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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 Cumming 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 Cumming, GA 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 Cumming 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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Therapy for Cannabis Use Disorder in Cumming, GA—Forsyth Therapists and Counselors

Thriveworks Cumming in Forsyth County offers treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder. Our counselors understand what it takes to detox from weed and gain control over its use.

If you think you could benefit from therapy for CUD, call today to schedule an appointment or book online to get started.

Cannabis Use and Addiction

DSM-5 defines CUD as pot usage for at least one year during which people have increased daily agitation and decreased daily functioning as measured by the presence of at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Spending substantial time obtaining, ingesting, and recovering from marijuana use.
  • Using more and more weed to experience the same high.
  • Feeling withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit or curb use.
  • Prioritizing weed over job, hygiene, family, school, and friends.
  • Continuing weed use despite harm to oneself, friends, family, or work.
  • Using pot more frequently.
  • Craving weed, even through dreams, images, smells, and obsessive thoughts.
  • Failed attempts to stop or lessen cannabis use.
  • Mixing pot and risky behavior such as driving a car while high.

The official diagnosis for CUD requires a minimum of two symptoms to be present in a person’s life, but the DSM-5 also gives a range for CUD’s severity based upon the total number of symptoms presented.

  1. DSM-5 (305.20 F12.10) Cannabis Use Disorder, Mild: 2-3 Symptoms
  2. DSM-5 (304.30 F12.20) Cannabis Use Disorder, Moderate: 4-5 Symptoms
  3. DSM-5 (304.30 F12.20) Cannabis Use Disorder, Severe: 6+ Symptoms

Treatment for CUD

THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, is stored in the body through fat cells. Detoxing from cannabis, therefore, may take longer as the body has a harder time cleaning THC from fat cells than if it were water soluble. After detox, some people report experiencing the effects of weed for months after they stopped using it.

As cannabis is cleansed from their system, people may experience depression, insomnia, headaches, nightmares, digestive problems, sweats, and more. A common withdrawal symptom is intense emotional experiences. Some may feel depressed one moment, euphoric the next, then disgusted the next, then they begin the cycle all over again. Feelings may sweep over people, especially if they used cannabis to avoid difficult emotions or experiences.

Therapy has helped many people handle the difficulties of detox. Counseling may equip people with coping skills to survive detox and then resolve the challenging emotions they feel. Treatment for CUD is no quick-fix or silver bullet, but many people are glad they sought out help for their cannabis use. Some of the benefits they experience after treatment include,

  • Restored enjoyment of hobbies and interests
  • Improved memory and concentration
  • Better sleep
  • More money in the bank
  • Better relationships
  • Increased energy
  • Stabilized mood

Scheduling Therapy for CUD at Thriveworks Cumming, GA in Forsyth County

When you schedule therapy at Thriveworks Cumming, GA a scheduling specialist (i.e., a real person) will take your call and set up your appointment. We offer evening and weekend appointments and work with many insurance providers.

We are here for you. Call today or book online to 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 Cumming therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Cumming
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Cumming reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Read more Nicole’s super power is relatability and her ability to empathize while assisting through to healing. She can transform pain into hope and peace.
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Read more Hannah is an incredible therapist. She has a unique ability to cut through the layers quickly and efficiently. She is wise beyond her years for sure!
Cumming Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Read more Dr. Cindy Armstrong is an outstanding therapist/counselor with extraordinary skills. She is very professional and highly regarded by patients and her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable in the field of counseling, intelligent, patient centered, smart, dedicated, efficient and one of the most ethical professionals I know. She is a hard worker and never stops until the job is successfully completed. Dr. Armstrong is a stellar performer and an asset to any practice or organization. It is without any reservations that I delightfully complete this statement of recommendation!
Cumming Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Read more Mental health is a profession that requires high integrity and strong moral character. Mental health professionals must demonstrate the ability to make sound moral decisions for themselves and for their clients. Having known and work with Cynthia Armstrong for nine years I can unquestionably say that she possess and consistently exercise these qualities. She is an exceptional and loyal team member that is always eager to provide support and share professional knowledge with peers. She is always reliable, responsible and extremely respectable. Ms. Armstrong patient and practitioner relationships are based upon therapeutic alliances. Her professional knowledge, competence and skills as paramount as she is constantly abreast of current treatment modalities through continuing educations and training.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Read more Cindy is an amazing therapist among many of her talents. I had the privilege of observing her work and the impact she had on our adolescent population and their families. Thriveworks is truly fortunate to have Cindy as part of their clinical team.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Read more Nichole is a compassionate therapist that is able to challenge individuals to be the best version of themselves.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Read more I have worked with Nichole for about two years and experienced the impact she has had on peoples lives. Such a kind person, and really makes you feel comfortable and non-judged. It’s hard to find someone who you are comfortable talking to and just being a co-worker of hers, I found myself looking forward to our talks.
Cumming Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Read more I would like to recommend therapist Jennifer Butzen as an awesome counselor who cares about the well being of her clients passionately. I have known Jennifer for some years and seen her grow as a therapist and simply love her style of counseling and working with her clients. She is goals oriented, frank, and trust able. She does amazing job seeing teenagers and understanding their issues and helping them finding their directions and goals.
Cumming May 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cumming is located on Southard Trace off of Castleberry Rd. We are next door to Skin By Design, and share a building with 400 North Sports Massage, Farmers Insurance, and Krixi Corporation. Caddyshack Golf Carts of Georgia is directly behind us. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(770) 824-3025

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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