At Chattanooga Recovery Center, we believe that everyone has power over their addictions, be it marijuana or another narcotic. It is often a matter of finding their inner strength and determination, though, as well as having a support system to lean on when times get tough. We are here to help you overcome your marijuana addiction, just as we have done for so many others in our community.
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At Chattanooga Recovery Center, we walk alongside you as you work to overcome your addiction to live a sober life.
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana or cannabis is a naturally occurring plant with psychoactive properties that trigger through CBD and THC ingestion. It is most often smoked or vaped, but it can also be eaten. Some states even allow people to grow their own marijuana plants, up to a legal cap. However, the legalization of marijuana does not mean that the substance has become safe for everyone to use.
Effects of Marijuana
As a psychoactive drug, marijuana can cause the following symptoms and more:
- Increased appetite
- Delusions, especially perceiving brighter colors
- Uncontrollable laughter
- Inability to hold a sense of time
- Mild to moderate pain relief
- Paranoia and nervousness
Risks of Marijuana Addiction
Because marijuana grows naturally and has minimal risk of causing dangerous side effects, it is often portrayed as a “safe” drug. Because it has no inherently addictive chemical components like nicotine, it is also often called “nonaddictive.” Unfortunately, neither statement is fully true. Marijuana can be dangerous and/or addictive for some users.
Dangers of excessive marijuana use or dependency include:
- Heightened episodes of delusion
- Auditory and visual hallucinations
- Disassociation or derealization
- Extreme and irrational fear
Signs of Marijuana Addiction
Marijuana can be addictive even though it is not technically chemically addictive. Instead, marijuana addiction is caused psychologically. Users can become addicted to the “high” feeling that marijuana causes to the point that they continue to seek it out, even if other parts of their life and well-being suffer for it. This type of addiction is possible with virtually any substance or behavior, so people known to have addictive personalities should avoid marijuana use.
Signs of marijuana addiction include:
- Constant craving for the next “hit” of marijuana
- Irritability when not using marijuana
- Disinterest in anything unrelated to marijuana or cannabis
- Headaches and fatigue due to THC withdrawals
If you are craving marijuana right now, then you are probably addicted to it without realizing it. Do not be ashamed if you are. Most people who are addicted to marijuana and cannabis don’t know it because they were misinformed about its risk of addiction and side effects. Please know that you can get help from people who care about you.
We Have Flexible Treatments to Get You Back on Track
Come to our Chattanooga marijuana addiction recovery center today. We can use a variety of treatment options, including partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for people with severe marijuana addictions. With adventure-based counseling, brain mapping, and other therapy methods that can be designed to work best for you, we are confident there is an addiction solution here for you.
Would you like to know more about how to start a recovery journey? Contact usnow.