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Marijuana Addiction

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Marijuana is often considered a harmless drug but can lead to addiction. In fact, marijuana is the most common illicit drug that people seek treatment for in the United States. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 4.3 million Americans aged 12 or older needed treatment for a problem related to their use of marijuana in the past year. This represents about one in every 17 Americans. Marijuana addiction is a real phenomenon, and it’s on the rise. If you or someone you love is addicted to marijuana, help is available.

The Arbor Behavioral Health provides substance abuse treatment for people struggling to quit using drugs like marijuana. Our evidence-based substance abuse treatment programs help people overcome addiction and get their lives back on track. The medical professionals and recovery specialists at our center make sure each of our clients is treated with respect and compassion. If you or someone you love is struggling with marijuana addiction, we can help. Contact us today by calling 844.413.2690 to learn more about our treatment programs.

What Are the Signs of Marijuana Addiction?

Like any addiction, there are both physical and psychological signs of marijuana addiction. The most common physical sign of marijuana addiction is bloodshot eyes. Other signs include:

  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dry mouth
  • Slowed reaction time
  • Lack of coordination
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Restlessness

If you or someone you love is exhibiting any of these signs, it may be time to seek help. Recognizing the signs of marijuana addiction is vital to breaking the addiction cycle. Since it can be more challenging to break prolonged addiction, finding help quickly is critical.

How to Treat Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana addiction is treated in much the same way as any other addiction. The first step is typically detox, during which the body is rid of all traces of the drug. This can be followed by inpatient and outpatient treatment, which typically includes therapy and counseling.


The first step in the journey to recovery, detox is the process of ridding the body of all traces of marijuana. For some people, this can be done on their own. However, for others, it may be necessary to seek professional help.

Residential Treatment

After detox, some people may choose to enter a residential treatment program. Residential treatment programs provide 24-hour care in a safe and structured environment. These programs typically last about a month, but more extended programs are available.

Outpatient Treatment

For some people, outpatient treatment may be the best option. Outpatient treatment programs allow you to live at home and participate in treatment during the day. These programs typically last 12 weeks.

If you or someone you love is addicted to marijuana, help is available. Arbor Behavioral Healthcare can provide you with the resources you need to overcome your addiction and get on the path to recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how we can help you or your loved one achieve sobriety.

Find Marijuana Addiction Treatment at The Arbor

If you’re struggling with marijuana addiction, The Arbor can help. Our evidence-based treatment programs provide the tools and resources you need to overcome your addiction and get your life back on track. When you start an addiction treatment program at The Arbor, your treatment plan may include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Equine therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Relapse prevention planning

Don’t let marijuana stand in your way of a happier, healthier future. Contact us today at 844.413.2690 to learn more about our marijuana addiction treatment program and how we can help you achieve sobriety.