Toolkit for Marijuana Recovery (Self)

You might think your marijuana use is getting out of control. Your friends are worried, your relationships are strained and you’re exhausted. Don’t give up. If you’re struggling with a marijuana problem, there is hope for you.

Reach out for help, and get the care you need today.  You’re worth it.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Does it take you more marijuana to get you high than it did when you first started?
  • Do you choose friendships with people who use marijuana over people who do not?
  • Do you notice yourself gaining weight because of overeating after consuming marijuana?
  • Do you find yourself with less energy than you used to, or disinterested in the things you used to enjoy?
  • Do you experience anxiety if you don’t use?
  • Is your marijuana use having other negative consequences; legal, health, employment?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider seeking help for your marijuana problem.

Steps to take

If you’re considering recovery, the first step to take might be the most difficult: admit you have a problem. The only person who can help defeat your problem with marijuana is you. Depending on the severity of your problem, you might want to try self-help measures: curbing your use or setting a date to stop using.

Group therapy, such as Narcotics Anonymous, is another effective tactic that works great for many. Many marijuana users choose to partner with a behavioral services facility to find the right balance of inpatient and outpatient care.

Even if you’re not sure where to turn, reach out for help. There’s no shame in asking for help, and the right resource might save your career and family.

Finding the Right Resource

Everyone who is trying to defeat their issues with marijuana needs a resource to help. Marijuana abuse may not be something you can conquer by yourself. When determining the right treatment center, consider these four things:

  • Is the behavioral services facility CARF accredited?
  • Are they committed to enhancing your quality of life?
  • Can they help you meet your personal recovery goals?
  • Can they create a custom recovery plan to help you on their recovery journey?

The journey to manage addiction may not be quick, but it’s an important mission. There is hope, and your friend can find help at Prelude.