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Starting Cannabis use disorder counseling

What is Cannabis use disorder counseling?

Cannabis use disorder counseling from our Thriveworks therapists in Johnson City 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 Johnson City, TN 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 Johnson City 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.

Need more help deciding?

Herb, Pot, Grass, Reefer, Weed, Hash oil, Gangster. Cannabis has sparked many slang names for itself and just as many controversies. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about pot use, and the wide range of opinions shows in legislation. Some states have legalized its use. Some legalized medical use. Others ban it completely. No matter where people live or how they feel about it, there is one constant: some people use cannabis.

Some use it in legal and responsible ways. Others use it in illegal and irresponsible ways. Much like alcohol, it is possible to use cannabis without forming an addiction, but addictions are also fairly common, especially for people who use cannabis every day. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) acknowledges this phenomenon as Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD).

Has your cannabis use negatively affected your everyday functioning and/or relationships? If so, you may be struggling with CUD.

The therapists at Thriveworks Johnson City treat CUD, and know how to provide the support and guidance their clients need to mitigate how cannabis may be negatively affecting their lives.

What Is Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD)?

The psychoactive compound, Delta-9-TetraHydrocannabinol (THC) is contained in the stem, leaves, and buds of the cannabis plant. THC has a depressant effect in a person’s body which slows the brain-body connection. In large quantities, THC is also a hallucinogen.

Some say cannabis is not addictive, but this has proven to be a myth. About 9 percent of adults and 17 percent of teens form a dependence upon cannabis, and the percentages are higher for people who use pot on a daily basis.

DSM-5 labels the addiction as Cannabis Use Disorder, and it defines CUD as cannabis use for a minimum of one year wherein people’s daily functioning is hindered by their cannabis use. Hindered functioning is measured according to these symptoms:

  • Prioritizing weed over job, hygiene, school, family, and friends.
  • Substantial time dedicated to obtaining, ingesting, and recovering from pot.
  • Using weed more often than intended.
  • Continued weed use despite harm to oneself, family, friends, or work.
  • Experiencing cravings such as dreams, images, smells, and obsessive thoughts about cannabis.
  • Failed attempts to stop or lessen cannabis use.
  • Mixing pot and risky behavior such as driving a car while high.
  • Using more cannabis to experience the same psychoactive or hallucinogenic effect.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit use.

Not all CUD is the same, and DSM-5 quantifies CUD according to the number of displayed symptoms:

1. DSM-5 (305.20 F12.10) Cannabis Use Disorder, Mild
Mild CUD displays 2-3 symptoms.

2. DSM-5 (304.30 F12.20) Cannabis Use Disorder, Moderate
Moderate CUD displays 4-5 symptoms.

3. DSM-5 (304.30 F12.20) Cannabis Use Disorder, Severe
Severe CUD displays 6+ symptoms.

Long-term health problems may accompany CUD. Cannabis use may affect the body’s major systems, in particular its cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Pot can increase heart rate and blood pressure. Ingesting cannabis is especially harmful if someone has a pre-existing heart condition. Similarly, smoking pot is linked with many respiratory system problems. CUD may increase a person’s risk of influence, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rhinovirus, and chronic inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

Why Treat CUD?

Treating CUD can be a challenge. Detoxing may produce withdrawal symptoms, and learning to live without weed may involve learning new coping skills. There is no quick-fix for treating CUD, but it is often worth the effort. Many people have reported the benefits of treating their CUD, including:

  • Renewed enjoyment of hobbies and interests
  • Better concentration and memory
  • Improved sleep
  • Better relationships
  • More money in the bank
  • Balanced mood
  • More energy

Scheduling an Appointment to Treat CUD

Think for a moment about how, when, and why you use weed. Is your use becoming more consuming and complicated? Has an occasional way to blow off steam turned into something more? If you are ready to take back control of your cannabis use, know that Thriveworks Johnson City, TN treats CUD and may provide the support you need.

If you schedule treatment through our office, here are a few things that may be helpful to know: A scheduling specialist will answer your call and help schedule your appointment. You may be able to see your therapist the day after you call. We accept many forms of insurance. Weekend and evening sessions are available.

Our aim is to provide client-centered care from the moment you call throughout your treatment. Are you ready to treat your CUD? If you are ready to start, we are ready to help. Call today.

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 Johnson City therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Johnson City
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Talk therapy

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Psychiatry

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5.0 Thriveworks Johnson City reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have met with MJ ( Marissa) Jordan at the Johnson City,TN location for 5-6 sessions. My main issue is gaining understanding and knowledge of how and why I act the way I do, and what changes I need to make. Her ability to help me understand and change without feeling bad about myself is amazing! She uses enlightening personal examples that make it easy for me to comprehend. I am learning so much about how making a few positive changes will allow me to become a better person. I highly suggest MJ if you're looking for help with personal issues!
Read more I have met with MJ ( Marissa) Jordan at the Johnson City,TN location for 5-6 sessions. My main issue is gaining understanding and knowledge of how and why I act the way I do, and what changes I need to make. Her ability to help me understand and change without feeling bad about myself is amazing! She uses enlightening personal examples that make it easy for me to comprehend. I am learning so much about how making a few positive changes will allow me to become a better person. I highly suggest MJ if you're looking for help with personal issues!
Johnson Apr 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Johnson City, TN is located off of W Springbrook Dr, right before the intersection of Mimosa and Springbrook. We also share a building with several other businesses, including Sylvan Learning and Addus HomeCare. Our neighbors are Talbot’s, Peerless Properties and Development, and Holiday Inn Johnson City. Parking is available directly in front of our office, and the closest bus stop is Springbrook - Holiday Inn.

Phone number

(423) 556-4554

Languages spoken by TN providers

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