A Helping Hand

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. Those who start using before the age of 18 are around 4 to 7 times more likely to succumb to marijuana use disorder, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. If you or someone you know is struggling with marijuana, or commonly known as “pot,” it is possible to heal with rehabilitation. At our marijuana addiction treatment center in Lancaster, California, people can move ahead in life with focus and determination.

 

Marijuana’s Effect on the Mind & Body

When taken, marijuana emits TCH to brain cell receptors – altering the user’s senses. Long-term use can negatively impact brain development, sometimes resulting in loss of memory and mental/learning skills. Taking cannabis can also lead users to become dependent, which leads to withdrawal symptoms. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, these effects can include:

  • Restlessness
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Irritability
  • Problems sleeping

Other symptoms, meanwhile, sometimes include problems breathing, an increase in heart rate, and development issues in children when used by pregnant mothers

 

Design For Change Helps Break Marijuana Use Disorder

For those struggling with cannabis use disorder, Design For Change provides complete marijuana addiction treatment in Lancaster. Once you or your loved one arrives, we’ll conduct a full assessment conducted in a way that’s completely nonjudgmental and supportive. From there, we’ll devise a recovery plan that emphasizes a holistic approach – including classes that teach coping mechanisms, while covering areas such as fitness, art, nutrition, and sociometry.

 

Beginning the Road to Marijuana Recovery

By attending our marijuana rehab center in Lancaster, California, you or your loved one will be able to receive the support they needed to embark on a full recovery from cannabis use disorder. Once coming clean, users are again able to focus on the most important things in life – allowing them to live happily and pursue their dreams with utmost potential. For more information on how our recovery programs can help, contact our trained support staff today.