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Starting Cannabis use disorder counseling

What is Cannabis use disorder counseling?

Cannabis use disorder counseling from our Thriveworks therapists in Knoxville 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 Knoxville, 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 Knoxville 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?

Pot, Weed, Grass, Hash oil, Reefer, Herb, Boom, Gangster. There are many names for cannabis, and it seems as if there are just as many opinions about its use. In some states, it is legal. In others, it is not. Others allow use only for medicinal purposes and with a doctor’s supervision. Some people use it in legal and responsible ways. Others do not. Many people struggle with dependency.

Whatever term people use for it and whatever opinion people have of it, cannabis use can be done responsibly, but it also can get out of control in people’s lives. Cannabis Use Disorder is a diagnosis recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). When people continue using weed despite serious distress or impairment, they may struggle with Cannabis Use Disorder.

If you use pot and see that it is negatively affecting your life, quitting is possible, and you do not have to do it alone. Thriveworks Knoxville, TN offers counseling for Cannabis Use Disorder, and our therapists are ready to help.

What Is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a plant that has a psychoactive compound in it called Delta-9-TetraHydrocannabinol (THC). When ingested or smoked, THC has a depressant effect. It does not necessarily cause people to feel depressed, but it slows the messages between the brain and the body. In larger doses, it can have hallucinogen effects.

While cannabis has a reputation for not being an addictive drug, this reputation is a myth. Up to 9 percent of adults and 17 percent of teens who use cannabis become addicted. Daily use of pot can be particularly problematic as 25-50 percent of daily users develop an addiction. While many people use weed without forming a dependency, enough people have formed an addiction that is recognized as Cannabis Use Disorder.

Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD)

DSM-5 defines CUD as cannabis use for at least one year with impaired functioning and increased agitation, as shown through at least two of the following symptoms:

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

DSM-5 categorizes Cannabis Use Disorder according to the number of symptoms displayed:

1. DSM-5 (305.20 F12.10) Cannabis Use Disorder, Mild
Mild CUD occurs when an individual displays up to three symptoms.

2. DSM-5 (304.30 F12.20) Cannabis Use Disorder, Moderate
Moderate CUD occurs when an individual displays four to five symptoms.

3. DSM-5 (304.30 F12.20) Cannabis Use Disorder, Severe

Severe CUD occurs when an individual displays six or more symptoms.

Health Risks and CUD

CUD can raise a person’s risk for other long-term health difficulties. Cannabis may affect how people’s major body systems function, including their…

Respiratory System
Especially when ingested through smoking, CUD may increase people’s risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, bronchitis, serious upper respiratory infections, influenza, and rhinovirus.

Cardiovascular System
Cannabis can raise people’s heart rate and blood pressure and be especially harmful to people with pre-existing heart disease.

Reproductive System
Although the research is not completed, there is evidence that cannabis affects men and women’s reproductive health.

Benefits of Treating CUD

Many people seek treatment for their CUD and are glad they did. Each individual’s disorder has different symptoms, severity, and impact, but after treatment, many have reported similar benefits:

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

Therapy is not a quick-fix for CUD, but it’s benefits may be worth the time and effort.

Making an Appointment

Is pot giving you more trouble than highs? Has your relationship with it become more consuming and complicated? If so, it may be time for help. Therapy to treat Cannabis Use Disorder often provides the support and guidance people need to treat their addiction.

Making that first call to schedule an appointment can be difficult, and the therapists at Thriveworks Knoxville understand. We have made the processing of scheduling therapy as easy as possible.

When you call our office, a person will help you make an appointment. If you need a weekend of evening session, they are available. We also work with most insurance providers.

We do not want anything to stand in the way of you overcoming Cannabis Use Disorder. 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 Knoxville therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee | BCBS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medicare Advantage

  • Caresource

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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4.6 Thriveworks Knoxville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
Read more I saw Justin for assistance with OCD. He showed me how to look at things in a way that did not allow my OCD to take over. I will would highly recommend him.
Knoxville Feb 2020
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★★★★★
I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
Read more I have been taking my 7 year old grandson to see Justin. He had horrible anxiety. It saddened us to see how bad it was. He had developed tics. Justin was absolutely wonderful with him. He has overcome most of his fears and tics have went away. I would highly recommend Justin.
Knoxville Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
Read more Going to Thriveworks for the past year and a half has been the most rewarding counseling experience I’ve had. Seeing Lindsey has had the single biggest impact on my emotional and mental health, especially in healing from past childhood abuse and trauma, and ongoing PTSD. Out of multiple counselors in two states, Lindsey Chandler is by far the one with whom I’ve felt the most accepted, supported, and encouraged by. I am grateful for the Thriveworks space, as it is not at all clinical nor intimidating, but entirely warn and welcoming. It is nearly a scent-free environment, which is vital for the comfort of any highly sensitive persons. I choose to drive an hour from home each visit specifically to stay loyal to a place where I finally feel safe and valued—where in the past commuting five minutes from home to work with a therapist felt like a chore and an ordeal—and I will continue to do so as I work further toward a healthier me.
Knoxville Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
Read more Dr Neal has helped me more in the last 2 months than any other therapist in the last 5 years. Therapy has become a joy instead of a chore. :)
Knoxville Dec 2018
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★★★★★
Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
Read more Justin Hall is an excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with the patient.
Knoxville Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
Read more Amanda Gilliam has been such a blessing in helping my daughter deal with her anxiety issues. My daughter is much stronger and confident now thanks to Amanda's expertise,dedication, and just willing to talk about whatever my daughter wants to talk about! Great person to call if you in know someone dealing with anxiety!
Knoxville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
Read more My son saw “Mrs. Amanda” as he affectionately called her shortly after my marriage ended in a high conflict divorce. My son was 6 years old at the time, so it was difficult for him to process his feelings without knowing how to communicate with us. Amanda Gilliam was always there to listen and provide outlets for him to speak openly about his feelings in a way that could be understood. She is top knotch in my book and I would highly recommend her as a professional!
Knoxville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
Read more I was in sessions with Justin for about a year and highly recommend him. He has a deep grasp of psychology that he is constantly refreshing and renewing, and he was able to help me a lot in understanding what was driving the emotions and feelings of myself and close family members. He was a great help.
Knoxville Sep 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Knoxville is located off of N Peters Rd and Market Pl Blvd, across the street from Market Place Shopping Center. Our other neighbors include Block Advisors, Geosyntec Consultants, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Knoxville West - Cedar Bluff. The closest bus stop to our building is N Peters Rd EB @ Market Place Blvd.

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(865) 290-2278

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