Marijuana is the most widely abused illicit drug in the United States. Individuals addicted to marijuana are putting their physical and mental health at risk, particularly if marijuana use begins at an early age. Marijuana addiction can cause problems in daily life, and exacerbate existing issues, by an uncontrollable urge to use despite health or social consequences.
Some of marijuana’s wide ranging effects include impaired memory, slowed reaction time, altered judgment, and increased heart rate and risk of heart attack. Additionally, users often complain of anxiety, panic attacks and paranoia.
Long-term effects of marijuana abuse include addiction, poor job performance, respiratory issues like bronchitis, psychosis and cognitive impairment.
Treatment for marijuana addiction is on the rise because the drug is more potent and available than ever. It is often easier for teenagers to get than alcohol, and identified commonly as the introductory drug leading to heavier substances.
Treatment for Marijuana Addiction
If you or someone you love is suffering from marijuana addiction, please call the Pasadena Recovery Center at (866) 663-3030. We’re available to talk with you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We promise confidentiality and professionalism. Our comprehensive treatment program will address each client’s issues on an integrated basis, understanding that addiction often has underlying emotional and behavioral issues that need to be resolved.
At Pasadena Recovery Center, our dedicated staff understands the disease of addiction and we’re proud to offer lifesaving treatment at an affordable cost. Our goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives, through a compassionate and comprehensive treatment program. There is hope and we’re here to help, so please take the first step towards a better life by contacting us today.