’t seem to stop, call us today. Our trained counselors are standing by 24 hours a day at our toll-free helpline to take your call. Each call is completely confidential and there is never a charge. We want to help answer your questions and help you decide whether or not rehab is right for you. We will even help you figure out the costs of rehab and how much your insurance provider might cover. We are here to help you. Don’t do this alone. Call us today.