Marijuana is often seen as a harmless drug, and its changing legal status in various places in the United States has brought marijuana very close to being socially acceptable. Smoking or ingesting marijuana regularly may not even negatively affect the overall quality of life for many users.
For many other people, however, chronic marijuana use can actually have devastating psychological effects leading to psychosis. Apart from potential problems from chronic THC use, marijuana has long been known to be a gateway drug leading to abuse of other substances.
Addiction to marijuana and related substances (hash, hash oil, THC wax, shatter, THC cartridges/carts, THC edibles, delta-8 products, etc.) is a real thing. The chronic abuse of marijuana creates a “failure to thrive” in individuals, where they in no way live up to or realize their full potential.
If you have a loved one or friend struggling with marijuana addiction, call our experienced team at (601) 503-7771 for compassionate help. We provide free consultations & advice to every caller.
Interventions for Marijuana
Marijuana interventions generally follow similar steps and involves comparable preparation in relation to interventions for other drug addictions. When a family brings in a professional interventionist to assist with marijuana addiction, it is usually much more effective than allowing your loved one to try to recover from their addiction without help. Our team of interventionists bring compassion, a lack of bias and an ability to focus on the real goals of treatment outside of any existing family drama or baggage.
An intervention for marijuana:
- Helps repair the overall family structure
- Creates a readiness for your loved one to receive assistance
- Encourages the addict to enter long-term treatment & begin recovery
The intervention process also helps the family realize and accept that the intervention does not “fix the person that is struggling.” The intervention is the start of a pathway to long-term sobriety for their loved one.