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Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana addiction treatment is to treat a somewhat lesser known addiction for those who use marijuana. Marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been around for decades. Marijuana, in the product form called hemp, has been used to make ropes, threads and even clothes. For medical purposes, marijuana has even been smoked for it psychoactive properties. For more than forty years, marijuana has been widely used and as a result there are many people that are now suffering from marijuana addiction that need an adequate marijuana addiction treatment. Altogether, there are an estimated five million Americans that are using marijuana for their own reasons on a regular basis. The statistics now show that the main users of marijuana are high school students and college students. In fact, the average age for users of marijuana is eighteen years old. Yet this isn’t the average of individuals enrolled in marijuana addiction treatment.

There is also research that shows that the majority of people that use marijuana also drink alcohol and dabble in using other drugs as well. In case, you are unaware of where marijuana comes from, it comes from dried leaves and the flowers which are on the actual hemp plant itself. The potency that the marijuana has is based on the method that the marijuana was prepared. There are many ways of using marijuana, there are some people that smoke it and there are some people that eat it or mix it with tea. There are even times that marijuana is injected into the body. No matter how you use it, there is a marijuana addiction treatment for you.

Abusing Marijuana

The abuse of marijuana causes many people to become addicted to the drug. It is very important that these addicts seek out marijuana addiction treatment before it is too late. There are many different reasons that people use marijuana. Some addicts use marijuana because of peer pressure and there are some addicts that use it for fun. There are also some addicts that use marijuana for relaxation and sexual arousal. No matter what the reason is, if you are suffering from marijuana addiction, you need to seek out the help of the medical staff at Cliffside Malibu.

The staff here at Cliffside Malibu has the education and expertise that it takes to help you fight your marijuana addiction. The therapists and doctors here will work together to create an effective marijuana addiction treatment program that is based on your individual needs alone and nothing else. During the time that you are undergoing marijuana addiction treatment, you will also have the opportunity to participate in support groups also which will help you even more with your addiction.

Addiction Treatment & Adverse Effects

If you are currently suffering from a marijuana addiction you need to get into marijuana addiction treatment. The actual use of marijuana has been linked to many different physical adverse effects as well as many different behavioral adverse effects. Most of the addicts that suffer from a marijuana addiction will tell you that there are some side effects to using marijuana. However, you have to keep in mind that marijuana will affect different people in different ways. Marijuana use has been blamed for car accidents as well as work related accidents which are normally a result of mental clouding or sluggishness.

If you use marijuana during the time that you are pregnant, you are putting your baby at risk of being born with a low birth weight. You are also putting your child at a higher risk for developing a blood cancer as well. If you already have medical problems and you are using marijuana you are putting yourself at risk for developing respiratory tract infections, not to mention bronchitis and emphysema. You may find it interesting that marijuana smoke doesn’t have nicotine in it however it does acquire a greater amount of tar than regular cigarettes have. Marijuana has also been linked to a higher chance of having lung cancer.

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Addiction Treatment & Tolerance

The use of marijuana can turn into the abuse of marijuana and the tolerance to marijuana which in turn leads to a person with substance use disorderion and the need for marijuana addiction treatment. The reason that many people get addicted to marijuana is because they constantly use marijuana and they develop dependency for marijuana in which they are not able to be without it which makes them addicted. If you were to quit smoking or using marijuana cold turkey, you would go through a period of withdrawal that is where you have tremors and nausea as well as sweating and weight loss. There are even times that you will have developed insomnia or agitation. The side effects that you have from marijuana are based on you as an individual. Even though most of the marijuana addicts are young, there are older people that suffer from marijuana addiction as well. There are also people that suffer from different diseases such as bipolar disorder and psychiatric disorders that use marijuana as well.

Fighting Addiction

If you are currently suffering from a marijuana addiction, it is very important that you get the help you to need to fight the marijuana addiction. Cliffside Malibu will design an effective marijuana addiction treatment program especially for you if you admit that you have a problem and you want to fix it before you make your life harder than it already is. At Cliffside Malibu, the doctors and therapists will sit down with you and discuss your addiction to marijuana. These doctors and therapists will try to link your addiction to what is causing you to turn to drugs in the first place. Once they have found the information to build the foundation of your marijuana addiction treatment on, they will create a marijuana addiction treatment plan that is based on your individual needs.

For additional information on our exclusive marijuana addiction treatment program at Cliffside Malibu, please visit our main Drug Addiction page.


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