Marijuana Use Disorder Rehab & Treatment
At Lumion, our mission is to offer hope and lasting relief to those who are coping with Cannabis dependency and addiction of all types.
While marijuana use is thought by many to be a harmless indulgence, the regular use of cannabis can lead to the development of problem use, known as a “marijuana use disorder”. This can take the form of addiction in severe cases. Increased legalization may lead to more mental health issues for vulnerable individuals.
However, increased legalization will also lead to the funding for development of potentially safe medically prescribed cannabis-based products for anxiety, sleep, pain, and other medical conditions. For heavy users though, it should be noted that:
- Some 30% of those who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder.
- Young people, those using marijuana before the age of 18, are 4-7 times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults.
- Cannabis withdrawal syndrome, experienced among 40% of heavy users, can lead to irritability, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, restlessness, low appetite, and an overall sense of dis-ease.
- Cannabis intoxication can lead to psychotic behavior, rebound anxiety, or anti-motivational syndrome in some people.
- Marijuana potency (THC content) has nearly doubled in the past decade, making dependency more likely among heavy users.
Marijuana use disorder becomes addiction when you cannot stop using the drug, even though it interferes with many aspects of your life. In such a case, you will need an effective marijuana addiction treatment plan that addresses the physical and mental issues of your dependency on cannabis.
Cannabis dependency, like other addictions, can lead to a range of life problems and should be treated by experienced mental health care professionals.
When Self-medication Becomes Addiction
We have made great strides in the treatment of chemical addiction, using: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medications, our TMS affiliate experts work with, existential therapy, spiritual therapy, individual therapy, family/relational therapy.
Although more research is needed, “medical marijuana” has proven effective in several areas, for people suffering from:
- Nausea in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy
- Appetite suppression in patients with wasting syndrome due to AIDS
- Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- Spasticity and neuropathic pain that may accompany multiple sclerosis
It must be noted however, that the cannabis-based treatments described above have little in common with recreational marijuana use, which is the focus of treatment for marijuana use disorder.
The goal of the behavioral medicine experts at Lumion is to help people who are too dependent on cannabis to remove the drug from their lifestyle and to find alternative ways of dealing with their anxiety. We utilize holistic treatment (including amino acids to reduce impulsivity) and substitutive medications (when necessary), based on clinical research and outcomes data.
Located in Beverly Hills, California, the doctors and staff at Lumion Center are experts in behavioral therapy and medication management, offering a supportive therapeutic environment and personalized treatment plan for cannabis dependency that addresses your unique symptoms, as well as any underlying mental health issues that may be contributing to your condition.
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