Marijuana is the most common illicit drug used in the United States. The federal government considers marijuana a Schedule I substance (having no medicinal uses and high risk for abuse), two states have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use, and 20 states have passed laws allowing its use as a treatment for certain medical conditions. Marijuana affects the parts of the brain that regulate sensory experiences with emotions, learning, memory, motor coordination, and some automatic bodily functions. Many individuals smoke marijuana in a chronic, compulsive way and this leads to difficulty in discontinuing use. Marijuana has also been considered a gateway drug and studies have found that those who use marijuana by age 17 are 5 times more likely to use or abuse other drugs or to become alcohol or drug dependent.
At our California drug abuse rehab we realize that everyone has a story that lead them to drug abuse and we help clients unveil that story and treat them according their varying needs. Our PACE drug abuse rehab program in California specializes in developing individualized treatment plans to meet the unique needs of our clients. Long term abstinence from marijuana is possible through taking advantage of our addiction services such as daily therapeutic groups lead by skilled addiction clinicians, 12-Step recovery involvement, weekly individual therapy and case management sessions, educational groups that focus on teaching emotional and life management tools, relapse prevention techniques, experiential therapy and general life skills that may have been neglected while in active chronic abuse of marijuana.
If you or a loved one are seeking treatment for marijuana addiction please reach out to our California drug abuse rehab today.