Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana Addiction Treatment and Recovery in Tennessee

Think smoking marijuana is harmless? Think again.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. The recent legalization of recreational cannabis in some states has intensified the popular perception that it’s safe to use marijuana. However, marijuana is just as addictive as alcohol.

An estimated 10 percent of women who smoke marijuana will become dependent on it. Furthermore, marijuana is considered a gateway drug, as those who smoke weed regularly are more likely to experiment with other illegal substances.


Marijuana’s effect on the brain is well documented. Whether you smoke, eat, or brew marijuana as a tea, the chemical “THC” binds to the cannabinoid receptors on brain cells. This results in side effects including, but not limited to:

  • Distorted perceptions
  • Difficulty in thinking or making responsible decisions
  • Respiratory problems
  • Acute psychosis
  • Impaired balance and coordination
  • Irregular heartbeat

Young adults are particularly prone to the consequences of marijuana use, as brain abnormalities are found in 18 to 25 year olds who smoke a minimum of once a week. Marijuana is neurotoxic to the still-developing adolescent brain.

If you’re genetically predisposed to mental health disorders or psychotic symptoms, marijuana use triples the likelihood of those issues developing. Even after stopping marijuana use, post-acute withdrawal can trigger depression, which makes it difficult to stop smoking marijuana.

At JourneyPure Women’s Professional Program, of the JourneyPure family, we understand the challenges to recovery from marijuana abuse and addiction to other drugs. Our treatment center in Murfreesboro does not take a one-size-fits-all approach to marijuana treatment for women. We employ professional therapists that dig deeper than many other drug rehab centers in Nashville, uncovering the root causes of your individual addictive disease process.

As a result, we often identify and treat co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders. Treating a dual diagnosis is critical to your long-term health and sobriety. If left unaddressed, these co-occurring disorders could trigger a relapse or gateway to addiction to other drugs.

We’re here to help you with any questions you might have.

Are You a Candidate for Marijuana Addiction Treatment?

If you use marijuana and have been experiencing unwanted side effects, depression, or changes in lifestyle, it is time to consider treatment. If you want to be able to live an enjoyable, fun, relaxed life without marijuana, our Murfreesboro-located treatment center can help. We help women overcome their personal addictions to marijuana and learn to enjoy a sober life again.

If you think marijuana may be having a negative impact on your life, but you have a medical marijuana license, you may still be facing addiction. Many people are unaware of the effects marijuana may have on mental health, finances, and physical health. If you think marijuana is negatively impacting your life, you may benefit from marijuana addiction treatment for women in Tennessee.

You’re already on the right track: if you’re aware of your own consequences for marijuana use, you are on your way to recovery. Understanding marijuana addiction is the first step in seeking treatment. If you think you are a candidate for marijuana addiction treatment in TN, professional guidance is recommended. Quitting marijuana can result in depression and mood swings, so professional care and supervision is most helpful during that time.

Marijuana Addiction Treatment for Women in Tennessee

Marijuana can be treated in either outpatient or inpatient recovery programs. At JourneyPure Women’s Professional Program, we utilize a host of proven tools including experiential therapy, individual counseling, group therapy, medically-supervised detox, and more to help individuals recover and prevent relapse. We also help you learn how to focus on nutrition and eating healthily with our organic, whole foods menu.

Women from Nashville and the surrounding Southeast come to our facility to recover from marijuana abuse and learn more about a healthy lifestyle.

JourneyPure Women’s Professional Program is based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and we are open for admission seven days a week. Rediscover your strengths and treat your addiction today. Call (615) 907-5928 or contact us online today.