Marijuana Addiction and Abuse:
Understanding Marijuana Abuse
When looking for a rehab for cannabis abuse or for a marijuana treatment center there are a few things we would like you to consider before choosing a rehab program for marijuana.
Look for low-cost
or no-cost treatment programs
if you do not have insurance coverage. If you have insurance, find out what they will cover, by giving us a call and we can get your insurance verified within 24-48 hours depending on the day or time you call.
If there is a mental health issue along with the marijuana addiction, look for a dual diagnosis
type of program, to help the individual with both conditions while in treatment.
Make sure that there are aftercare programs available, either through the local center you choose or through a partnership program.
What type of treatment is available for a marijuana addiction?
Most people can consider marijuana a harmless drug that should be legal, however, there are some people who develop a dependency on the drug and can need help overcoming their addiction.
Several different treatments are available for someone who is struggling with a marijuana addiction. There are 2 very distinct types of treatment; inpatient rehab programs
drug and alcohol programs. Once a decision has been made as to which level of care is necessary for treatment, then there is the question as to what type of programs will work for the specific individual’s case and addiction.
Inpatient treatment for marijuana addictions
Inpatient treatment programs allow the client to stay at the facility while receiving treatment for their marijuana addiction. This can be beneficial to the client if they feel that their home environment may be a trigger to relapse, while in a program at home. Entering into a treatment program for marijuana allows for a disconnection from the stresses and pressures that can be seemingly overwhelming to handle while being treated for addiction to marijuana. Residential treatment programs can give you the separation from everyday stresses while giving you the support of your peers and treatment counseling staff.
Cannabis use can lead to some addictive behaviors. If you need help, please do not hesitate to call us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Inpatient Treatment for cannabis addiction has many positive benefits
- Around the clock support and supervision
- Medical staff on duty 24 hours a day
- No access to drugs or alcohol
- Recovery with peers in a controlled environment
The Cons of inpatient treatment
- Cost is considerably higher than an outpatient program
- Having to take time off of work or school for treatment
- Limited support from family and friends
- Daily life schedule is put on hold
Day treatment allows the individual to enroll in a treatment program, while still being able to go home at night. This type of program is best suited for those who are self-starters and serious about getting over their addiction to Marijuana. Still requiring a large time commitment, these types of programs offer a 2-8 hour day programs for 3-7 days a week, depending on the program offerings. Day treatment can also have a sober living component that will allow for partially supervised housing while enrolled in their program.
Groups and Meetings
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from weed addiction. Based on the principles that are taught in alcoholics anonymous and the 12 step model, this has been proven to work for all addictions.
Aftercare and counseling are usually a combined treatment that includes both outpatient therapy and support group attendance to ensure a seamless transition from the inpatient marijuana rehab center to the participant’s residence and family life.
Outpatient treatment options for marijuana addiction, offer a solution for those that cannot take time away from family, employment obligations, or schooling. There are many different approaches for outpatient treatment for marijuana addiction see treatment options
page for more information.
For more information about treatment for cannabis addiction, call us now. 1-800-819-9973
There are some pros and cons for receiving outpatient treatment that we thought you should be aware of before making a decision as to what type of treatment you should consider for your marijuana addiction.
- Less expensive than inpatient treatment
- Staying at home for support and family
- Continue to be able to work or go to school
- Proximity to marijuana availability
- Constant temptation to use
- No medical or emotional support on call
- Limited behavioral treatment options
Often times, it is teenagers that enter treatment for marijuana addiction. Due to the availability and in some states, legal marijuana, there is a real concern with children over-medicating with marijuana that is meant for medical patients. Children that start to abuse marijuana at a young age, can have some developmental issues, as we still have very little understanding of how this drug can affect the growth and emotional stability of children that abuse marijuana. For more information and treatment options for teens, we recommend that you go to Free My Addiction
for more teenage addiction and treatment information.
There are many risk factors that can lead up to teen marijuana abuse which can include
- Premature sexual encounters
- Family issues
- Peer pressure
- Problems emotionally
- Undiagnosed mental disorders
- Misinformation about the dangers of marijuana abuse
What are the Costs of treatment for marijuana addiction?
Inpatient cannabis rehab can cost
nothing or it can cost in the tens of thousands of dollars depending on many variables associated with the treatment program you choose.
Prices of private treatment
for addiction can range from $5,000 a month up to about $20,000 a month, depending on the program or amenities offered.
Prices of treatment with insurance vary depending on the type of plan and mental health coverage that you have available. Using your insurance to cover marijuana treatment will usually have a copay deductible that will have to be met by the insurance grantees.
If you have health insurance
and would like to find out exactly what you are covered for, our free service can get you verified for treatment, usually within 24-48 hours. 1-800-819-9973
If you think that a friend or family member could benefit from receiving treatment for their weed addiction, talk to them and have treatment options already researched so you can be informed and ready if they want help. You may want to consider an intervention if you believe that your concerns will be met with less than agreeable reactions from the addict. Visit our intervention
page for more information about the intervention process.
Addiction To Marijuana (Cannabis) Rehabilitation
Nationwide treatment for an addiction to marijuana
We can help you overcome your addiction to cannabis today. Smoking weed can hinder your life. If you find yourself smoking too much marijuana and need help finding marijuana abuse rehab centers, call us at 1-800-819-9973