mother with son at intake appointment at marijuana detox centerAbout 25 percent of all U.S. citizens live in states where it is legal to smoke pot just for fun. Marijuana already is one of the most popular illicit drugs in recent history. The trend toward legalization increases acceptance of its use. It also means a lot of people are hooked on pot, and many seek help from a marijuana detox center. If you are suffering from pot dependency, a good drug and anxiety treatment center often offers a marijuana detox program that can help. Although marijuana is among the least harmless of drugs banned by the federal government, too much use causes health and other problems. If you or a loved one is suffering, Promises Behavioral Health addiction services can help.

Problems With Heavy Marijuana Use

Marijuana use disorder is a common affliction in the United States and likely to become more so. That National Institutes of Health (NIH) says about 6 million Americans who suffered from marijuana use disorder over the past year. Even more, people would qualify as suffering from it at some point during their lives, the NIH says. And the number of people who say they used marijuana during the prior year more than doubled from 2002 to 2012. It’s safe to say even more people are smoking and suffering from marijuana use disorder. Signs someone might suffer from the disorder include:

  • Craving marijuana
  • Showing withdrawal symptoms
  • Lacking control
  • Negative effects on personal and work responsibilities

The NIH identified 11 symptoms related to marijuana use disorder and says anyone showing any two of the 11 symptoms suffers from it. A marijuana detox program provides solutions to help beat pot dependency. Many people with marijuana use disorder have much more than two of the 11 primary symptoms. Yet, the vast majority never seek or get help, That can change with more states legalizing marijuana and diverting at least some of the tax proceeds to help treat those who imbibe too much.

How a Marijuana Detox Center Helps

A marijuana detox center helps users get the active substance, THC, out of their system. Marijuana withdrawal, though, can make that hard to get done. THC stays in the system for up to two months and is one of the drugs most responsible for failing drug tests. That is because THC stores up in fat cells and releases metabolites into the bloodstream as the fat cells burn off. A good marijuana detox program treats pot use, plus related disorders, such as anxiety and others commonly related to substance abuse. Like many disorders, marijuana use disorder has many causes and ways to treat them. An effective marijuana detox program uses holistic therapy programs to treating the causes of marijuana disorder and not just the craving for smoking more.

Find Out How We Can Help

Promises Behavioral Health is based in Nashville, TN, but has locations throughout the nation. Each offers an effective marijuana detox program that helps men and women overcome their weaknesses. Our rehab services include:

We take a holistic approach to beating marijuana addiction and related disorders. That means treating all of the problems driving drug dependency to give the best chance at a full recovery. We accept insurance and work with other sources to help pay for treatment that truly changes lives.

You don’t have to let drugs and alcohol control your life. Promises Behavioral Health has solutions for many of the problems driving drug abuse. If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction to marijuana or any other substances, we can help. Please call us toll-free at 844.875.5609 and learn more about how our marijuana detox center and other programs can help.