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Marijuana Addiction and Recovery

Chapters Capistrano is a premier treatment center for handling marijuana addiction. The addiction experts at Chapters have created a highly personalized treatment program for individuals addicted to marijuana. Each case of marijuana dependence is unique and requires a specialized approach to ensure success and allow an addict to achieve freedom from drug dependency.

Marijuana Rehab Information

Marijuana refers to the processed cannabis plant that is used as a psychoactive drug and in treatment for some medical issues. While many psychoactive drugs are stimulants, depressants, or hallucinogens, marijuana exhibits a mix of all three properties, with hallucinogenic or psychedelic effects primary. Although THC is usually considered the primary psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, there are some studies that suggest that  other chemicals in marijuana may play a significant role. While marijuana is illegal (except for in the case of certain medicinal uses), the number of users and vast distribution network has made it the most popular illegal recreational drug in America.

Effects of Marijuana Abuse

Marijuana causes psychoactive and physiological effects on an individual. Aside from the subjective change in perception, most notably that of a user’s mood, the most common short-term physical and neurological effects include increased heart rate, lowered blood pressure, and impairment of short-term memory. The long-term effects of marijuana continue to be debated, but are thought to include negative effects on intellectual growth, memory impairment, mental disorders, and lung health. In some cases, marijuana has been shown to cause anti-social behavior in individuals.

Marijuana Withdrawal Doesn’t Have Be Uncomfortable

At Chapters, we understand that most people are anxious about the idea of going through marijuana withdrawal and this keeps them using the drug.   We recognize that withdrawal can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be.

Through the marijuana rehab program at Chapters, our process engages the most traditional and safe form of withdrawal from using marijuana, which is a drug-specific detox. Clients receive mild prescription medication under medical supervision that reduces the risk of seizure and eases withdrawal symptoms. These medications generally are prescribed in tapering amounts until the body is physically stabilized.

Chapters Capistrano recognizes the unique challenges presented by marijuana addiction.  Contact Chapters today to learn more about our personalized marijuana rehab program. Beat marijuana addiction and enjoy sober living, call our 24 hour helpline at 949-371-4198 or email today.

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