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Starting Cannabis use disorder counseling

What is Cannabis use disorder counseling?

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

Weed. Pot. Ganja. Skun. Hashish. Bhang. There are many words people use for cannabis, and just as many opinions about when, where, how, and even whether people should use it. Amidst all the opinions and controversy, there’s also a lot of misinformation. Have you heard this about marijuana?

You cannot get addicted to marijuana.

How about this?

There are no physical effects from detoxing from marijuana.

The reality is that around 30 percent of cannabis users become addicted, and the percentage may be higher for people who use it daily. Furthermore, many people report symptoms of detox, including insomnia, nightmares, headaches, digestive problems, sweats, and tremors. In fact, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has recognized cannabis addiction, labeling it Cannabis Use Disorder.

Many people have found themselves using weed more often than they ever intended to use it and are having trouble quitting. Can you relate? If you are trying to quit, but are finding it more difficult than you anticipated, therapy may be a good option.

Thriveworks Marietta offers treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder that has helped many people through the detox process and equipped them for life without weed.


Cannabis is a plant that contains Delta-9-TetraHydrocannabinol (THC), a compound that affects people’s minds. In large doses, it also causes hallucinations. When in the blood stream, THC causes the brain-body connection to slow.

Many people use weed in legal and safe ways. But many people also struggle with addiction. Similar to alcohol, not all cannabis use is harmful or even addictive.

When does use cross into Cannabis Use Disorder?
DSM-5 defines Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) as using weed regularly for at least one year and experiencing impaired functioning and increased disruptions in life that is manifested through at least two of these symptoms:

  • Ineffective attempts to stop or curb use.
  • Increasing the frequency of weed use.
  • Dedicating substantial time to pot use—obtaining it, ingesting it, and recovering from its use.
  • Craving cannabis, including having intense dreams, vivid images, strong smells, and/or obsessive thoughts about it.
  • Experiencing harm from weed use but continuing to partake. The harm may be personally, professionally, or relationally.
  • Allowing one’s job, hygiene, school, family, or friends to suffer because of pot use.
  • Mixing risky behavior and pot use such as driving a car while high.
  • Ingesting more cannabis to feel similar psychoactive or hallucinogenic effects.
  • Feeling withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit marijuana.

DSM-5 gives a scale for CUD, depending upon the number of symptoms displayed:

  1. Mild CUD occurs when an individual displays up to three symptoms.
  2. Moderate CUD occurs when an individual displays four to five symptoms.
  3. Severe CUD occurs when an individual displays six or more symptoms.

Risk Factors for Cannabis Use Disorder

According to DSM-5, these factors may increase a person’s risk of CUD:

  • Chemical dependency within the family.
  • Low socio-economic status.
  • A Conduct Disorder or Antisocial Personality Disorder.
  • History of tobacco use.
  • Background of abuse.
  • Unstable family circumstances.
  • Low school performance.
  • Family members who use cannabis.
  • Easy to access to weed.
  • Living in a culture that is more drug tolerant.

Treatment for CUD

Treatment for CUD is often effective with the right support systems in place, but sometimes the greatest obstacle to overcome is taking the first step to acknowledge the problem. False information, a tolerant culture, and self-deception about its effects can blind people to the harm cannabis may be causing in their lives. If you could relate to the list of symptoms for CUD, then it may be time to seek out help.

When people are ready to treat their CUD, there are many options available. Some people may be able to quit on their own with the support of their family and friends, but many find it difficult to quit without more structure.

THC, the psychoactive chemical in cannabis, is stored in the body’s fat cells, and can take a long time to flush from the body’s system. Because of the way cannabis is stored and because it can take time to cleanse the body of it, it is normal for people to run into challenges as they curb or quit cannabis.

Professional treatment that involves Cognitive Behavior Therapy has helped many people overcome the challenges of treating CUD. Cognitive Behavior Therapy seeks to treat the root causes of CUD, challenging false or negative belief structures and replacing them with true and positive ones. Therapy may come in the form of individual counseling or support groups. A therapist familiar with treating CUD can help people determine the treatment that may benefit them the most.

Appointments at Thriveworks Marietta, GA

If you feel like it’s time to quit or curb your cannabis use, Thriveworks Marietta has experienced therapists waiting to help. Our office has helped many people find treatment for CUD that works for them.

We care about our clients and have made scheduling an appointment for treatment as simple as possible:

  1. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
  2. There are no waitlists.

Is it time to get started? Call today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Marietta therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • 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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Marietta is located at 25 Whitlock Pl SW UNIT 101, Marietta, GA 30064, just off Whitlock Ave. NW

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