Marijuana has been legally available in the United States since 1996. Marijuana comprises dried flowers, leaves, buds, and stems of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Many of the desired effects are provided by the chemical component delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is present in considerable amounts in the leaves, flowers, and buds of marijuana plants. Marijuana can be smoked in various ways, including joints, blunts, pipes, and bongs (marijuana rolled in cigarette paper). Marijuana can be consumed through:
- Vaporizers/vape devices used to inhale the vapor.
- Marijuana delicacies, such as cookies and brownies infused with marijuana extracts.
Marijuana comes in various strengths, with female marijuana strains being the most potent. The concentrated resin form, which can be smoked or consumed, has a high potency. Cannabis contains chemical compounds called cannabinoids, which have various effects. Two of the most well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD (cannabidiol). Marijuana’s “high” is caused by THC, a psychoactive molecule. Cannabidiol is used in various products for a variety of uses, the bulk of which are not licensed by the FDA.
Is It True That Marijuana Is So Addictive?
As a result of regular marijuana use, marijuana use disorder can develop (marijuana addiction). People addicted to marijuana engage in a dangerous pattern of substance misuse that lasts for a lengthy period and involves continuing to consume marijuana despite the knowledge that it is detrimental to their health. Marijuana use can also result in dependence, which is not the same as addiction to marijuana but is a common indication of marijuana use disorder. Marijuana addiction is a more severe condition. The body develops a dependence on marijuana when it has become habituated to the drug and feels that it is necessary for normal function. If a dependent on marijuana suddenly cuts back or stops using it altogether, they may experience withdrawal symptoms. According to the findings of other studies, marijuana users may be at risk for developing a marijuana use disorder at any rate ranging from 9 percent to 30 percent.
The Skyward Center Provides Cutting-Edge Care for Patients Suffering from an Addiction to Marijuana.
No matter what substance you’re addicted to, here at Skyward, we’ll help you find answers. Your unhappiness and sense of alienation from all that is good in life directly result from your addiction. Through experiential and holistic therapies, we teach our customers that all they need to do to find their happiest moments and remember them throughout their lives is seek those moments for themselves. The Skyward Treatment Center is not here to punish or impose guilt; instead, it is here to assist you in comprehending the unfavorable elements of our lives and transforming them into something more favorable. It’s not just the people we’re closest to who can experience the happiness and beauty of life; we can have those things, too, and share them with you. After engaging in activities that promote mindfulness and meditation during detox, we gain a clear mind and body and are better able to see what is lacking in ourselves. After that, we might focus on how to connect in a way that is both pleasurable and meaningful, which is something that will only get better the longer we stay sober. Call Skyward Treatment Center to find out more information about the treatment alternatives we offer for marijuana addiction.