What many people do not realize is that treatment is available for pot addiction. Pot addiction, much like any other addiction, is characterized by a person’s inability to stop using the drug despite the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual consequences. People who try to stop smoking pot on their own will often experience certain withdrawal systems. These symptoms include:
- Drug Cravings
- Obsessive Thoughts
Many who attempt to stop smoking pot on their own will find these withdrawal symptoms to be too much and return to using the drug to alleviate the symptoms. They rationalize that their pot use isn’t that bad or tell themselves that they need it to function or even that they function better when they are high. This is not true. Marijuana use has been proven again and again to compromise one’s ability to do both simple and complicated tasks. It impairs our ability to react and respond and exercise proper judgment. It causes us to lose our drive and motivation, affecting our ability to pursue both personal and professional goals. It’s part of the the vicious nature of addiction that it creates problems in our lives and then makes the drug seem like the answer to these problems. You try to quit smoking marijuana and begin to experience the withdrawal symptoms. So you tell yourself that you need to use marijuana just to feel normal, not realizing that the reason you feel bad in the first place is because you have become dependent on the drug.
Treatment for marijuana addiction encourages clients to examine the reasons they first began smoking marijuana. Was it low self-esteem? Did it relieve stress? Provide pain relief? Was there an underlying trauma that occurred? Did it help you escape? Therapists then help you address and treat these underlying issues and teach you how to use new, healthier coping mechanisms so you no longer have to smoke pot.
There is a Solution is a free drug and alcohol treatment referral service that works with men, women and teens to get them into effective and affordable treatment. There are a variety of treatment options available to those who are trying to stop smoking marijuana. Depending on the severity of their addiction, there is inpatient, detox, partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), outpatient treatment and sober living. There is a Solution can help you determine the level of care required and ensure that you or your loved get into treatment immediately.
Don’t allow your addiction to continue to run your life. Call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250 to begin the process of healing.