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Marijuana Rehab/Cannabis Rehab in Seattle, WA

Although it has always been a popular drug, marijuana, also known as cannabis, is becoming more mainstream as states approve its use for medical and recreational use. Island Assessment and Counseling offers marijuana rehab for the residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah and the surrounding areas of Washington State.

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana is derived from the hemp plant and is often referred to by its scientific name, Cannabis sativa, or “cannabis” or “medical cannabis.” In recent years, marijuana has been legalized for medical and recreational use in many states adding to an already large population of people who use the drug. Although the addictive nature of cannabis is often debated, using the drug may lead to unhealthy behaviors that interfere with one’s ability to maintain a productive lifestyle. This may cause it to be more emotionally addictive than physically addictive depending on the individual.

Even though most recreational users smoke cannabis, the increase in legalization has brought about several new forms of marijuana, such as drinks, vaporizers, and edibles. Marijuana may be smoked in a:

  • Small pipe
  • Bongs (larger water pipes)
  • Blunts (partially emptied cigars)
  • Joints (marijuana cigarettes)

Marijuana use may also include extracts, such as:

  • Hash, a thick, honey-colored liquid
  • Shatter, an amber-colored solid form
  • Budder or wax, a soft form that has the consistency of lip balm

Effects of Marijuana

When a person ingests marijuana, the chemical travels to the brain and other organs. The high may last 30 to 60 minutes. The specific effects of the drug can also be affected by how it is ingested.

  • Colors appear brighter and more vivid
  • Thinking and concentrating can be reduced
  • Losing a sense of time
  • Memory problems, especially short-term memory
  • Difficulty moving the body appropriately
  • Mood changes

Long-term use of cannabis can lead to problems with learning and memory. These problems may resolve once a person stops using marijuana but may be permanent.

Why Seek Treatment for Cannabis Use?

Because cannabis is a more mainstream drug of choice, some people require marijuana rehab as a result of their use. In most cases, the reason for rehab is that cannabis use interferes with one’s ability to maintain responsibilities and perform at peak levels.

What is Marijuana Abuse?

Marijuana abuse is a situation in which a person’s use of the drug interferes with the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. A person may lose interest in work, friends, and pastimes or be under the influence, and therefore unable to perform.

What are the Signs of Marijuana Abuse?

People who abuse marijuana may experience the signs of drug abuse as well as:

  • Having the “munchies” (constant hunger)
  • Problems breathing
  • Off-kilter sense of reality
  • Chronic cough
  • Red or bloodshot eyes
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety

How Much Does Marijuana Rehab Cost in Seattle?

If you or a loved one is struggling with marijuana abuse, we want to be able to provide the support with our cannabis rehab program. Island Assessment and Counseling accepts most insurance plans. You can pay for your portion of the cost with cash or credit cards. If you are uninsured or need help with your out-of-pocket expenses, we offer in-house payment plans.

Why Choose Island Assessment and Counseling for Cannabis Rehab

Island Assessment and Counseling offers addicts:

  • More than 22 years’ experience
  • State-approved facility for holistically-based programs
  • Staff includes Certified Counselors, Licensed Counselors, and Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Evidence-based practices, such as 12-step, motivational and cognitive behavioral therapy

Marijuana is a commonplace drug that can take over a person’s life in some instances. If you or someone you know struggle with cannabis abuse, we are here to help. Island Assessment and Counseling, conveniently located in Seattle and Oak Harbor, is a highly-rated counseling center serving the residents of Washington State. Our evidence-based programs help those who struggle with marijuana use and need marijuana rehab, dual diagnosis treatment and addiction treatment programs. Please contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.

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