Marijuana is a casual habit for some, and a lifelong dependence for others. The Hader Clinic can help you break free using specialised clinical treatments.
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Marijuana is derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, and produces cannabinoids, psychoactive chemical compounds that, when ingested or smoked, can affect cognition, reward and pleasure responses, and impair perception. This 'high' can be pleasant in the short term, but can lead to a range of long term effects, including impaired cognitive function, and a range of comorbid (dual diagnosis) mental health issues.
The Hader Clinic takes marijuana dependence just as seriously as other substance addictions. Our approach employs a holistic model of care, which addresses the physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual nature of addiction. Each of our programs contains various features and carries different costs. In the end, we want to give patients the best possible chance at recovery.
Marijuana is one of the most common illicit substance used all over the world. Even though it is widespread, it can still have a range of negative consequences if abused.
Withdrawing from any potentially addictive substance can be difficult. Marijuana dependence can be incredibly hard to kick, especially considering how widely accessible the substance is. Withdrawing from prolonged marijuana use can get harder, depending on the length of dependence.
Symptoms of marijuana dependence withdrawal include:
At The Hader Clinic, we support patients as they overcome withdrawals from all kinds of drugs. We understand the nature of addiction and recovery, and give patients all the medical and therapeutic support they need. Visit our 28-Day Withdrawal & Detox page to learn more about our first-step program.
That is categorically untrue. You can get addicted to anything that gives you pleasure, including marijuana. Dependence on marijuana is categorised as a substance use disorder — where patients are unable to stop taking substances, despite the negative physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual effects of the drugs.
In fact, it is estimated that between 9 and 30 per cent of marijuana users will develop some substance use disorder. Marijuana is addictive because it rewards the user with pleasure; it is readily accessible, and is easy to consume in high amounts once a certain tolerance point is reached.
Marijuana is a psychoactive substance that can affect mental health. Prolonged heavy use of marijuana can trigger or exacerbate a range of mental disorders. These can range from the temporary, like paranoia and hallucinations, to the extreme. Schizophrenia is one such example, and can manifest in terrifying hallucinations and paranoia.
Marijuana has also been linked to other mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among young people. However, there hasn't been enough research done to say categorically that the drug is the cause.
Marijuana dependence has no real definition, only the way you think and feel about the drug. If you are constantly craving your next smoke, you may be dependent. If you are continually making concessions and life changes in order to acquire or use marijuana, you may be dependent.
Prolonged marijuana use is a slippery slope. Casual smoking can lead to full-blown daily dependence in just a few months. If you believe that you or a loved one might be afflicted with marijuana dependence, get in touch with The Hader Clinic for an assessment at our free 60-Minute Consultation.
Addiction afflicts all kinds of people, regardless of their race, age, sex, income, or level of intelligence. Smart people are just as susceptible to marijuana dependence as less intelligent people. Addiction is a disease, but fortunately, one that can be treated.
Addiction doesn't discriminate, and this is why The Hader Clinic practices a holistic model of care. We take the time to understand why and how marijuana dependence is affecting your loved one. We then give them the best chance at long term recovery through specialised programs.
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