In the last few decades, the stigma surrounding marijuana has experienced a complete reversal. What was once frowned upon by society at large is now widely accepted and even encouraged. This increasing approval can make marijuana one of the hardest substances to give up. Most people who become dependent don’t realize they have a problem.
Yet, like any substance you regularly put into your body, marijuana can affect the way you feel. This, in turn, interferes with your ability to be healthy and live your best life. If you’re unhappy with how marijuana is impacting your life, we can help.
The Sanctuary at Sedona offers holistic, non-12 Step marijuana addiction treatment that can help break your dependence on this substance and find healthier, more natural ways to cope with emotional or mental difficulties.
The Sanctuary at Sedona founder Dean Taraborelli discusses in detail the nature of marijuana addiction and The Sanctuary’s approach to the treatment of marijuana with its integrative holistic addiction recovery program and getting to the root cause.
What Is Marijuana Addiction?
Marijuana is one of the most popular psychoactive substances used worldwide. Its increasing legality and mild effects compared to other, “harder” drugs make the idea of marijuana addiction controversial. But prolonged, heavy marijuana use undoubtedly affects your life. In fact, the DMS-5 officially recognizes cannabis use disorder as a psychiatric disorder.
Signs of marijuana addiction include:
- Using marijuana more often than intended
- Being unable to cut down on use
- Spending excessive amounts of time finding or using marijuana
- Marijuana use affecting your abilities at work, school, in your home life or relationships
- A growing tolerance to the effects of cannabis; needing more to feel high
- Withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit