Teen Marijuana Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles
Understanding Teen Marijuana Use
What is Teen Marijuana Addiction?
Causes of Teen Marijuana Addiction
How Does Teen Marijuana Addiction Occur?
Teen Marijuana Abuse Signs
Signs of Marijuana Use in Teenagers
Marijuana dilates blood capillaries in the eyes, leading to low pressure. The dilated blood capillaries cause more blood to flow into the eyes.
Marijuana addiction activates ghrelin and anandamide hormones, which cause feelings of starvation and increased appetite.
DIFFICULTY THINKING AND POOR MEMORY
Marijuana addiction impairs the prefrontal cortex, cerebrum, and temporal lobe in the brain, leading to cognitive difficulties and short-term memory loss.
FEAR AND PARANOIA
Some teens develop paranoia when they are addicted to marijuana. For example, they might hallucinate that police are chasing them.
Dissociation is a common psychological symptom of teen marijuana addiction. It is characterized by derealization, amnesia, identity confusion, and depersonalization.
MOOD SWINGS AND IRRITABILITY
Teens may experience sudden shifts in their attitude and emotional state. They may also become easily frustrated, angry or hostile for no apparent reason.
Teen Marijuana Addiction Treatment by Key Healthcare
Teen Marijuana Abuse Treatment in Los Angeles, CA
There are many ways to help your teenager stop using marijuana. A majority of the time, adolescents will use marijuana to cope with their mental health issues. This is why Key Healthcare provides dual diagnosis teen marijuana addiction treatment to treat both the mental health condition and substance abuse. We develop individualized treatment plans to ensure long-term recovery for your child. If you are interested in learning more about our teen marijuana abuse treatment options, contact us today.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Our teen marijuana addiction IOP takes place 9 hours per week over the course of 4-12 weeks. Your teen will participate in therapy sessions that help them work through the reasons for marijuana use.
Partial Hospitalization Treatment (PHP)
Our marijuana addiction Teen PHP takes place 8 hours per day, 5 days a week, for 3-4 weeks. Teens will attend therapy sessions where they will develop the coping skills needed to stop using marijuana and treat underlying mental health issues.