Many states across our nation are legalizing the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational use. With new legalizations happening, many people may believe that marijuana use is safe for everyone. Marijuana has an active ingredient known as THC that directly affects the brain. When marijuana enters your body, THC passes through your bloodstream and to the brain. The chemical targets specific brain cells called cannabinoid receptors. A large percentage of these receptive cells exist in the parts of the brain that influence memory, coordination, sensory perception, and thinking. Prolonged use of cannabis can increase chances of damaging mental health by frequency of use and potency. For those already struggling with substance abuse, there is a high risk of cannabis abuse.
If you or someone you love struggles with cannabis abuse, a drug rehab program like the one at Sunflower Wellness Retreat could be right for you. We offer intensive treatment methods that can provide patients with the necessary tools for achieving sobriety and preventing relapse. Our tranquil facility is located outside of Kansas City on 12 acres of countryside, providing a unique and peaceful environment that encourages recovery. Call now at 855.730.8825 to take the first steps in improving your life through recovery at Sunflower Wellness Retreat.
Marijuana and Mental Health
People may use marijuana for many different reasons. Sometimes people use it to relieve physical or mental symptoms. However, regular cannabis use may cause an increase in anxiety or depression. Not everyone who uses cannabis will develop mental health issues, although you may become vulnerable to some mental health issues occurring with regular use of cannabis.
Being “genetically vulnerable” means you are more likely to develop specific mental health issues. For example, if you or someone in your family struggles with anxiety or depression, cannabis abuse may make these problems worse. Prolonged cannabis abuse can cause the following effects:
- Regular cannabis abuse can lead to an increase in serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia or depression.
- Smoking cannabis can lead to relapse from already occurring substance abuse issues.
- .Prolonged use of cannabis can have a permanent effect on how well you concentrate and think.
If you are struggling with your mental health due to prolonged cannabis abuse, a drug rehab program could benefit you. Another excellent option in recovery is a dual diagnosis program like the one we offer at Sunflower Wellness Retreat. In a dual diagnosis program, you can get treatment for mental health disorders as well as any substance abuse disorders. This treatment can ensure that a full recovery is possible and minimize the chances of relapse.
Are You Addicted to Marijuana?
Some people would argue that using cannabis is harmless, organic, and completely benign. In short, these people choose to believe that using cannabis has no addictive qualities. Unfortunately, this opinion does not coincide with the facts of science. When a drug alters the brain, it will not perform at optimal use unless the drug is present in the body. Some signs that drug addiction is present are:
- Craving for the drug
- Spending money on the drug that is for other expenses
- Cutting back on social activities or work
- Failed attempts in quitting
- A need to use the drug regularly
- Tolerance for the drug
- Keeping your drug use secret from family or friends
If you or someone you love is experiencing any of these symptoms that occur with cannabis abuse, a drug rehab program like the one at Sunflower Wellness Retreat may be right for you.
Contact Sunflower Wellness Retreat
At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, you can quit abusing cannabis and begin to experience a new sense of well-being. There are many resources available to you for starting the process of recovery. We offer services such as :
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
By offering many types of recovery, we give hope in the freedom that you can find in recovery. Call us today at 855.730.8825 to find out the steps in taking your life back from addiction at Sunflower Wellness Retreat.