Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States, due in part to the widespread-yet-inaccurate belief that its use is harmless. Make no mistake - marijuana can lead to addiction and be harmful, too. If you or your loved one needs help kicking its use, call American Addiction Centers today at 800-890-1956.
One reason many Baby Boomers underestimate the dangers of marijuana is that many of those who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s tried it a few times, and stopped using it with ease. Today’s marijuana smokers, however, are inhaling a drug with much higher potency. In fact, according to a report released by The White House in 2008, marijuana potency has more than doubled since 1983.
With higher potency comes a greater pull into full-blown addiction, as well as intensified withdrawal symptoms for users who attempt to quit on their own.
Marijuana withdrawal symptoms typically last for one to two weeks, and then subside.
The physical withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting marijuana — as well as the strong psychological addiction heavy users develop — make quitting the drug quite difficult without professional help. American Addiction Centers provides medically-supervised marijuana detox programs that rise above industry standards.
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Joyce, a 52-year-old Manhattan writer shared her tale with the New York Times. Joyce started smoking pot when she was 15. For years it was a pleasant escape, until it finally became an obsession. Joyce began to need pot to get through the day, and found herself hiding her addiction from friends, family and co-workers.
“I would come home from work, close my door, have my bong, my food, my music and my dog, and I wouldn’t see another person until I went to work the next day,” Joyce said. “What kind of life is that? I did that for 20 years.”
Don’t wait 20 years to get help for your or your loved one’s marijuana addiction. Treatment is available right now, and offers the support needed to get clean. In drug detox, you’ll be made comfortable and offered medications designed to ease the unpleasant marijuana withdrawal symptoms. Once detox is complete, you’ll receive services that work aggressively to get to the root cause of the marijuana addiction.
Remember, marijuana detox is only the first step, and detox alone won’t get you to long-term sobriety if not followed by a treatment and recovery plan. Successful relapse prevention depends on a steady, ongoing effort, be it individual counseling or 12-step support groups.
Overcoming a marijuana addiction won’t always be easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s a boot-camp where clients are miserable. In fact, it’s quite the opposite; the marijuana detox programs in our network have a commitment to warm, compassionate patient care. Marijuana detox is a form of medical treatment, and it’s treated as such.
Being alive isn’t just about breathing and eating — it’s about enjoying your life. After time, marijuana addiction can take that away, creating a life of constant highs — not genuine happiness. If you’re ready for a change, call American Addiction Centers today at 800-890-1956.
No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance — we can help you find marijuana detox. We also offer many affordable self pay options as well as luxury marijuana detox programs.