You Can Get Clean from Marijuana and We Can Help

You Can Get Clean from Marijuana and We Can Help

No other drug has gotten as much exposure in American society as Marijuana. Marijuana was first portrayed in a feature length film in 1940 when Katherine Hepburn asked Cary Grant if he has switched to dope in “The Philadelphia Story.” Since then the drug has slowly but steadily crept into American culture to the point of partial legalization. Marijuana is smoked by a multitude of actors, musicians and comedians who portray it as a cool and fun substance. It has even developed a large collection of slang or street names including the following:

  • Pot
  • Weed
  • Bud
  • Broccoli
  • Tea
  • Dope
  • Grass
  • Mary Jane
  • Hutch
  • Chronic
  • 420
  • Magic Dragon

How Is Marijuana Addictive?

From a purely physical standpoint marijuana is not an addictive drug. The withdrawal symptoms are minor compared to those of alcohol or prescription painkillers. However Marijuana can be especially addictive psychologically. Addiction is a disease that infects an individual and takes control over body and mind. A person may not be physically addicted to Marijuana, yet they still rely on it as a coping mechanism for their life. If Marijuana users have a bad day, they use to feel better. If they have a good day, they use to celebrate. Marijuana use begins to define all daily activities. Smokers abuse the drug in order to medicate their feelings, but in doing so they lose the ability to deal with life’s choices in a healthy way.

How to Regain Control from Marijuana

There are myths about how marijuana addictive recovery can be done. The following methods are ineffective and rarely result in long-term recovery:

  • Self-treatment. Trying to keep addiction a secret may save face in the short run, but it is not an effective path to recovery. Like any other serious illness, addiction requires the support of professionals.
  • Blanket treatment. There are many different tools used for drug abuse including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12-step programs, medication and rapid detox. Just because a program worked for someone does not mean that it will work for you. Treatment must be personalized to be effective.
  • Cold turkey. Since marijuana is habit forming, a cold turkey or instant cessation of use is not advised, because it will provoke behavioral withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, irritability and shame or guilt over any relapses.

Marijuana addiction treatment through a rehab center is a recovery method that works. A rehabilitation center is a confidential, supportive and accepting environment where marijuana users can get the help they need to regain control of their lives.

Get Clean from Marijuana Today

If you are addicted to marijuana, we can help you get clean. Please call our toll-free helpline today to receive more information about marijuana addiction treatment. We are available 24 hours a day to help you find the recovery solutions you need. Choose to break free from marijuana. Call us today.