Addiction to marijuana is classified as a cannabis use disorder (CUD) and affects about 10% of regular users. For those people, marijuana addiction treatment can help them break out of the cycle of abuse so they can live a sober life. One of the reasons many people seek marijuana addiction help is because the fallout of cannabis use has caused enough disruption in their lives that they cannot ignore it any longer. One of the primary impacts cannabis abuse has is on relationships.
We recognize that insurance often doesn’t cover marijuana addiction treatment unless it occurs alongside an addiction to other substances. However, we work with every client to make sure that their treatment is affordable. We also can treat polysubstance use. If you have concerns about your dependence on marijuana or that of someone you care about, reach out to Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) today. We have 60 years of experience helping adults and teenagers recover from chronic cannabis abuse and other drug use disorders. We are a phone call away at 844.442.8673, or you can fill out our online form.
How Does Marijuana Addiction Affect Relationships?
Addiction is a family disease because its ripples reach far beyond the abuser. Regular cannabis use is predictive of failed relationships. A few of the more common reasons that cannabis addiction can challenge a relationship are:
- Marijuana can make you feel disconnected from people and from your own ability to understand what or how they are feeling.
- Pot can create deficits in empathy, acceptance, and warmth, which results in interpersonal dysfunction.
- Since heavy cannabis use can cause lethargy and harm productivity, many relationships are challenged by these changes, especially when two people live together.
- For some, a cannabis high can have a paranoia side effect. Paranoia is almost always a negative when it comes to interpersonal relationships as it can lead to suspicion and resentment.
Do you feel that your relationships with your significant other and others in your life are not what they once were or what you’d like them to be? If so, consider whether it is your cannabis dependence that is the main contributing factor. If so, think about seeking addiction treatment and the counseling that goes with it.
Treatment Options for Marijuana
Cannabis use disorder will respond well to a number of therapies, especially those that focus on recognizing and avoiding relapse triggers. Behavioral therapies, like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that shift maladaptive belief patterns and teach problem-solving skills, are also highly effective. So many of those who seek help for marijuana addiction have been using the drug for many years. They cannot envision life without it. Marijuana addiction treatment can help people reframe their thinking to accommodate a sober future, giving them the tools they need to remain healthy.
Also critical to marijuana addiction help is access to peer support. The support of others going through the same thing has been proven effective in countless addiction recovery studies. The peer support, for example, in a 12-step program that you receive in rehab will create a positive routine for your life of sobriety. There is no time limit on peer group support. You can take that healthy habit with you throughout life.
Learn More at Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge
Our cannabis use disorder treatment is evidence-based and provided in a coordinated plan involving a range of approaches that might include:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- 12-step programs
- Music therapy
- Faith-based therapy
If you are looking for treatment options for marijuana, we offer cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Most of these treatments are available whether you are in outpatient or residential treatment.
Our supportive and compassionate staff is highly trained and very experienced. You will be in good hands at PAATC in our Rehrersberg, PA, marijuana treatment center. Reach out today to learn more. Call 844.442.8673, or you can complete our online form.