Personalized THC Addiction Treatment
For many people, marijuana seems like a harmless recreational substance. However, the difference between use and abuse can hard to notice. Marijuana dependence and psychological addiction are conditions that can require professional help. Consequently, True Life Center’s marijuana addiction treatment program at our substance use disorder treatment center is the ideal solution for San Diego residents. Our partial hospitalization program starts clients on the right path to move past their dependence on THC.
Identifying a Marijuana Abuse Disorder
Marijuana, which is harvested from the buds of the cannabis plant, contains THC, serves as both a stimulant and a depressant. As with alcohol and tobacco, medical (and in some states, recreational) cannabis can be used legally and responsibly. However, marijuana poses a variety of risks when abused. Prolonged, habitual marijuana use can lead to physical dependence and psychological addiction.
Higher THC levels and new methods of extracting THC for use in dabs or edibles pose a particular threat to health and safety because of the potential for abuse. THC addiction treatment focuses on why an individual would self-medicate and provides healthier alternatives for your emotional and mental well-being.
Signs & Symptoms of Marijuana Abuse
When marijuana is smoked, THC passes rapidly from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries the substance to the brain and other organs throughout the body. THC is absorbed more slowly when ingested through food or drink.
Regardless of how THC is ingested, the substance acts specifically on the brain cell’s cannabinoid receptors. These receptors, ordinarily activated by THC-like chemicals produced naturally by the body, are part of the neural communication network, called the endocannabinoid system, which plays an important role in normal brain development and function.
Common symptoms of marijuana abuse may include:
- Impaired coordination
- Paranoia and irritability
- Decreased ability to perceive time and space
- Cognitive delays
- Daily cough and phlegm production
- Frequent acute chest illness
- Heightened risk of lung infections
- Damage to the immune system, central nervous system, and brain cells
- Fertility issues
- Increased heart rate and blood pressure
Psychiatric Treatment During Marijuana Addiction Rehab
Successful marijuana addiction treatment considers all of your treatment needs. Marijuana, a street drug, can be abused recreationally, but it is often used as self-medication. THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is thought by many to provide temporary relief from the symptoms of some mental health disorders. Consequently, short-term relief from these symptoms, including depression, stress, or anxiety, keeps marijuana users dependent on the drug.
However, self-medication only provides fleeting relief from these symptoms. THC addiction treatment offers an alternative. By stopping marijuana abuse, these serious mental health conditions can be effectively treated. To this end, customized psychiatric treatment is available from True Life Center in San Diego. Not only do we provide relief in the short-term, but you can also begin working toward healthier brain chemistry with evidence-based psychiatric treatments. For example, the programs that target these serious mental health disorders can include:
- Mood disorder treatment
- Bipolar disorder treatment
- Social anxiety treatment
- Major depression treatment
- PTSD treatment
Your long-term health relies on treating these serious mental health disorders. Consider True Life’s marijuana addiction rehab to receive the care and attention you need for these co-occurring disorders.
The Unique Marijuana Addiction Treatment Program San Diego Can Depend On
True Life Center takes a unique approach to treatment. Our neurobiological integration program (NBI) uses an effective combination of psychiatry, psychotherapy, and integrative services that support your recovery and provide for total restoration of the whole self—mind, body, and spirit. This system provides short-term symptom relief as well as long-term nervous system regulation. We customize the NBI program to meet your unique needs and treat any underlying mental health conditions so that you can experience sustainable recovery.
True Life Center’s integrative services form the foundation of our holistic recovery approach. These services work alongside traditional therapies so we can address your physical and psychological needs. True Life’s marijuana addiction rehab is the key to reclaiming your life. Consequently, we offer a variety of services to help you recover, including:
- Yoga therapy
- Acupuncture treatment
- Life skills training
- Transitional life coaching
Above all, these and other integrative services give you the tools and resources you need to ensure your total well-being in the long-term. They make up a vital aspect of our integrative approach to addiction and mental health treatment. Get help with the marijuana addiction treatment program that San Diego residents count on. Contact True Life Center by calling 866.420.1792 and start planting the roots of lasting health today.