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As an African-American woman, with her own personal life experiences and mental health challenges, I am intentional about creating safe spaces for peo... As an African-American woman, with her own personal life experiences and mental health challenges, I am intentional about creating safe spaces for people of color at all stages of life to access quality and culturally relevant mental health care. Read more

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Starting Cannabis use disorder counseling

What is Cannabis use disorder counseling?

Cannabis use disorder counseling from our Thriveworks therapists in Charlotte can help people manage their urges to use cannabis. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their cannabis use disorder from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their disorder may stem from like trauma.

How does Cannabis use disorder counseling work?

Cannabis use disorder counseling works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their disorder, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing cannabis use disorder counseling can also help to prevent relapse.

Is Cannabis use disorder counseling conducted in person or online?

Cannabis use disorder counseling at Thriveworks Charlotte, NC is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Cannabis use disorder counseling last?

The length of cannabis use disorder counseling in Charlotte depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their disorder as well as the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in cannabis use disorder counseling in the first weeks to months.

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Ganja. Weed. Hashish. Skun. Pot. Marijuana. Bhang. Cannabis has hundreds of slang names and even more controversies about its use. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about when, how, where, and if people should use cannabis. Within these debates, misinformation is rampant and understanding fact is difficult. Have you ever heard?

Anybody who uses cannabis is addicted.

Or how about?

People do not get addicted to cannabis.

Or maybe?

There are not side effects when people detox from weed.

Here are a few facts about cannabis use to clarify. Like alcohol, many people use cannabis without becoming addicted. But about 30 percent of cannabis users do form an addiction, and the percentages for daily users are higher. Furthermore, not everyone experiences severe detox symptoms, but many people report side effects during detox such as headaches, sweats, nightmares, digestive problems, and more.

If you feel like your cannabis use is getting out of control, you are not alone. Cannabis addiction has become common, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) recognizes Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD). Many people find themselves using weed in larger quantities or more often than they intend. If quitting or curbing use has become a challenge, it may be time for professional help.

Thriveworks Charlotte offers treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder, and our therapists have helped many people navigate detox and live without pot.

Cannabis and CUD

Cannabis is a plant, and it contains Delta-9-TetraHydrocannabinol (THC) in its leaves, stems, and buds. THC is a psychoactive compound, i.e., it affects people’s mind. In large quantities, it also has hallucinogenic effects. THC slows down the body-brain communication.

Because not all cannabis use is harmful, it can be challenging to know how often is too often and how much is too much.

DSM-5 officially defines Cannabis Use Disorder as the use of weed for at least one year along with decreased daily functioning and increased life disturbances as shown by experiencing at least two of these symptoms:

  • Increasing the amount of weed used to experience the same high.
  • Attempting to stop or curb use, but being unable to.
  • Craving cannabis, including intense dreams, psychosomatic smells, vivid images, and/or obsessive thoughts about it.
  • Dedicating substantial time to pot use—obtaining it, ingesting it, and recovering from it.
  • Experiencing personal, professional, or relational harm from weed use but continuing to partake.
  • Allowing one’s job, hygiene, school, family, or friends to suffer because of pot use.
  • Using pot after increasingly more frequent intervals.
  • Mixing risky behavior and pot use such as driving a car while high.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms while attempting to quit marijuana.

Not at cases of CUD at the same. DSM-5 recognizes a scale of addiction, depending upon the amount of symptoms a person experiences. People experience Mild CUD when they have two to three symptoms. They experience Moderate CUD with four to five symptoms. Finally, Severe CUD means people experience six or more symptoms.

CUD and Risk Factors

Not everyone forms an addiction to cannabis, and there are certain circumstances that make the addiction more likely. The DSM-5 recognizes that these may increase the risk of CUD:

  • Background of abuse.
  • Low socio-economic status.
  • History of tobacco use.
  • A family history of chemical dependency.
  • A pre-existing Conduct Disorder or Antisocial Personality Disorder.
  • Unstable family circumstances.
  • Living in a drug-tolerant culture.
  • Low school performance.
  • Easy to access to weed.
  • Family members who use pot.

CUD’s Treatment

THC, the active compound in cannabis, is stored in people’s bodies through their fat cells. This makes it harder for the body to cleanse THC than if it were water soluble. Detoxing takes times. People with CUD have reported feeling weed’s effects days, weeks, and even months after their last use.

Treating CUD can be a challenge, and many people have found that therapy helped them overcome the difficulty of detox. Counseling may equip people to cope with the effects of withdrawal and with living to live without pot. Therapy may also explore how a person began using cannabis and unearth any underlying causes of the addiction that need treatment. With a counselor’s help, many people learn to resolve difficult emotions and experiences in a healthy way.

Thriveworks Charlotte, NC Treats CUD

When you learned about the symptoms of CUD, could you recognize any of those behaviors in your own life? Are you wondering if it is time to curb or quit cannabis? If so, you do not have to do it alone. Thriveworks Charlotte treats CUD and has appointments available.

We offer individualized care for each client, from the time their first call our office. That’s why a person will answer you call and help you schedule an appointment. It’s why you may be able to see your therapist the next day. It’s why we offer evening and weekend appointments. It’s also why we probably take your insurance. We want to make scheduling therapy as convenient for our clients as possible.

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Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Read more I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Jennifer Feb 2024
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Clarissa is a true professional and I love working with her!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Read more Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Read more Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Charlotte Feb 2022
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I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Charlotte Oct 2021
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I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Read more I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Charlotte Feb 2021
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I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Read more I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Charlotte Jan 2021
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Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Read more Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Charlotte Apr 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Charlotte is near the corner of Park Road and Woodlawn Road. We are across the street from Starbucks and Exxon. Sharonview Federal Credit Union is the building next to our office.

Phone number

(980) 217-6901

Languages spoken by NC providers

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