Marijuana Treatment Programs
Depending upon how the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant are prepared, the potency of the marijuana plant varies. However, the addiction of the marijuana user does not: whether smoked, eaten or ingested by liquid, those who are addicted to marijuana are dependent upon a certain amount of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in their bloodstream and every few hours, that THC must be replenished or else withdrawal symptoms will result. With the right marijuana treatment program, you can shorten your marijuana detox and decrease the withdrawal symptoms you experience, making the transition into treatment as smooth as possible.
At Orchid Recovery Center, we provide a comprehensive and holistic marijuana detox and treatment program for women who are addicted to marijuana alone or in combination with other drugs and alcohol.
The Focus of Marijuana Treatment Programs: Addiction
The continued use of marijuana despite its interference with family relationships, work performance and the ability to function in the community is the definition of marijuana addiction. The 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates that almost 22 million Americans over the age of 12 are dependent upon alcohol or drugs and that more than 4 million of them were primarily dependent upon marijuana. In fact, about 15 percent of everyone entering drug addiction rehabilitation centers in 2002 named marijuana as their drug of addiction.
Without a marijuana treatment program, addicts are forced to deal with insomnia, anxiety and aggression for weeks after quitting the drug. Women of any age who are addicted to marijuana need the structure and support provided by a program like Orchid Recovery Center, and the earlier, the better. Studies show that those who first use marijuana before the age of 17 are more likely to have serious problems with drug and alcohol addiction later in life. At Orchid Recovery Center, teenaged women, older women, and women of all ages are welcome to join us in the pursuit of a life free from marijuana addiction.
The Importance of Marijuana Treatment Programs
There are a number of myths around marijuana, especially about whether or not it has ill health effects for its users. Studies have compared the habits and health of marijuana smokers who do not smoke cigarettes to the habits and health of those who smoke neither marijuana nor tobacco and have found that marijuana smokers have significantly more sick days and more health problems, especially respiratory illnesses. Even casual use of marijuana can cause health issues including heavy cough, increased phlegm production, higher risk of chest illnesses and lung infections, as well as burning and stinging in the mouth and throat. The risk of developing cancer of the lungs, head, neck and respiratory tract is much more likely for marijuana smokers than for those who smoke cigarettes alone.
How to Know if You Need a Marijuana Treatment Programs
Marijuana has been in popular use in the United States for more than half a century, so if you are addicted to the drug, you are not alone: more than 5 million people are estimated to use marijuana regularly. Because it is not often acknowledged as an addictive drug, you may find it difficult to discern when your use has reached a point of addiction as opposed to abuse. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself:
- Do you forego paying bills on time or indulging in healthy activities to pay for your marijuana habit?
- Do you smoke even when you know that it will affect your behavior at important family or work events?
- Do you smoke before enjoying your favorite hobbies or have you traded in your hobbies to smoke weed and get high?
If you answered “yes,” to any of these questions or if you feel like marijuana has become a problem in your life, then you need a marijuana treatment program. You need Orchid Recovery Center.
The Marijuana Treatment Program at Orchid Recovery Center
At Orchid Recovery Center, we provide women from every community, of every ethnicity and every religious bent the detox and rehabilitation they need to recover from drug and alcohol addiction. Each woman who comes to stay with us will benefit from a customizable holistic drug treatment unlike any other. For more information, contact Orchid Recovery Center today.
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