New Jersey Marijuana Addiction Treatment
Helping You Find Freedom from Marijuana Abuse & Addiction
Marijuana—also commonly known as cannabis, weed, or pot—is one of the most widely abused illicit substances in the United States. There’s a common misconception that marijuana is non-addictive. Yet, thousands of people seek addiction treatment each year due to the negative effects of marijuana dependency on their lives.
If you think you or a loved one is addicted to marijuana, it’s time to seek help. At SOBA New Jersey, we offer a comprehensive range of treatment programs for those struggling with marijuana abuse and addiction. Our personalized therapies are designed to provide you with the tools and skills you need to successfully maintain long-term sobriety and freedom from addiction.
Contact us online or call (888) 229-7989 to learn more about our New Jersey marijuana addiction treatments and how you can get started on the road to healing today.
Marijuana Abuse in Teens & Young Adults
A 2015 research report found that 30% of people who use cannabis have some degree of dependency on it. That percentage increases even further among those who started using marijuana in their teenage years.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 43.7% of 12th graders say they’ve used marijuana before. That percentage jumps to 47.8% of people in the 26 and older demographic, and a whopping 51.5% of people aged 18 to 25 years report having used marijuana at some point in their lifetime.
The percentage of high schoolers who report marijuana use during their lifetime is increasing. For example, 27.9% of 12th graders said they’ve vaped marijuana in their lifetime, a significant increase from only 23.7% in 2019.
The news isn’t all bad, though. The percentage of 10th graders who say they vape marijuana every single day declined significantly from 3% in 2019 to 1.7% in 2020.
What Is Marijuana Addiction Treatment Like?
Marijuana addiction treatment typically has two main goals:
- To treat the addiction itself
- To treat the underlying mental health issues that led to marijuana use in the first place
The first goal is only achievable when the patient abstains from using marijuana. Quitting cannabis can be an arduous journey and difficult to sustain on your own. That’s why it’s so important to find the right rehabilitation program.
When you do find the marijuana treatment program that’s right for you, here’s what to expect.
You’ll Stay Busy
One of the biggest hurdles to newly sober people is boredom. When you’re bored, you’re more likely to abuse your drug of choice. To keep your mind free of thoughts about getting high, your inpatient program will give you a full schedule. That way, you won’t have time to think about using marijuana while you go through the program.
Once you’ve finished inpatient treatment, you’ll learn to create structured daily routines for yourself at home. The only difference is that you’ll trade out mid-day sessions for work.
Lots of Therapy
In order to get to the root of why you started abusing marijuana in the first place, you’ll need to undergo therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the more common techniques used for marijuana addiction treatment.
CBT is a type of therapy designed to help people overcome negative thinking patterns. Often, these negative thinking patterns contribute to the reasons why cannabis addiction develops. Overcoming them and finding better ways to cope with negative life events can help prevent another addiction from developing post-treatment.
Aside from talk therapy, you may also work on building healthy relaxation habits. Learning how to meditate, exercise, and use massage and other alternative therapies can help replace weed as a method of winding down.
How SOBA New Jersey Can Help
Seeking help for marijuana addiction is the first step in your recovery. We know that it can be challenging to even admit that you have grown dependent on marijuana, and we commend you simply for visiting this website and seeking answers.
If you are concerned about your own marijuana use, or you are worried about someone you love, know that there is hope, and healing is possible. We offer an integrated and inclusive approach to marijuana addiction treatment in New Jersey, all in a warm, safe, and welcoming environment.
Our programs include:
- Short-term residential rehab
- Long-term drug rehab
- Outpatient treatment services
- Family programs
- Adventure therapy
- Nutrition and meals
- Partial care
We continue to serve our clients’ needs even after their treatment is complete. With continued support groups, aftercare, and our graduation and alumni programs, you can receive the ongoing assistance you need to lead a healthy, happy, and sober life.
Getting Help for Marijuana Addiction
Marijuana addiction can be detrimental to your life and the lives of your loved ones. Luckily, seeking treatment can help you overcome your dependency while understanding the reasons you started using cannabis in the first place.
At SOBA New Jersey, we focus on a whole-person approach to marijuana addiction treatment and recovery. Our programs address not only the addiction itself but also the underlying issues and co-occurring mental and behavioral health disorders that drive drug misuse and abuse. With our dual-diagnosis treatment, you will be better equipped to recognize triggers and behavioral patterns that lead to drug abuse. We strive to provide you with the tools you need to suppress cravings and avoid relapse.
Ready to get your life back on track? Take the first steps toward recovery with SOBA New Jersey. Call us at (888) 229-7989 or contact us online today.
Despite a common misconception that marijuana is not addictive, the fact is, you can become dependent on and even addicted to marijuana. Although marijuana addiction is relatively rare, marijuana problem use, as well as marijuana dependency, are surprisingly common. Many people do not realize they are dependent on marijuana.
Some of the most common signs of marijuana dependence include:
- Spending significant time obtaining or using marijuana
- Feeling unable to function “normally” without getting high
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, irritability, restlessness, etc.) when not using marijuana
- Excessive sweating, tremors, or chills when not using marijuana
- Feeling unable to stop or cut back on marijuana use, despite wanting or trying to
When someone begins to experience withdrawal symptoms when not using marijuana, it is a clear sign that they have developed a dependence on the drug. Unfortunately, because marijuana withdrawal symptoms can be mild and may mimic symptoms associated with other conditions and co-occurring mental/behavioral health disorders, many people do not realize that what they are feeling is actually withdrawal.
Some of the most common symptoms of marijuana withdrawal are:
- Depressed mood
- Mood swings
- Decreased appetite
At times, you can feel lost and confused when struggling with addiction or mental health. Our team understands what you are going through and works with you to reclaim the life you deserve.