For those who chronically use marijuana, it can be very difficult to recognize that marijuana is an addictive substance. With the recent increase in acceptance of marijuana usage, many argue that it is not a harmful substance and can even be beneficial in peoples’ lives. However, when marijuana usage negatively affects your daily life and causes issues with work, school, or personal relationships, it is anything but beneficial to continue using the substance.
Giving up marijuana is an extremely difficult task. While marijuana may not be as physically addictive as other substances, giving up marijuana can be very difficult psychologically. Marijuana usage often becomes habitual and develops into such an important part of your life that it may be difficult to picture what your life would look like without using marijuana. What would you do with your spare time? What would your friends say if you quit using marijuana? How else would you relax? These all questions that you may ask yourself when preparing to quit using marijuana. Luckily, you can find the answers to these questions and the many other questions you will have at our treatment center.
Getting Clean From Marijuana
When you first quit using marijuana, you will likely experience both psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms often include:
- Increase Irritability: You may become more agitated than usual over things that normally would not bother you. You may have a difficult time getting along with others.
- Increased Anxiety: You may find yourself worrying about things that you did not worry about when using marijuana chronically. You may experience imagined or perceived threats that are not really threats at all.
- Difficulty Sleeping: It may be difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep for the first few days after quitting marijuana.
- Cravings: You may find yourself constantly thinking about using marijuana and craving the substance.
Even after these immediate withdrawal symptoms pass, it can still be very difficult to refrain from using marijuana because of how habitual the addiction is. Even the strongest of people may find themselves tempted to use marijuana again simply out of habit. However, our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) will help support you in staying clean. So if you or someone you know is chronically using marijuana and wondering if a treatment center is right for them, give us a call today at (833) 762-3765