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Discover how starting cannabis use disorder counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Starting Cannabis use disorder counseling

What is cannabis use disorder counseling?

Cannabis use disorder counseling from our Thriveworks therapists in Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield, VA 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 Chesterfield depends on the individual’s needs, the extent and severity of their disorder, and 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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Hashish. Ganja. Pot. Weed. Bhang. Skun. Cannabis has hundreds of slang names and possibly just as many arguments about when, where, how, and if people should use it. Amidst the controversy, misunderstandings and misinformation abounds. It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. For example, have you ever hear…

You cannot get addicted to marijuana.

Or how about this one?

Weed does give you side effects when you detox.

The reality is that 25-50 percent of people who use cannabis on a daily basis form a dependency, and overall, 9 percent of adults and 17 percent of teens who use cannabis will form an addiction. Even more, when people quit using cannabis, they may experience withdrawal symptoms, including insomnia, tremors, digestive problems, nightmares, headaches, and more.

Cannabis addiction is now recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD).

Cannabis use is similar to alcohol use in that many people may use it without difficulty while others for serious dependencies. If you are using weed more often than you intended or in greater quantities that you want, you are not the only one. Many people struggle with CUD, and through therapy, many people have found the help they needed to regain control.

Thriveworks Chesterfield, VA provides treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder and help to control or quit weed.

What Is CUD?

Delta-9-TetraHydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychoactive compound that is found in the leaves, stems, and buds of the cannabis plant. THC has effects on people’s moods and minds. In large quantities, it also has hallucinogenic effects. THC slows down the brain’s communication with the body.

Not all pot use is addictive or harmful. Knowing the difference between safe use and dependent use can be tricky. People are rarely good judges of their own behavior.

How much weed is too much? How frequently is too often?

The DSM-5 gives an official definition for CUD. If you use cannabis, think about whether you recognize any of these behaviors.

Cannabis Use Disorder may occur when people use pot regularly for at least one year, during which they experience lost functioning in their daily life and increased disruptions from the cannabis use. These are measure according to the following symptoms:

  • Cravings for weed, possibly experiencing psychosomatic smells, intense dreams, vivid images, and/or obsessive thoughts about it.
  • Dedicating significant time to pot use—obtaining it, ingesting it, and recovering from it.
  • Increased frequency of use.
  • Ineffective attempts to curb use or quit.
  • Continuing use despite personal, professional, or relational harm.
  • Allowing one’s job, school, hygiene, family, or friends to suffer because of pot use.
  • Ingesting more cannabis to feel similar hallucinogenic or psychoactive effects.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, cravings, nightmares, sweats, digestive problems, and more.
  • Mixing risky behavior and pot use such as driving a car while high.

Cannabis dependency can come in degrees, and DSM-5 has a scale that acknowledges different levels of CUD based upon the number of symptoms displayed.

  1. Mild Cannabis Use Disorder: 2-3 Symptoms
  2. Moderate Cannabis Use Disorder: 4-5 Symptoms
  3. Severe Cannabis Use Disorder: 6 or More Symptoms

Risk Factors of CUD

Not everyone who uses cannabis will become addicted to it, and there are certain circumstances that may increase the risk of dependency. The DSM-5 acknowledges that the following factors may increase a person’s chances of developing CUD:

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

Counseling for CUD

Many people attempt to treat CUD without professional intervention and are successful. But many others find that detoxing from weed is a harder process than anticipated, and they greatly benefit from professional counseling.

Cleansing the body of THC is often a more difficult and harder process than people expect. Part of the reason is that the body stories the psychoactive compound, THC, in fat cells, making it more challenge for the body to cleanse itself. Therapy has given many people the coping strategies to handle withdrawal symptoms.

During detox, vivid dreams and overwhelming emotions can bombard people as they detox. A skilled therapist can equip people with skills to handle these feelings and phenomena. Therapy may also allow people to explore why they began to use cannabis. In a safe context, a counselor can help people resolve difficult experiences and feelings that they may have numbed with weed. Through therapy, people often find new, healthy ways to handle life’s hardships.

Treatment at Thriveworks Chesterfield, VA Is Available

If you are tired of weed causing more and more challenges in your life, it may be time to quit. Know that you do not have to detox alone. Thriveworks Chesterfield, VA has appointments to treat CUD available.

When you work with our office, know that there are no waitlists. Instead, we often schedule first-time clients for a next-day appointment. We also accept many forms of insurance.

Is it time to get more control over your cannabis us? Let’s get started.

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 Chesterfield therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Read more I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Hannah Jan 2024
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I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Read more I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Chesterfield Nov 2021
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★★★★★
This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Read more This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Chesterfield Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Read more Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Chesterfield Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Read more Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Read more Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Read more Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Read more Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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Getting here

Across the street is Simple Intervention and Huff Poole & Mahoney PC legal services. Next door is Branches of Life and the office of dentist Sasala Albert. There is also a Starbucks in the parking lot, as well as First Watch restaurant and TowneBank.

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(804) 375-5195

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