Marijuana is the most widely used illegal substance in the United States. The main psychoactive agent in marijuana is THC, which bind to receptors in the brain and influence an individual’s memory, thought, concentration, sensory and time perception, appetite, and coordination. However, the feeling of euphoria THC causes is what leads one to become addicted to the substance. Over time, marijuana can cause individuals to have decreased educational and job performance, diminished feelings of life satisfaction, respiratory problems, and cognitive impairments. When withdrawing from marijuana, an individual may feel irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, lack of appetite, insomnia, and severe craving. Behavioral interventions are the most effective way to treat marijuana dependence, as no medicines are currently available to aid in withdrawal and relapse prevention.
Wellington Retreat provides all men, women, and adolescents regardless of sexual preference or mental capacity the necessary help to overcome their addiction to marijuana. Through behavioral interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy, individuals learn ways to cope with their addiction and replace their need for marijuana with positive, healthy activities. Oftentimes, patients will engage in support group therapies as well, offering camaraderie and guidance throughout their journey to sobriety. Located in the beautiful city of West Palm Beach, Florida, patients are able to enjoy the sunshine, the beauty, and the tranquility of the area throughout their healing process, as they learn the key components to a sober lifestyle.