According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Georgia was among the five lowest states for marijuana use. Nevertheless, the National Substance Abuse Index states that marijuana is still one of the most abused substances in the state. The National Substance Abuse Index also indicates that the ages that are most commonly admitted for treatment for marijuana addiction or abuse as 12-17 year olds (25.5 percent) and 21-25 year olds (21.6 percent). National marijuana trends indicate that young people are more likely to use and become addicted to marijuana, and marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana dependence generally occurs in those who have other mental disorders and often co-occurs with use of other drugs such as alcohol or cocaine.
If you are dependent on marijuana or have tried to quit several times without success, the National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that treatment for marijuana addiction be conducted under the chronic care model and that measures should be taken to treat any co-occurring addictions or mental disorders. Although success of treatment for marijuana use is only modest, there is research investigating the viability of drug therapies. Finding help to manage any addiction is important, and especially if you suffer from other mental health problems. You can use our website to find facilities that can help with marijuana addiction, but also treat co-occurring mental disorders.
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