Marijuana Addiction Treatment Help in Florida
Difference Between Marijuana Addiction and Dependence
Marijuana use disorders may take one of two forms. First, there’s marijuana dependence, in which a user’s brain adapts to frequent use by reducing production and sensitivity to its own endocannabinoid receptors. Marijuana dependence can progress to marijuana addiction if individuals are unable to discontinue use of the drug – despite increasingly negative consequences on their lives.
It is important to remember that people do not choose to become addicted or dependent on marijuana. In many cases, they simply enjoyed its effects and never intended to for it take over their lives. But, because drugs cause the brain to change on a cellular level, dependence or addiction can set in quickly. When it does, people may start to prioritize their marijuana addiction over all else including eating, sleeping, relationships and the activities they used to enjoy. These are scenarios where someone may want to seek out help for a potential marijuana addiction.
Signs & Symptoms of Marijuana Addiction & Abuse
You might think it’s easy to tell if someone is suffering from marijuana dependence or addiction, but that isn’t always the case. People who abuse marijuana on a regular basis may use excessive perfumes, colognes or air fresheners to hide the smell, for example. Or, they may use eye drops to conceal red or bloodshot eyes. Still, there are other signs to look for that may indicate the need for treatment for marijuana addiction:
• Unexplained dizziness or lack of coordination
• Uncontrollable or inappropriate laughter
• Frequently red or bloodshot eyes
• Loss of short-term memory
• Extreme feelings of hunger, or the “munchies”
• Constant presence of marijuana smell
Why Marijuana Addiction Treatment at Footprints is Different
At Footprints Beachside Recovery, our approach to marijuana addiction treatment addresses the underlying biological, psychological and social causes of substance use disorders. Whether your addiction is complicated by past trauma, co-occurring conditions like anxiety and depression, or environmental factors, our team will create a personalized treatment plan just for you or your loved one.
Based on the unique recovery needs of each client, services offered at Footprints may include the following:
We understand that no two marijuana addictions are exactly alike. That’s why we customize our marijuana addiction treatment plans to address the unique recovery needs of each individual client. Our ultimate goal isn’t just to help you recover from marijuana addiction; it’s to help you be the person you want to be.
Get Marijuana Addiction Help Today
Marijuana addiction can affect all aspects of your physical, emotional and mental health. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, Footprints Beachside Recovery is here to help. Don’t wait – get started today.