Those addicted to cannabis may experience symptoms of withdrawal when attempting to stop. Long-term users who try to quit report withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, anxiety and cravings–all of which make giving up “weed” very difficult for those addicted. We provide behavioral interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational incentives that have proven effective in the treatment of marijuana addiction.
We do not minimize marijuana addiction or consider it a “gateway” drug – we provide the same level of care and services for those addicted to marijuana as we would any other addiction, which separates our quality of care from other programs.
How We Can Help
If you’ve decided that it’s time to overcome your dependence on marijuana, we are honored that you’ve chosen EXODUS to lead the way. We understand that battling an addiction is never easy, however the services offered here at EXODUS can be the powerful tools you’ve been searching for to kick your dependence and reclaim the control of your life.
About Marijuana and Marijuana Addiction
Marijuana is the term for the dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant, and its active ingredient is Tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC. While still the most common way of ingesting THC, there is an increasing number of options available. Addiction to marijuana is really an addiction to THC, which can be obtained through a variety of sources, all of which are derived from cannabis. These include:
Edibles – This term commonly refers to gummies and brownies, but can include any food or drink to which THC has been added.
Butane Hash Oil – Known by a variety of names, including shatter, this highly concentrated oil is actually a nearly solid substance that contains up to 80% THC.
E-Juice – This ‘juice’ is similar to the substance used in vaping, and most vape devices can be altered to use it.
These are a number of places where THC can be found and used. Regardless of the method of ingestion, any addiction to marijuana is an addiction to THC.
How We Can Help With Marijuana Addiction
If you’ve decided that it’s time to overcome your dependence on THC, we’d like to be the first to congratulate you on this choice. Battling addiction is never easy, but the psychotherapy services offered at our clinic can be a powerful tool in beating your dependence and taking control of your life. Counseling can significantly increase your chances of success by helping you manage those elements that lead you to use. By identifying those factors that lead you to take part in your addiction, we can help you learn how to reduce their influence on your choices.
Questions To Ask Your Counselor About Marijuana Addiction
When you’re starting on your road to breaking the habit, it’s important to have all the information you need. It’s common for those working to beat addiction to have a lot of questions about the process. Some of the most frequent questions are answered below.
Who’s At Risk Of Becoming Addicted?
There are many factors that can influence the likelihood that someone will become addicted. These include having a history of addiction in your family. Those who have previously become addicted to any other drug are more likely to become addicted to another. Mental illness is often found side-by-side with those suffering from addiction, especially if they are using it to self-treat their symptoms. Social environments where other users can be found can also increase the likelihood that you will use yourself.
How Do I Know If I’m Addicted to THC?
The most common signs that you’re addicted to a substance have to do with when and how you choose to imbibe. If you have ever attempted to stop using marijuana and have found yourself unable to beat the craving, that’s a sure sign. If you’ve ever chosen not to do something important and instead chose to get high, you may be addicted, or if you continue using in circumstances where it is known to cause social or legal trouble such as work or school.
Our offices are here to help you battle your addiction and break the hold THC has over your life. Reach out to us, and we’ll schedule you an appointment with a mental health expert who can help you start taking effective steps to conquer your addiction to marijuana.