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Marijuana, also known as cannabis or weed, addiction is a problem that impacts between 9%-30% of regular users. Consequences include loss of job, reduced academic or work performance, and severe side effects ranging from depression to psychotic episodes. To get control over those consequences, TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health’s marijuana addiction treatment center in Murfreesboro, TN, can provide the necessary tools and addiction recovery treatments.

Marijuana is a prevalent drug, and contrary to popular belief, it can be addictive. While the withdrawal process is relatively long compared to other drugs, it is much milder. Finding compassionate, competent care for marijuana addiction is critical if someone wants the best chance of recovery.

Why Marijuana Addiction Treatment is Important

THC is the active ingredient in marijuana. It induces feelings of altered senses, changes in mood, and coordination difficulties. Long-term use of marijuana can lead to changes in the brain structure and how it functions for daily activities.

We understand that everyone has their own unique experience. With this comes specific struggles, needs, and desires. We work with our clients to tailor a treatment plan that is unique to them, taking into account all the variables of their life and situation. While the exact treatment layout may vary from person to person, the high quality of comprehensive care does not.

Some factors we consider include:

  • The way someone used marijuana (smoking, edibles, vaping)
  • The amount of marijuana someone regularly used
  • The length of time someone used marijuana and the dependency
  • Co-occurring drug use
  • Pre-existing or co-occurring mental or physical health issues
  • Someone’s current housing situation
  • A client’s commitment to their recovery or that of a loved one
  • Insurance coverage or self-pay

Why Choose Us for Marijuana Addiction Treatment?

Our marijuana addiction treatment center at TRUE is a multifaceted and integrated approach that utilizes medical and psychiatric care, clinical therapy, and holistic practices to provide our clients with the most well-rounded and comprehensive treatment and recovery solution.

Many people abusing marijuana and becoming addicted also struggle with other co-occurring disorders, including mental health conditions and other substance use disorders (SUD). Addressing these through a combination of techniques provides the best chance for long-term recovery.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), marijuana use and addiction are becoming increasingly prevalent. A huge factor is that many people don’t believe they can become addicted. This lack of awareness about the drug’s long-term effects is dangerous and can cause damage to both the brain and the body. Withdrawal can be uncomfortable, so the best chance at sobriety is through professional treatment.

Our Approach to Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Our leading drug recovery rehab center offers robust specialized programs to quit marijuana. The process begins with thoroughly assessing your condition, medical history, and treatment needs. We use the assessment results to develop a one-of-a-kind treatment plan to guide your recovery journey at TRUE.

During the assessment, your care team will use these insights to determine if inpatient detox is recommended to withdraw from marijuana. Individuals who experience withdrawal effects are usually diagnosed with marijuana use disorder (MUD).

While under our care, you’ll have the opportunity to leverage a combination of different types of treatment and interventions that often include behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, individual and group counseling, family therapy sessions, and support groups. Additionally, holistic therapies like yoga are incorporated into your plan. 

Our services are not one-size-fits-all, but they all share the common goal of promoting physical and emotional well-being at every stage of recovery. Chemical dependency can be challenging but not impossible to overcome.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) helps individuals understand unhelpful thoughts that can lead to negative emotions or behaviors. REBT focuses on the moment and what a person is feeling. Our therapists help you form new ways of approaching challenges, thoughts, marijuana cravings, and personal circumstances. The root of the adverse emotions is addressed so that self-sabotaging behavior can taper off.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) makes individuals aware of attention and concentration problems. It improves their organization and time management. You learn to break down tasks easier to manage your daily life. CBT builds confidence and controls impulsive behavior that can lead to marijuana abuse. Individuals gain confidence and can control impulsive and risky behaviors.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) helps individuals participate in their therapy. We recommend DBT as a treatment for marijuana addiction because it is effective. DBT combines CBT, mindfulness, and acceptance strategies. DBT teaches essential skills for managing emotions, impulsive behavior, and relationships. Individuals set goals, track progress, and make decisions about their treatment.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Motivational interviewing is a helpful approach for individuals struggling with substance use. Motivational interviewing involves a non-judgemental and empathetic conversation with a therapist to help increase our clients’ motivation to change their behaviors. By exploring each individual’s values, goals, and concerns, the approach identifies and reinforces self-determination to begin making more positive changes.

With guidance, clients gain insights into their substance abuse patterns, develop coping skills to reduce their use and work toward recovery. With this approach, clients have the majority ownership in the recovery process as they work to achieve personal goals.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy, people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.

Electrodes on the skull can track these impulses and show how they work. Capturing these pictures can tell us a lot about how the brain communicates. And through this, we can see how substance abuse has affected that communication.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) combines mindfulness and acceptance strategies. The idea behind ACT is to focus on helping individuals develop mental and emotional flexibility and avoid making risky decisions.

