If you are interested in Marijuana treatment then chances are good that you have been struggling with addiction to weed for a long time now. There is a real need for this sort of treatment even though many people deny that Marijuana is a “real” drug or that it has addiction potential. The fact is that many people do get addicted to Marijuana and it can be damaging to their quality of life, in a pretty big way. So the need for treatment is real.
The reason that Marijuana qualifies as a “real” drug is because people use it to self medicate every single day, much in the same way that an alcoholic drinks every day in order to medicate their feelings. What the Marijuana addict is really doing is the same thing: they are medicating their feelings and using the drug in order to deal with everyday stress and everyday life. It becomes an emotional crutch that they need to use every day in order to function and feel good. If they make a habit of using it every day, then eventually they have to smoke the stuff before they do any little activity in order to really enjoy that activity. Otherwise, everything that they do “would have been better if they had been high.” It becomes a necessary lens with which they have to see the world through. It becomes a real dependency.
If someone is quite young and they are dependent on marijuana, then the best treatment for that person is probably a long term treatment center. There they can escape from the environment in which they are used to using the drug, and also make a clean break from the peer influences that they used with. This is really important for young people and without long term treatment and a complete change in environment, it is going to be really difficult for a younger person to break free from this habit. In most cases, young people are going to have to find their own path and take some hard knocks before they are willing to really face their problem and do something about it. We generally do not change as addicts unless we are facing a great deal of pain. Pain accumulates very slowly with marijuana use, but it does so much faster with some other drugs (such as alcohol).
Anyone who wants to do something about their addiction to marijuana should look into treatment. It is well worth it if you have truly made the decision to change your life.