Undoubtedly, the 2016 election brought to light many controversial issues that face our nation. One of those matters involved the discussion of whether or not marijuana should be decriminalized. California was one of the more than 25 states that passed laws to legalize the drug for recreational use. Our state had legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes in the last few years as well.
Many questions have arisen as to whether or not marijuana can become habit-forming. At Therapeutic Solutions, we have seen first-hand many patients who have suffered from marijuana addiction.
With our substance abuse intensive outpatient program, we assist many patients who dealing with substance abuse. If you would like more information on our services, please contact us at (530) 899-3150.
Is Marijuana Addictive?
Our Chico behavioral therapy clinic understands just how crippling an addiction can be. To move away from addiction and into a cleaner, substance-free lifestyle may be a difficult adjustment. Many individuals will need to undergo detox to wean themselves from the effects of the drug. This may require medical supervision, as the individual might experience intense symptoms. The doctor might prescribe some medications to help ease some of the patient’s discomfort.
Some of the most common symptoms of marijuana withdrawal include:
- Decreased appetite
- Cravings for marijuana
- Insomnia or other sleep troubles
This also helps the individual develop healthier habits, as it breaks the cycle of addiction. As an example, some people will use marijuana as a stress reliever, or as a relaxing way to unwind. Over time, however, dependence can form to the point where relaxation and marijuana become inextricably linked. Our Chico behavioral therapy team can offer education and resources to accomplish an improved life moving forward without relying on drugs to relieve stress or accomplish both without relying on the drug.
Contact Therapeutic Solutions
Marijuana can cause many individuals to become physically dependent on the drug. While we understand that not every person’s case will be the same, we are here to help those whose lives have become turned upside down because of marijuana usage. Those are the individuals who have become too reliant on the drug and have a desire to break the habit.
If this sounds like your case, please contact us right away to discuss your options or to make an appointment!