People have used marijuana medicinally and recreationally for centuries. While cannabis products are increasingly common today across the United States, cannabis can become addictive. However, Red Oak Recovery® specializes in helping young men overcome marijuana abuse in our holistic drug addiction treatment programs.

If a young man in your life needs support for marijuana addiction, call Red Oak Recovery® today. Our holistic marijuana rehab program in North Carolina serves men ages 18-30. Call us now at 866.457.7590 to learn more about our drug addiction treatment programs for marijuana and other substances.

What Is Marijuana Addiction?a man with a beard writes notes as another man discusses entering a marijuana addiction treatment program

Many people debate whether marijuana is addictive. Cannabis use disorder (CUD) can develop from the medicinal or recreational use of cannabis products. While marijuana may seem more benign than prescription or illicit drugs and safer than alcohol, continued cannabis use can lead to addiction. Marijuana has two critical chemical components that affect the brain and body. CBD (Cannabidiol) is commonly used to treat chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical compound that provides a euphoric high. This euphoria can lead to frequent use and addiction. Effects of THC include:

  • Changes in perception
  • Paranoia or hallucinations
  • Blood pressure changes, abnormal heart rate
  • Heart attack
  • Changes in appetite
  • Breathing problems when smoked
  • Changes in sleep patterns

In addition, frequent cannabis use can cause cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), which causes cyclical nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. If you or someone in your life is experiencing CHS, seek immediate medical attention.

Can Someone Overdose on Marijuana?

While uncommon, it is possible to overdose on marijuana. Signs of overdose include:

  • Physical pain
  • Vomiting and severe nausea
  • Confusion
  • Panic attacks
  • Abnormal fear and distrust
  • Hallucinations
  • High blood pressure and heart rate

If you or someone you love is overdosing on marijuana, it’s critical to seek treatment immediately.

Seeking Treatment for Marijuana Addiction

Because marijuana use is common, people may avoid seeking addiction treatment. Like any addiction, marijuana users can suffer from withdrawal symptoms. When the body becomes dependent on THC, a person craves marijuana and experiences side effects when THC leaves the bloodstream. It can be challenging to avoid marijuana and other drug use during withdrawal.

Marijuana addiction can often be a sign of underlying mood disorders or unprocessed trauma. Many young adults use marijuana to self-medicate and self-soothe anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, or bipolar disorder. Addiction recovery treatment can provide a dual diagnosis treatment program to uncover mood disorders and treat unprocessed trauma. Studies show that treating trauma and mood disorders can reduce addiction triggers and reduce the risk of a return to use.

Holistic Marijuana Rehab in Asheville, North Carolina

Studies show that people who use marijuana at a young age are more likely to develop cannabis use disorder. Unfortunately, cannabis use disorder can lead to other drug use. At Red Oak Recovery®, we believe in holistic addiction treatment for marijuana and other drugs. Our programs for young men provide clinician-led treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Red Oak Recovery® provides young men ages 18-30 with a holistic approach to marijuana addiction recovery. We use experiential therapies alongside traditional behavioral therapy for holistic healing at our eco-treatment program. Our Asheville, North Carolina treatment center provides the men at Red Oak with endless opportunities for wilderness and ecotherapy. Studies show that these experiential therapies help people destress, disconnect from social expectations, and reduce the risk of relapse. With an added emphasis on family therapy, our clients and their loved ones improve communication through active listening and compassion.

Start Marijuana Addiction Treatment at Red Oak Recovery® Today

If you or a young man in your life is ready to learn more about marijuana addiction treatment at Red Oak Recovery®, call us today. Let Red Oak show you how holistic addiction therapy can help you. Call us now at 866.457.7590 to learn more about our North Carolina addiction treatment programs.