The relationship between humans and cannabis is ancient, stretching back thousands of years. Its roots lie deep within various civilizations, where it served a myriad of purposes – from religious rituals to rudimentary medicine.
The realm of scientific research on cannabis and its effects on brain health is vast, complex, and, at times, contradictory. Over the past few decades, as technology and methodologies have advanced, researchers have been better equipped to analyze the intricacies of the cannabis plant and its interactions with the human brain.
Marijuana use disorders (MUDs) are similar to other substance use disorders. The average adult getting treatment for MUD has used marijuana nearly every day for more than 10 years and has attempted to quit more than 6 times. Individuals with MUD, particularly adolescents, frequently also suffer from other psychiatric disorders (dual diagnosis). They may also be using or addicted to other substances such as alcohol or cocaine.
Marijuana use is gradually becoming accepted just like alcohol use, so many people don’t think of marijuana as an addiction problem. But, just like alcohol, marijuana is no joke and it can become an addiction and ruin a life. There’s no reason to let that happen. Achieve Wellness and Recovery can offer a full continuum of care from residential treatment to sober living and aftercare.
Are you struggling with an addiction to marijuana? Do you have a loved one who is? You deserve the best treatment available and the best opportunity to succeed. Our experienced, fully licensed professionals are immediately available to talk to you or you may schedule an appointment. Contact us today.
Medically Reviewed By
Nicole Rettino-Lambert LCSW, LCADC, CCS, CCTP, CSTIP
Nicole Rettino-Lambert is a dually licensed clinician with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both addiction treatment and mental health treatment. Along with extensive experience in clinical work, she has held leadership roles in both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatments centers in New Jersey. Throughout her various leadership positions, Rettino-Lambert has developed clinical programming, assisted staff in their growth and development in the clinical field, and had the privilege of helping numerous individuals on their path to recovery.