Although marijuana may not be as addictive as heroin or cocaine, it can interfere with daily activity. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that 30 percent of those who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder.

According to the NIDA, researchers estimated that 4 million people in the United States met the criteria for marijuana use disorder in 2015. Of them, 1380,000 voluntarily sought treatment for marijuana addiction.

The NIDA associates marijuana use disorder with dependence, in which a person feels withdrawal symptoms when not using marijuana.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, marijuana is classified as a schedule I drug alongside heroin, LSD, and ecstasy.

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana, also known as “weed” or “pot”, is the dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. Marijuana contains mind-altering, psychoactive, compounds like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in addition to other active compounds such as cannabidiol (CBD) which does not alter the mind.

Users typically seek the psychoactive “high” in THC when consuming marijuana. The effects of recreational marijuana use include a sense of relaxation, lightheadedness, an increased appetite, and reduced blood pressure.

Marijuana can be consumed in numerous ways. People commonly smoke marijuana, inhale it through a vapor, brew it as a tea, and eat it in baked goods.

What is Synthetic Marijuana?

Synthetic marijuana, also known as “spice” or “K2”, is a chemically modified herbal substance that produces mind-altering effects similar to or more potent than marijuana. The chemicals in synthetic marijuana are produced to be like THC. Synthetic marijuana is most commonly consumed by smoking. Synthetic marijuana is not intended to be consumed, therefore, consuming it is considered abuse.


Signs of Abuse:

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Marijuana addiction, marijuana use disorder, comes in various forms. Those who abuse marijuana regularly may experience the following symptoms:

  • Tolerance and Withdrawal: Anxiety, Insomnia, Loss of Appetite, Irritability
  • Mood Swings
  • Interference with Daily Responsibilities
  • Functional Dependency
  • Restlessness

Synthetic Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Synthetic marijuana addiction also can be shown in different forms and can have more severe symptoms in addition to marijuana addiction symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Heart Attacks
  • Kidney Damage
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Paranoia
  • Profuse Sweating
  • Seizures

Stopping the use of marijuana can trigger withdrawal symptoms. When the body builds a tolerance to marijuana, it will require more of the drug to achieve the desired effects over time. Treatment Centers XL offers a custom marijuana addiction treatment plan that has proven to significantly reduce withdrawal symptoms.

How Do You Treat for Marijuana Addiction?

How we here at Treatment Centers XL treat marijuana is through a uniquely holistic approach to rehabilitation. We are the first marijuana and synthetic marijuana addiction treatment center in the United States to integrate an intravenous amino acid infusion therapy. Our patented amino acid infusion therapy is incorporated into our custom treatment plans. The amino acid infusions facilitate the normalization of neurotransmitters damaged by marijuana abuse over time. The Treatment Centers XL approach to marijuana and synthetic marijuana addiction treatment significantly reduces acute and long-term cravings and withdrawal symptom that often occur during the full marijuana detoxification process.

How Do You Treat for Marijuana Addiction?

At some marijuana addiction treatment centers, standard rehabilitation can take up to 18 months to revert neurotransmitter and receptor sites to a pre-addiction state. However, at Treatment Centers XL, we have seen treatment for marijuana and synthetic marijuana addiction reduced immensely with our patented therapy. Our marijuana treatment center is determined to provide the best care for you and your loved ones.

Choose Treatment Centers XL in Lone Tree, Colorado if you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of PCP addiction.

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