Beverly Hills, MI Cannabis Use Disorder/Addiction Therapy

Counseling for Cannabis Use Disorder in Beverly Hills, MI – Therapy to Quit Weed

Pot, Boom, Weed, Grass, Reefer, Hash oil, Herb, Gangster, Flower. There are hundreds, if not thousands of slang names for cannabis, and with recent states legalizing its use, it seems there are just as many points of view about when, where, how, and if it should be used. Cannabis use has sparked a lot of controversy, but the reality is that many people use weed. Some use it in legal and responsible ways. Others develop problems because of their use.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders now recognizes cannabis addiction as Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD). When people experience distress or impairment because of their cannabis use, they may have Cannabis Use Disorder.

If you use weed, is it negatively impacting your daily life and relationships? If so, know that quitting is possible. Thriveworks Beverly Hills provides treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder so you do not have to detox alone.


Cannabis is a plant that has a psychoactive effect when ingested. Delta-9-TetraHydrocannabinol (THC) is found in the stem, bud, and leaves of cannabis, and it slows the brain’s communication with the body. When consumed in large quantities, it can also have a hallucinogenic effect.

Cannabis has earned a reputation for not being addictive, but this is not the whole story. Similar to alcohol, not everyone who uses cannabis will become addicted, but many who use it form a dependency. Approximately 17 percent of teens and 9 percent of adults who use weed will develop a dependency. For people who use pot on a daily basis, the rates are even higher: 25-50 percent.

Enough people are struggling to control their cannabis use that the DSM-5 recognizes pot dependency as Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD).

Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD)

The definition of CUD, according to DSM-5, is cannabis use for a minimum of one year wherein people experience impaired functioning and heightened agitation from their use of pot. The impaired functioning and heightened agitation can be measured as at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Failed attempts to curb or stop cannabis use.
  • Using more weed to experience the same high.
  • Dedicating significant time to obtaining, ingesting, and recovering from pot.
  • Continued weed use despite harm to oneself, family, friends, or work.
  • Experiencing cravings such as dreams, images, smells, and obsessive thoughts about cannabis.
  • Prioritizing weed over job, hygiene, school, family, and friends.
  • Using more cannabis at increasingly more frequent intervals.
  • Mixing pot and risky behavior such as driving a car.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit use.

Not all cases of CUD are the same, and the DSM-5 acknowledges different categories of Cannabis Use Disorder. The range is based upon the number of displayed symptoms:

1. DSM-5 (305.20 F12.10) Cannabis Use Disorder, Mild
When people display 2-3 symptoms, they may have Mild CUD.

2. DSM-5 (304.30 F12.20) Cannabis Use Disorder, Moderate
When people display 4-5 symptoms, they may have Moderate CUD.

3. DSM-5 (304.30 F12.20) Cannabis Use Disorder, Severe
When people display 6 or more symptoms, they may have Severe CUD.

Health Risks of CUD

Cannabis Use Disorder is associated with other health problems, and it may raise people’s risk for long-term health challenges. Cannabis may negatively affect the body systems in a person’s body, including their respiratory system and their cardiovascular system.

Respiratory Problems
CUD can increase people’s risk for respiratory problems, especially when they ingest it through smoking. CUD is associated with higher rates of upper respiratory infections, chronic inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Cardiovascular Problems
Pot can raise people’s blood pressure and heart rate to unsafe levels, and its use is associated with an increased risk for heart attack. People with heart disease who use weed may be particularly affected.

Treating CUD

Treatment for CUD is not an easy process. Many people experience withdrawal symptoms and relapses, but many people are also very glad they regained control over their cannabis use. The impact that treatment has on each person will differ, but after treatment, many people experience:

  • Increased energy
  • Improved sleep
  • Better relationships
  • More money in the bank
  • A stable mood
  • Improved concentration and memory
  • Renewed happiness in hobbies and interests

Scheduling an Appointment with Thriveworks Beverly Hills, MI

Deciding to reach out for help and making a call takes courage. We know that it can be difficult to schedule an appointment for therapy, and we have tried to make the process as convenient as possible.

If you call Thriveworks Beverly Hills a scheduling specialist (i.e., a real person) will answer and help you. We offer evening and weekend appointments, and many clients see their therapist within 24 hours of their call. We also accept most insurance plans.

Nothing should stand in the way of getting the treatment you need. Are you ready? Let’s get started. Call today.

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