Recovery Coaching

Recovery coaching is a supportive and personalized approach to helping our clients with marijuana addiction. It can be valuable in navigating the recovery process. Our recovery coaches are trained health professionals who provide guidance, encouragement, and accountability to individuals seeking to overcome their addiction and maintain long-term sobriety by providing another level of accountability, addiction education, and life skill development for overcoming marijuana cravings and relapse prevention.

Holistic Therapy

Holistic therapy is an alternative treatment service that focuses on the whole person, not just specific addiction-related symptoms. Our therapists consider our clients’ physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, allowing them to achieve balance and develop coping skills.

We use several holistic therapy services, including the following:

  • Music therapy promotes emotional healing and personal growth. Our clients can explore and express their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors through rhythm and sound. Unresolved emotions and conflicts are often stored in the body. However, by experiencing and processing them in a safe and supportive environment, our clients can gain new insights, increase self-awareness, and develop coping skills. 
  • Art therapy allows individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a supportive and non-verbal manner, fostering self-awareness and facilitating therapeutic change.
  • Yoga is a therapeutic practice that alleviates the symptoms of addiction because of its positive impact on mental health. We combine physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation to encourage our clients to be in the present.
  • Fitness and movement therapy involves incorporating physical exercise and activity into a therapeutic intervention to promote physical health, mental well-being, and overall rehabilitation. It can be tailored to individual needs, improving mood, enhancing self-esteem, and fostering a healthy lifestyle for improved quality of life.
  • Animal therapy allows interactions between humans and animals to stimulate physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being. We use horses that are domesticated and trained for therapy purposes. We incorporate them into various therapeutic settings to facilitate positive outcomes for individuals.
  • Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice, involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. Your therapist will determine where to place the needles based on individual needs. Once they do, the energy flow, known as Qi (pronounced “chee”), follows pathways throughout the body to restore balance and promote health and well-being.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a respectful environment your therapist leads. It’s a way to hone your communication skills and learn from the stories of others. You become a better listener and think outside of yourself. Fellowship is vital in early recovery.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy sessions are the time between just you and your therapist. You work through the personal aspects of your drug abuse. You can focus on facing your challenges. Thinking deeper about what you believe led to your addiction is a game changer.

Our Marijuana Addiction Treatment Programs

TRUE offers comprehensive residential and outpatient marijuana addiction treatment programs to stop substance abuse. Our rehab programs for marijuana abuse are a highly effective option for individuals who require a structured, supportive environment to overcome their addiction. 

You will have the advantage of leveraging our skilled clinicians at all times during your stay. Find out more about our treatment options below.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a highly customizable program that includes 9 hours of treatment each week. Those outpatient treatment hours can be completed during the day or at night. IOP is tailored to fit our client’s specific schedules and needs.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a more comprehensive and immersive treatment plan, totaling 30 hours per week. Though clients can live at home while attending inpatient treatment, daily groups and activities provide increased care while allowing clients to go home at the end of the day.

Sober Living

Sober living encourages healthy habits, and growth is essential. This level of care allows clients to spend their days attending our programs at the treatment facility. Then, they can go home to a private space with people dealing with similar drug addictions.

How do I know if I’m Addicted to Marijuana?

Like all substances, addiction occurs when a person tries to stop and simply can’t. The pull, the cravings, and the triggers are constantly in the back of their mind. The changes that have taken place in the brain convince the person that marijuana is the only real fix. 

Even if negative consequences such as decreased job or school performance, financial stability, and once-stable friendships are to suffer, it doesn’t matter. All that matters at the moment is getting high. That’s addiction. 

If you suspect you or a loved one has a marijuana abuse disorder, check out the following indicators as a first step to overcoming a possible addiction. 

  • Tolerance – as with anything we enjoy, we indulge. The same is true of marijuana abuse. If an individual has to use more frequently to achieve the desired high, addiction is the cause.
  • When a person is addicted to marijuana, they will experience withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to quit or cut back.
  • Marijuana abuse leads to an individual needing more over extended periods to achieve the desired high.
  • Avoiding or not participating in activities that were once exciting or comforting to a person’s life is a sign of addiction. 
  • Spending too much time finding marijuana and getting marijuana is a sign as well.

Next Step to Get Help Now

Individuals needing drug rehab from the effects of marijuana can experience painful and distressing challenges. These phases often lead to increased drug use and possible overdose or death. Seeking health care from a facility that focuses on substance abuse treatment offers the best chance at regaining control over your life or that of a family member.

Make the first step and call us today to start addiction rehab and the treatment process. We are available 24/7 to take your call.

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