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Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating drug addiction that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since drug addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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What is Marijuana Addiction?

Marijuana addiction is when someone who uses the drug on a long-term basis becomes dependent on it to get the same good feeling or high they had in the beginning. The brain alters itself to accommodate the plant and shuts down its dopamine chemicals; therefore, uncomfortable withdrawal occurs when someone stops the drug. This can set up a vicious cycle of wanting to quit but unable to, due to the symptoms of withdrawal and the intense cravings the brain emits. 

Although marijuana has been legalized in several states, there is still a concern that the THC psychoactive chemical in the drug leads to addiction. Plus, it is still illegal on a federal level.

Dangers of Marijuana

Many adverse effects are associated with marijuana abuse. In smaller doses and for medical and psychiatric reasons, the effects can be minimized. These harmful effects include:

  • Problems with concentration and problem-solving
  • Impaired memory
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Psychotic effects like delusions and hallucinations
  • Addiction
  • Dependence and withdrawal symptoms
  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Lung inflammation, infection, and chronic pulmonary issues
  • Heart attack

Research states that between 9% and 30% of individuals who abuse marijuana can develop a marijuana addiction.

Marijuana Addiction Treatment Program

Utilizing outpatient or inpatient care programs for addicted individuals is the best chance of a successful outcome. What these programs look like depends on the person and the severity of the addiction. For those who have a serious addiction, a residential treatment center can give them intensive therapy with 24/7 supervision and medical and mental care.

Treatment programs can include various techniques, tools, and methods for helping people overcome their marijuana addiction. These programs involve counseling, nutrition, therapy, exercise, and more, tailored to the individual’s needs and comfort level. 

The treatment process usually begins with an intake evaluation that is used to create a customized treatment plan. Detox follows that, with therapy situated to the individual’s situation. Specialized care is given to address the physical, emotional, and mental health needs discovered. Following treatment, aftercare planning begins, to ensure prevention of relapse and the implementation of techniques and tools taught in rehab.

A treatment program may include yoga, meditation, mindfulness, reiki, exercise, work, structured days, journaling, counseling, and more.

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Joy Downen

10 weeks ago

This place is so wonderful and all of the staff care so very much! They are very professional and they know what they are doing. Absolutely amazing facility and staff!!!
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Nathan Frame

28 weeks ago

Steps Recovery is the place you go if you want a caring and understanding program. They have helped me gain knowledge about myself and what I want/need to do. The staff there can relate and help you through core issues and they push you to do better because being in this program you know you can do big and amazing things. Also the therapists there are awesome and walk with you through struggles of life and give you the tools you truly need. Overall this place is an amazing opportunity and you’d be missing out on a lot if you chose to not at least try this program.
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Shaylesa Stulce

46 weeks ago

Steps Recovery in St. George has been amazing! I’m so excited to use the tools that I’ve learned here! The staff is amazing, and very understanding! I would recommend them to anyone struggling with addiction!
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Adam Kelly

47 weeks ago

What I liked most about my time at Steps is the atmosphere that was presented during my whole stay. I have done a lot of treatment centers and this one is by far the one I have felt I gained the most from. I would highly recommend Steps to anybody struggling with addiction!
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Gary Hanson

47 weeks ago

Steps saved our daughter’s life as well as her kids!
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Natalie Painter

Jan 1, 2019

The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn’t ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loved ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
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BRIAN MEYER

Nov 13, 2018

This place saved my life! The therapists were very helpful, friendly and really cared about the clients wellbeing. The tech’s were alway helpful with meds and anything that was needed. House manager was amazing, had high expectations on job duties, and kept a very clean organized atmosphere. Food was always amazing. I never went hungry! The information and skills that I have learned and applied to my life are priceless. If you’re not willing to put forth the work to change your life this is not your place, but if you are this is the first Step to take. I Love everyone at Steps. Thank you for all your help
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Matthew Cromar

Aug 10, 2018

I’d been to other recovery centers before but this one was the best, it stuck because I was willing to do the work, and with the help I received from staff I am now celebrating a year of sobriety in a couple of days. Update; I’m now 18 months sober as of yesterday and I still keep in touch with my steps family. The lessons I learned at steps will stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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