Marijuana Addiction & Dependence Treatment
Marijuana is derived from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. It is recognizable as a dry, shredded, green and brown mix of flowers, seeds, stems, and leaves. It is typically smoked in pipes or marijuana cigarettes. The drug can cause relaxation, euphoria, and a carefree attitude. Marijuana is a popular drug among teenagers and is often labeled a “gateway drug,“ meaning that its use may lead to the use or abuse of drugs that are more dangerous.
With several states in the US changing the legal status of marijuana, there has been an increase in social acceptance of marijuana. Despite these developments, over-dependence of marijuana is still an issue in many individuals, especially those suffering from co-occurring disorders often associated with marijuana addiction. Treatment is available at Stepping Stone Center for Recovery. You can set yourself free from depending on marijuana and find new, more productive ways to chase the same kind of high.