Marijuana addiction treatment and the care for those who are addicted to pot is available through the Sober Solutions of Norwalk clinic. Robert Sterling is a board-certified addiction medicine specialist with a strong background in family medicine. He serves the Norwalk, Connecticut and surrounding community of Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, and Greenwich with outpatient addiction programs.
Is Marijuana a Hard Drug to Kick?
All addictions are difficult to overcome and each case is unique. Studies done by the National Institute for Health have some interesting statistics about marijuana addiction. For example, adults who try to stop using pot and who eventually come to rehab have tried and failed to stop using marijuana at least six times on average. Another interesting statistic is that marijuana addiction is often a sign or symptom of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Pot addiction is also a drug that people pair up with harder substances, such as cocaine or alcohol. So dealing with marijuana addiction can be more difficult simply because there is usually more going on within the addiction.
Does the Sober Solutions of Norwalk Clinic Treat Teen Addictions?
Absolutely. In fact, Sober Solutions Norwalk has an adolescent rehab program that is just for teens and adolescents. Teen addictions include prescription drug usage, alcohol, marijuana, and street drugs such as meth. When it comes to teen drug use it is important to get them into treatment as soon as possible. Many parents feel that if they do not literally catch their child doing drugs that it is not a problem. It is a problem. It does not matter if it is their first time or what kind of drug they are using. They need evaluation by a professional not only for drug addiction but also underlying issues that are not diagnosed.
What Kind of Treatment Is Available for Marijuana Addiction?
Marijuana is primarily treated using a behavior approach. Medication is not available to help with marijuana addiction recovery as it is with opioids. Behavior therapies, such as cognitive-behavior therapy, contingency management, and motivational enhancement therapy are all methods used to treat marijuana addiction. The takeaway from this is that marijuana recovery is available and it does work. The first step in that process is to get help.